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Fifa Corruption

Sepp Blatter Claims 2022 World Cup Was Supposed To Be In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.28.2015 | Sports

With virtually nothing to lose and everything to tell, suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter revealed to Russian news outlet TASS that the United Sta...

FIFA Presidential Candidate Slammed By Human Rights Critics

AP | Justin Block | Posted 10.26.2015 | Sports

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bahraini royal family member Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa is running for FIFA president, a move that will...

OECD Holds FIFA Responsible for Qatari World Cup-related Labour Conditions

James Dorsey | Posted 10.18.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

A Swiss government-sponsored unit of the Paris-based OECD has defined world soccer body FIFA as a multi-national bound by the group's guidelines. As a result, the group concluded that FIFA is responsible for the upholding of the human and labour rights of workers employed in Qatar on 2022 World Cup-related projects.

NYT: Sepp Blatter Appeals FIFA Suspension

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.09.2015 | Sports

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FIFA Replaces One Corrupt Official With Another

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.08.2015 | Sports

With 90-day suspensions handed down to both FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his would-be successor UEFA President Michel Platini on Thursday, a ...

FIFA Temporarily Bans Sepp Blatter

AP | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.04.2015 | Sports

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini, the man who had been favored to take over as FIFA leader, were both suspende...

McDonald's, Coca-Cola Think Sepp Blatter Should Resign; Sepp Blatter Does Not

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter has lost the support of a key constituency: two massive corporate sponsors. On Friday, both McDonald's and Coca...

FIFA Bans Former Vice President Jack Warner For Life

Reuters | Justin Block | Posted 09.29.2015 | Sports

ZURICH, Sept 29 - Trinidadian Jack Warner, once one of the most powerful men in soccer, has been banned from all football-related activities for life...

FIFA Suspends Secretary General Jerome Valcke From Duty

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.17.2015 | Sports

ZURICH — FIFA says it suspended secretary general Jerome Valcke with immediate effect, hours after he was the subject of allegations over a...

John Oliver Shows Why FIFA's Sponsors Are Finally Upset With Them

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.27.2015 | Sports

With Sepp Blatter's Saturday meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin serving as window dressing, John Oliver continued his p...

FIFA's Proposed Reforms Not Enough To Force Real Change, Critics Say

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.20.2015 | Sports

FIFA President Sepp Blatter reiterated his intention to step down and announced a series of reform proposals at a Zurich press conference on Monday, ...

Sepp Blatter Showered In Cash By Protestor During FIFA Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.20.2015 | Sports

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter was treated to his preferred choice of shower on Monday in Zurich, Switzerland, courtesy of British comedian...

FIFA Corruption Draws SEC Scrutiny

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.17.2015 | Sports

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators are examining the behavior of several companies with links to FIFA or ot...

FIFA Hires Former Clinton Aide's Firm Amid Scandals

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.16.2015 | Sports

  Teneo Holdings, a corporate advisory firm co-founded by former Bill Clinton confidant Doug Band, signed on this week to offer strategic advice...

'For the Game. For the World.' What Can We Learn From the FIFA Scandal?

Badr Jafar | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Badr Jafar

Whatever the outcome of these investigations, it is clear that soccer's governing body is in the midst of a legal, commercial and public relations crisis. For any organization, public, private or not-for-profit, to find itself in such a position is a sign that serious mistakes were committed.

Chuck Blazer, Former FIFA Official, Banned From Soccer For Life By Ethics Committee

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.09.2015 | Sports

GENEVA (AP) — Chuck Blazer was banned for life by FIFA's ethics committee on Thursday for widespread corruption, finally ending the career of t...

Women's World Cup: If heroes don't get paid equally, who will?

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Yesterday's dominating FIFA Women's World Cup victory by the U.S. Women's National Team over Japan (5-2) set a television record: It was the most-watched soccer match ever in the U.S. on a single network.

FIFA's Blatter Unwittingly Pinpoints Soccer Governance's Prime Issues

James Dorsey | Posted 07.05.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter unwittingly put his finger on two fundamental issues that underlie a corruption scandal that has rocked world soccer governance, the worst crisis in the sport's history.

FIFA's (Other) Big Problem

Juliana Barbassa | Posted 07.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Juliana Barbassa

FIFA's culture of discrimination goes far beyond the musings of a gaffe-prone, out-of-touch leader.

Sepp Blatter Believes He'll Get Into Heaven On A Technicality

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.01.2015 | Sports

That's not how God works, Sepp.

What to Watch for in the FIFA Case, Part 5: Vague Laws and Prosecutorial Discretion

Kevin Sali | Posted 06.30.2015 | Crime
Kevin Sali

It's increasingly clear that prosecutors have essentially unbounded discretion in deciding whom to charge in a case like this, and extraordinarily broad legal weapons to use against their chosen targets -- a troubling combination for anyone concerned with the rule of law.

Women's World Cup Succeeds in Spite of FIFA

Jennifer Matt | Posted 06.30.2015 | Sports
Jennifer Matt

The Women's World Cup has been successful, yet FIFA's approach to managing the women's game leaves a lot of room for improvement. In most cases, the best approach for FIFA would be to simply run the Women's World Cup like they run the Men's World Cup.

Advisory Council Rejects Labour Reform as Qatar Stiffens Its Back

James Dorsey | Posted 06.25.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Qatar's hardening stance threatens to roll back its successful effort since winning the right to host the World Cup four years to convince its critics that it was serious about reform of its notorious kafala or sponsorship system that puts employees at the mercy of their employers.

What to Watch for in the FIFA Case, Part 4: The Challenge of Preparing a Defense

Kevin Sali | Posted 06.23.2015 | Crime
Kevin Sali

My focus so far has been on the prosecution side of a FIFA-type case, and the issues relating to how the government secures the testimony it will use to build its case. There are equally controversial issues relating to the other side of such a case--the defendant's ability to present a defense.

Why Should U.S. Taxpayers Fix World Cup Soccer?

Jeb Harrison | Posted 06.19.2015 | Sports
Jeb Harrison

The FBI and the US may be lauded for cleaning up the governing body of the world's most popular sport, but to the average US citizen it may seem to be a case of mismanaged national priorities.