Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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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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    Platini defends $2 million fee from FIFA

Platini defends $2 million fee from FIFA

UEFA president, Michel Platini, has declared that the two million Swiss francs ($2.1 million) he received from FIFA was a legitimate reward for genuine work.Platini said that the money was for work he did for FIFA president Sepp Blatter from 1998 to 2002.The 60-year-old told French newspaper Le Monde he had done nothing wrong and “certainly still wants to” stand [...]

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    English FA suspend support for Platini’s FIFA president bid

English FA suspend support for Platini’s FIFA president bid

The Football Association say they are suspending support for Michel Platini in his bid to become FIFA president.Platini, the UEFA president, is being investigated over a £1.35m payment he received from Sepp Blatter in 2011.Blatter, the outgoing president of FIFA, is under criminal investigation over the payment.Both men deny any wrongdoing.The FA made its decision following a UEFA meeting on [...]

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    Blatter provisionally suspended for 90 days

Blatter provisionally suspended for 90 days

FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, has been provisionally suspended for 90 days.The world football governing body’s ethics committee met after the Swiss attorney general opened criminal proceedings against Blatter in September.The 79-year-old was accused of signing a contract not favourable to FIFA as well as making a “disloyal payment” to UEFA president Michel Platini, who wants to succeed him.They both denied [...]

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    Blatter faces criminal investigation

Blatter faces criminal investigation

The Swiss attorney general has announced criminal proceedings have been opened against FIFA president Sepp Blatter.The office issued a statement saying Blatter is suspected of criminal mismanagement or misappropriation over a TV rights deal he signed with former Caribbean football chief Jack Warner in 2005.“Swiss criminal proceedings against the President of FIFA, Mr. Joseph Blatter, have been opened on [...]

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    Platini confirms he will stand for FIFA presidency

Platini confirms he will stand for FIFA presidency

Michel Platini has confirmed he will be a candidate to be the next president of football's governing body FIFA.The 60-year-old UAFA president has received indications of support from four continental confederations.The election takes place on February 26, with Sepp Blatter standing down after being at the helms for 17 years.In a letter sent to the presidents and general secretaries of [...]

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    Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

UEFA president Michel Platini will announce later this week he wants to be the next president of FIFA.According to the BBC, Platini has received indications of support from four continental confederations and will be a candidate when polling takes place on February 26, 2016.The 60-year-old could declare as early as Wednesday.Sepp Blatter has been in charge of FIFA since 1998. [...]

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    Blatter: I forgive everyone but I do not forget

Blatter: I forgive everyone but I do not forget

Newly re-elected FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, will forgive but not forget the “hate” campaign by UEFA officials prior to Friday’s election.Blatter defeated Prince Ali bin al-Hussein to win his fifth term as president two days after seven FIFA high-profile officials were arrested on bribery charges in Zurich under a United States of America’s warrant.But the defiant Blatter told FIFA's [...]

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    FA’s David Gill drops FIFA executive committee role

FA’s David Gill drops FIFA executive committee role

England’s Football Association (FA) vice-chairman David Gill has rejected a place on FIFA's executive committee while Sepp Blatter is president.The former Manchester United director did not attend Saturday's first executive committee meeting following Blatter's re-election to a fifth term.“I do recognise that Mr Blatter has been democratically elected and wish FIFA every success in tackling the many troubling issues it [...]

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    FIFA elections should go on as planned, says CAF

FIFA elections should go on as planned, says CAF

The Confederation of Africa Football has backed Friday’s FIFA presidential election despite the corruption charges against senior officials.Incumbent president Sepp Blatter is seeking a return to office for a fifth term and he’s been challenged by Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan.UEFA had initially suggested they were in favour of postponing the FIFA Congress in Zurich, however, they now accept [...]

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    FIFA will lack credibility if Blatter remains, says Platini

FIFA will lack credibility if Blatter remains, says Platini

UEFA president, Michel Platini believes FIFA lacks credibility while Sepp Blatter is president, saying his former mentor fears the “emptiness” of life after leaving office.Blatter, 79, is favourite to win a fifth four-year term in Sunday’s election but the UEFA boss says football will be the ultimate loser.“While he remains in place, whether he likes it or not, and [...]

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    Re-elected Platini fears rise of hooliganism

Re-elected Platini fears rise of hooliganism

Michel Platini fears a return to hooliganism's “dark days” as he was re-elected unopposed for a third term as president of UEFA.Platini was a player with Italian side Juventus when crowd trouble prior to the 1985 European Cup final against Liverpool at Heysel Stadium led to the deaths of 39 people.A much recent incident occurred in Match 11 during [...]

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    Banned Tavecchio receives backing of Italian FA

Banned Tavecchio receives backing of Italian FA

Although UEFA banned president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) Carlo Tavecchio for six months after racist comments, the federation has insisted that he won’t resign.Tavecchio was banned for six months following his racist comments during a speech in July.Despite those comments and several clubs withdrawing their support, he was still elected president of the FIGC in August, which drew the ire of Sunday Oliseh.He [...]

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    Ronaldo voted Europe’s best

Ronaldo voted Europe’s best

 Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded another personal accolade to add to his growing collection, having been voted the best player in Europe by UEFA – his fourth year among the finalists for the prize.Ronaldo, who already holds the Ballon d’Or award for the best player in the world, beat Germany and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Dutch [...]

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    Webb, perceived ‘Man U ref’, retires

Webb, perceived ‘Man U ref’, retires

Howard Webb has retired from professional refereeing to become technical director of Professional Game Match Officials Limited.The 43-year-old former policeman, widely regarded as the best English official of his generation, confirmed his retirement barely a week before the start of the new Premier League season.Webb will now be responsible for overseeing the technical direction and standards that govern the on-field [...]

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    Yobo: I will return as Eagles coach

Yobo: I will return as Eagles coach

Joseph Yobo has put behind him the horror of scoring an own goal in his last international game for the Super Eagles, and the 100-cap man is now looking to return to the team as the head coach.Nigeria lost 2-0 to France in Yobo’s 100th and last game, but the former Eagles captain is already looking ahead to a [...]

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