FIFA exec Tashima warns Chung cannot bank on Japan's support

Aug 19, 2015

FIFA exec Tashima warns Chung cannot bank on Japan's support

South Korean FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon cannot bank on the support of neighboring Japan, FIFA executive committee member Kozo Tashima said Tuesday. Tashima said he was pleased his good friend Chung was standing for president, but suggested Japan would instead vote at the ...

Chung announces FIFA presidency bid

Aug 17, 2015

Chung announces FIFA presidency bid

Announcing his bid to run for FIFA president, Chung Mong-Joon pledged to help the governing body clean itself up if he gets elected. Speaking at a news conference in Paris on Monday, the South Korean said “it is my privilege and honor to announce ...

Aug 8, 2015

FIFA launches internal probe

FIFA says it has opened an internal investigation into corruption allegations that have blighted soccer’s governing body. The investigation, which is being conducted by external lawyers, comes as American and Swiss authorities pursue separate probes into alleged wrongdoing in world soccer. In the U.S., ...

South Korean Chung to run for FIFA president

Jul 30, 2015

South Korean Chung to run for FIFA president

Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in Asian soccer, said on Thursday he is entering the race to replace Sepp Blatter as president of the sport’s world governing body. Chung, the 63-year-old billionaire scion of South Korea’s Hyundai ...

Rivals knock Platini's bid for FIFA presidency

Jul 30, 2015

Rivals knock Platini's bid for FIFA presidency

UEFA boss Michel Platini announced he would stand for president of world soccer’s governing body FIFA on Wednesday, and immediately ran into a storm of criticism from two of his potential rivals. Platini’s announcement ended weeks of speculation over whether the 60-year-old Frenchman would ...

Jul 29, 2015

Platini reveals plan to run for FIFA presidency

Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body “the dignity and the position it deserves.” Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, wrote to member federations in Europe on Wednesday ...

Jul 29, 2015

Mob Museum to stage FIFA exhibit

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is setting up an exhibit dedicated to the FIFA corruption scandal. The permanent display entitled “The ‘Beautiful Game’ Turns Ugly” will open at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in downtown Las Vegas on Sept. ...

Sources say Platini set to announce bid for FIFA presidency

Jul 29, 2015

Sources say Platini set to announce bid for FIFA presidency

Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week. Two officials familiar with Platini’s plans have told The Associated Press that the FIFA vice president has made a decision to try to succeed Sepp Blatter. The officials spoke ...

Jul 28, 2015

Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

Michel Platini, the head of European soccer’s governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international told Reuters on Tuesday. The 60-year-old Platini, a former ...

Jul 28, 2015

FIFA overhauling task force rules

FIFA has changed composition rules for a task force criticized as lacking credibility to drive reforms after a corruption crisis. An 11-member panel announced last week to propose ideas at a Sept. 24-25 FIFA executive committee meeting was widely judged to lack independence. Changes ...

Jul 24, 2015

Corruption crisis hampers search for new sponsors, FIFA admits

The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors. Targeting almost $6 billion in revenue from the 2018 tournament, FIFA has not signed any new sponsors since last year’s World Cup in Brazil. “Definitely the current situation does not help ...

Jul 21, 2015

Ex-FIFA VP Chung to seek presidency

Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon on Tuesday expressed his intent to succeed Sepp Blatter as the head of soccer’s world governing body, according to Yonhap News Agency. “I am thinking of running (for FIFA president),” Chung told Yonhap by phone. “I will try ...