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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business

Jul 26, 2015

FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business

FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday. The two presidents joined on stage for speeches to open a ...

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 ...

Jul 20, 2015

FIFA presidential election set for February

FIFA will hold a presidential election on Feb. 26, giving Sepp Blatter seven more months in power before leaving the scandal-tainted governing body. The date was chosen by FIFA’s executive committee on Monday, after Blatter announced plans to resign four days following his re-election ...

FIFA warned sponsors will flee without reform

Jul 3, 2015

FIFA warned sponsors will flee without reform

A former top FIFA official who left after criticizing its president Sepp Blatter has warned that big sponsors will start leaving world soccer’s governing body unless major reforms are undertaken. Michel Zen-Ruffinen, who succeeded Blatter as FIFA secretary general from 1998 until 2002 when ...

Jul 2, 2015

U.S. files extradition request for seven FIFA officials

The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer’s world governing body. Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice said Thursday that the requests were received from ...