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Man City Chief Executive Soriano Urges Patience In China’s Football Push

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has urged China to be patient in developing its football culture and vowed to offer help in that effort.
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Gianni Infantino Plans To Bring ‘FIFA Back To Football’

FIFA president Gianni Infantino presented a package of implanted reforms and changes in the world football governing body.

FIFA President Infantino Suggests For A 48 Team World Cup With 16 Groups

FIFA president Infantino said on Saturday that there was "no downside" of expanding World Cup finalists from 32 to 40 or 48.
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FIFA President Welcomes CONMEBOL’s Restructuring Process

FIFA President Gianni Infantino welcomed the restructuring process of South America's soccer ruling body CONMEBOL, local press reported on Thursday.
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FIFA Is Back To Its Core Business – But Platini Should Replace Blatter

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...
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FIFA Sheds Sponsors As It Heads Into A Dangerous Decade

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...
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FIFA prosecution is worth it, even if the big fish get away

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...
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US soft power triumphs in probe of Sepp Blatter’s corrupt casino

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...
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What the FIFA scandal really tells us – about the US

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...
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Sepp Blatter’s FIFA exit opens door for prosecutors, reformers

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...
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How FIFA (Via Interpol) Turned To Academia To Clean Up ‘The Beautiful Game’

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...
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Sepp Blatter and FIFA: looking back at what comes next

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,...
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FIFA, Blatter and Africa: a special relationship

On Tuesday, June 2, Sepp Blatter announced his intention to resign as FIFA president just four days after winning reelection to a fifth term — an electoral victory that simply could not have happened...
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The Player Played: Frank Lowy And Australia’s Failed World Cup Bid

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...

Platini Pulls Out Of FIFA Presidency Race

The 60-year-old had been hoping to win an appeal in time to be allowed a candidacy for the FIFA election on February 26, before he changed his mind.

Blatter, Platini Vow To Fight Eight-Year Bans

Blatter said he felt he was being used as a "punching ball" and declared: "I will fight to the end."

Platini, Blatter Face Several Years’ Ban From Football: FIFA

"Platini will certainly be suspended for several years," Bantel was quoted as saying by French website L'Equipe.

Platini’s $2M Fifa Payment Confession From Blatter As ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’

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

Legendary Footballer Pele Terms FIFA Corruption Scandal A “Shame”

Football legend Pele on Thursday described the FIFA corruption scandal as a "shame", but made it clear that the reputation of the game was not tarnished .

Coca-Cola, McDonald’s And Other FIFA Sponsors Call For Sepp Blatter’s Resignation

Coca-Cola, which has advertised in stadiums at every World Cup since 1950, was the first of the sponsors on Friday to demand Blatter's resignation.

Sepp Blatter – FIFA’s Embattled Skipper In Deep Water

The Swiss federal prosecutor's office also said Blatter's office was searched and data was seized.

FIFA Presidential Elections: Former T&T Footballer David Nakhid Announces Candidacy

Nakhid, who played 35 times for Trinidad and Tobago, made the announcement in a radio interview in Antigua

Asian Football Confederation Chief Backs Platini To Become FIFA President

Michel Platini's chances of becoming the new president of FIFA received a boost Thursday when the Asian Football Confederation chief praised him.

Michel Platini Confirms He Will Stand For The FIFA Presidency

Platini has launched a campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves."

English Football Association Backs Michel Platini To Become FIFA President

Day after announcing his FIFA presidential intentions, English Football Association showed support to back Michel Platini

Zico Seeks Support From Brazil Federation For FIFA Presidency

Zico, who capped 89 times for Brazil and is currently the manager of Indian Super League outfit FC Goa has shown interest for the FIFA top job.

FIFA Sets Date For Presidential Election, To Be Held On Feb 26

FIFA leader Sepp Blatter held talks with his vice presidents ahead of a meeting to set a date for an election.

FIFA Corruption: Banned Jeffrey Webb Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

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

FIFA Corruption: Top FIFA Official Jeffrey Webb To Face Charges In US

The 50-year-old Webb was among seven FIFA officials detained in Switzerland in a case that sent shock waves through the soccer world

FIFA Corruption: Coca-Cola Tells FIFA To Appoint An Independent Commission

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

Swiss Authorities Extradite One Of Seven FIFA Officials Detained Over Corruption Charges To US

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.

CONMEBOL President ‘Calm’ About Bribe Claims

CONMEBOL president Juan Angel Napout of Paraguay has said he is "calm" after accusations linked him to a network of corruption surrounding the organisation.

FIFA Banishes Chuck Blazer For Life After Found Guilty With Bribery And Corruption

Chuck Blazer was banned for life by FIFA's ethics committee on Thursday for widespread corruption.

Zico: Gearing Up For The FIFA Presidential Elections

Brazilian football legend Zico said on Tuesday he was gearing up for the FIFA presidential elections.

FIFA Bans Ex-World Cup Bid Evaluation Committee Head For 7 Years

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.

Sepp Blatter Scared Of Getting Arrested If He Leaves Switzerland

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

French And German President Tried To Influence 2018, 2022 World Cup Votes: Blatter

Sepp Blatter on Sunday said former French and German presidents tried to influence the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes for hosting rights.

US Submits Extradition Request To 7 FIFA Officials Accussed Of Corruption

All seven men, who face around 20 years in prison, have already objected to extradition.

Sepp Blatter: Did Not Resign As FIFA President

Sepp Blatter has reportedly said, he has not resigned as the FIFA president.

Ex-FIFA Official’s Property Seized By Uruguayan Judge

Uruguayan judge Adriana Santos has seized nine properties belonging to Eugenio Figueredo, former president of the Uruguayan Football Association and (CONMEBOL).

Maradona To Stand For FIFA Presidency

According to South American media, Diego Maradona has finally decided to step up to the plate and fight an election for FIFA's presidency.

Swiss Banks Find 53 Possible Money Fraud Cases In FIFA Probe

Switzerland's Attorney General asserted that after investigating the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests the banks have discovered 53 money fraud cases.

Proud FIFA Continues To Function During Crisis Says Sepp Blatter

Blatter considered that competitions like the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand demonstrate the impact of their development programs.

Blatter Risks Arrest, To Miss U20 World Cup Final In Auckland

Blatter risks arrest in many countries, FIFA confirmed on Tuesday that he will remain in his native Switzerland instead of traveling to Auckland

Blatter Can’t Cling To His Job As A Lame Duck: Mark Pieth

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 Suspends $22 M FIFA Project During Corruption Crisis

Interpol suspended its 10-year, $22.4 million partnership with FIFA on Friday while football's governing body is implicated in bribery allegations.

Sepp Blatter’s Spokesman De Gregorio Resigns FIFA After ‘Joke’

Director of communications and public affairs Walter De Gregorio resigned on Thursday, three days after he joked about FIFA on a TV talk show.

FIFA Elections Set For December

Corruption-embattled FIFA could decide on incumbent president Sepp Blatter's successor in an emergency meeting on December 16.

FIFA Postpone Bidding For 2026 World Cup

FIFA has announced that the bidding process for hosting the 2026 World Cup has been postponed till the corruption allegations are not cleared.

FIFA Corruption Suspect Burzaco Surrenders To Italian Police

Burzaco was one of 14 people indicted by U.S. authorities on May 27 on bribery, vote-rigging and other corruption charges.