Former President Bill Clinton served as the honorary chairman of the U.S. committee that worked unsuccessfully to win the right to host the 2022 World Cup. The surprise winner that year was Qatar--and it turns out that the Qatari committee now planning the massive event has been a major donor to Clinton's charitable foundation. The […]
In November, the Zurich-based World Cup organizer whitewashed an internal investigation, according to the former U.S. attorney who conducted it. Swiss authorities were alerted, but FIFA largely dismissed corruption allegations. No wonder American prosecutors have gone in hard.
GRANDE BACCA… pic.twitter.com/KPvAdydGqY — Futbol Noticias (@FutboI_Noticias) May 27, 2015 After arguably the world day in the history of FIFA, football returned to being the Beautiful Game in Warsaw on Wednesday night as Sevilla took on Dnipro in a thrilling Europa League final. Show More Summary
England hooker Dylan Hartley is given a four-week ban for headbutting and is unavailable for the first game of the World Cup.
In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during last summer's World Cup, an activist named Julia Mariano told me about being chased through city streets by police firing rubber bullets and tear gas canisters. Mariano and her compatriots had been protesting...Show More Summary
As the death toll grows among construction workers at the future site of the 2022 World Cup, protesters are channeling their creativity into the Internet's custom of shaming: corrupting the logos of FIFA's rich corporate sponsors More...Show More Summary
Officials said the arrests of top FIFA officials would not derail Russia from hosting the World Cup in 2018.
Sweeping corruption probes in the U.S. and Switzerland have cast a shadow over Vladimir Putin's plans to host the international soccer championships in 2018
Several high-ranking FIFA officials were arrested on racketeering and corruption charges in Zurich on Wednesday. Nine current and former FIFA officials are accused of taking more than $150 million in bribes related to tournaments in North and South America. Show More Summary
Top soccer officials allegedly took hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes over more than two decades to arrange marketing contracts and award tournaments and to fix elections, U.S. law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. Following a years-long FBI investigation, the U.S. Show More Summary
NEW YORK—The Women’s World Cup begins in 10 days. And when attention should be on the athletes, right now the focus is on FIFA. (...)
While discussing the arrests of FIFA officials, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) chief Richard Weber was able to work in a sly joke during a news conference. FIFA officials were arrested Wednesday on federal corruption charges. To putShow More Summary
A decision on whether the next World Cup will still be held in Russia is up to the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Acting US Attorney Kelly Currie of the Eastern District of New York told journalists on Wednesday.
DAD JOKE DAD JOKE DAD JOKE DAD JOKE DAD JOKE IRS chief of criminal investigations Richard Weber -- aka Your Dad -- took the podium at today's press conference announcing a crackdown and arrests on allegedly corrupt FIFA official. Your...Show More Summary
At this point, the journalism world should put every negative institution into a grab bag, pull one out at any given time, and see whether it's connected to the Clinton Foundation.
1st UPDATE, Wednesday, 04.30 AM- FIFA reps have confirmed that a planned congress and presidential election scheduled for this Friday will still go ahead, as will the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar respectively. The rep...Show More Summary
FIFA also said that none of the indicted executives will be suspended and its presidential election will go on as planned.
FIFA is getting it from all sides right now, and for good reason. Last night the US Justice Department reportedly arrested officials for fraud related to the upcoming World Cups in Qatar and Russia. And even before the arrests, fans were protesting the use of forced labor at World Cup construction sites by hitting FIFA where it hurts: Its sponsors. Read more...
Despite the shocking developments overnight, Russia and Qatar are keeping the World Cups for 2018 and 2022, respectively, according to FIFA’s spokesman. The world woke up to stunning news that nine FIFA officials and five others were arrested on corruption charges and will be extradited to the U.S. Show More Summary