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Former FIFA President Savages Current Top Official in Memoir

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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A former top world football executive is describing the current head of the sport’s governing body as a spoiled child who behaves like a dictator. Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon makes the charges in a memoir published in his native South Korea last week. Chung lashes out at Sepp Blatter, accusing the FIFA president […]

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FIFA Donates $1 Million for Somalia Food Relief

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The world football body, FIFA, says it will donate $1 million to the International Red Cross to help combat the famine in Somalia. A FIFA statement Thursday says the Red Cross will use the money for life-saving emergency aid and projects designed to boost livelihoods in the worst-off communities. It says one-third of the money […]

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FIFA Bans Qatari bin Hammam for Life in Bribery Attempt

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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FIFA has banned Qatar’s Mohamed bin Hammam from football for life after finding him guilty of trying to bribe Caribbean officials to elect him president of the sport’s world governing body. A FIFA ethics panel on Saturday ruled that bin Hammam conspired to pay the Caribbean officials $40,000 to support his bid earlier this year […]

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FIFA VP Resigns, Bribery Case Dropped

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Football’s world governing body FIFA has dropped its bribery investigation against vice-president Jack Warner after he resigned all of his positions in international football Monday. The 68-year-old Warner, who also has been the long-time head of the North, Central American and Caribbean Federation , had been suspended last month. Warner, from Trinidad, and Asian football […]

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FIFA Announces 2014 World Cup Qualifying Opener

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup football finals in Brazil officially begins Wednesday in Malabar, Trinidad, with a match between Montserrat and Belize. Preliminary qualification rounds are being held in the North, Central American and Caribbean region and in the Asian Zone this month and next month. Teams are meeting in two-game playoffs to […]

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Blatter Re-Elected to FIFA Presidency

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as head of football’s world governing body after being the only candidate remaining in an election dogged by corruption allegations. The 75-year-old Swiss earned his fourth term Wednesday after receiving 186 out of the 203 votes cast at the FIFA Congress in Zurich. Blatter’s only rival, Asian football […]

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FIFA Chief Vows Broader Vote for World Cup Sites

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The president of football’s world governing body is vowing to reform the way future World Cup host cities are selected. FIFA chief Sepp Blatter pledged Wednesday that all 208 of the group’s members would be allowed to pick the sites for the quadrennial matches. Currently, FIFA’s 24-member executive committee selects the winning World Cup host […]

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