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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.

Swiss detain two more FIFA officials in corruption probe

2015-12-03 15:28

Swiss authorities detained two FIFA officials based on arrest requests submitted by the US Department of Justice in the investigation of corruption.

FIFA ethics panel to rule on Blatter, Platini next month

2015-11-24 10:13

The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's ethics committee has opened proceedings against suspended President Sepp Blatter and European soccer boss Michel Platini after ethics investigators called for sanctions against both men.

FIFA approves five presidential candidates, Platini pending

2015-11-13 10:39

FIFA on Thursday approved five candidates to stand in February's vote to replace Sepp Blatter as president of world football's governing body, but Michel Platini has not yet made the list.

FIFA term limit reforms face rejection

2015-11-03 14:23

Up to 40 percent of the reform proposals made by ethics and compliance chief Domenico Scala could be rejected, including plans for term limits for top executives.

FIFA's Blatter planned for Russia and US to host World Cups

2015-10-29 08:48

FIFA President Sepp Blatter planned for Russia and the US to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and blames Platini for Qatar's victory over the US.

Champagne to make another bid for FIFA presidency

2015-10-23 15:57

Frenchman Jerome Champagne is to make another bid for the FIFA presidency, saying that soccer's governing body needs to be saved from collapse and the World Cup protected.

FIFA to elect new president in February 2016

2015-10-21 11:33

The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Tuesday confirmed the association would hold an extraordinary congress to elect new president on Feb. 26, 2016.

Platini defends $2 million FIFA fee

2015-10-20 10:45

Michel Platini said the two million Swiss francs ($2.1 million) he received from FIFA, a payment which has cast a cloud over his bid to become president of the world football body, was legitimate reward for genuine work.

Beckenbauer rejects bribery allegations over 2006 World Cup

2015-10-19 10:50

Franz Beckenbauer, who headed the organising committee for the 2006 soccer World Cup, on Sunday rejected claims that a slush fund had been set up to buy votes and bring the tournament to Germany back in 2000.

Blatter faces 90 day suspension from FIFA

2015-10-08 09:16

FIFA president Sepp Blatter faces an imminent 90 day suspension from football if the governing body's ethics judge backs a prosecutor's recommendation.

FIFA suspends number-two official after ticket allegations

2015-09-18 07:35

Jerome Valcke has been put on leave amid allegations he was involved in a plan to resell 2014 World Cup tickets for a lucrative profit.

Prince Ali back in the race to be FIFA president

2015-09-10 13:30

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan is back in the race to be elected FIFA president having declared his candidacy on Wednesday four months after losing May's vote to Sepp Blatter.

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