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  • FIFA ethics court bans Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for 8 years

    FIFA ethics court bans Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for 8 years

    Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were each banned for eight years by the FIFA ethics committee on Monday in a stunning takedown of world soccer's most powerful leaders. FIFA President Blatter and his onetime protege Platini were kicked out of the sport for conflict of interest and disloyalty to...

  • Soccer federation presidents arrested in widening FIFA corruption probe

    Soccer federation presidents arrested in widening FIFA corruption probe

    The Department of Justice confirmed Thursday that CONCACAF President Alfredo Hawit of Honduras and CONMEBOL President Juan Angel Napout of Paraguay were among those arrested in the widening investigation into bribery and corruption within FIFA, world soccer's governing body. Both men have opposed...

  • FIFA officials again raided before dawn, arrests made

    FIFA officials again raided before dawn, arrests made

    FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, was again rocked by a wave of pre-dawn arrests Thursday as Swiss authorities rounded up current and former senior officials on suspicion of racketeering, money laundering and fraud. The raids were first reported by the New York Times. At least some of the arrests...

  • FIFA suspends President Sepp Blatter and other top officials

    FIFA suspends President Sepp Blatter and other top officials

    Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini, the man who had been favored to take over as FIFA leader, were suspended for 90 days Thursday, plunging soccer's governing body deeper into crisis. Blatter and Platini were suspended by the FIFA ethics committee in the wake of a Swiss criminal investigation....

  • FIFA scandal makes rebuilding and redemption unlikely, but it might try

    FIFA scandal makes rebuilding and redemption unlikely, but it might try

    The Swiss attorney general's decision to open a criminal investigation against FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves little doubt the end days have arrived for Blatter's 17-year reign atop soccer's world governing body. Less certain is whether FIFA itself will fall as well. The Swiss case, which involves...

  • What the criminal investigation of Sepp Blatter means for FIFA

    What the criminal investigation of Sepp Blatter means for FIFA

    The Swiss attorney general's decision to open a criminal investigation of long-standing FIFA President Sepp Blatter is the most damaging blow yet against world soccer’s ruling body, which has been reeling since May when the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed a 47-count indictment against nine...

  • FIFA chief Sepp Blatter under criminal investigation in Switzerland

    FIFA chief Sepp Blatter under criminal investigation in Switzerland

    Switzerland's attorney general opened a criminal investigation against FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Friday, saying soccer's most powerful official could be charged with "suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation" of funds. Blatter, 79, who has run FIFA since 1998, was questioned...

  • With Blatter under investigation, can FIFA find a leader untainted by its corruption scandal?

    With Blatter under investigation, can FIFA find a leader untainted by its corruption scandal?

    It felt inevitable but still comes as a bit of a surprise: Swiss authorities announced they have started a criminal investigation into actions by Sepp Blatter, the embattled, and soon-to-be-former, head of FIFA, international soccer’s governing body. For those of you who don’t follow soccer, this...

  • FIFA suspends Sepp Blatter's top aide

    FIFA suspends Sepp Blatter's top aide

    The corruption scandal that has rocked FIFA for the last four months claimed its highest-ranking official Thursday when world soccer's governing body announced that Secretary General Jerome Valcke has been suspended after it was revealed he was the focus of a potentially lucrative deal involving...

  • More charges coming in FIFA probe

    More charges coming in FIFA probe

    FIFA and embattled President Sepp Blatter faced more pressure Monday as U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch warned of new indictments in a widening investigation of corruption in international soccer. "We do anticipate pursuing additional charges against individuals and entities," Lynch said in...

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