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News 27/05/2015

FIFA “happy” about US and Swiss embezzlement actions

FIFA said that it is “very happy” that both US and Swiss authorities today took separate actions over alleged embezzlement ahead of the 65th FIFA Congress, 28-29 May 2015. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) charged nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives with ‘racketeering, wire fraud and money...

25/06/2018

Questions remain over FIFA action on Russian sample swapping evidence

The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) has attempted to dismiss allegations that it knew the sample of a Russian footballer had been swapped 18 months ago, and failed to do anything about it. The Mail on Sunday reported that the Russian Ministry of Sport covered up an adverse analytical finding...

15/03/2018

FIFA broker agreement on SAFA Elective Congress

FIFA has confirmed that it has brokered an agreement regarding the forthcoming SAFA Elective Congress which will be held on 24 March 2018. Addressing a hastily-arranged media press conference on Thursday morning, COSAFA President Phillip Chiyangwa who had been mandated by FIFA to find a solution into the matter told...

16/11/2017

Former FIFA ethic chiefs have founded consultancy for sports federations and clubs

The former chairmen of FIFA’s Ethics Committee, Hans-Joachim Eckert and Dr Cornel Borbély, together with Dr Marc Tenbücken, a communications expert from Munich, have founded the Zurich-based Sports Governance Unit (SGU). The SGU is to advise associations, clubs, sponsors and governments on issues in the context of good governance,...

15/11/2017

FIFAGate Trial: Fox Sports is named among broadcasters in bribery deals

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Sports was dragged into the FIFAGate scandal when it was alleged, in court in New York, to have been among media giants which paid bribes to obtain international football contracts. The allegation was made by Alejandro Burzaco, former CEO of Argentina’s powerful TyC who was testifying against...

News 01/09/2016

FIFA agrees compensation of President and Secretary General

The FIFA Compensation Sub-Committee and the FIFA President have agreed that the FIFA President’s gross basic salary will be CHF 1.5 million per year plus benefits. The Sub-Committee and the FIFA Secretary General also agreed that the Secretary General’s gross basic salary will be CHF 1.3 million plus benefits. The...

News 29/01/2016

AFC Executive Committee endorses FIFA Reform Committee Proposals

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee at its meeting in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday recommended that the Member Associations meet in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the FIFA Reform Committee governance proposals, tabled in December 2015. The FIFA Reform Committee, under the independent chairman Francois Carrard, set three key...

News 17/12/2015

J.S. Blatter: To the members of FIFA…

The final highlight of a turbulent football year started in Japan on Thursday, 10 December with the Club World Cup. Even though FIFA is experiencing one of its most serious crises, I am happy to note that day-to-day operations are going very smoothly. All FIFA competitions went off without...

News 30/10/2015

FIFA Update: Weekly round-up

• Presidential election candidates confirmed amid Platini uncertainty • Blatter’s revelation of ‘gentleman’s agreement’ before World Cup votes sparks controversy • Sheikh Salman once again denies human rights allegations • Global bank discloses it is being investigated over FIFA transactions   Presidential election candidates confirmed amid Platini uncertainty FIFA...

News 01/10/2015

Platini explains that FIFA couldn’t afford to pay him

UEFA President Michel Platini has said that FIFA didn’t pay him for consultancy work carried out from 1998 until 2002 because it couldn’t afford it at the time, and that he didn’t pursue payment until 2011. As the above graph shows, FIFA reported a net loss of CHF3 million...

News 17/09/2015

FIFA puts Valcke ‘on leave’ after ticketing scheme allegations

FIFA has put its Secretary General, Jérôme Valcke, on leave following allegations that he was involved in a scheme to profit from selling World Cup tickets at above face value. ‘FIFA today announced that its Secretary General Jérôme Valcke has been put on leave and released from his duties...

News 12/06/2015

Daily FIFA Update: Interpol suspends relationship with FIFA

Interpol today suspended its relationship with FIFA due to investigations into corruption, and has frozen US$20 million received in funds from FIFA designed to create a 10-year ‘Integrity in Sport’ programme. Interpol took the decision at a three-day meeting of its General Secretariat at its Lyon headquarters (pictured), which ended...

News 02/06/2015

Blatter to step down as FIFA President

Joseph S. Blatter today announced that he is to step down as President of FIFA between December 2015 and March 2016, but plans to remain at FIFA to drive through governance reforms to its Executive Committee. The delay is due to the FIFA Statutes, which under Article 24 require...

News 29/05/2015

Blatter re-elected as FIFA President

FIFA President Joesph S. Blatter was today re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA President, defeating Prince Ali bin al-Hussein by 133 to 73 votes. This was not quite the two-thirds majority to enable Blatter to secure an outright victory in the first ballot (a two-thirds majority from the 206...

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