Owen Gibson (Nov. 5) – Claims that a disgraced former Fifa executive turned FBI informant used a bugging device to record meetings with colleagues at the London 2012 Olympics have led to calls for the Serious Fraud Office to investigate world football’s governing body. The allegations, part of an investigation into Chuck Blazer by the New York Daily News, prompted the Conservative MP Damian Collins to renew his call for the SFO to investigate long-standing bribery and money-laundering allegations surrounding Fifa.
Tag Archives: FIFA – Sepp Blatter
telSUR (Oct. 30) – At press conference in Russia Wednesday, FIFA president, Sepp Blatter said that Lionel Messi did not deserve the Golden Ball award for best player in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Continue reading
A FIFA task force held a meeting Monday, at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, to discuss the options for the 2018-2024 international match calendar, and more specifically, they discussed over when should the Qatar 2022 World Cup take place. Continue reading
Death of soccer legend, aspiring youths, bring to the fore how no part of Palestinian society is escaping the violence and destruction.
Haaretz (Aug. 14) – The recent killing of Palestinian soccer legend and coach Ahed Zaqout symbolizes the setbacks the local sport have suffered in the wake of renewed conflict in Gaza, according to website Inside World Football. Continue reading
Dave Zirin, Nation (March 3) – THEIR NAMES are Jawhar Nasser Jawhar, 19, and Adam Abd al-Raouf Halabiya, 17. They were once soccer players in the West Bank. Now they are never going to play sports again. Jawhar and Adam were on their way home from a training session in the Faisal al-Husseini Stadium on January 31 when Israeli forces fired upon them as they approached a checkpoint. After being shot repeatedly, they were mauled by checkpoint dogs and then beaten. Ten bullets were put into Jawhar’s feet. Adam took one bullet in each foot. After being transferred from a hospital in Ramallah to King Hussein Medical Center in Amman, they received the news that soccer would no longer be a part of their futures. (Israel’s border patrol maintains that the two young men were about to throw a bomb.) Continue reading
FIFA’s self-serving and so-called FAIR PLAY and TAKE A STAND AGAINST RACISM policy not so “fair” and not so anti-racist. Palestinian FA chairman Jibril Rajoub accuses racist Israel of using “bullying” tactics to restrict its football (soccer) players, teams and tournaments.
THE world soccer’s initiative to resolve travel restrictions on Palestinian players is doomed to fail unless Israel abandons its “bullying policy” and stops “playing games,” Palestinian Football Association chairman Jibril Rajoub has said. Continue reading
(22 April 2013) – A REPORT released during the CONCACAF congress in Panama on April 19 outlines harsh allegations of fund embezzlement committed by then FIFA vice-president Jack Warner of Trinidad and former CONCACAF general secretary Chuck Blazer of the USA. Both men had functioned without a written contract from 1998 until their respective departures, and the American Blazer allegedly received 15 million dollars in commissions for his services during that time frame. Continue reading