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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16/06/2019

Jack Warner fails in latest bid to defy FIFAGate extradition to the United States

Jack Warner, one of the most infamous of the FIFAGate targets of the United States Department of Justice (DoJ), has lost the latest stage in his bid to avoid extradition from Trinidad & Tobago. Warner, a former FIFA Vice President and President of the Central and North American Confederation (CONCACAF),...

News 15/05/2019

Legal tangle heading for extra time as financial fair play cloud rains on City parade

A protracted legal battle is likely if newly re-crowned English title winner Manchester City is suspended from European club competition for a year, as is a reported possibility. At the weekend, City became the first club in ten years to successfully retain the Premier League crown and it can make...

26/02/2019

Money-laundering trial of ex-Barcelona president Rosell starts in Madrid

The trial opens today in Madrid of former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell, wife Marta Pineda and four other business associates accused of skimming off commissions from Brazilian national team television rights. Rosell and fellow accused Joan Besolí, his lawyer and close friend, have been held in prison for 641 days...

16/01/2019

Varnish loses fight for ‘employee status’ against UK Sport and British Cycling

Jess Varnish, cycling’s former European team sprint champion, has lost her employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport. The case had threatened to impact how UK Sport offers grants to British athletes in future, potentially forcing the body to introduce benefits and increased protection in the event of disputes...

21/09/2018

UEFA report highlights human rights gap between Turkey and Germany in Euro 2024 bid race

Fall-out from the selection of Russia and Qatar to stage the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has exerted a significant effect on bidding for the 2024 European Championship. Germany and Turkey are the two contenders between whom the Executive Committee of European federation UEFA will decide in Nyon, near Geneva,...

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...

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