Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini suspected of fraud in 5-year FIFA case

Soccer Nov 28, 2020

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini suspected of fraud in 5-year FIFA case

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are facing a more serious charge of fraud after Swiss federal prosecutors intensified a five-year investigation into the pair’s past dealings at FIFA this week. The open criminal proceedings had been focused on suspected mismanagement and misappropriation, plus an act ...

Blatter makes appearance at CAS to appeal six-year ban

Soccer Aug 25, 2016

Blatter makes appearance at CAS to appeal six-year ban

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeared before sport's highest tribunal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), on Thursday to appeal against his six-year ban from soccer. The 80-year-old, who headed soccer's global governing body for 17 years until he resigned in June 2015, ...

Jennings predicts jail time for Blatter

Soccer Aug 5, 2016

Jennings predicts jail time for Blatter

by Ed Odeven

For decades, British investigative reporter Andrew Jennings has exposed corruption at the highest levels in global sports. Repeatedly, his relentless, painstaking work has paid off. It has led to major scoops that shed light on problems that plagued — and continue to plague — the ...

FIFA reveals Blatter, allies awarded selves $80 million

Soccer Jun 4, 2016

FIFA reveals Blatter, allies awarded selves $80 million

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two other leading officials were involved in a "coordinated attempt" to enrich themselves through annual salary increases and World Cup bonuses, world soccer's governing body said on Friday. FIFA said an internal investigation revealed that the three officials had ...

Soccer Feb 27, 2016

Maradona blasts FIFA

Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona says longtime FIFA president Sepp Blatter and European soccer chief Michel Platini should have been given life imprisonment rather than six-year bans from soccer for ethics violations. The pair were suspended for eight years — reduced to six this week ...

FIFA ethics report calls for sanctions against Blatter, Platini

Soccer Nov 21, 2015

FIFA ethics report calls for sanctions against Blatter, Platini

FIFA ethics investigators called on Saturday for sanctions against president Sepp Blatter and European soccer boss Michel Platini, dealing a fresh blow to Platini's bid to succeed Blatter as head of world soccer's governing body. Both men were suspended from their posts for 90 days ...

Soccer Oct 27, 2015

Zico fails to secure required backing for FIFA presidential bid

Brazil soccer legend and former Japan national team coach Zico revealed he gave up his campaign for the FIFA presidency on Monday after failing to muster the required five association nominations. "I had good response from at least six associations but moves within UEFA swayed ...

Soccer 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 France ...