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FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces he will step down

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has announced that he will step down from his role as President as soon as a successor can be found. Blatter has called for an extraordinary FIFA Congress to be scheduled where his successor will be named. At that time, he will step down from his post. […]

How to contact sponsors to tell them to stop supporting FIFA, Sepp Blatter, slavery and corruption

It’s time for action. Put your anger about Sepp Blatter being re-elected as FIFA President to good use by contacting the FIFA sponsors and demanding that they STOP: (1) supporting FIFA President Sepp Blatter, (2) supporting the use of slavery in Qatar to build for World Cup 2022, and (3) allowing […]

5 revelations from the DOJ indictment against FIFA executives

Soccer monopolized the headlines this week after reports revealed 9 FIFA officials and 5 corporate executives were indicted for racketeering conspiracy and corruption following an extensive investigation into the organization lead by the U.S. Department of Justice. After reviewing the 168-page FIFA indictment document detailing all of the charges being brought […]

FIFA issues statement welcoming US Dept. of Justice investigation

FIFA, the world football governing body, released a statement regarding the arrests of FIFA officials by Swiss authorities and extradited to the United States earlier today. The statement welcomed any approach to try and provide transparency regarding the allocations of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, stating: “FIFA welcomes actions that […]

FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges; Sepp Blatter not among them

Swiss authorities conducted an early-morning operation in Zurich to arrest a number of top FIFA officials and extradited them to the United States on federal corruption charges. FIFA president Sepp Blatter was not among those rounded up by authorities, but vice-president Jeffrey Webb from the Cayman Islands was arrested. The arrests took […]

FIFA to impose 2 transfer window bans on Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, says report

FIFA will impose two transfer window bans on Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid for repeated violations of the rules and regulations regarding the transfers of international youth players, according to a report in Cadena SER. The embargo will take effect at the start of the upcoming summer transfer window and continue […]

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US expects more people will be charged in FIFA probe

Zurich (AFP) – The US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday that she expects more people will be charged as part of her office’s probe into graft at world football governing body FIFA. “We do anticipate additional charges against individuals,” Lynch said of the investigation which has so far targeted […]

Swiss Alps apartments among assets seized in FIFA probe

Zurich (AFP) – Apartments in the Alps are among assets seized in a probe into alleged corruption at FIFA, Switzerland’s attorney general said Monday, warning that the inquiry had not yet reached “halftime.” Switzerland’s investigation targeting the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups began in May, after […]

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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 […]

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 […]