Keir Radnedge

Keir Radnedge is the author of 33 sports books, encyclopaedias, biographies, statistics, quizzes etc.; Film/video/dvd scripts from the World Cup to Maradona to other main issues. He is also a broadcaster, carrying out analysis on TV (BBC, CNN, Sky, Al-Jazeera etc.). He has appeared worldwide on the radio, sports websites, magazines and in national/daily newspapers. He is also a conference moderator, operates a sponsor consultancy, publication aggregation and more… He is also Chairman of the Football Commission of AIPS, the international sports journalists' association.

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News 19/04/2018

FIFA Council member Omari is detained in DR Congo football fraud investigation

Constant Omari Selemani, a member of the FIFA Council, senior figure in African football and President of the football association of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FECOFA), has been arrested along with three other senior officials in an embezzlement inquiry. Also arrested for questioning were Sports Ministry Secretary General Barthelemy...

22/03/2018

Bundesliga clubs vote to maintain 50+1 rule – for the time being

Clubs in the top two professional leagues in Germany have voted at a general meeting to keep the increasingly-discussed 50+1 rule. Andreas Rettig, CEO of 2.Bundesliga club FC St Pauli, who proposed maintaining the status quo, said: “All those who love football will like this decision. There was some controversial discussion but we...

16/02/2018

CONMEBOL warns it may quit Paraguay HQ after the latest legal defeat

South American football confederation CONMEBOL is threatening to move its headquarters out of Paraguay after losing a breach of contract court case. The row dated back to an agreement undertaken under the presidency of veteran former FIFA executive member Nicolas Leoz who is currently contesting an extradition application from the...

16/01/2018

Berlusconi’s sale of Milan under review by Italian prosecutors

Italian police have reportedly been investigating the terms of Milan’s sale last year by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to a Chinese consortium. Berlusconi, who bought the club in the 1980s, rescued it from near-bankrupcty and financed its rise to the pinnacle of world, European and Italian football, has denied...

27/12/2017

FIFAGate: Ex-Peru FA boss Burga freed after being cleared of corruption charges

The United States’ FIFAGate investigation struck a snag after former Peruvian federation president Manuel Burga was cleared by a jury after further deliberations in New York. Burga had been sent for trial along with ex-Brazilian CBF president Jose Maria Marin and former South American confederation supremo Juan Angel Napout. All...

15/12/2017

FIFAGate: Jury’s verdict crucial on US jurisdiction over CONMEBOL bosses’ bribes business

The jury’s verdict in the FIFAGate trial in New York is more nuanced and potentially far-reaching than many observers may believe. Jose Maria Marin (ex-president of Brazil’s CBF), Juan Angel Napout (fromer head of South American confederation CONMEBOL) and Manuel Burga (ex-president of Peru’s FA) all deny corruption charges which...

14/12/2017

FIFAGate: Judge takes quizzical view of Del Nero’s ‘FIFA freedom’ in Brazil

The judge in the FIFAGate trial in New York has commented on the continuing ‘free’ status of Marco Polo del Nero at the head of the Brazilian football confederation, even though he has been indicted in the US$200 million corruption case. Judge Pamela Chen made her remark in response to...

14/12/2017

OlyGate? US Justice agents stepping up inquiry into IOC’s Rio 2016 ballot

New reports have emerged of an inquiry by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) into the International Olympic Committee (IOC) award to Rio de Janeiro of host rights to the 2016 Games. Earlier this autumn it emerged in Brazil that the US authorities had followed the example of French...

23/11/2017

FIFAGate Trial: Chiriboga used son to sort bribes

The FIFAGate trial in New York has heard how a South American football federation President used his son as a ‘bagman’ to collect his cash. Former Ecuador FA president Luis Chiriboga was sentenced to 10 years’ jail in Quito last year as is currently under house arrest there pending appeal....

23/11/2017

FIFAGate Trial: Court told how Zurich arrests halted Qatari bid for scandal-hit agency

The FIFAGate trial in New York has heard about the collapse of the proposed purchase of a company at the heart of bribery allegations by a Qatari investment arm after the Zurich hotel swoop in 2015. A further connection between Qatar and the football bosses accused of corruption emerged on...

15/11/2017

FIFAGate Trial: Burzaco tells of $15m bribe to Grondona for World Cup TV rights

Alejandro Burzaco, a key prosecution witness in the FIFAGate trial of three former international football bosses, has told a New York court of a US$15 million bribe to the late Julio Humberto Grondona. The former CEO of Argentinian media agency TyC was giving evidence on the third day of the...

15/11/2017

Lawyer named in FIFAGate corruption trial commits suicide in Argentina

Jorge Alejandro Delhon, a lawyer accused in the FIFAGate case on Tuesday of taking bribes, has committed suicide by throwing himelf under a train in Lanus, Buenos Aires. Delhon, 52 and with four children, has been named with a fellow political aide by media supremo Alejandro Burzaco of having accepted...

07/11/2017

Marin & Co on trial as FIFAGate returns to haunt world football

FIFAGate has come to town this week in a courtroom in Brooklyn, New York, two years and five months after the dawn raid on a Zurich hotel which blew open the rotten state of the leadership of the world football federation. On May 27, 2015, Swiss police responded to extradition...

17/08/2017

Valcke hits back at forgetful Blatter over FIFA contract with US law firm

Jérôme Valcke has accused his old FIFA boss Sepp Blatter of amnesia amid confusion over the world federation’s protective contract with law firm Quinn Emanuel. Earlier this month German news magazine Der Spiegel obtained a copy of a contract with the American international law firm signed off in January 2015 by Legal Director Marco...

06/06/2017

Angry UEFA takes on FIFA over new communications chasm

Relations between FIFA and UEFA risk heading back into the ice age by Europe’s anger at being kept in the dark over the latest controversies to assail international football. Aleksander Ceferin, president of the European federation, is writing a formal letter of concern to Gianni Infantino, head of the world...

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