Soccer 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 is ...

Soccer / 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. "My name is known all over the world and I have a wealth of experience," the ...

FIFA ExCo member Tashima urges Blatter to go immediately

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. Hours after the about-face took place at ...

Former Japan manager Zico considers running for FIFA presidency

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. "Why not? My life was always in football. A passion exercised with seriousness and respect in Brazil and other ...

Blatter to continue FIFA reign

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. Blatter won despite demands that he quit in the face of a major bribery ...

Figo needs more than fame to unseat Blatter

Soccer Mar 13, 2015

Figo needs more than fame to unseat Blatter

As Luis Figo exited a hotel elevator on his way to breakfast, he was approached by a fan carrying a cardboard tube. The man, who had waited at least an hour for the one-time world's best soccer player at the Bourbon hotel in Asuncion, Paraguay, ...

Soccer / World Cup Jun 11, 2014

Ogura calls for truth over World Cup bribery allegations

A good majority of FIFA's executive committee wants the truth to come out about bribery allegations against Qatar despite president Sepp Blatter's attempt to dismiss them as racist and discriminatory, former vice president Junji Ogura said Tuesday. Blatter, as well as the African confederation, has ...

Chaos reigns for FIFA as World Cup looms

Soccer / World Cup Jun 10, 2014

Chaos reigns for FIFA as World Cup looms

FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who said in 2011 he would steer soccer's ruling body through troubled waters, isn't anywhere near land. Brazil is readying for street protests over $3.6 billion of public spending on the 2014 World Cup, which starts in two days in Sao ...

Soccer / World Cup May 17, 2014

Blatter admits FIFA mistake in Qatar

Awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar was a "mistake" and the tournament will may have to be held in the winter because of the heat, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said. "Of course, it was a mistake. You know, one comes across a ...