Blatter to continue FIFA reign

May 30, 2015

Blatter to continue FIFA reign

Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after his only challenger conceded defeat in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption in world soccer. Blatter won despite demands that he quit in the face of a major ...

May 30, 2015

Tashima elected to FIFA exec board

Japan Football Association vice president Kozo Tashima was formally approved as an executive committee member of soccer’s world governing body FIFA on Friday at the FIFA congress. Tashima, 57, is the first Japanese to serve on the executive committee since former JFA president Junji ...

Calls for FIFA's Blatter to quit as global anger builds

May 28, 2015

Calls for FIFA's Blatter to quit as global anger builds

FIFA president Sepp Blatter Thursday faced angry demands to step down after American indictments and the dawn arrests of top officials engulfed world soccer in the biggest crisis yet in his 17-year reign. Stunned by the arrests of senior FIFA figures, top sponsors who ...

Ex-FIFA Vice President Warner arrested in Trinidad, granted bail

May 28, 2015

Ex-FIFA Vice President Warner arrested in Trinidad, granted bail

Police said former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner would spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering to face an arrest warrant issued at the request of U.S. authorities, who filed corruption charges against him and 13 others tied to international soccer. Warner appeared in ...

FIFA execs arrested by Swiss police; World Cup votes probed

May 27, 2015

FIFA execs arrested by Swiss police; World Cup votes probed

Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe. FIFA, meanwhile, said Friday’s ...

Apr 29, 2015

Tashima confident of gaining seat on FIFA executive committee

Japan Football Association vice president Kozo Tashima is confident he can finally win a seat on the FIFA executive committee at Thursday’s Asian Football Confederation Congress. Four years ago, Tashima failed in his bid to succeed compatriot and former JFA president Junji Ogura on ...

Apr 23, 2015

Japan picked to host 2015, '16 Club World Cup

Japan has been reappointed as host of the FIFA Club World Cup for the next two years, the sport’s world governing body announced on Thursday. FIFA said the annual tournament would be held in Japan in 2015 and 2016 with this year’s edition scheduled ...

Figo needs more than fame to unseat Blatter

Mar 13, 2015

Figo needs more than fame to unseat Blatter

As Luis Figo exited a hotel elevator on his way to breakfast, he was approached by a fan carrying a cardboard tube. The man, who had waited at least an hour for the one-time world’s best soccer player at the Bourbon hotel in Asuncion, ...

Figo wants expanded World Cup, more FIFA cash spread

Feb 20, 2015

Figo wants expanded World Cup, more FIFA cash spread

Out of his comfort zone, and being quizzed on soccer politics at Wembley Stadium rather than playing there, Luis Figo made his pitch to run the world game on Thursday. Despite little experience of FIFA, beyond playing in World Cups and winning its 2001 ...