May 14, 2021

The Pope, a £50m jet, the oligarch and the head of FIFA’s frantic fight to disprove links to Russian leader Vladimir Putin

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By ROB DRAPER FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY From Mail UK Bizarre tale might have brought down new FIFA head Gianni Infantino Curious case centred on lavish lifestyle including private jet to see the Pope  Complaint was filed that the jet owned by billionaire Alisher Usmanov  Infantino did not initially inform FIFA’s compliance department about […]

Did TTFA president talk to FIFA president on Caribbean Football Union’s threat to break away from CONCACAF

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From Power 102fm Trinidad and Tobago Football Association President David John-Williams officially met with the  President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino yesterday at the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, this as a consequence of John-Williams’s nomination by FIFA last week to the FIFA’s Players’ Status Committee for the period 2017-2021. A TTFA communique on yesterday’s meeting said […]

Domenico Scala: Fifa’s independent audit committee president resigns

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From BBC Domenico Scala, Fifa’s head of auditing and compliance, has resigned in protest at reforms at the governing body of world football. Scala is angry the new Fifa council will have the ability to appoint and sack those in charge of its committees, including auditing, ethics and finance. The council replaced the Fifa executive […]

FIFA president linked to earlier bribery scandal in Panama Papers leak

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By Ryan Collins From Politico Gianni Infantino ‘dismayed’ his ‘integrity is being doubted.’ FIFA’s new president Gianni Infantino signed off on a contract with two businessmen who have since been accused of bribery, according to a Panama Papers leak. Infantino was the director of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) in 2006 when he okayed a contract selling broadcast […]

Fifa presidential election: Gianni Infantino succeeds Sepp Blatter

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From BBC Gianni Infantino has succeeded fellow Swiss Sepp Blatter as president of world football’s governing body Fifa. The Uefa secretary general polled 115 votes, 27 more than closest rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa. Prince Ali bin al-Hussein (four votes) and Jerome Champagne (0) were third and fourth respectively. Blatter, who had led Fifa […]