Sepp Blatter loses appeal against 6-year FIFA ban

Sepp Blatter loses appeal against 6-year FIFA ban

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal against a six-year ban for ethics violations, imposed amid the biggest corruption scandal to shake the world soccer body, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Monday. Blatter led FIFA for 17 years, resigning in June last year after several dozen football officials, including former […]

Blatter and other top officials awarded themselves $80 million, says FIFA

Blatter and other top officials awarded themselves $80 million, says FIFA

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two other leading officials were involved in a “coordinated attempt” to enrich themselves through annual salary increases and World Cup bonuses, world soccer’s governing body said on Friday. FIFA said an internal investigation revealed that the three officials had received 79 million Swiss francs ($80 million) in compensation over […]

Blatter and other top officials awarded themselves $80 million, says FIFA

Blatter and other top officials awarded themselves $80 million, says FIFA

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two other leading officials were involved in a “coordinated attempt” to enrich themselves through annual salary increases and World Cup bonuses, world soccer’s governing body said on Friday. FIFA said an internal investigation revealed that the three officials had received 79 million Swiss francs ($80 million) in compensation over […]

Brazil in last-minute rush to be ready for World Cup

Brazil in last-minute rush to be ready for World Cup

SAO PAULO: With just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and phone networks ready before hundreds of thousands of soccer fans descend on the country. Airports in nearly all 12 host cities are swarmed with construction workers laying parking lots, installing […]

Qatar World Cup: FIFA investigator set to reveal findings

Qatar World Cup: FIFA investigator set to reveal findings

As football’s reputation continues to be dragged through the mud following accusations of bribery during the FIFA World Cup bidding process, the man charged with repairing the sport’s image revealed he is close to concluding his investigation. New York lawyer Michael Garcia, who is set to meet Qatari officials in Oman following allegations of wrongdoing, […]