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FIFA investigators have called for three African former football officials to be banned for alleged ethics violations. They have passed on their findings to FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber for a ruling.
The Rio-born sports executive was the second longest-serving FIFA president. He resigned as honorary president in 2013 and was later embroiled in the recent corruption scandal.
FIFA has banned Wolfgang Niersbach from football for one year. This came after the Committee found that Niersbach had failed to report possible wrongdoing related to the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.
Political infighting within Kuwait’s ruling family is about to take a dramatic turn with reports that the Gulf state plans to dissolve its national sports organisations in a blatant illustration of the incestuous relationship between sports and politics. The expected Kuwaiti move, part of an effort to sideline Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, a member of …
In an interview with an Argentine newspaper, the banned ex-FIFA president has claimed that he has seen draws for major European football tournaments rigged. But Blatter said he was not involved.
The NZS’s president, Aleksander Čeferin, said that 90% of the centre’s totals costs, which amount to €8.5m, were funded by FIFA and UEFA.
He’s only been in the job three months but already FIFA President Gianni Infantino has had to fight off a series of allegations. Reports in Germany now suggest the Italian could be suspended for 90 days.
Soccer’s world governing body has introduced the biggest package of rule changes in its history. In many cases they may seem like minor details, but in others, they are actually meant to simply things.
The World Cup could be expanded to 40 teams by 2026 with FIFA set to make a decision on the potential new format later this year. A World Cup has never featured more than 32 teams.
World football body FIFA’s creation of a watchdog to monitor the living and working conditions of migrant labour employed in World Cup 2022-related construction sites is the second time in a month that Qatar has been warned that it needs to demonstrate sincerity in its reform of the Gulf state’s controversial labour system. The announcement …
A new report from Amnesty International slams Qatar for not living up to promises to improve workers’ rights and adds to growing international criticism of Qatar’s inability to properly implement adopted policies. World Cup host Qatar and FIFA are back to square one in terms of public diplomacy, with the Amnesty International report taking the …
FIFA announced a new sponsorship deal with China’s Wanda Group, in a win for the newly elected president of world football’s governing body. The 14-year deal will give the Chinese top sponsorship rights.
New FIFA President Gianni Infantino has not long been in the job, but he has already got plenty on his plate. That has not stopped him from trying to clean up the mess, though.
A failed election campaign for the presidency of world soccer body FIFA by Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa has further tarnished the image of his native Bahrain as well as his own reputation. It holds a cautionary tale for Middle Eastern, North African, and other autocrats who see sports as a way to project …
Valcke, the former right-hand man of axed president Sepp Blatter, has been suspended since September last year amid allegations of profiting from the sale of 2014 World Cup tickets.
The five presidential candidates are Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Tokyo Sexwale and Jerome Champagne.
Pressure is building on Asian Football Confederation president and world soccer body FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa to respond with chapter and verse to allegations that he played a role in the detention and abuse of athletes during the 2011 popular uprising in his native Bahrain. The revolt was brutally squashed …
Messi is considered the best player in the world, and has been rated by many football experts as the greatest of all time. Messi is the only football player in history to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or five times, four of which he won consecutively in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
The shortlist for women includes Carli Lloyd Aya Miyama and Celia Sasic
Arrests, revelations, resignations: 2015 was a year that shook FIFA and the German FA to their very foundations. With scandals still in high gear, the fun promises to continue into 2016.
International trade unions have stepped up pressure on Qatar with a series of demands, a majority of which the Gulf state could implement, without having to reform its autocracy or threaten the privileged position of its citizens, who account for a mere 12% of the population. They fear the change could cost them control of …
Joseph Blatter has pledged to fight the eight-year ban handed down to him by FIFA’s Ethics Committee with all means at his disposal. He also reiterated earlier assertions that he had done nothing wrong.
Conflict increases in playoffs qualifying to World Cup finals Russia 2018 in Africa, Asia, and North and South America
In recent statements, Bahraini football players sought to absolve Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president and world football body FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, who is a member of Bahrain’s ruling family, of any moral or direct responsibility for the arrest, dismissal, and abuse of hundreds of sports executives and athletes accused …