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FIFA investigators to seek longer Blatter, Platini bans

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FIFA corruption investigators will demand an extension to the eight-year bans ordered against world football leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini last month, a spokesman said Tuesday.

The anti-corruption investigators had originally sought a life ban against the two most powerful men in football over a two million Swiss franc ($2 million/1.

FIFA investigators to seek longer Blatter, Platini bans

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FIFA corruption investigators will demand an extension to the eight-year bans ordered against world football leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini last month, a spokesman said Tuesday.

The anti-corruption investigators had originally sought a life ban against the two most powerful men in football over a two million Swiss franc ($2 million/1.

Investigators used special software to find Blatter and Platini’s secret payment

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FIFA investigators used special software for financial watchdogs to catch the $2 million transfer that led to the ban on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, a source close to soccer's world governing body said. Unleashing the Swiss-developed program which can analyze thousands of accounts in double quick time highlights the lengths now being taken to track doubtful money transfers in world soccer.

Investigators used special software to find Blatter and Platini’s secret payment

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FIFA investigators used special software for financial watchdogs to catch the $2 million transfer that led to the ban on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, a source close to soccer's world governing body said. Unleashing the Swiss-developed program which can analyze thousands of accounts in double quick time highlights the lengths now being taken to track doubtful money transfers in world soccer.

‘Endemically Corrupt FIFA Is Not Interested In Reform’ Is Damning Verdict Of Tax Justice Campaign Site

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It's safe to say the tax justice campaigners at website The Offshore Game are not convinced FIFA is on the road to reform.

In a hard-hitting blog published today, they say: "We know FIFA is not an organisation interested in reform" and ask "Could it be that corruption within FIFA is so endemic that Blatter knows there is no chance that the organisation will elect a reforming president?

Renuncia Blatter a la FIFA.

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Un Papa emérito después de 600 años (Benedicto XVI) y un presidente de FIFA expulsado de su cargo en más de 100 años no son necesariamente buenas noticias. Si bien las causas y argumentaciones públicas refieren a corrupción y delito, no necesariamente los desplazamientos de cúpula garanticen un saneamiento hacia la franca democratización y transparencia de estas instituciones.

Homegrown – May 2015

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On this month's Homegrown with our hosts, Dan and Jay: The US Department of Justice makes moves against FIFA and co., We discuss the implications for US Soccer and beyond. Interview with Evan Ream, co-host of the First Eleven podcast and writer for the Davis Enterprise, regarding the US Open..

¿FIFA cambiará la ubicación del Mundial 2022 desde Qatar?

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¿FIFA cambiará la ubicación del Mundial 2022 desde Qatar?

por Andrew Bihl

Nota: Este ensayo fue escrito en11/03/14. Debido a esto, cualquiera información más reciente no está incluido.

En 2010, FIFA eligió a Qatar para anfitrión de la Copa del Mundo de 2022.

FIFA Presidential Election 2015 – Time for a Change of Direction?

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FIFA Presidential Election 2015 Time for a Change of Direction? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A resounding yes would be the answer to that particular question unless you are one of the Blatter camp. It was Kenny Rogers who best summed it up, in song.

"You've got to know when to hold 'em , know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away and know when to run"

It is a paradox that the fight to oppose Sepp Blatter has become almost as farcical as the events involving FIFA that have, over recent years, increased calls for him to step down.

Can Figo Make a Difference – SY 1-29-15

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On this week's Soccer Yanks Podcast: Our long holiday break is over, it's a short one, but a good one this week: Figo throws his hat in the ring for FIFA presidency. The Lampard fiasco and what it means for both NYCFC and Manchester City. Other ways to listen:..

Friday Kickoff: Blatter calls FIFA ethics ‘exemplary'; Maradona regrets drug use; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Despite all of thecontroversy in recent years, Sepp Blatter feels that FIFAhave a pretty good grasp on ethics.

The FIFA president spoke in Zurich Friday at the World Summit for Ethics in Sports, and the 78-year-old revealed that he believes that FIFA have "exemplary ethics" due to the two-part independent ethics committee the governing body instituted in 2011.

Thursday Kickoff: Platini won’t run against Blatter; Rooney named England captain; and more

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By DAN KARELL There's very little that stands in Sepp Blatter's way to retaining his title as FIFA president. With Blatter ready to run again for his fifth term, UEFA president Michael Platini has decidednot to campaign against Blatter in the upcoming FIFA presidential elections in January 2015, leaving Blatterlikely to end up as the sole candidate in the election.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Hits Out at “Racist” British Media

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter launched into an astonishing tirade against the British press today at the Asian Football Confederation's meeting inSão Paulo. With increased scrutiny surrounding Qatar's successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Blatter went on the offensive against those in the British press criticizing the member of the Asian Confederation.

FIFA POWER POLITICS | BLATTER vs CRISTIANO RONALDO | THE REAL STORY

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FIFA President Comments on MLS

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Via Soccerbyives.net:Sepp Blatter has never lacked for controversial comments, and he has also been known to offer up his fair share of tone deaf statements about the game he helps govern. So perhaps it shouldn't have come as a surprise when he delivered a set of misguided comments about Major League Soccer yet again.

Noticias : Vicente del Bosque Admits Spain Injuries Worry Him, Germany Still Reeling Over Italy Defeat

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The idea of an international friendly literally three days before the domestic football season kicks off is both insane and unfathomable. But it's part of Sepp Blatter's FIFA calendar, which also means his own deluded world we're all just living in, remember?

The technology era begins

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At times I get the sense that Sepp Blatter and his FIFA cronies genuinely feel like Biff & Co. from the Back to the Future movies, spraying out unintelligent missives to the growing cacophony clamoring for goal line technology. I can't see any possible reason to hinder its growth, but then FIFA has always been obstinately opposed to voting in favor of its own interests.

Is Financial Fair Play the pot of gold at the end of Arsenal’s rainbow?

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When Ivan Gazidis met fans from a variety of supporters' groups at the Emirates Stadium last week, his message regarding UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations was unequivocal. It will happen and the clubs are all in favour of it, not least because the alternative – football's bubble bursting if it continues to expand in the current form – does not bear thinking about.

No Shootouts for You

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In yet another rant of 'I didn't like who won the CL finals', Sepp Blatter is asking Beckenbauer to look into an alternative to the penalty shootout finish. Many of you may remember the abortive attempts of FIFA to have the 'golden goal' rule applied and the many games that kept going and going because someone had to win, and damned be the player's health.

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Fifa World Rankings June 2015

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Fifa's World Rankings for June 2015 were published on Thursday at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Fifa World Rankings are now published on Thursday and not Wednesday as before.

2014 world cup champions Germany remain at the top of the Fifa rankings followed by Belgium, Argentina, Brazil, the Netherlands, Portugal, Uruguay, France and Spain.

Cristiano Ronaldo Responds to Sepp Blatter's Impersonation Video

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World football's governing body FIFA hasn't always had the best reputation. Rumors of bribes, blatant favoritism and more have surfaced over the years, and a video released today by the Oxford Union won't make things any easier for Sepp Blatter and his organization.

Speaking to the Oxford Union this week, Blatter was asked one final question by the moderator before finishing his interview.

Tuesday Kickoff: Blatter admits summer WC in Qatar a mistake; Lampard to win 100th cap; and more

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By DAN KARELL

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is under fire for comments made in an interview published on Monday.

Among his many statements, Blatter admitted that "it may well be that we made a mistake at the time," to award Qatar a summer World Cup in 2022, with Blatter's emphasis to InsideWorldFootball.

Sepp Blatter thinks he gets booed because he’s ‘a star,’ wants to be a match commentator

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In an interview with Sky Sports, FIFA president Sepp Blatter once again showed what a deluded egotist he is. When asked about getting booed by 80,000 people at Wembley for the women's football medal ceremony during last summer's Olympics, Blatter shared the bestrationalizationhis lizard brain could come up with.

Blatter Offers Harsh Words for ‘Struggling’ MLS

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In a recent interview with Al Jazeera, FIFA president Sepp Blatter offered a harsh assessment of Major League Soccer. "There is no very strong professional league (in the United States)," Blatter said. "They have just the MLS, but they have [...]

The post Blatter Offers Harsh Words for 'Struggling' MLS appeared first on Soccer Perspectives.

“Massive” — Recaps & reaction to Union 6-pointer, more news

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Recaps and reaction to Union's big win. Sakiewicz says Union "done tinkering." Ocean City take Mid-Atlantic Division title, Reading finish in second place. MLS Eastern Conference roundup. Calls for Blatter to resign grow. More news.

English football

RoM Reads

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The Telegraph talks about the gulf in quality between United and Arsenal following yesterday's win.

The Daily Mail reports on unhappy Arsenal fans after Santos asked for Van Persie's shirt at half-time.

By Far The Greatest Team looks at Blatter's claim that English football is run by idiots.

Scudamore Chats Shit

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Richard Scudamore: "This [the Premier League] is what you get when you welcome in inward investment. Any other industry would be welcoming that inward investment. We should welcome it with open arms."

Being psychopathically inclined, Mr Scudamore does not get integrity...
... inward investment is not the issue, it is the sources of that investment that has ruined what he beautifully calls "his product".

Videos

Olympics: USA 2-1 Japan – US Women Take Gold As 80,000 People Stay To Boo Sepp Blatter in Unison (Photos & Highlights)

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By Chris Wright

Carli Lloyd scored twice in front of a record 80,203 crowd at Wembley as the USA women's side won their fourth (and third consecutive) Olympic gold by beating Japan 2-1 in the final. Of the last four Olympic tournaments, only Norway back at Sydney 2000 have disrupted the American dominance.

2012 Olympics: Japan defeat France, 2-1 in semi-final

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Sepp Blatter was around to see his fondest dream of seeing women playing in "tighter shorts". Yes, he really did say that as a way of attracting more male spectators amongst many of his other pearls of wisdom.

The match underscored the importance of having a good goalie and in Miho Fukumoto, the Nadeshiko had theirs.

World of Soccer

Musket Rounds: Cosmos Return, Toronto Transfers, Bocanegra, Shuttleworth, And More

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Good morning everybody! It's Friday, and I'm sure everyone is thrilled! Tomorrow night the New England Revolution will take on Toronto at home, but for now, the Musket Rounds has a diverse helping of news from around the world of soccer. A lot of interesting stuff outside of the Revolution camp is going on right now, so we'll be sure to get you up to speed on stuff like Sepp Blatter being corrupt, the NY Cosmos' rebirth, and more.

Musket Rounds: FIFA Corruption, Midseason Reviews, Kris Boyd Freaks Out, And More

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Hello everybody and welcome to the Musket Rounds. It's a beautiful and sunny Thirsty Thursday here in my little corner of New England, and I can only assume it's much the same for most of the rest of you. The New England Revolution have some news this morning, but the goings on around the wider world of soccer have become infinitely more interesting.

The Rest

Go Slaw! D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 15 January 2016

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Can you really have enough Uniteds? Is the guy replacing Blatter worse than Blatter? Would you want a ruffian like Steven Gerrard swinging clubs at your golf course?

This Friday Freedom Kicks is dedicated to the man who sold the world.

Bill Hamid out several months with knee injury, clouding D.

FIFA: the Grinch who trademarked Christmas

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Football's governing body FIFA has taken the precaution of trademarking Christmas ahead of the 2014 World Cup. Our illustrious leaders have claimed ownership of the names of all Brazilian host cities for the World Cup when used in conjunction with the precious digits 2014. That includes the city of Natal, which means Christmas.

The Tuesday 10: World Cup 2014 Opening Ceremony Edition

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By "The Other 87 Minutes / Senior Unemployed English Major Correspondents

If you were anywhere near a TV Friday afternoon/evening, then you likely already know that the World Cup is in danger of falling behind in the all-important opening ceremonies arms race.

Gareth Bale calls Charlie Adam a coward, won’t accept apology for dangerous tackle

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Gareth Bale, who recently drew the misguided ire of Sepp Blatter for playing on Spurs' preseason U.S. tour and not for Team GB in the Olympics after making a quicker than expected return from a back injury, was the victim of a cynical challenge from Liverpool's Charlie Adam during a friendly in Baltimore.

Upside: Protecting the integrity

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Their Words "I'd like to quote FIFA President Blatter, who said match-fixing is one of the biggest threats to the sport and must be combated. For me, the integrity of sport, and especially football, is hugely at risk. The values of fair play, respect, discipline and honesty are under threat. Protecting the integrity of football is a task for FIFA, and the police also fundamentally protect these values.

Rejoice! Mohamed Bin Hammam Has FIFA Lifetime Ban For Bribery Overturned

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By Chris Wright

Mohamed Bin Hammam, the former FIFA presidential candidate who was exiled by the organisation for bribery, has had his lifetime ban annulled by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Bin Hammam was banned for attempting to buy votes in his bid to oust Sepp Blatter ahead of FIFA's presidential elections last year, prohibiting him from being involved "in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for life".

Some Soccer News for Thu Jul 5, 2012

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HERE IT IS! The debut podcast episode of the du Nord Futbol Show is ready for your ears! Thanks in advance for listening.

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Word from Montreal is that Alessandro Nesta is all set to sign a 1 1/2 year deal. Any time now. But not official yet.

Spoof: Euro 2012 cancelled. Championships now up for grabs at Eurovison 2012

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Late last night a solemn Michel Platini made the shock announcement that Euro 2012 has been cancelled. The UEFA President has yet to officially state why the Championships have stalled. Complaints about Ukraine's human rights record appear to be the likely answer, although Platini a closet Norwich fan was overheard weeping upon the discovery of [.

Zeman pitagorico

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Bocciato in matematica? No, semplicemente laurea onoris causa in scienze delle comunicazioni.

Il nipote di Čestmír Vycpálek, da anni ha capito come la stampa sia importante e come la stessa vada stuzzicata affinchè dia risalto mediatico e costruisca un personaggio.

Zeman non è uno sprovveduto e come allenatore è pure bravo, se non fosse per quelle sue squadre costruite a trazione anteriore, che dimenticano spesso di costruire la giusta equilibratura nell'assetto difensivo.