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Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter not in favour of VAR being employed in 2018 World Cup

The sport`s law-making body IFAB is due to decide on Saturday whether to approve VAR on a permanent basis and FIFA has already said it intends to use the system at the World Cup in Russia in June and July.

Mar 01, 2018, 16:59 PM IST

US goalie Hope Solo accuses former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of grabbing her

Solo was present on the stage alongside Blatter to present the FIFA Women’s World Player of The Year award to her USA teammate Abby Wambach.

Nov 11, 2017, 15:08 PM IST

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

TV deal for 2026, 2030 World Cups 'advantageous' for FIFA: BeIN

Khelaifi was placed under investigation along with disgraced former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter`s right-hand man at FIFA until both were drummed out of world football`s governing body.

Oct 15, 2017, 00:09 AM IST

Swiss court rejects Michel Platini's appeal against FIFA soccer ban

Platini, who has denied wrongdoing, was banned from soccer along with Sepp Blatter, the former FIFA head who approved the payment.  

Jul 06, 2017, 21:01 PM IST

Disgraced Sepp Blatter regret at overstaying FIFA tenure

The 81-year-old was banned over ethics breaches, bringing an end to his 17-year reign as FIFA chief, following a suspect two million Swiss franc ($2 million, 1.8 million euro) payment to ex-UEFA president Michel Platini.

Jul 02, 2017, 20:46 PM IST

Disgraced Sepp Blatter quizzed over controversial awarding of FIFA World Cups to Russia, Qatar

The FIFA Executive Committee vote to give 2022 to Qatar was one of the triggers for the crisis at FIFA and the end of Blatter`s long reign.  

Apr 28, 2017, 00:27 AM IST

FIFA announces $369 million loss with worse to come

FIFA relies overwhelmingly on the World Cup, held every four years, for its revenues.  

Apr 07, 2017, 21:10 PM IST

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

FIFA ethics chiefs Cornel Borbely, Hans-Joachim Eckert face uncertain future

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, his right-hand man Jerome Valcke and former European soccer boss Michel Platini are among dozens who have been banned by the ethics committee in the last four years.

Mar 15, 2017, 18:31 PM IST

Argentina's football legend Diego Maradona given FIFA ambassadorial role

Maradona, has been invited back into the FIFA fold thanks to a warm relationship with Blatter`s successor Gianni Infantino.

Feb 10, 2017, 09:38 AM IST

USD 640mn boost forecast for 48-team FIFA World Cup: Report

In a 40-team World Cup, Europe would gain one extra berth compared to its current 13, while Africa would be able to send seven teams rather than five with Asia`s allocation increasing from 4.5 to 6.

Jan 07, 2017, 00:07 AM IST

Controversies that rocked sports in 2016: From Russia's doping scandal to Shobhaa De's shameful tweet

Before we say bye-bye to 2016, here's a look at the controversies which have rocked the sporting world this year.

Russia Doping: Trapped in its own design

Dec 16, 2016, 00:11 AM IST

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter loses appeal against six-year ban, says not to appeal again

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Monday said he lost an appeal against a six year ban on him by the footballing body in the Court of Arbitration for Sport and said that he would not appeal.

Dec 05, 2016, 20:58 PM IST

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino suggests 48-team World Cup

Infantino was elected FIFA chief on Feb. 26 to replace Sepp Blatter, who received a six-year ban for ethics violations.

Oct 04, 2016, 16:54 PM IST

Michel Platini could receive UEFA compensation

Platini was elected to a third five-year-term in March 2015, but was suspended last October over the payment and never returned to his office.

Sep 20, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

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

Disgraced ex-CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb banned for life; Sepp Blatter hit with FIFA bribery probe

Webb was found guilty of charges including conflicts of interest and bribery and corruption.

Sep 09, 2016, 23:46 PM IST

Disgraced Michel Platini to attend UEFA Congress in Athens

The former French international, a three-time European footballer of the year, is the key figure in the scandal that brought down FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Sep 07, 2016, 19:28 PM IST

REVEALED: Gianni Infantino says FIFA salary less than USD 2m, well below Sepp Blatter earned

Blatter, who was mired in scandal before being banned from FIFA, made $3.6 million in 2015.

Aug 28, 2016, 18:05 PM IST