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WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 22, 2015
Banks did too little to police FIFA transactions, says global body
A global group of government anti-money-laundering agencies said that financial institutions have not done enough to police suspicious financial activity by officials at soccer's global governing body FIFA, and cautioned banks to step up scrutiny.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 21, 2015
JFA chief Daini denies Japan paid for 2002 World Cup vote
Japan Football Association chief Kuniya Daini has denied a report that claims Japan paid the South American federation (CONMEBOL) $1.5 million after it secured the rights to co-host the 2002 World Cup with South Korea.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 18, 2015
White has Guam on move in 2018 qualifying
For a man who grew up on a council estate in Southampton, England, Gary White has come a long, long way.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 8, 2015
Japan may not revive 2022 World Cup bid if Qatar loses hosting rights
Japan may not bid to stage the 2022 World Cup in the event Qatar is stripped of the hosting rights and a revote takes place, Japan Football Association president Kuniya Daini said on Monday.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 7, 2015
BBC claims to have seen former FIFA VP Warner's documents
The BBC claims to have seen evidence detailing what happened to the $10 million soccer's world governing body FIFA sent to former vice president Jack Warner.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 7, 2015
Honda feels Japan's elite can learn from Blatter's 'manly spirit'
Outspoken AC Milan attacker Keisuke Honda took a dig at Japan's corporate elite on Friday and reckons they could learn from the "manly spirit" Sepp Blatter showed in resigning as the president of soccer's world governing body FIFA earlier this week.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 5, 2015
Flashy FIFA's fast fall from great game to great shame borders on the farcical
In less than a week, the public face of FIFA has gone from something resembling an old-style Communist Party rally, with a defiant Sepp Blatter fronting ranks of flag-bearing youths, to what looks more like a scene from "Reservoir Dogs."
MORE SPORTS
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.
SOCCER
Jun 4, 2015
Feds probing how FIFA favored World Cup host bids by Russia, Qatar
The FBI's investigation of soccer governing body FIFA includes scrutiny of how the organization awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 competition to Qatar, a U.S. law enforcement official said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 3, 2015
FIFA ExCo member Tashima urges Blatter to go immediately
FIFA executive committee member Kozo Tashima said Wednesday that he is not buying president Sepp Blatter's explanation for his resignation and that the leader of soccer's world governing body should consider stepping down before his successor is decided.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 3, 2015
Former Japan manager Zico considers running for FIFA presidency
Former Brazil international and former Japan national team coach Zico is considering running for president of FIFA following the shock resignation of Sepp Blatter on Tuesday.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 3, 2015
FIFA needs a total overhaul
Soccer finds itself in the gravest crisis of its history, and FIFA must be reconstituted from scratch if the beautiful game is to thrive.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 2, 2015
China shows how to crack down on soccer
China's experience with its soccer federation shows that eliminating corruption from a sporting organization requires more than knocking off that organization's leadership.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 1, 2015
New ExCo member Tashiro says 'pus' must be squeezed out of FIFA
New FIFA executive committee member Kozo Tashima said on Monday that the committee is not planning to ask president Sepp Blatter to step down, but the Japan Football Association vice president believes the "pus" must be squeezed out of soccer's world governing body.
EDITORIALS
Jun 1, 2015
The beautiful game dirtied
Major sponsors should pressure FIFA to clean up its act.
Japan Times
SOCCER
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.
SOCCER
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.
COMMENTARY / World
May 30, 2015
FIFA's shocking calls awakened a U.S. giant
American law enforcement is looking to dismantle the cozy old-boy hierarchy that Seth Blatter has learned to play since he joined FIFA in 1975.
Japan Times
SOCCER / PREMIER REPORT
May 29, 2015
Arsenal favored to give Wenger sixth F.A. Cup victory
Arsenal has already suffered one setback ahead of Saturday's F.A. Cup final against Aston Villa.
SOCCER
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.

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