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Thursday, October 8, 2015


Report: Russia, Qatar could lose World Cups

Russia and Qatar have already been awarded the next two World Cups, but there remains a possibility that one or both nations could be stripped of their hosting rights. A FIFA official said Sunday that Russia could lose the right to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar the 2022 World Cup if evidence is…Read More

FIFA paid Ireland not to sue them over Thierry Henry handball

You remember when a handball by Thierry Henry tied a World Cup qualifying game between France and Ireland back in 2009 and helped prevented the Irish from qualifying for the 2010 World Cup? Yeah, we have received confirmation that FIFA paid off the Football Association of Ireland to make up for it. Henry clearly used…Read More

Next FIFA president odds released – Michel Platini the favorite

Who will be the next FIFA president? We don’t know yet, but much like everything else related to soccer, there are odds for you to bet on it. William Hill set odds on who will be the next president following Sepp Blatter’s resignation announced Tuesday. Here is what they set: Michel Platini 6-5 Ali Bin…Read More

Sepp Blatter reportedly was being investigated by FBI

Sepp Blatter shockingly stepped down as FIFA president on Tuesday after recently being re-elected to the position for the unprecedented fifth time. The word is that the timing of his resignation is no coincidence; he was reportedly being investigated by the FBI. ABC reports that Blatter was being investigated by the FBI and US prosecutors….Read More

Sepp Blatter stepping down as FIFA president

Just days after he was re-elected for an unprecedented fifth term as the president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter has announced that he is stepping down from his position. Blatter said Tuesday that he will resign as president and call for an extraordinary congress session to elect his replacement. As Sam Borden of The New York…Read More

Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s top lieutenant, accused of bribery

You would have to be incredibly naive to think FIFA president Sepp Blatter — who once again won re-election last week — knew nothing about the corruption that was going on within the organization that he is supposed to be in charge of. The only question is whether or not American prosecutors can prove it….Read More

IRS official Richard Weber zings FIFA with play on words (Video)

The scandal that rocked the soccer world early Wednesday morning was serious enough that several FIFA officials were arrested at their hotel in Switzerland, but that wasn’t going to stop one IRS official from delivering a clever one-liner. While discussing the corruption charges — which include wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering — against the…Read More

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