March 23, 2023

Fifa: French probe 2018 & 2022 World Cup bids

From BBC French prosecutors are investigating the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and have questioned former Fifa president Sepp Blatter. France’s National Public Prosecutor’s Office began examining the bid to award the tournaments, to Russia and Qatar respectively, last year. Le Monde reports that prosecutors are looking into allegations of corruption. […]

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini and Jérôme Valcke suspended for 90 days

By Owen Gibson from Guardian UK • Swiss’s reign as president all but over after 17 years • Michel Platini’s ambitions as good as ended after sanction Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have both been provisionally suspended from football. Sepp Blatter’s 17-year reign as the Fifa president is all but over after the ethics committee […]

FIFA president Sepp Blatter to face criminal charges

By Cork Gaines From Business Insider FIFA president Sepp Blatter will face criminal charges with proceedings being opened by the Swiss attorney general, according to several reports including by Martyn Ziegler of the Press Association. According to the report out of Switzerland (via Sam Rubenfield of The Wall Street Journal), Blatter will face charges of […]