Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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    US goalkeeper accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

US goalkeeper accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

US women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexually assaulting her at an awards ceremony in 2013.Solo told Portuguese newspaper, Expresso, that Blatter grabbed her ass backstage at the Ballon d’Or awards gala before Solo presented the women’s player of the year award.“I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass,” she said. “It was at the [...]

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    FIFA posts $369 million loss in 2016 — and there’s worse to come

FIFA posts $369 million loss in 2016 — and there’s worse to come

World football governing body FIFA on Friday announced that it incurred a loss of $369 million in 2016.A chunk of that figure was spent on legal costs in a year that saw FIFA enmeshed in a number of corruption scandals.The organisation is also expected to lose $500 million in 2017.But FIFA predicts a turnaround in 2018. The football body is [...]

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    Platini quits as UEFA president

Platini quits as UEFA president

The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) will have to look for a new leader as Michel Platini announced his resignation on Monday, saying he wants to "pursue my fight before the Swiss courts to prove my probity".Platini resignation came after  he lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne.CAS in Lausanne trimmed Platini's sentence from [...]

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    Blatter ends FIFA romance with divorce from ’13-year-old baby’

Blatter ends FIFA romance with divorce from ’13-year-old baby’

Since assuming office in 1998 as FIFA President, Sepp Blatter was always the one to give out the best player award at every gala night.It was a presidential honour he enjoyed for so many years that he could have never imagined that 13 years since he became president of the world football federation, he would be ostracized from the award he brought [...]

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    FIFA has abandoned me, says Blatter

FIFA has abandoned me, says Blatter

Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter will no longer fight for FIFA as he had earlier stated on December 21 after his ban from everything football.The 79-year-old said that FIFA has abandoned him since the ban and for that reason, he will only fight for himself and for none other.He was handed an eight-year ban from all football related matters by [...]

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    Top 10 football chiefs indicted for corruption in 2015

Top 10 football chiefs indicted for corruption in 2015

Football administrators around the world have been put on the edge of their seats with the wave of corruption sweeping through the game.In 2015 alone, world and international football chiefs have been involved in different corruption.With the year closing and football matters folding with it, TheCable highlights 10 high football officials affected by the heat.SEPP BLATTERThe 79-year-old Swiss football authority [...]

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    ‘8 years for what?’ asks Blatter who vows to fight ’till the end’

‘8 years for what?’ asks Blatter who vows to fight ’till the end’

Sepp Blatter  has vowed to challenge the sanction imposed on him by the ethics committee of FIFA.Together with Michel Platini, Blatter was banned from all football activities for eight years.The duo were indicted over "conflict of interest, false accounting and non co-operation, with investigators", into the $1.9 million "disloyal payment" in 2011.But addressing the media shortly after the pronouncement was made, [...]

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    FIFA slams 8-year ban on Blatter and Platini

FIFA slams 8-year ban on Blatter and Platini

The ethics committee of FIFA has banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years.The duo had been under a 90-day suspension following allegations of financial misappropriation.The Swiss allegedly wired some money estimated at $1.94 million to Platini, an act which the committee said breached ethics code regarding financial dealings.With the ban taking immediate effect, Blatter, 79, bids goodbye to football, [...]

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    Blatter deserves Nobel Peace prize, says Putin

Blatter deserves Nobel Peace prize, says Putin

Sepp Blatter has received support from Russian president, Vladimir Putin, as he appears before FIFA ethics committee on Thursday.Putin had earlier in July stated that Blatter should be given a Nobel prize for his outstanding work in the sport, but did not specify which of the awards the Swiss should deserved.The Russian president made this known on Thursday, in public support of [...]

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    Platini loses appeal, cannot be FIFA president

Platini loses appeal, cannot be FIFA president

Michel Platini, UEFA president, has lost his appeal afainst his 90-day provisional ban from footballing activities, hence he cannot run for FIFA presidency.According to BBC, Platini’s request was denied by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which means the Frenchman will not be allowed to attend the Euro 2016 finals draw in Paris on Saturday, BBC is reporting.The 90-day ban [...]

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    Blatter: I was close to death… I saw angels and the devil

Blatter: I was close to death… I saw angels and the devil

Sepp Blatter, suspended FIFA president, says he was “very close to death” during his recent stay at the hospital.Speaking in an interview in Zurich, capital of Switzerland, Blatter said he was between “the angels singing and the devil lighting the fire”."I was close to dying. I was between the angels who were singing and the devil who was lighting the [...]

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    Bility rejected as FIFA presidential candidate

Bility rejected as FIFA presidential candidate

President of the Liberian Football Association, Musa Bility, has been ruled out as a candidate for the FIFA presidency following integrity checks.The football world governing body said it would not comment further on the reasons for Bility's exclusion, which the 48-year-old can challenge at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.“The integrity check included a review of corporate records, litigation cases, [...]

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    Sepp Blatter hospitalised

Sepp Blatter hospitalised

Sepp Blatter has been admitted to hospital and is likely to remain there for several days.The BBC reports the suspended FIFA president suffered what has been described as “a small breakdown” and “nervous shock”, but is expected to make a full recovery.The 79-year-old was provisionally suspended for 90 days since October amid corruption allegations.A statement issued by his lawyers said [...]

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    Infantino ‘to withdraw’ from FIFA election if Platini stands

Infantino ‘to withdraw’ from FIFA election if Platini stands

FIFA presidential candidate, Gianni Infantino, will withdraw from the race if suspended UEFA boss Michel Platini is allowed to stand.Platini and outgoing president Sepp Blatter are under investigation over a payment made to the Frenchman by the Swiss.Both men deny any wrongdoing but are still serving a 90-day ban from all football-related activities.And Infantino, the UEFA general secretary, vowed to [...]

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    Infantino to run for FIFA presidency

Infantino to run for FIFA presidency

UEFA general secretary, Gianni Infantino, will stand for the FIFA presidency, European football's governing body has announced.Infantino – Michel Platini's right-hand man for the last six years – has received the unanimous backing of UEFA's executive committee.Platini has also submitted his candidacy for the election but is currently banned for 90 days pending a disciplinary hearing into a £1.3million payment [...]

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    Adamu: I’m ready for FIFA’s investigation

Adamu: I’m ready for FIFA’s investigation

Former FIFA executive committee member, Amos Adamu, is unperturbed with his latest investigation by FIFA.The world football governing body confirmed Adamu is subject to investigations by the organisation’s ethics committee on Wednesday.But speaking to the media in Abuja on Thursday Adamu said FIFA lacked the basis for commencing another investigation against him after his three-year ban.“One paper was making reference [...]

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