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?[…]
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. […]
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. […]
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?
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[…]
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.