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World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

07 Apr 2020

World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

According to US prosecutors, former FIFA executives took bribes in return for voting for Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup.

Former UEFA boss Michel Platini arrested: Details here

18 Jun 2019

Former UEFA boss Michel Platini arrested: Details here

Former UEFA president Michel Platini is being questioned by French anti-corruption investigators in relation to him awarding Qatar the hosting rights of the 2022 World Cup.

CONMEBOL wants FIFA to hold World Cup every two years

24 Nov 2018

CONMEBOL wants FIFA to hold World Cup every two years

CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez, recently, requested FIFA that it would be preferable if the World Cup is held every two years.

FIFA boss is angry with CR7-Messi for missing 'Best Awards'

01 Oct 2018

FIFA boss is angry with CR7-Messi for missing 'Best Awards'

According to the Spanish outlet AS, the President of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is unhappy with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for pulling a no-show at this year's The Best FIFA Awards.

61 Ghanaian referees banned after being found accepting bribes

17 Sep 2018

61 Ghanaian referees banned after being found accepting bribes

The Referee Association of Ghana has banned 61 match officials after an investigation found them accepting bribes to decide the fate of Ghana Premier League matches.

Sepp Blatter appeals to have World Cup matches without VAR

02 Mar 2018

Sepp Blatter appeals to have World Cup matches without VAR

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has asked the authorities to turn down the request to use VAR (Video Assistant Referee system) for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.

FIFA scandal: Two former South American football officials convicted

23 Dec 2017

FIFA scandal: Two former South American football officials convicted

Two former South American football officials have been convicted on multiple charges of corruption by a New York city jury. The conviction is with regard to the ongoing investigations in the FIFA corruption scandal.

Hope Solo accuses ex-FIFA chief Sepp Blatter of sexual harassment

12 Nov 2017

Hope Solo accuses ex-FIFA chief Sepp Blatter of sexual harassment

US women's soccer player Hope Solo accused the corruption-tainted former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter of sexual assault.

Sacked FIFA officials says removal 'politically motivated'

09 May 2017

Sacked FIFA officials says removal 'politically motivated'

In a statement, the sacked chief ethics investigator and the chief judge said that the removal was "politically motivated."