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Opinion: Blatter still isn’t beaten

He’s finally gone, and the football world has breathed a collective sigh of relief. However, the ban imposed onJoseph S. Blatter is nowhere near the end of the story, according to DW sports editor Joscha Weber.

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Sepp Blatter on World Cup affair: Beckenbauer’s version ‘absurd’

Sepp Blatter has spoken about Franz Beckenbauer’s statements on the 2006 World Cup affair. The suspended FIFA president does not believe Beckenbauer to be telling the truth. Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter describes a claim by Franz Beckenbauer over a payment to football’s governing body in connection with Germany’s hosting of the 2006 World Cup …

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Report: FBI investigating Blatter role in scandal

The Swiss president of world football’s governing body faces a hearing with FIFA’s Ethics Committee this month, but is now at the center of the FBI’s probe into corruption, the BBC has reported. Suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter is the next target of the FBI’s investigation into corruption, according to a report from the BBC’s …

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Platini lodges appeal with CAS against FIFA ban

The move comes after FIFA rejected the Frenchman’s joint bid with Sepp Blatter to get their provisional suspensions overturned. The FIFA ban has dealt a blow to Platini’s hopes of succeeding Blatter. UEFA President Michel Platini has lodged an appeal to the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against his 90-day provisional ban, as …

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FIFA declares five candidates eligible for presidential vote

FIFA has declared five candidates eligible to run to become its next president. Its current president, Sepp Blatter, is to step down to make way for his successor at a congress early next year. Soccer’s world governing body FIFA announced in a statement posted on its website on Thursday that it had admitted the candidacies …

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Infantino to withdraw from FIFA race if Platini is cleared

Michel Platini, who had been the frontrunner to succeed FIFA president Sepp Blatter, remains suspended, pending an investigation by FIFA’s Ethics committee. UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday he would withdraw from FIFA’s presidential election if Michel Platini, the UEFA president who is serving a 90-day ban from all football-related activities, is allowed …

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South Africa’s Sexwale to run for FIFA presidency

South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale has become the latest man to throw his hat into the ring of candidates to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. A successor is to be elected early next year. The 62-year-old Sexwale told a press conference in Johannesburg on Saturday that he would submit his candidature papers to FIFA …

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FIFA confirms February presidential election date

FIFA has confirmed that it will hold a special congress to elect a new president early next year. It is not clear whether the suspended Michel Platini, formerly a favorite for the post, will be allowed to stand. Followng an extraordinary meeting in Zurich to discuss the world governing body’s current crisis, FIFA’s Executive Committee …

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Platini confirms Blatter payment under ‘verbal contract’

UEFA President Michel Platini has said that a payment he received from FIFA boss Sepp Blatter four years ago was part of a “verbal contract.” Platini, who has been banned by FIFA, is still hoping to succeed Blatter. Speaking in an interview published in Monday’s edition of the French newspaper “Le Monde” on Monday, Platini, …

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FIFA’s Sepp Blatter ends stint on International Olympic Committee

FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s leadership role in another major world sporting body has ended. Blatter has decided against running for re-election as a member of the International Olympic Committee. The head of global football organization FIFA, which has been caught up in a wide-ranging corruption scandal, had informed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) he would …

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Platini confirms he wants to succeed Blatter

From February 2016, FIFA will have a new leader and on Wednesday, Frenchman Michel Platini has officially declared himself a possible candidate. The news could also mean something for German FA boss Wolfgang Niersbach. Just one day after reports suggested UEFA President Michel Platini would stand for the FIFA presidency, the 60-year-old Frenchman has confirmed …

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FIFA, Blatter offer Russia full support for 2018 World Cup

FIFA has passed a resolution offering Russia full support for holding the 2018 World Cup. FIFA President Sepp Blatter made the announcement ahead of the World Cup's preliminary draw in St. Petersburg. FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced on Saturday that football's governing body had passed a resolution offering Russia full support for holding the 2018 World Cup. "I would like…

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FIFA’s Blatter unwittingly pinpoints football governance’s prime issues

By James M. Dorsey Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter unwittingly put his finger on two fundamental issues that underlie a corruption scandal that has rocked world football governance, the worst crisis in the sport’s history: the fiction that sports and politics are separate and hypocrisy that distorts legitimate debate about Qatar’s successful but controversial World …

Daily News Egypt

Qatar 2022 – A mixed blessing

By James M. Dorsey Winning the 2022 World Cup hosting rights has proven to be a mixed blessing for Qatar. The wealthy Gulf emirate, more than two years after world football body FIFA voted in Qatar’s favor, is under greater scrutiny than it ever has been and that it originally had bargained for. Qatar’s suitability …

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