Dec 6, 2016

Blatter loses appeal of six-year ban

Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA. Blatter said in a statement Monday it is “difficult” to accept but that “the way the case progressed, no other verdict could be expected.” The ...

Dec 2, 2016

CAS to reveal verdict for Blatter appeal on Monday

The verdict in former FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s appeal against a six-year ban for unethical conduct will be announced on Monday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Friday it will publish the ruling at 3 p.m. Swiss time. Blatter has repeatedly denied ...

FIFA boss open to 32-team CWC

Nov 19, 2016

FIFA boss open to 32-team CWC

FIFA president Gianni Infantino thinks the mostly unloved Club World Cup could expand to a 32-team tournament played in June. Infantino said in interviews published on Friday in Italian and Spanish newspapers that a club competition could start in 2019. A 32-team event played ...

Nov 4, 2016

Kumagai nominated for FIFA award

Defender Saki Kumagai was among 10 players nominated Thursday for the Best FIFA Women’s Player 2016 award. Kumagai, who helped Japan win the 2011 Women’s World Cup, won the European Champions League, along with a domestic league and cup double with her French club ...

Oct 4, 2016

Infantino wants 48-team World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Monday he would like to expand the number of teams in the World Cup to 48 by adding a one-match playoff at the tournament’s start. Under the new format, the 16 countries that finish highest in qualifying rounds for ...

Sep 24, 2016

Van Basten named FIFA technical boss

FIFA appointed Netherlands and AC Milan great Marco van Basten as a technical director on Friday to help raise coaching standards. FIFA confirmed Van Basten’s new job after he resigned last month as an assistant coach with the Dutch national team. Van Basten was ...

Sep 15, 2016

Japan slips to 56th in FIFA rankings

Japan dropped seven places to 56th in the world according to the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. After losing to the United Arab Emirates at home on Sept. 1 to start the final round of World Cup qualifying, Japan is now the sixth-highest ...

Blatter makes appearance at CAS to appeal six-year ban

Aug 25, 2016

Blatter makes appearance at CAS to appeal six-year ban

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeared before sport’s highest tribunal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), on Thursday to appeal against his six-year ban from soccer. The 80-year-old, who headed soccer’s global governing body for 17 years until he resigned in June ...

Jennings predicts jail time for Blatter

Aug 5, 2016

Jennings predicts jail time for Blatter

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For decades, British investigative reporter Andrew Jennings has exposed corruption at the highest levels in global sports. Repeatedly, his relentless, painstaking work has paid off. It has led to major scoops that shed light on problems that plagued — and continue to plague — ...

FIFA reveals Blatter, allies awarded selves $80 million

Jun 4, 2016

FIFA reveals Blatter, allies awarded selves $80 million

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two other leading officials were involved in a “coordinated attempt” to enrich themselves through annual salary increases and World Cup bonuses, world soccer’s governing body said on Friday. FIFA said an internal investigation revealed that the three officials ...

Jun 3, 2016

Swiss police raid FIFA headquarters as probe continues

Switzerland’s attorney general’s office said it conducted a new raid on FIFA to seize evidence in its ongoing investigations of Sepp Blatter and Jerome Valcke. The federal prosecution office said of the search on Thursday that “documents and electronic data were seized and will ...

May 24, 2016

FIFA fires embattled finance chief over bonus payments

FIFA has fired its finance director of the past 13 years, removing another fixture of the Sepp Blatter presidential era in another round of revelations about irregular million-dollar payments. Markus Kattner’s exit on Monday came after he spent several months in his highest profile ...