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Like a lot of kids the great Martinican/Algerian revolutionary Frantz Fanon loved playing soccer as a youngster. Returning to Martinique in 1945 after fighting in Europe and North Africa in World War II.
Michel Platini has accused Sepp Blatter of making him "his last scalp" as FIFA president in the affair which saw both banned from football.
Argentine legend Diego Maradona has been handed a new FIFA role to eradicate corruption despite sketchy past of drug binges.
FIFA’s decision to increase the number of countries taking part in the World Cup has provoked a predictable range of responses in football.
Ex-Spy at the centre of the Trump 'dirty dossier' controversy made more than £1million in 2 years by supplying information about FIFA to FBI.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino presented a package of implanted reforms and changes in the world football governing body.
Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA.
Franz Beckenbauer, Horst Schmidt, Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach will face charges of fraud, criminal mismanagement, money laundering.
Sepp Blatter, who has stepped down as FIFA president for scandals, will file his final challenge against the six-year FIFA ban.
Awarding the World Cup to Qatar was clearly not about passion for the game, nor about offering communities of players and spectators access to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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.
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...
Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were handed eight-year bans from football by FIFA on Monday.
"Platini will certainly be suspended for several years," Bantel was quoted as saying by French website L'Equipe.
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 on Wednesday rejected the appeals lodged by president Sepp Blatter and vice president Michel Platini against 90-day bans on them.
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.
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
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.
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.
Infantino says the letter was also sent to FIFA ethics committee prosecutor Cornel Borbely and FIFA election monitor Domenico Scala
Blatter, an IOC member since 1999, would have had to retire from his IOC term next year anyway because he turns 80 in March.
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."
Day after announcing his FIFA presidential intentions, English Football Association showed support to back Michel Platini
Sepp Blatter got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter was compelled to halt a news conference when UK prankster Simon Brodkin threw tens of banknotes at him saying, "here you go".
FIFA leader Sepp Blatter held talks with his vice presidents ahead of a meeting to set a date for an election.
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.
Brazilian football legend Zico said on Tuesday he was gearing up for the FIFA presidential elections.
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.
Switzerland's Attorney General asserted that after investigating the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests the banks have discovered 53 money fraud cases.
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