Tag Archives: FIFA

13Nov/17

FIFA bribery trial kicks off in New York court

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – More than two years after U.S. prosecutors unveiled a sweeping corruption case that rocked FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, three former officials linked to the organization face a trial on racketeering and bribery charges on Monday (November 13) in a New York court. Continue reading

11Nov/17

Hope Solo alleges in a Portuguese newspaper that Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (JANUARY 7, 2013) (REUTERS) – Former U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo has alleged in a Portuguese newspaper article that former FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her. Continue reading

23Oct/17

Ronaldo retains FIFA award for world’s best player

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 23, 2017) (FIFA) – Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at FIFA’s The Best awards gala on Monday (October 23). Continue reading

01Sep/17

Former England captain Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving offence

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 10, 2017) (REUTERS) – Former England captain Wayne Rooney has been charged with a drink-driving offence, Cheshire police said in a statement on Friday (September 1). Continue reading

01May/17

UN human rights commissioner praises player who objected to racist chanting

High commissioner describes Sulley Muntari, who left the pitch after his complaints about racist chanting were ignored, as “an inspiration to all of us”.
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10Apr/17

Mexico, USA and Canada announce joint World Cup bid

U.S. Federation head says Trump backs bid despite anti-Mexican rhetoric

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09Jan/17

Ronaldo wins FIFA’s player of the year award

Cristiano Ronaldo wins best men’s player of the year, while Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri picks up coach of the year at FIFA award show.

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29Nov/16
Theo van Seggelen, Secretary General of FIFPro

Worldwide soccer players face modest wages, late payment and initimidation shows survey

The world soccer players’ union FIFPro publishes a survey that highlights low wages, few holidays and other poor working conditions faced by players around the world.

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04Apr/16
Juan Pedro Damiani

FIFA ethics committee investigates one of its own members

File footage of a member of the FIFA ethics committee who has himself been placed under a preliminary investigation by the world soccer governing body’s watchdog.

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