FIFA Corruption

FIFA corruption trial opens in New York

FIFA corruption trial opens in New York

Forty-two officials and marketing executives, and three companies were indicted in an exhaustive 236-page complaint detailing 92 separate crimes and 15 corruption schemes to the tune of $200 million.

Nov 05, 2017, 18:33 PM IST
US judge announces 8-month jail sentence for Guatemalan in FIFA scandal

US judge announces 8-month jail sentence for Guatemalan in FIFA scandal

A US judge on Wednesday imposed the first sentence in the sweeping FIFA corruption scandal, sending a Guatemalan former official to jail for eight months and saying that he had destroyed people's faith in soccer.

Oct 26, 2017, 08:48 AM IST
US judge to sentence first official in FIFA scandal

US judge to sentence first official in FIFA scandal

A 63-year-old former Guatemalan football official is expected Wednesday to become the first person sentenced by a US judge over the sweeping corruption scandal that rocked world soccer.

Oct 25, 2017, 13:53 PM IST
FIFA corruption scandal timeline

FIFA corruption scandal timeline

On 12 October, Swiss prosecutors announced a criminal investigation against PSG and beIN Media chief al-Khelaifi and Valcke over World Cup media rights.

Oct 13, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
FIFA corruption fight faces 'setback' after purging ethics team, claims former investigator

FIFA corruption fight faces 'setback' after purging ethics team, claims former investigator

World football's governing body has recommended that Borbely, along with the ethics judge who helped bring down Sepp Blatter, Hans-Joachim Eckert, not be re-elected at the FIFA Congress which takes place on May 11 in the Gulf.

May 10, 2017, 19:02 PM IST
Former UEFA chief Michel Platini lashes out at Sepp Blatter

Former UEFA chief Michel Platini lashes out at Sepp Blatter

Platini and Blatter were banned from all football-related activities, initially for eight years, over a 2 million Swiss francs ($2.00 million) payment FIFA made to Platini in 2011, with Blatter’s approval, for work done a decade earlier.

Mar 31, 2017, 09:26 AM IST
Ban-hit former FIFA President Sepp Blatter under fresh investigation over corruption

Ban-hit former FIFA President Sepp Blatter under fresh investigation over corruption

Blatter, 80, who is fighting to overturn his ban from football, declined to make comment about the latest case against him.

Sep 10, 2016, 11:22 AM IST
FIFA sack top official Markus Kattner over `breaches` worth millions

FIFA sack top official Markus Kattner over `breaches` worth millions

The action is a new blow to FIFA`s reputation as it seeks to redeem its scandal-tainted name under new president Gianni Infantino who was elected in February.

May 24, 2016, 11:03 AM IST
FIFA ethics investigator recommends life ban for ex-VP Jeffrey Webb

FIFA ethics investigator recommends life ban for ex-VP Jeffrey Webb

He is one of 41 individuals and entities indicted following the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation into soccer corruption.

May 05, 2016, 09:59 AM IST
Michel Platini hopeful of being back at UEFA for Euro 2016

Michel Platini hopeful of being back at UEFA for Euro 2016

Platini was banned for eight years in December along with FIFA president Sepp Blatter over a payment of two million Swiss francs ($2.03 million) made to the Frenchman in 2011 by FIFA.

Feb 16, 2016, 10:02 AM IST
FBI joins 2006 FIFA World Cup bid investigation: Report

FBI joins 2006 FIFA World Cup bid investigation: Report

At the heart of the investigation is a mysterious payment of 6.7 million euros made by the German Football Association to FIFA.

Jan 23, 2016, 20:24 PM IST
Ex-FIFA VP to be freed on bond before US trial on bribery charges

Ex-FIFA VP to be freed on bond before US trial on bribery charges

Hawit was arrested on Dec. 3 in Zurich, where FIFA has its headquarters, and was later extradited to the United States.

Jan 22, 2016, 06:06 AM IST
FIFA investigators to seek longer Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini bans

FIFA investigators to seek longer Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini bans

Blatter was to stand down at a FIFA congress on February 26 when a special election is to be held. 

Jan 13, 2016, 00:09 AM IST
Under-fire Michel Platini withdraws bid for FIFA presidency

Under-fire Michel Platini withdraws bid for FIFA presidency

Platini said he has done nothing wrong and was still hoping to win an appeal in time to have been allowed back in time for the election on February 26.

Jan 08, 2016, 01:25 AM IST
FIFA scandal: Prince Ali seeks immediate release of Michael Garcia report

FIFA scandal: Prince Ali seeks immediate release of Michael Garcia report

Garcia said he had found "serious and wide-ranging issues" in the bidding process for both 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Dec 27, 2015, 21:18 PM IST
FIFA all set to rebrand it executive committee

FIFA all set to rebrand it executive committee

FIFA published the agenda on Wednesday for its special election congress on 26 February.

Dec 24, 2015, 16:59 PM IST
Michel Platini hits out at FIFA investigators

Michel Platini hits out at FIFA investigators

Blatter and Platini, both serving 90-day suspensions, deny any wrongdoing. But FIFA`s ethics commission has called for a life ban for Platini.

Dec 19, 2015, 23:11 PM IST
Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter deserves Nobel Peace Prize: Vladimir Putin

Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter deserves Nobel Peace Prize: Vladimir Putin

Putin's statement came on a day when Blatter appeared before the ethics committee.

Dec 17, 2015, 19:06 PM IST
Russia, Qatar should still host World Cups: David Beckham

Russia, Qatar should still host World Cups: David Beckham

Beckham was part of the FA delegation aiming to win the 2018 bid for England.

Dec 07, 2015, 20:16 PM IST
Argentina cabinet chief wants FIFA probe "to cut to the bone"

Argentina cabinet chief wants FIFA probe "to cut to the bone"

 Argentina`s Cabinet Chief Anibal Fernandez said on Friday he wants the investigation into the FIFA corruption scandal to "cut to the bone" in order to track alleged bribe money that should have been taxed.

Dec 04, 2015, 20:04 PM IST