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FIFA email connects Sepp Blatter to $10m

A 2007 email shows FIFA President Sepp Blatter and then-South African President Thabo Mbeki held "discussions" over the $10 million that ultimately went to allegedly corrupt senior soccer executives as payback for supporting the country's World Cup bid.

Former FIFA president Blatter loses appeal against ban

2016-12-06 07:40

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal against a six-year ban for ethics violations, imposed amid the biggest corruption scandal to shake the world soccer body, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday.

FIFA former president Blatter attends hearing in Lausanne

2016-08-26 09:34

FIFA former president Sepp Blatter Thursday attended a hearing in Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, in his final attempt to overturn the six-year ban imposed on him by FIFA.

Blatter down to his last challenge

2016-08-25 08:07

Sepp Blatter will mount his final challenge against a six-year FIFA ban on Thursday, following more than a year of scandal that saw him thrown out of soccer in disgrace.

Probe zooms in on Beckenbauer

2016-03-24 08:29

The FIFA ethics committee on Tuesday opened a bribery investigation into German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer and other officials from the 2006 World Cup bid team.

Infantino elected as new President of FIFA

2016-02-27 06:28

FIFA's member associations Friday elected Gianni Infantino to succeed Sepp Blatter as the new President of FIFA since 1998.

Platini withdraws candidacy for FIFA presidency

2016-01-08 05:23

Banned European soccer boss president Michel Platini has withdrawn his candidacy from the race for the presidency of soccer's scandal-plagued governing body FIFA.

FIFA prepares reform package for special congress

2015-12-24 09:48

The world soccer governing body FIFA has prepared a reform package for the special congress slated for February in a bid to restore its reputation hit by corruption scandals.

Blatter and Platini banned by FIFA for eight years

2015-12-21 17:06

Suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA boss Michel Platini were both banned for eight years on Monday by FIFA's Ethics Committee.

Ex-Costa Rica chief agrees to extradition to US on bribery charges

2015-12-15 09:30

A former Costa Rican soccer chief has agreed to stop fighting extradition from Switzerland to the United States to face charges that he accepted bribes in exchange for media and marketing contracts.

Suspended Platini hopes to be at Euro draw

2015-12-09 14:41

Suspended FIFA presidential candidate Michel Platini hopes his 90-day suspension will be lifted in time for him to attend the Euro 2016 draw in Paris on Saturday.

Former Honduras football boss denies wrongdoing

2015-12-04 10:56

Former president of the Honduras Football Association, Rafael Leonardo Callejas, who was indicted by US officials among the FIFA corruption scandals, denied any wrongdoing.

FIFA unveil final reform plan amid new scandals

2015-12-04 08:59

The Federation International Football Association (FIFA) executive committee on Thursday unanimously approved a set of reform proposals, after two FIFA high-ranking officials arrested earlier the day.

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