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FIFA candidates Prince Ali, Infantino claim votes in Africa

GENEVA (AP) Two soccer federations have defied the Confederation of African Football's leadership to endorse FIFA presidential candidates on Saturday. South Sudan's federation pledged its vote for Gianni Infantino, the UEFA general secretary from Switzerland, Liberia declared for former FIFA vice president Prince Ali of Jordan. They followed Egypt which promised its vote to Prince...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

African confederation backs Sheikh Salman in FIFA election

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) The African soccer confederation says it is backing Sheikh Salman of Bahrain in this month's FIFA presidential election. The announcement was made by Confederation of African Football vice presidents Suketu Patel and Almamy Kabele Camara at a news conference following an executive committee meeting in Rwanda on Friday. The decision to back the Asian soccer confederation...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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 pack, many will descend on an African...
Via World Soccer Talk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Infantino gets Russia and Ferguson backing for FIFA presidency

Gianni Infantino has won the backing of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and perhaps more importantly from Russia for the election for the FIFA presidency.Infantino is one of five candidates standing to succeed Sepp Blatter and the endorsement of Russia, which is hosting the 2018 World Cup and has considerable influence in eastern Europe, is significant.The Russia...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Infantino backed by French for FIFA presidency

The French football federation will support Gianni Infantino in next month's FIFA presidential election, its president Noel Le Graet has announced.UEFA general secretary Infantino is one of five candidates to succeed Sepp Blatter as the head of world football, with the election to be held on February 26.He has the unanimous backing of UEFA's executive committee - with one member...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter will attend FIFA presidential election despite ban

Sepp Blatter expects to attend the FIFA election on February 26 even though his appeal against an eight-year ban is unlikely to be resolved by then.Blatter's successor will be elected next month, ending his reign as FIFA president, which began in 1998.In theory, he is barred from attending the elections as he is banned from "all footballing activities".But Blatter's spokesman, Thomas...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Whistleblower assisting Swiss authorities in case against Blatter and FIFA

Swiss authorities got a potential lead in their case against former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and other members within FIFA. Various members within FIFA and other continental confederations have already been charged for various corruption charges but this potential new information can only help. In an interview on German TV, Andre Marty, spokesman for the Swiss attorney general’s...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Whistleblower assisting Swiss authorities in case against Blatter and FIFA

Swiss authorities got a potential lead in their case against former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and other members within FIFA. Various members within FIFA and other continental confederations have already been charged for various corruption charges but this potential new information can only help. In an interview on German TV, Andre Marty, spokesman for the Swiss attorney general’s...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Whistleblower helps Swiss prosecutors in FIFA, Blatter case

BERN, Switzerland (AP) A whistleblower has given potentially key evidence to Swiss prosecutors in their investigation of FIFA and suspended president Sepp Blatter. The spokesman for Switzerland's attorney general's office, Andre Marty, revealed progress in the case in an interview with German broadcaster ARD. Marty says ''a witness, a so-called whistleblower, gave us interesting...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA’s presidential candidates stepping up campaigns as election approaches

The five candidates to take over the FIFA presidency from the banned Sepp Blatter stepped up the frantic hunt for votes Tuesday as the campaign entered the final month. FIFA sent a formal notice to the 209 member associations on Tuesday confirming that Prince Ali bin al Hussein, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Tokyo Sexwale and Jerome Champagne would take...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

English FA vice-chairman backs Infantino in FIFA presidential race

Football Association vice-chairman David Gill says Gianni Infantino is his personal choice to run FIFA.Infantino - secretary general of UEFA - is one of five men standing to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA's president at next month's election.Infantino received the full backing of the UEFA executive committee on which Gill sits, and the former Manchester United chief executive believes...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

The BBC’s in negotiations to hold a FIFA presidential debate

The idea of a FIFA presidential debate has intrigued more than just one network. ESPN was reportedly pursuing a debate in late December, sending invitations to all of the five confirmed candidates. They’ve now pulled out thanks to lackluster response from the candidates, but Inside World Football reports that the BBC may step in: Negotiations are under way for the BBC to stage...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Suspended and banned, Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini still being paid by FIFA and UEFA

Sepp Blatter continues to be handsomely paid by FIFA despite being banned for eight years from the game for being a complete embarrassment to the organization and sport. How does he do it? An exclusive report from Reuters says Blatter is still receiving his normal president’s salary from FIFA. Blatter was suspended by the world’s governing body for soccer last October amid ethics...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter Receiving FIFA Salary Despite Eight-Year Ban From Soccer

Sepp Blatter is sipping from FIFA’s gravy train, despite having been thrown off the rails three-and-a-half months ago. A spokesman for FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee on Monday confirmed to Reuters that FIFA continues to pay Blatter his presidential salary as he serves an eight-year ban. Blatter will receive his salary until FIFA elects a new president next month. ...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter still being paid by FIFA despite suspension

Sepp Blatter is still being paid by FIFA despite being suspended, a spokesman for the governing body's Audit and Compliance Committee has confirmed.Blatter was suspended for 90 days by FIFA on October 8 and then banned from the game for eight years last month for ethics violations over a £1.35m payment FIFA made to Michel Platini with Blatter's approval in 2011.But Blatter,...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid slapped with transfer bans

Like Barcelona before them, FIFA has slapped both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid with a two transfer window ban. Also like Barcelona before them, the ban stems from “violated several provisions concerning the international transfer and first registration” of players under age 18. The two clubs will not be able to register any new players for the next 14 months, or this summer’s...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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. “The FIFA emergency committee decided, on 9 January 2016, to dismiss...
Via World Soccer Talk
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jérôme Valcke formally dismissed as FIFA Secretary General


Somehow, amidst all the scandals and criminal investigations and resignations, Jérôme Valcke still, inexplicably, remained at FIFA. Until this week. Sepp Blatter’s right-hand man and purported top henchman at FIFA was officially removed of his responsibilities this week, after a FIFA emergency committee put his outster to vote. The announcement came today. From FIFA.com: The...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA appeals for lifetime bans on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini

When a group of four FIFA ethics judges banned (then) FIFA president Sepp Blatter and (then) FIFA vice-president Michel Platini for eight years, many people felt that they deserved to be banned for life. It seems as if FIFA is listening because FIFA ethics prosecutors will appeal and look to seek lifetime bans for the two officials. Prosecutors say that they are appealing the ruling...
Via Bloguin Best
27 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA appeals for lifetime bans on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini

When a group of four FIFA ethics judges banned (then) FIFA president Sepp Blatter and (then) FIFA vice-president Michel Platini for eight years, many people felt that they deserved to be banned for life. It seems as if FIFA is listening because FIFA ethics prosecutors will appeal and look to seek lifetime bans for the two officials. Prosecutors say that they are appealing the...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA investigators to seek longer Blatter, Platini bans

FIFA corruption investigators will demand an extension to the eight-year bans ordered against world football leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini last month, a spokesman said Tuesday. The anti-corruption investigators had originally sought a life ban against the two most powerful men in football over a two million Swiss franc ($2 million/1.8 million euro) payment that Blatter...
Via World Soccer Talk
27 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA prosecutors to appeal for tougher Blatter, Platini bans

ZURICH (AP) FIFA ethics prosecutors will appeal to increase the 8-year bans for Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, arguing they are too lenient. The counter-challenge revives the prospect of life bans. Blatter and Platini have said they will also appeal. The ethics committee's investigatory chamber says it ''intends to appeal'' the sanctions imposed last month by four FIFA ethics...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter, Platini bans explained by FIFA judges

ZURICH --Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been sent full written reasons for their eight-year bans from football, FIFA's ethics committee judges said on Saturday.Lawyers for Blatter and Platini can now use the document to file formal appeals with FIFA.FIFA refused Platini's request last month to bypass its process and appeal directly to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.''The...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

FIFA ethics judges send written verdict to Blatter, Platini

ZURICH (AP) Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been sent full written reasons for their eight-year bans from football, FIFA's ethics committee judges said on Saturday. Lawyers for Blatter and Platini can now use the document to file formal appeals with FIFA. FIFA refused Platini's request last month to bypass its process and appeal directly to the Court of Arbitration for Sport...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Prince Ali: FIFA catastrophe fears before 'last chance' poll

LONDON (AP) Prince Ali bin al-Hussein warns that FIFA risks catastrophe unless he is elected president next month and entrusted with cleaning up an organization reeling from corruption charges. ''Everybody recognizes this is the last chance in February to get it right. Otherwise things will happen maybe in a different way,'' the Jordanian royal, among five candidates vying to...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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