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Delays in stadium construction. Poor working conditions for World Cup workers. Massive budget blowouts. Nationwide protests. Ignoring the needs of millions of struggling Brazilian families. All of these concerns disappeared from the public opinion...
The news that three major sponsors have ceased their partnership with FIFA could potentially damage its reputation, and more importantly, its finances. Reports on Friday revealed that Castrol, Continental and Johnson & Johnson were...
The fellow journalists I pitied most at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa were the FIFA beat reporters. Charged with covering the governing body of the world’s most popular sport, they would dutifully...
Soccer is truly the world’s sport. It is played and watched by more people across the globe than any other sport. Every four years, it is the center of global attention when the World Cup...
I have lived in the US for over three decades. And I have never seen soccer – that is, real “football” – dominate the front pages of US newspapers for so many days and...
Sepp Blatter’s surprise resignation as president of FIFA on Tuesday after 17 years of leading arguably the world’s most powerful sports organization came only days following a successful reelection in the teeth of a...
Sepp Blatter has resigned his position as the head of FIFA as allegations of corruption swirled around him from media outlets around the world. His resignation follows a trying week in which FBI investigations...
Editor’s note: FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced his resignation from the international soccer governing body on Tuesday, just days after he won a fifth four-year term in the face of corruption allegations. Since then,...
When Swiss police, acting on FBI intelligence, swooped in May and arrested several officials from FIFA, world football’s governing body, the game seemed up at last. Years of FIFA scandal and whitewash suddenly came...
Both Platini and Blatter have been suspended for 90 days by Fifa's ethics committee as Swiss authorities conduct a criminal investigation over FIFA corruption
Blatter was re-elected for a fifth term at FIFA's congress in May despite the erupting scandal, but then announced on June 4 that he would stand down in Feb.
The Swiss federal prosecutor's office also said Blatter's office was searched and data was seized.
FIFA leader Sepp Blatter held talks with his vice presidents ahead of a meeting to set a date for an election.
Jeffrey Webb was released on $10 million bond following his arraignment in federal court. His lawyer, Edward O'Callaghan, did not comment after the hearing
The 50-year-old Webb was among seven FIFA officials detained in Switzerland in a case that sent shock waves through the soccer world
Most significant intervention yet by a FIFA sponsor was revealed in a letter to International Trade Union Confederation, which is part of the FIFA Now Movement
The former VP of FIFA, Jeffrey Webb, is the first of the seven officials accused in the corruption probe and has been extradited to the United States.
All seven men were arrested on May 27 in dawn raids on a luxury hotel in Zurich by Swiss federal police at the request of American federal agencies.
Chuck Blazer was banned for life by FIFA's ethics committee on Thursday for widespread corruption.
Brazilian football legend Zico said on Tuesday he was gearing up for the FIFA presidential elections.
FIFA has handed a seven-year ban to its former head of the bid evaluation committee for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups for "confidentiality" breaches.
The US and Switzerland are also investigation the bidding process of the 2022 and the 2018 World Cup, to be hosted by Russia and Qatar, respectively
Sepp Blatter on Sunday said former French and German presidents tried to influence the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes for hosting rights.
All seven men, who face around 20 years in prison, have already objected to extradition.
Actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are reportedly in negotiations to produce a new movie about the high-profile FIFA scandal.
Uruguayan judge Adriana Santos has seized nine properties belonging to Eugenio Figueredo, former president of the Uruguayan Football Association and (CONMEBOL).
Switzerland's Attorney General asserted that after investigating the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests the banks have discovered 53 money fraud cases.
Blatter considered that competitions like the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand demonstrate the impact of their development programs.
Blatter risks arrest in many countries, FIFA confirmed on Tuesday that he will remain in his native Switzerland instead of traveling to Auckland
Sepp Blatter thinks FIFA can reform itself. Anti-corruption experts say an institution in that much trouble won't be able to clean itself up without an outsider
Interpol suspended its 10-year, $22.4 million partnership with FIFA on Friday while football's governing body is implicated in bribery allegations.
Director of communications and public affairs Walter De Gregorio resigned on Thursday, three days after he joked about FIFA on a TV talk show.
Burzaco was one of 14 people indicted by U.S. authorities on May 27 on bribery, vote-rigging and other corruption charges.
Late last month, FIFA ruled out a revoke for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, insisting the hosts would not change.
Blatter quit as FIFA president last week with the world soccer body rocked by the biggest scandal in its 111-year history.
Qatar shocked the world by winning the right to stage the 2022 event. Since then allegations of bribery about their bid have been rife within FIFA
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder's government allegedly complied with a request from the German Football Association to send Saudi Arabia arms
Ireland FA has published the full contract of its deal with FIFA that saw them accept cash for ending protests about the controversial loss in 2010 World Cup.
FIFA disclosed the payment after the money was mentioned in a radio interview by Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney
Two days after announcing his decision to resign as FIFA president, Blatter sent a tweet with a picture of himself sitting at his desk, pen in hand.
FIFA also stressed that Blatter "did not have or exercise any operational function for this company".
FIFA President Sepp Blatter congratulated Mohun Bagan on winning the I-League, saying that they achieved their success through "exceptional performance".
Blazer, in admitting 10 counts of illegal conduct, told the court of his actions surrounding the vote that made South Africa the first nation on that continent
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