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FIFA presents reform package – 36-member council to replace ‘Exco’

ZURICH, Dec 23, (RTRS): Shaken by corruption scandals, global soccer body FIFA on Wednesday presented the detailed reforms it will ask members to adopt in February at a special congress that seeks to restore its reputation and elect a new leader. The reforms include limiting the number of terms top …

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Platini calls FIFA’s 8-year ban a ‘kick in the teeth’ – Blatter to use all legal steps to clear name

PARIS, Dec 22, (AFP): Michel Platini called FIFA’s eight-year ban a “kick in the teeth” but vowed in an interview with AFP on Tuesday to fight on for the presidency of world football’s governing body. The FIFA vice president and UEFA leader condemned the ethics committee that banned him on …

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Sheikh Salman ‘favorite’ to head FIFA – Mixed reaction to Blatter, Platini bans

LONDON, Dec 21, (Agencies): Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa from Bahrain was made the favourite to become FIFA’s new president in February’s election by bookmaker William Hill on Monday following the eight-year ban on UEFA president Michel Platini. Sheikh Salman, the president of the Asian Football Confederation, is 6-5, …

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FIFA bans Blatter, Platini for 8 yrs

ZURICH, Dec 21, (Agencies): A FIFA ethics tribunal on Monday banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years saying they had abused their positions over a 2 million Swiss francs payment made to Platini. The sentence against the two most powerful men in football stunningly highlighted the troubles faced …

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‘Suspended’ Platini will not attend FIFA hearing – 2 plead not guilty

PARIS, Dec 16, (Agencies): Suspended European soccer chief Michel Platini will not attend Friday’s FIFA ethics committee hearing in protest at what he condemns as a political process designed to prevent him running to lead the world governing body, his lawyers said on Wednesday. Platini was provisionally suspended for 90 …

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Sheikh Ahmad to appeal sentence

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11, (AP): A Kuwaiti sheikh who is a major powerbroker in the Olympics and world soccer was sentenced to six months in prison for comments made in a television interview three years ago, a local newspaper reported Friday. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who is a member of …

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MP brandishes prosecution over sports issue – FIFA hit on ‘friendly’ threat

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11: Chairman of the Youth and Sports Committee of the National Assembly Abdullah Al- Mayouf said the committee will refer sports issue to the Public Prosecution if corrupt practices have been proven. He pointed out the committee is planning to recommend the evacuation of the Football Association …

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Blatter in FBI spotlight over $100m bribery case: report – Platini hopeful new document can clear his name at FIFA

LONDON, Dec 7, (AFP): US authorities are investigating evidence indicating FIFA’s suspended president Sepp Blatter knew about $100 million (92 million euros) in bribes paid to former members of the football body, a BBC report said Sunday. The BBC investigation alleges that sports marketing company ISL paid a total of …

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Qatar says labour abuse claims ‘simply untrue’ – Amnesty criticises FIFA for not doing enough

DOHA, Dec 3, (AFP): Qatar on Wednesday dismissed claims it has done almost nothing to tackle migrant labour abuse since being awarded the 2022 World Cup exactly five years ago as “simply untrue”. In a vigorous defence of its treatment of foreign labourers, Doha said an Amnesty International report arguing …

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FIFA discusses reforms amid new sponsor attacks – ‘Changes should be subject to independent oversight’

ZURICH, Dec 2, (AFP): FIFA’s leadership held talks on reforms Wednesday as sponsors who provide hundreds of millions of dollars demanded independent leadership of changes to football’s scandal-tainted governing body. The FIFA executive committee — with president Sepp Blatter and vice president Michel Platini both suspended — is holding two …

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