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FIFA election candidates avoid soccer’s real problems

The battle for the FIFA presidency has turned into a grueling round-the-globe marathon for the five candidates but observers say they are avoiding the real problems facing the scandal-infected world football body. With Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa and UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino leading the […]

Jose Mourinho and stars endorse Infantino’s FIFA bid

A stellar cast of soccer figures including Jose Mourinho and Luis Figo appeared in support of Gianni Infantino’s FIFA presidential bid at an event at London’s Wembley Stadium on Monday. UEFA general secretary Infantino, who is bidding to succeed the disgraced Sepp Blatter in the February 26 election in Zurich, […]

South African media says Tokyo Sexwale may lose Africa’s support

Africa’s FIFA presidential contender Tokyo Sexwale risks losing the continent’s backing and may be asked to pull out of the race, South African newspaper reports said on Sunday. Two local Sunday papers made the speculation ahead of the Friday meeting of the leadership of the 53-member Confederation of African Football […]

Presidencia de la FIFA: Infantino minimiza acuerdo Asia-Africa de Salman

El candidato a la presidencia de la FIFA Gianni Infantino, minimizó este martes el acuerdo entre las confederaciones africana y asiática, presidida por su principal rival, el jeque bahreiní Salman. El acuerdo de cooperación entre la Confederación Asiática (AFC, con 46 votos) y la Africana (CAF, con 54 sobre 209 […]

German FA backs Gianni Infantino’s FIFA bid

The German FA (DFB) confirmed on Wednesday they will back UEFA’s general secretary Gianni Infantino in his bid to become the president of world football’s governing body FIFA next month. “Gianni Infantino is the candidate for Europe and is the best candidate as far as Rainer Koch and the leadership […]

FIFA ex-vice president denied house arrest bid

A New York judge on Thursday rejected an application by Honduran former FIFA vice president Alfredo Hawit to be placed under house arrest without bail over his involvement in the corruption case gripping world football. Hawit, 64, who was extradited to the United States on Wednesday from Switzerland following his […]

FIFA fines five nations for fans’ homophobic chants during 2018 World Cup qualifiers

FIFA has handed out fines to the football associations of Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay for homophobic chants by supporters during qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup. World soccer’s governing body opened disciplinary proceedings against the associations of the respective countries after studying evidence gathered by their Anti-Discrimination […]

FIFA fires secretary general Jerome Valcke

FIFA has fired secretary general Jerome Valcke, who is under investigation for misconduct, world football’s governing body said Wednesday. The former right-hand man to Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president banned for eight years, has been accused of aiding a scheme to sell 2014 World Cup tickets on the black market. […]

FIFA investigators are seeking a nine-year ban for ex-secretary general Jerome Valcke

FIFA investigators on Tuesday requested a nine-year ban against the body’s suspended secretary general Jerome Valcke, who was provisionally suspended from soccer in October for 90 days over corruption allegations. The investigatory chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee, world soccer’s in-house prosecutor, also asked for Valcke’s temporary suspension to be extended […]

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Jose Mourinho and stars endorse Infantino’s FIFA bid

A stellar cast of soccer figures including Jose Mourinho and Luis Figo appeared in support of Gianni Infantino’s FIFA presidential bid at an event at London’s Wembley Stadium on Monday. UEFA general secretary Infantino, who is bidding to succeed the disgraced Sepp Blatter in the February 26 election in Zurich, […]

German FA backs Gianni Infantino’s FIFA bid

The German FA (DFB) confirmed on Wednesday they will back UEFA’s general secretary Gianni Infantino in his bid to become the president of world football’s governing body FIFA next month. “Gianni Infantino is the candidate for Europe and is the best candidate as far as Rainer Koch and the leadership […]

FIFA election candidates avoid soccer’s real problems

The battle for the FIFA presidency has turned into a grueling round-the-globe marathon for the five candidates but observers say they are avoiding the real problems facing the scandal-infected world football body. With Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa and UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino leading the […]

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FIFA investigators are seeking a nine-year ban for ex-secretary general Jerome Valcke

FIFA investigators on Tuesday requested a nine-year ban against the body’s suspended secretary general Jerome Valcke, who was provisionally suspended from soccer in October for 90 days over corruption allegations. The investigatory chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee, world soccer’s in-house prosecutor, also asked for Valcke’s temporary suspension to be extended […]

Michel Platini may boycott FIFA hearing, says lawyer

Michel Platini may refuse to attend a FIFA hearing to defend himself against misconduct accusations after a spokesman was quoted as saying that the Frenchman would get a long ban, his lawyer said on Saturday. FIFA’s action against Platini and world body president Sepp Blatter took a stunning new twist […]

Adidas is considering cutting ties with FIFA

The head of German sportswear giant Adidas hinted for the first time on Wednesday at the possibility of cutting links with FIFA in the wake of the corruption allegations dogging the bidding process for the 2006 World Cup. “If FIFA succeeds in reforming itself — and in my view they’re […]