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Michel Platini Blasts Disgraced Ex-FIFA Boss Sepp Blatter: ‘He’s The Most Selfish Person I...

Michel Platini has accused Sepp Blatter of making him "his last scalp" as FIFA president in the affair which saw both banned from football.

Controversial Argentine Legend Diego Maradona Will Clean Football Corruption For FIFA

Argentine legend Diego Maradona has been handed a new FIFA role to eradicate corruption despite sketchy past of drug binges.

Ex FIFA President Joseph Blatter’s Six-Year Ban Appeal Rejected

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday dismissed the appeal of former FIFA president Joseph Blatter, upholding the six-year ban.

Sepp Blatter Loses Appeal At CAS Against 6-Year FIFA Ban

Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA.

Spain’s Football Chief Villar To Run For UEFA President’s Job

Spain's football federation president Angel Maria Villar has decided to run for president of UEFA, European football's top job.
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Real And Atletico Madrid Transfer Bans Won’t Halt Trafficking Of Young Players In Football

The two Spanish clubs are accused of breaching a FIFA regulation that prohibits the international transfer of players under the age of 18.
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Euro 2016 Ends Straight With A Worried Look To UEFA’s Uncertain Future

In spite of Platini’s intention to democratise (and commercialise) European football, it is difficult to predict how his legacy will now play out.
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UEFA Euro 2016: Worthy Or Not?

There are two ways of viewing the fact that a record 24 national teams are competing to lift the Henri Delaunay Cup at Euro 2016 in France.
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Michel Platini Resigns As Uefa President After Losing Appeal Over Ethics Ban

Suspended European soccer chief Michel Platini announced Monday to resign as UEFA president after losing his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
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CAS Trims Down Platini’s Ban From Football To 4 Years

In December 2015, Platini was banned from football-related activities over corruption allegations.

Former Chile, Colombia Football Chiefs Handed Life Ban For Corruption

Former presidents of the Chilean and Colombian football federations have been handed life bans for corruption, the sport's world governing body FIFA said on Friday.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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."

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini Banned By FIFA For Eight Years

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were handed eight-year bans from football by FIFA on Monday.

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.

UEFA President Michel Platini To Move CAS Against FIFA Ban

The prosecution also questioned the “unfair payment” of two million Swiss francs ($2.24 million) by Blatter to Platini “to the detriment of FIFA”.

FIFA Rejects Sepp Blatter And Michel Platini Appeals Against Ban

FIFA on Wednesday rejected the appeals lodged by president Sepp Blatter and vice president Michel Platini against 90-day bans on them.

FIFA Approves Five Candidates For Top Job, Michel Platini’s Name Pending

The race is thought to be wide open given Platini's potential ethics violations, including a probe over a murky 1.8 million euro payment he received from FIFA.

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

FIFA Scandal: Sepp Blatter’s 17-Year Reign Headed For An Inglorious End

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.

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.

UEFA Urges FIFA to Investigate Alleged Smear of Michel Platini

Infantino says the letter was also sent to FIFA ethics committee prosecutor Cornel Borbely and FIFA election monitor Domenico Scala

FIFA Reform Committee An Important Step: UEFA President Platini

Platini referred to the creation of the FIFA Reform Committee as an important step in the introduction of structural changes to global football federation

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.

Brazil Supports Zico For FIFA Presidency

Brazil great Zico has received the support of the country's football federation (CBF) in his bid to become president of world football governing body FIFA.

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

Prince Ali: Platini Won’t Be Good For FIFA

Michel Platini has been criticised by Prince Ali of Jordan hours after the Frenchman confirmed that he would be a candidate for FIFA's top post next year.

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 Corruption Probe: Swiss Authorities Extradite FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb To US

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.

UEFA Approves New Financial Fair Play Regulations

UEFA Executive Committee has approved a new regulation system of Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play (FFP) to be in effect from 2015-2018.

Sepp Blatter: Did Not Resign As FIFA President

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

Blatter Gets Standing Ovation, Blazer Admits Taking Bribes: All The Latest In FIFA Scandal

Sepp Blatter showed up for work at FIFA's gleaming headquarters in Zurich, where FIFA said he met with staff and received their applause.

Sepp Blatter Gets Standing Ovation As FIFA Goes For A Ride With Corruption Probe

FIFA witnessed a roller-coaster ride in just a week when the world football governing body was plunged into a corruption scandal

Bidding Process For FIFA World Cup In Qatar Is Not Clean, Says Australian Football...

The chairman of Football Federation Australia says bidding for the 2022 World Cup awarded to Qatar was not clean

South Africa Denies $10 Million Bribe To FIFA

South African sports minister, has denied his country bribed FIFA officials in order to secure votes for the 2010 World Cup.

Michel Platini Cancels Anti-Blatter UEFA Meet

UEFA President Michel Platini says it is better to await developments after Blatter announced plans to resign.

Rise And Fall Of Sepp Blatter: Interactive Timeline

Sepp Blatter has resigned after being the chief of FIFA for 17 years.

An Open Letter To Sepp Blatter: Get Lost And For Good

Dear Sepp Blatter, You're not just another, you're the biggest crook the beautiful game of football have ever seen. You deserve the knighthood in corruption.

FBI Hot On Sepp Blatter’s Trail; Interpol Issues Red Notice For 6 FIFA Officials

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter is subject to FBI and US prosecutors’ investigations into corruption following a week of scandal that has rocked football.

Who Will Replace Blatter? Here Are The Probables

After Sepp Blatter's resignation as FIFA boss, Prince Ali Hussein of Jordan and Michel Platini are some of the names doing the rounds as his replacement.