FIFA says Gianni Infantino should remain president during probe

Soccer Aug 2, 2020

FIFA says Gianni Infantino should remain president during probe

Gianni Infantino can remain FIFA president and should not be forced from power while under criminal investigation, world soccer's governing body told The Associated Press on Saturday. A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino's conduct on Thursday over his meetings with the ...

Swiss criminal case opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Soccer Jul 31, 2020

Swiss criminal case opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino

A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino was opened by a Swiss special prosecutor on Thursday, plunging the soccer body into a new scandal and potentially threatening the tenure of the man who was brought in to restore its tarnished reputation. FIFA said it ...

FIFA stands by evaluation of Colombia's Women's World Cup bid

Soccer Jun 21, 2020

FIFA stands by evaluation of Colombia's Women's World Cup bid

FIFA is standing by its technical evaluation of Colombia's bid to host the 2023 women's World Cup, telling the country's unhappy soccer chief that the assessment was conducted in a "highly objective" manner. Colombian Football Federation president Ramon Jesurun wrote to FIFA last week, along ...

U.S. judge grants early release to Brazilian in FIFA corruption scandal

Soccer Mar 31, 2020

U.S. judge grants early release to Brazilian in FIFA corruption scandal

A federal judge in New York on Monday granted the release from prison, on humanitarian grounds, of an 87-year-old former senior Brazilian soccer official tarnished by the FIFA corruption scandal. Judge Pamela Chen authorized the release of Jose Maria Marin, a former Brazilian Football Confederation ...

France win inaugural FIFA eNations Cup

More Sports Apr 15, 2019

France win inaugural FIFA eNations Cup

France showed they were champions in virtual soccer as well as the real game on Sunday when they beat Argentina to win the inaugural FIFA eNations Cup and a $40,000 prize. Twenty countries from six confederations were entered in the esports event, with World Cup ...