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Will FIFA ever care to change?

Last week, FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced that FIFA would finally release the “Garcia Report” (with redacted names) to the public. This is good news, except that he also stated that the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids would not be revisited, defying the very purpose of the report. Can we all take a step back for a moment to marvel at this? Whether it’s out of frustration...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

FIFA reform process ongoing – Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter insists the reform process at football’s governing body is ongoing, but will be a success. Chairman […]
Via Soccer News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter determined to stand for fifth term as FIFA president

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is committed to standing for a fifth term in office, despite another turbulent year which has seen his leadership questioned time and again. The 78-year-old Swiss, the FIFA president since 1998, is determined to stand in May's presidential elections as he seeks to maintain power at the top of football's world governing body. Candidates have until the end...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Things to know about FIFA World Cup bidding rules

In the next World Cup bidding process, a vastly different set of FIFA rules should be in place. It had to be that way after the fallout from the 2018 and 2022 bidding contests, which were finally resolved Friday. At a meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, FIFA President Sepp Blatter closed Michael Garcia's investigation of World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar, and also looked ahead to the next...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Things to know about FIFA's World Cup probe

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Ever since FIFA executives voted to send the World Cups of 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar there have been endless questions about how and why they picked those countries and accusations that some of them might have been bought off or otherwise leaned on. With FIFA's already tarnished reputation taking a beating, it reached out to lawyer Michael Garcia...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA says the crisis is over despite much controversy

Fifa has maintained it will not re-open the voting process for the hosting rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but president Sepp Blatter said that the confidential report into the bidding process for football’s showpiece events will be published in part. Following a meeting of Fifa’s Executive Committee today (Friday) in Marrakech, Morocco, Blatter said the decisions would...
Via 90Soccer
5 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA Ex Co Recommends Releasing Garcia Report, Two Days After Garcia Resigned In Protest

In a rather bizarre twist, FIFA’s executive committee now recommends releasing the Garcia Report, two days after Michael Garcia resigned his position on FIFA’s ethics committee in protest due to FIFA turning down his appeal to release the entire Garcia Report. As an organization who was so hellbent on not having the Garcia Report see the light of day, they made a complete 180...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA moves to abolish referees' age limit

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) FIFA is abolishing age limits for international referees. FIFA says it is relaxing the rule which forced match officials to leave its international list at the end of the year they turned 45. Now, referees ''shall be carefully evaluated'' annually after reaching that age. FIFA said Friday officials will undergo ''technical assessments, medical examinations...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Qatar, Russia World Cup’s still going on per FIFA President Sepp Blatter

View image | gettyimages.com FIFA President Sepp Blatter says the Qatard and Russia World Cup’s are safe, per Rob Harris. Breaking: FIFA President Sepp Blatter says “will not revisit the 2018 and 2022 vote” for World Cup hosts. Russia & Qatar safe — Rob Harris (@RobHarris) December 19, 2014 The Qatar World Cup is a complete joke. Well then again FIFA seems to...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Sepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report in the bidding process. At a FIFA executive committee meeting in Morocco, Blatter says ''we will not revisit the 2018 and 2022 vote.'' Blatter also says the executive committee agreed unanimously to publish ethics prosecutor...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Sepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA Executive Committee prepares for vote on World Cup investigation

MARRAKECK, Morocco -- The FIFA Executive Committee began its two-day meeting at the luxury Mamounia hotel in Marrakech on Thursday with the resignation of chief investigator Michael Garcia dominating the agenda. A possible split between old and new FIFA executive committee members has emerged ahead of the vote on Friday on whether the Garcia report into World Cup bidding should be...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter 'surprised' by Michael Garcia resignation

MARRAKECH, Morocco -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter tells The Associated Press he is ''surprised'' by the resignation of Michael Garcia, the American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process. Asked for his reaction, while attending the Club World Cup in Morocco, Blatter says he and his executive committee will formulate their response when they...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Timeline: Buildup to Garcia's FIFA resignation

FIFA's attempts to draw the line under corruption allegations experienced another blow on Wednesday with prosecutor Michael Garcia quitting in protest at the handling of the process. The Associated Press looks at the events that led to the resignation: October 2010 - First allegations of wrongdoing in World Cup bidding published in Britain by The Sunday Times, leading to Amos Adamu...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter to AP: "Surprised" by Garcia resignation

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter tells The Associated Press he is ''surprised'' by the resignation of Michael Garcia, the American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process. Asked for his reaction, while attending the Club World Cup in Morocco, Blatter says he and his executive committee will formulate their response when they...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

APNewsBreak: Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor

GENEVA (AP) The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings. Michael Garcia cited a ''lack of leadership'' at the top of FIFA in a resignation statement. He also said he has lost confidence in the independence of his ethics committee colleague...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

What's next in World Cup bid corruption case

GENEVA (AP) Russia and Qatar appear to be the big winners on the day American prosecutor Michael Garcia lost his appeal against FIFA. Garcia, a former U.S. Attorney, had objected to ethics judge Joachim Eckert's summary of his World Cup bid investigation into the 2018 and 2022 hosting votes, claiming there were ''numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations'' of...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Swiss law changed to allow scrutiny of sports organizations' bank accounts

Swiss lawmakers have passed legislation allowing more scrutiny of bank accounts held by sports officials and organizations. The law passed on Friday, in a 128-62 vote in the lower chamber of parliament, was prompted by FIFA bribery scandals in recent years. Switzerland-based sports leaders such as FIFA President Sepp Blatter and IOC President Thomas Bach are now classed as ''politically...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Swiss law allows more scrutiny of sports finances

BERN, Switzerland (AP) Swiss lawmakers have passed legislation allowing more scrutiny of bank accounts held by sports officials and organizations. The law passed on Friday, in a 128-62 vote in the lower chamber of parliament, was prompted by FIFA bribery scandals in recent years. Switzerland-based sports leaders such as FIFA President Sepp Blatter and IOC President Thomas Bach are...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter to oppose winter 2022 World Cup, says FIFA's Valcke

MARRAKECH, Morocco -- FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says President Sepp Blatter will oppose a January kickoff for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, despite it being a key option under consideration. Valcke tried to narrow the choice to January-February or November-December after FIFA last month hosted leaders of confederations, leagues, clubs and players' unions. They meet against...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini urges Blatter to stand down; says FIFA in a 'very bad place'

UEFA chief Michel Platini has pleaded with Sepp Blatter to step down from his role in charge of Fifa, saying he has dragged world football's governing body to a "very, very, very bad" place. Blatter was first elected to the role in 1998, successfully retaining his position for five successive terms and is set to renege on his initial promise that he would stand as a candidate in...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA Not Responsible For Qatar’s Workers Conditions According to Blatter

Sepp Blatter is in that zone where you wouldn’t be shocked by anything that he says. Blatter tested that in Sri Lanka by deflecting responsibility for Qatar’s labor situation to individual companies who employ those workers. In a report from The Guardian, Blatter said that, “[companies from European countries] are responsible for their workers and not Fifa.” Alright let...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter: FIFA not responsible for welfare of migrant workers in Qatar

The welfare of migrant workers involved in building facilities for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is the responsibility of the companies who hired them, not FIFA, Sepp Blatter said Tuesday. Speaking to reporters during his visit to Sri Lanka, the FIFA president said the workers are employed by companies from Germany, France, England and other European countries and ''they are responsible...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter: FIFA not responsible for workers in Qatar

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the welfare of migrant workers involved in building facilities for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is the responsibility of the companies who hired them, not FIFA. Speaking Tuesday during his visit to Sri Lanka, Blatter said the workers are employed by companies from Germany, France and other European countries and ''they are...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA's Sepp Blatter: 2022 World Cup will be played in Qatar

MANILA, Philippines -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter responded to the latest criticism of the World Cup bidding process by assuring Asian football delegates that the tournament will go ahead in Qatar in 2022. ''Believe me, with all what has been said, what is told around the world, by whom? By those ... not involved exactly (with) what has happened or what happens in football,'' he...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss
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