FBI mulls raid in FIFA Congress

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on FBI mulls raid in FIFA Congress 

MOSCOW, Feb. 22 — The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) could conduct new arrests at the FIFA congress, where 209 FIFA associations will send their highest officials.

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Indonesia trying to end FIFA's sanction soon

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Indonesia trying to end FIFA's sanction soon 

JAKARTA, Feb. 21 — Various stakeholders connected to soccer in Indonesia have been trying to bring to an end the sanctions imposed by FIFA against the All-Indonesia Football Association (PSSI).

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Sepp Blatter: FIFA’s 2 million Swiss francs payment to Platini was legal

December 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sepp Blatter: FIFA’s 2 million Swiss francs payment to Platini was legal 

MOSCOW, Dec. 16 — A payment of 2 million Swiss francs made by FIFA to UEFA then-President Michel Platini was legal as "it was based on a verbal agreement" and its legality had been confirmed by FIFA Congress, temporarily suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter said in his letter addressed to members of FIFA.

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FIFA rejects appeals lodged by blatter, platini against 90-day bans

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on FIFA rejects appeals lodged by blatter, platini against 90-day bans 

MOSCOW, Nov. 18 — "The FIFA Appeal Committee, chaired by Larry Mussenden, on Wednesday rejected in full the appeals lodged by Joseph S. Blatter and Michel Platini and confirmed in their entirety the respective decisions," the statement reads.

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Soccer: Brazil's Zico makes late tilt at FIFA presidency

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Soccer: Brazil's Zico makes late tilt at FIFA presidency 

TOKYO, Oct. 26 — Brazil soccer legend and former Japan national team coach Zico told Kyodo News in an exclusive interview Monday that he believes his knowledge and experience of the game makes him the best man to clean up FIFA.

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Roundup: 11 current and former FIFA officials under investigation

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: 11 current and former FIFA officials under investigation 

GENEVA, Oct. 22 — Following are the 11 current and former FIFA officials put under investigation by the FIFA's ethics committee:

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FIFA corruption scandal will not affect 2018 World Cup in Russia

August 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on FIFA corruption scandal will not affect 2018 World Cup in Russia 

TBILISI, Aug. 11 — The recent FIFA corruption scandal will not affect the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Michel Platini, the president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), has told a TASS correspondent.

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Russia hopes for World Cup boost despite FIFA chaos

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russia hopes for World Cup boost despite FIFA chaos 

BEIJING, July 27 — The threat to Russia staging the 2018 World Cup seemed weak as football stars and VIPs convened in the preliminary draw in St. Petersburg on Saturday and huge construction works are underway in each of the 11 host cities.

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FIFA suspends 2026 World Cup bidding

June 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on FIFA suspends 2026 World Cup bidding 

MOSCOW, June 10 — FIFA has to suspend the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup as the world football governing body is facing a raging corruption scandal, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke announced Wednesday.

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World Cups need protection despite developments in FIFA — secretary general

June 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on World Cups need protection despite developments in FIFA — secretary general 

SAMARA, June 10 — Despite the corruption scandal around FIFA, the organization will do everything possible to defend holding World Cup 2018 in Russia and World Cup in 2022 in Qatar, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke told the press conference on Wednesday. (PNA/TASS)

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