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Ghana Linked To Match-Fixing

AFRICA — After an undercover investigation, Ghana has been exposed as agreeing to take part in international football matches that were being organized by match fixers. None of the claims involve matches at the World Cup. The investigation led by The Telegraph and Channel 4’s Dispatches programme found that the President of Ghana’s Football Association agreed for the team to...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
17 days ago  |  Discuss

England World Cup 2018 bid team quizzed by Fifa investigator Michael Garcia over £35,000 dinner

England were dragged into the World Cup bribery probe on Sunday night after it emerged its 2018 bid team had been quizzed about paying for a £35,000 dinner organised by disgraced former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner. The chief investigator of football’s world governing body is understood to have asked England 2018 executives why they agreed to pick up the bill for the event...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Time For FIFA To Reform: Anger At Soccer’s Governing Body Reaching Tipping Point

The Sunday Times’ report into alleged corruption surrounding Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid is yet another unwanted body blow to FIFA’s credibility as the custodians of world soccer. The central allegation revolves around former Asian Football Confederation President Mohammed Bin Hammam, who is claimed to have paid a total of $5million to so-called ‘senior football officials’...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Stripping Qatar of the 2022 World Cup won’t fix FIFA’s inherent brokenness

The news of more factual evidence to corroborate the long held belief that Qatar bought the 2022 World Cup was met with a jaded sense of joy from all corners of the globe.  In one respect, here represents the best case yet that proves FIFA’s corruption.  On the other hand, there certainly is a “well, duh” aspect to the building scandal as well. The report from the Sunday...
Via 32 Flags
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Stripping Qatar of the 2022 World Cup won’t fix FIFA’s inherent brokenness

The news of more factual evidence to corroborate the long held belief that Qatar bought the 2022 World Cup was met with a jaded sense of joy from all corners of the globe.  In one respect, here represents the best case yet that proves FIFA’s corruption.  On the other hand, there certainly is a “well, duh” aspect to the building scandal as well. The report from the Sunday...
Via Bloguin Best
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA World Cup Corruption Runs Rampant: Qatar 2022

photo credit: AslanMedia via photopin cc The London Newspaper The Sunday Times has reportedly received documents that prove that Mohamed bin Hammam, a former member of FIFA‘s executive committee, paid $5 million to senior football officials in return for support for Qatar‘s successful bid for the 2022 World Cup. This revelation comes hot on the heels of an announcement by current...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Timmy Chandler USMNT’s World Cup Hopes Dealt a Blow Due to Injury: Daily Soccer Report

Timmy Chandler’s hopes of playing with the US Men’s National Team at this summer’s World Cup have been dealt a blow after picking up an injury that will rule him out of the rest of the Bundesliga season. Chandler suffered a torn meniscus in February but hasn’t yet recovered from the injury. His head coach at Nuremberg says he won’t play again during the club season, and...
Via World Soccer Talk
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA not drawn on Warner allegations

FIFA say they will not comment on allegations of payments made to former vice-president Jack Warner by a Qatari football […]
Via Soccer News
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

US attorney visits England

FIFA's ethics investigator is to visit England next week as part of his review of the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Michael Garcia, a US attorney, want to speaks to all nine bidding nations for the two tournaments. His first stop is understood to be England, whose former 2018 bid leader Lord Triesman made a number of allegations about the bidding process to a Parliamentary...
Via Fox Soccer
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

FIFA probe of Blazer delayed

FIFA has put its investigation of alleged financial corruption by American soccer official Chuck Blazer on hold until next year. Soccer's governing body says lead investigator Robert Torres had found unspecified ''circumstances which made it advisable to provisionally suspend'' the case. Blazer, who represented the United States on FIFA's board from 1997...
Via Fox Soccer
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

FIFA probe of Blazer allegations delayed to 2014

FIFA prosecutors have put their probe of alleged financial corruption by American official Chuck Blazer on hold until next year. FIFA says lead investigator Robert Torres had found unspecified ''circumstances which made it advisable to provisionally suspend'' the case. Blazer, who represented the United States on FIFA's board from 1996 until leaving football...
Via Fox Soccer
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Trinidad and Tobago end seven year legal battle with World Cup players

(Trinidad and Tobago vs Sweden in Dortmund) The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation on Wednesday announced that it had finally reached an agreement with thirteen members of its 2006 World Cup Squad following seven years of legal battle over unpaid bonuses. The Federation, of which Raymond Tim Kee is President since being elected last December, confirmed via a Press Release that...
Via 90Soccer
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

FIFA provisionally bans American Chuck Blazer

FIFA provisionally banned outgoing executive committee member Chuck Blazer of the United States from all football-related activities for 90 days on Monday after he was accused of embezzling at least $21 million last month. Blazer had previously said he'll be giving up his seat on FIFA's ruling board when his term expires this month, and was accused of having enriched himself...
Via AP on Fox
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Warner claims $6M FIFA gift was to back Blatter

Disgraced former football official Jack Warner claims FIFA gifted him $6 million toward a training center in Trinidad to support Sepp Blatter's first election as president in 1998. Warner says a May 1998 deal with then-FIFA President Joao Havelange ensured total backing from the CONCACAF region for Blatter in what shaped as a tight contest against Lennart Johansson weeks later...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Australia defends funding grant to Trinidad

The Australian football federation has defended a decision to fund a stadium upgrade in Trinidad, highlighted in a damaging ethics report into former FIFA powerbroker Jack Warner, saying it was fulfilling its mandatory requirements in the World Cup bidding process. A report by the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Football ethics and integrity committee last...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Someone beautifully hacked Sepp Blatter and FIFA's World Cup Twitter pages

When it comes to inherently corrupt sporting institutions, FIFA makes the IOC and NCAA look like kindergarteners stealing toys from classmates.  The corruption in world soccer must have been what the prohibition days in Chicago were like, except on a much larger global scale.  As just one example, take a look at the millions of dollars in corruption spent by CONCACAF and FIFA executives...
Via Awful Announcing
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Warner resigns from Cabinet post

Ex-world soccer powerbroker Jack Warner resigned as national security minister of Trinidad & Tobago some 48 hours after a regional soccer group's ethics panel accused him and another top former official of enriching themselves through fraud. In a brief statement Sunday night, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said that Warner offered to resign from her Cabinet and that...
Via Fox Soccer
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Trinidad opposition seeks Jack Warner resignation

The leader of Trinidad's main opposition party is seeking the resignation of former soccer executive Jack Warner, who currently serves as the island's national security minister. Opposition leader Keith Rowley said late Friday that he will present the issue for debate in Parliament next week. Warner has been a special adviser to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Blazer, Warner accused of fraud

The former president and secretary general of the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Football enriched themselves through fraud during their terms with the organization, said a report by CONCACAF's ethics and integrity committee released Friday. The committee presented an extensive report on the activities of former President Jack Warner and former Secretary...
Via Fox Soccer
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

CONCACAF: Former leaders committed fraud

The ethics and integrity committee of the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Football says its former president and secretary general enriched themselves through fraud during their terms with the organization. The committee presented an extensive report Friday on the activities of former President Jack Warner and former Secretary General Chuck Blazer at the...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

CONCACAF financial scandal could hurt US

With a seat on FIFA's rule-making panel up for grabs, the fallout from a regional financial scandal could hurt the United States in its quest to maintain a place at the table. A final review of the North American football body's finances under former leaders Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer will be revealed on April 19 in Panama City. The meeting will bring together officials...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

US official Blazer to leave FIFA executive seat

FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer said he won't seek re-election for a fifth term and will leave his 16-year position in May. A CONCACAF representative on FIFA's ruling committee, Blazer is the most senior American official in world football but his departure was expected after his whistleblowing role in a scandal which rocked FIFA in 2011. Blazer delivered evidence...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bin Hammam resigns from all football positions

Mohamed bin Hammam resigned from all soccer-related posts and received a new lifetime ban from FIFA on Monday, perhaps closing one of the most damaging corruption scandals to hit the sport's world governing body. Bin Hammam, a FIFA executive committee member from Qatar who challenged incumbent Sepp Blatter for the presidency last year, gave up his long-running dispute with the...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

FIFA hands Bin Hammam new life ban

Mohamed bin Hammam resigned from all football-related positions and was handed a new life ban by FIFA on Monday, seemingly bringing a close to one of the most damaging corruption scandals to blight the game's world governing body. Bin Hammam, a FIFA executive committee member from Qatar who challenged incumbent Sepp Blatter for the presidency last year, gave up his long-running...
Via Fox Soccer
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

CONCACAF President Webb becomes ill on plane

Organizers of a London conference say CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb is ill and has been taken to a London hospital. Leaders in Football host David Davies told the opening session on Wednesday that the 48-year-old Webb became ill on a flight to London to attend the event. Details of Webb's condition were not immediately available. The Cayman Islands native succeeded Jack...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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