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Monday, July 27, 2015

Articles tagged: Fifa

FIFA’s Jack Warner accused of stealing from Haiti earthquake relief fund

As investigators work to sort through the alleged wrongdoings of FIFA, one name that has continuously been brought up is Jack Warner. The latest accusation against Warner, the former vice president of FIFA, is one of the most disturbing. According to a report from the BBC, Warner has been investigated by U.S. prosecutors over the…Read More

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

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

FIFA Pressures Mandela to Present Trophy at World Cup Final

With the 2010 World Cup being held in South Africa, it’s an obvious no-brainer that FIFA president Sepp Blatter would salivate over the possibility of closing the first ever World Cup held on the African continent with former South African President and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela presenting the champion’s trophy to either Spain or the…Read More

FIFA Concerned About Wrong Replays

Man, I thought American sports and their leaders/organizers had things backwards. In soccer, we have players cussing out their coaches, players calling out their fans, questionable refereeing, and multiple missed calls. When England got screwed over Sunday by a missed goal call, I figured the outcry that soccer needs to integrate instant replay to review…Read More

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