Jun 26, 2015

FIFA official denied bail in extradition to U.S.

A Swiss court denied a request by a FIFA official arrested in Zurich last month to be released pending his extradition to the U.S. because he is considered a flight risk. The FIFA official, who wasn’t identified, has no close ties to Switzerland and ...

FIFA official warns Blatter not to backtrack

Jun 15, 2015

FIFA official warns Blatter not to backtrack

Soccer Sepp Blatter was warned from within FIFA on Sunday not to attempt to backtrack on his pledge to quit as president. Domenico Scala, who is overseeing the presidential election, said that a leadership change is an essential component of the far-reaching reforms required ...

Jun 11, 2015

FIFA spokesman De Gregorio steps down

FIFA’s director of communications Walter De Gregorio is to relinquish office with immediate effect, though he will continue to serve on a consultancy basis until the end of the year, world soccer’s governing body said in a statement on Thursday. De Gregorio had taken ...

Jun 9, 2015

FIFA-backed film makes meager debut

The FIFA-financed movie “United Passions” made only about $900 over the weekend, according to a person who has seen box-office data from the 10 theaters the film played in and was granted anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to release the figures. Made for about ...

Jun 5, 2015

FIFA gave Ireland $5 mil. after debacle

In the midst of an escalating financial scandal, FIFA admitted Thursday to giving Ireland $5 million in compensation for missing a place at the 2010 World Cup after Thierry Henry’s handball set up France’s winning goal. FIFA disclosed the payment after the money was ...

Jun 5, 2015

Blatter won't attend next IOC meeting

Outgoing FIFA president and Olympic member Sepp Blatter will not attend next week’s IOC meeting in Lausanne, world soccer’s governing body announced on Friday. “In April, the FIFA president informed the IOC that he would not be attending in person the session in Lausanne. ...

Jun 4, 2015

Zico thinks he's can win FIFA presidency

Brazilian legend and former Japan national team coach Zico believes he is in with a chance of replacing Sepp Blatter after voicing his intention of running for FIFA presidency. “My name is known all over the world and I have a wealth of experience,” ...