BREAKING NEWS!! The FAN World Cup (fanworldcup.soccer) has been selected as a National Finalist in the 2015 Get In The Ring Global Startup Challenge. Get In The Ring (getinthering.co) is the Olympics for Startups; a worldwide competition for start-ups with 130+ events in 80 countries where entrepreneurs “pitch” their ideas to an international judging panel,[…]
The governing body of world soccer isn’t exactly in a position to lead on matters of ethics. For years, FIFA has been rocked by allegations of corruption. And in May, several current and former FIFA executives were arrested as part of a US criminal probe alleging rampant graft within the organization.
Former FA and Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein is keen to explore how much support he can muster for his radical proposal to dissolve FIFA and start again with a renamed organisation. Dein, one of world football’s great networkers with an unrivalled contacts book, has been thinking about this since he was disillusioned by the murky[…]
STOP THE FIFA ELECTIONS! FIFA is probably experiencing the most traumatic and dehabilitating time of its 85 year old life. Its 8th President, Sepp Blatter has been suspended for 90 days, along with Michal Platini and Jerome Valcke while US indictments were brought against 14 soccer executives on charges including money laundering, fraud, tax evasion[…]
Seven men have stepped up promising to bring change and transparency to a new, cleaned-up Fifa. Just don’t expect too much Prince Ali bin al-Hussein Jordan, 39. Odds 4-6 fav Fifa’s version of a clean break, fresh-start, man of the people candidate. The Jordanian prince and long-term Fifa insider – who said in 2012 he[…]