Soccer Leak Revealing Offshore Millions Prompts French Probe

It never seems to stop….

France is the latest country to investigate possible tax avoidance by soccer stars, coaches and their managers following the leak of financial information published by media organizations across Europe.

France’s financial prosecutor opened a preliminary probe into possible laundering of tax-fraud proceeds earlier this month, it said Tuesday in a statement. […]

Can the FAN World Cup save Fifa?

FIFA is experiencing the most traumatic and dehabilitating time of its 85 year old life. Its 8th President, Sepp Blatter and former UEFA President Michel Platini have been banned for 8 years (maybe more) on charges including conflict of interest and lack of transparency while former Fifa Secretary-General Jerome Valcke received a 12 year ban Read more about Can the FAN World Cup save Fifa?[…]

FIFA sponsors demand ‘independent oversight’ of reforms

Five of FIFA’s sponsors have written to the executive committee of football’s scandal-battered governing body demanding “independent oversight” of the reform process.

Sponsors were originally promised places on the FIFA reform committee. But instead of being invited into meetings discussing the overhaul of the organization, they have only been offered seats on an advisory board which is yet to be appointed. […]

FAN World Cup selected as a National finalist in Get In The Ring Global Startup Challenge

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, champion investors and over 100+ GITR global partners. GITR’s mission is best described as follows:
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Abolish corrupted FIFA and start again with a new untainted name, suggests David Dein

david deinFormer 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 £1.35million consultancy cheque paid by Sepp Blatter to Michel Platini nine years late and with no written contract to validate it. […]

STOP Fifa Elections!

STOP THE FIFA ELECTIONS!fifa candidates

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 and racketeering. Top soccer executives, high profile football clubs and financial institutions have also been identified and brought into the corruption and money laundering spotlight by US, Swiss and UK investigators.

FIFA’s call for candidates for the position of FIFA president has now closed with 7 male candidates who will contest and lobby all of the 209 federations who are voting members in the FIFA family. The special congress election is slated for Feb 26th 2016 to elect a replacement for Mr Blatter but what can we expect will happen?

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Meet the new boss, same as the old boss: how Fifa’s seven candidates rate

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 Read more about Meet the new boss, same as the old boss: how Fifa’s seven candidates rate[…]

FIFA’s Sepp Blatter says attacks from sponsors politically motivated

sepp got caught

Embattled soccer boss Sepp Blatter has rejected complaints made by the sport’s biggest sponsors over a bribery and corruption scandal, saying they were politically motivated and made at the behest of the United States.

Blatter has been suspended from FIFA as part of the fall-out from a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into bribery, money-laundering and wire fraud at the sport’s governing body.

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