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Jack Warner banned from football for life by FIFA

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has been banned for life from all football-related activity, the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee of the sport’s world governing body said on Tuesday. The former Caribbean federation president “was found to have committed many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly during […]

Sepp Blatter’s reign as FIFA president may end this week

Sepp Blatter’s 17-year reign as FIFA president could come to an inglorious end this week as world soccer’s corruption scandal threatens to bring down the sport’s most powerful man. The 79-year-old Blatter was already set to quit in February next year, but having been placed under a criminal investigation by […]

Sepp Blatter interrogated on suspected criminal activity

Sepp Blatter has been interrogated by Swiss authorities today regarding an investigation into charges of “criminal mismanagement” and “misappropriation” by the FIFA President. According to the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG), the organization suspects that in September 2005, Blatter signed an unfavorable contract with the Caribbean Football Union (with Jack Warner as […]

Sepp Blatter cancels FIFA press conference

FIFA President Sepp Blatter cancelled his much-anticipated press conference scheduled in Zurich on Friday, world soccer’s governing body announced. No reason was given for the decision. The conference was initially due to start at 1200 GMT. It was then delayed by one hour before being cancelled altogether. It would have […]

Brazilian legend, politician Romario says Platini’s ‘from the same school’ as Blatter

Rome (AFP) – Former Brazilian soccer star-turned-politician Romario on Tuesday described UEFA president Michel Platini as coming “from the same school” as his FIFA counterpart Sepp Blatter. Now a Brazilian senator with an anti-corruption stance, the 1994 World Cup-winning striker was asked his thoughts on the upcoming leadership election at FIFA, […]

Switzerland approves extradition of FIFA’s Figueredo to US

Switzerland ruled Thursday that former FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo should be extradited to face charges in the US, the first suspect facing a forced transfer in the corruption case that has shaken world football. Figueredo, a Uruguayan national, was among the seven FIFA officials arrested in May at a […]

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Transparency watchdog slams national associations for compounding risk of corruption

Anti-graft watchdog Transparency International (TI) on Thursday blasted scandal-plagued FIFA’s member national football associations for compounding the risk of corruption through a lack of transparency. The Berlin-based non-governmental organization said the various FAs’ reluctance to publish financial information had contributed to tarnishing the image of soccer. “Most of the 209 national […]