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UEFA acting head Angel Villar Llona fined for not co-operating with 2018, 2022 World Cup bids investigations

UEFA acting head Angel Villar Llona fined for not co-operating with 2018, 2022 World Cup bids investigations

Acting head of UEFA Angel Villar Llona has handed a Francs £16,377 fine by the FIFA.

Human rights group wants Sheikh Salman barred from FIFA presidency race

Human rights group wants Sheikh Salman barred from FIFA presidency race

Sheikh Salman is alleged to be involved in human rights abuses following the wave of pro-democracy demonstrations that swept that country in 2011.

FFA boss Frank Lowy says would welcome inquiry into World Cup bid

FFA boss Frank Lowy says would welcome inquiry into World Cup bid

Australia soccer supremo Frank Lowy would welcome a parliamentary inquiry into the country`s failed bid for the 2022 World Cup amid a major corruption scandal engulfing global soccer governing body FIFA.

New FIFA ethics chief Cornel Borbely won't be pushed around

New FIFA ethics chief Cornel Borbely won't be pushed around

Younger than some professional footballers, Swiss attorney Cornel Borbely is at first sight an unlikely choice as the man to step into Michael Garcia`s shoes and try to keep corruption out of FIFA.

FIFA official says England had best bid for 2018 World Cup

FIFA official says England had best bid for 2018 World Cup

England`s failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender", FIFA official Harold Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying on Sunday.

Fighting Sepp Blatter says he will not abandon FIFA

Fighting Sepp Blatter says he will not abandon FIFA

Sepp Blatter declared FIFA`s crisis to be over on Friday and said he would not abandon soccer`s governing body.

FIFA ethics committee has created problems, admits Sepp Blatter

FIFA ethics committee has created problems, admits Sepp Blatter

FIFA`s reformed ethics committee has created problems as well as solving them and needs to speed up its work, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday.

World Cup corruption report to be released: Sepp Blatter

World Cup corruption report to be released: Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Friday a report into alleged corruption surrounding the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups would be released in "an appropriate form".

FIFA executive meets amid corruption report storm

FIFA executive meets amid corruption report storm

FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee on Thursday amid a storm of controversy over an inquiry into the bids by Russia and Qatar for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest

FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest

FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned on Wednesday in protest at the way his report into allegations of corruption in awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar was handled by the soccer governing body`s ethics judge.

Michel Platini slams new FIFA `failure`

Michel Platini slams new FIFA `failure`

UEFA president Michel Platini said Wednesday that the resignation of FIFA`s top corruption investigator Michael Garcia was a "new failure" by football`s governing body.

Michael Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator

Michael Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator

Former US prosecutor Michael Garcia on Wednesday resigned as chief corruption investigator for FIFA after football`s governing body rejected his appeal against the handling of his report into the votes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

FIFA rejects Garcia appeal over corruption report

FIFA rejects Garcia appeal over corruption report

FIFA on Tuesday rejected an appeal by former US prosecutor Michael Garcia against the handling of his inquiry into alleged corruption around the Russian and Qatar bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Sepp Blatter hopes to kick cricket in Sri Lanka by popularising football

Sepp Blatter hopes to kick cricket in Sri Lanka by popularising football

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter Tuesday vowed to make football Sri Lanka`s most popular game by overtaking cricket in line with an emerging trend in the giant neighbour India.

People are tired of Qatar allegations, say bid team

People are tired of Qatar allegations, say bid team

The public are growing tired of hearing about allegations of wrongdoing against Qatar`s winning 2022 World Cup bid, according to organisers, with the Gulf state more interested in improving worker`s rights than publishing Michael Garcia`s report.

Michel Platini backs calls for Luis Garcia report to be published

Michel Platini backs calls for Luis Garcia report to be published

UEFA president Michel Platini has called on American investigator Michael Garcia`s report into the bidding which led to the controversial awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar to be made public.

David Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott

David Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott

European nations should boycott the 2018 and 2022 World Cups unless FIFA transforms itself into a transparent, open organisation, a former head of the English FA said on Friday.

FIFA ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report

FIFA ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report

FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia have met for the first time since their public disagreement and agreed a report into the 2018/2022 World Cups bid process should be further reviewed.

Sepp Blatter tells FA there could be a way to release Garcia report

Sepp Blatter tells FA there could be a way to release Garcia report

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has told English FA chairman Greg Dyke that Michael Garcia`s report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups could be made public if people named in it waive any right to any subsequent legal action.

FIFA's Eckert plays down report differences with Garcia

FIFA's Eckert plays down report differences with Garcia

FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert played down differences with investigator Michael Garcia over the conclusions of a report into the vote for 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar, saying it had not yet been finalised.