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FIFA confirm three opponents to Sepp Blatter’s presidency

FIFA have confirmed the three candidates who will oppose Sepp Blatter’s presidency are Portugal legend Luis Figo, Dutch FA chief Michael Van Praag and Asian Football Confederation vice-president Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein of Jordan. Former France international David Ginola and ex-FIFA deputy general secretary Jerome Champagne have been ruled out of the […]

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Can Luis Figo and co smash the Blatter system?

So for a few months at least, FIFA will become a multi-party democracy. After former Portugal international Luis Figo joined the list of those challenging incumbent Sepp Blatter, there is now a broad range of candidates offering change. The big question is whether FIFA’s member associations will truly embrace the […]

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France Football Prepares Three Ballon d’Or Covers Ahead Of Today’s Announcement

France Football magazine has prepared three possible front covers ahead of today’s 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony in Zurich which is scheduled to begin at 20:00 CET (2:00pm EST). Each cover features the three nominees for World Player of the Year: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel […]

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Barcelona Transfer Ban Upheld By Court Of Arbitration For Sport

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected Barcelona’s appeal of FIFA’s 14-month transfer ban, which means the Catalan club will not be allowed to sign players until January 2016. “The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by FC Barcelona against the Federation Internationale de […]

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Decision On Barcelona Transfer Ban Appeal Delayed By Court Of Arbitration For Sport

According to the Spanish publication AS, an announcement from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Barcelona’s appeal of their FIFA-imposed transfer ban has been delayed after the court requested further documentation from the Catalan club. It was believed the CAS were prepared to hand down a decision on […]

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Investigator Michael Garcia Resigns Citing FIFA’s Lack Of Leadership

US lawyer Michael Garcia has resigned from his position with FIFA, 24 hours after the governing body dismissed his complaint regarding the handling of his investigation into World Cup corruption. Garcia’s findings – which he detailed in a 430-page investigation – were released as a 42-page summary by FIFA-appointed independent judge Hans-Joachim […]

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6 Potential Consequences of UEFA Pulling Out of FIFA

You know things are bad in the FIFA house when even the normally vocal Sepp Blatter is keeping a ‘dignified’ silence. In retrospect, it was probably too much to expect FIFA to get its act together and publish a full and thorough review of Michael Garcia’s report into the 2018 […]

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