Tag Archives: soccer

28Mar/17

Europe’s top clubs “unhappy” with FIFA’s World Cup expansion

European Club Association chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Europe’s top clubs are unhappy with the expansion of the World Cup and calls sport’s governing bodies to reduce the number of international matches.

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13Jan/16

FIFA says it it has “dismissed” General Secretary Jerome Valcke

FIFA said on Wednesday (January 13) it had fired General Secretary Jerome Valcke, once one of the global soccer body’s most powerful figures, amid alleged corruption involving World Cup ticket sales.
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21Dec/15

Blatter-Platini given eight-year ban

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and European soccer boss Michel Platini have been banned from soccer for eight years. Paul Chapman reports.
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11Oct/15

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner blasts “American witch hunt”

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (OCTOBER 9, 2015) (CCN TV6) – Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner on Friday (October 9) blamed an “American witch hunt” for the global soccer body’s latest woes, including the suspension of several high profile figures.
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30May/15

Londoners disappointed with Blatter FIFA election win

Soccer fans in London voice disappointment after Sepp Blatter is re-elected as president of the world soccer governing body, following a corruption scandal.

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27May/15

FIFA probe a political attempt to strip Russia of 2018 World Cup – Russian anti-corruption watchdog

Russia’s anti-corruption watchdog chief says he does not believe the 2018 World Cup bidding process was corrupt and the FIFA arrests are a politically motivated attempt to strip Russia of the World Cup.

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25May/15

Blatter favourite to be re-elected as FIFA President

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is the overwhelming favourite to be re-elected for a fifth term in Friday’s presidential vote.

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10May/15

Africa’s richest man looking at Arsenal

Africa’s richest man, Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, hoping to buy top English side Arsenal one day, but critics say the business mogul should invest in local soccer instead.

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