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Banned Jerome Valcke gets October CAS appeal date

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Lausanne (AFP) – Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke will have his appeal over his 10-year ban from football heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on October 11.

Sepp Blatter’s former righthand man was suspended in September 2015 over the 2014 World Cup tickets scam and was sentenced by FIFA’s ethics committee in February 2016 to a 12-year ban from football.

Banned Jerome Valcke gets October CAS appeal date

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Lausanne (AFP) – Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke will have his appeal over his 10-year ban from football heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on October 11.

Sepp Blatter’s former righthand man was suspended in September 2015 over the 2014 World Cup tickets scam and was sentenced by FIFA’s ethics committee in February 2016 to a 12-year ban from football.

The more FIFA changes, the more it stays the same

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Over a span of four months, from October 2015 to January 2016, the FIFA Ethics Committee removed the three most powerful men in football – Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke, and Michel Platini – from office, and banned them from the game.

It was an extremely hopeful stretch in the dark history of the world’s governing body.

Banned Valcke sets up business in Spain: sources

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Lausanne (AFP) – Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, who is banned from football and the target of a Swiss criminal investigation, has resurfaced in Spain and set up an events management business, sources say.

The Frenchman was banned last year for 12 years - reduced to 10 - for ethics breaches and fired by FIFA as part of a corruption scandal that threatened to bring football’s governing body to its knees.

Banned Valcke sets up business in Spain: sources

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Lausanne (AFP) – Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, who is banned from football and the target of a Swiss criminal investigation, has resurfaced in Spain and set up an events management business, sources say.

The Frenchman was banned last year for 12 years - reduced to 10 - for ethics breaches and fired by FIFA as part of a corruption scandal that threatened to bring football’s governing body to its knees.

Former FIFA executive Valcke challenges 10-year ban

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Lausanne (AFP) – Shamed former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a 10-year ban for ethics breaches.

The world body fired the Frenchman in January 2016 over black market World Cup ticket sales and suspect television deals.

Former FIFA executive Valcke challenges 10-year ban

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Lausanne (AFP) – Shamed former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a 10-year ban for ethics breaches.

The world body fired the Frenchman in January 2016 over black market World Cup ticket sales and suspect television deals.

Kattner challenges FIFA sacking – source tells AFP

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA's disgraced former secretary general Markus Kattner has begun legal action to challenge his "unjustified" sacking, a source close to the German told AFP on Tuesday.

The 46-year-old, who was also FIFA's financial chief, was fired with immediate effect on May 23 after the discovery of a secret bonus scheme that paid out millions of dollars over a period of years.

Kattner challenges FIFA sacking – source tells AFP

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA's disgraced former secretary general Markus Kattner has begun legal action to challenge his "unjustified" sacking, a source close to the German told AFP on Tuesday.

The 46-year-old, who was also FIFA's financial chief, was fired with immediate effect on May 23 after the discovery of a secret bonus scheme that paid out millions of dollars over a period of years.

Swiss prosecutors say probing Blatter, Valcke and Kattner contracts

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Zurich (AFP) Swiss prosecutors said Friday they were probing the contracts of former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter and two deputies after the organisation revealed they had awarded themselves more than $80 million in often suspicious payments.

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland(OAG) said it was investigating the contracts of Blatter, former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and finance director Markus Kattner, following a search of FIFA's headquarters Thursday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

Swiss prosecutors say probing Blatter, Valcke and Kattner contracts

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Zurich (AFP) Swiss prosecutors said Friday they were probing the contracts of former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter and two deputies after the organisation revealed they had awarded themselves more than $80 million in often suspicious payments.

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland(OAG) said it was investigating the contracts of Blatter, former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and finance director Markus Kattner, following a search of FIFA's headquarters Thursday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

Swiss prosecutors say probing Blatter, Valcke and Kattner contracts

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Zurich (AFP) Swiss prosecutors said Friday they were probing the contracts of former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter and two deputies after the organisation revealed they had awarded themselves more than $80 million in often suspicious payments.

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland(OAG) said it was investigating the contracts of Blatter, former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and finance director Markus Kattner, following a search of FIFA's headquarters Thursday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

Swiss raid on FIFA amid new revelations on Blatter payments

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Zurich (AFP) Swiss investigators have searched the FIFA headquarters as the world football governing body revealed that former president Sepp Blatter and two of his deputies awarded themselves more than $80 million in often suspicious payments over the past five years.

On a day that FIFA also had to deny media reports that new president Gianni Infantino was under investigation, it said Blatter, former secretary general Jerome Valcke and finance director Markus Kattner made a coordinated effort to "enrich themselves" and that Swiss and US authorities were being informed.

Swiss raid on FIFA amid new revelations on Blatter payments

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Zurich (AFP) Swiss investigators have searched the FIFA headquarters as the world football governing body revealed that former president Sepp Blatter and two of his deputies awarded themselves more than $80 million in often suspicious payments over the past five years.

On a day that FIFA also had to deny media reports that new president Gianni Infantino was under investigation, it said Blatter, former secretary general Jerome Valcke and finance director Markus Kattner made a coordinated effort to "enrich themselves" and that Swiss and US authorities were being informed.

FIFA fires secretary general Jerome Valcke

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FIFA has fired secretary general Jerome Valcke, who is under investigation for misconduct, world football's governing body said Wednesday.

The former right-hand man to Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president banned for eight years, has been accused of aiding a scheme to sell 2014 World Cup tickets on the black market.

FIFA fires secretary general Jerome Valcke

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FIFA has fired secretary general Jerome Valcke, who is under investigation for misconduct, world football's governing body said Wednesday.

The former right-hand man to Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president banned for eight years, has been accused of aiding a scheme to sell 2014 World Cup tickets on the black market.

Wednesday Kickoff: FIFA, Neymar, Roma, and more

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FIFA sacked a top official after being embroiled in scandal since May of 2015, while Spanish court wants Neymar to testify and more:

FIFA's Emergency Committee officially cut ties with Secretary General, Jérôme Valcke, while Dr Markus Kattner will serve as Acting Secretary General in his place.

FIFA investigators are seeking a nine-year ban for ex-secretary general Jerome Valcke

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FIFA investigators on Tuesday requested a nine-year ban against the body's suspended secretary general Jerome Valcke, who was provisionally suspended from soccer in October for 90 days over corruption allegations. The investigatory chamber of FIFA's ethics committee, world soccer's in-house prosecutor, also asked for Valcke's temporary suspension to be extended for 45 days while FIFA's judges weigh evidence against the organization's former second-in-command.

FIFA investigators are seeking a nine-year ban for ex-secretary general Jerome Valcke

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FIFA investigators on Tuesday requested a nine-year ban against the body's suspended secretary general Jerome Valcke, who was provisionally suspended from soccer in October for 90 days over corruption allegations. The investigatory chamber of FIFA's ethics committee, world soccer's in-house prosecutor, also asked for Valcke's temporary suspension to be extended for 45 days while FIFA's judges weigh evidence against the organization's former second-in-command.

Tuesday Kickoff: Guardiola, Mourinho, FIFA, and more

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We're now a couple of days into the January transfer window, and that means rumors, signings and news galore this Tuesday:

Pep Guardiola revealed on Tuesday that he wants to coach in the English Premier League, but also said he hasn't decided on a club to coach just yet. (REPORT)

Jose Mourinho is reportedly "frustrated" in waiting for a job at Manchester United, and is set to look into other options.

Watch FIFA’s ExCo Meeting press conference at 9am ET [LIVESTREAMING]

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will participate in a press conference today in Zurich, which will be streamed live beginning at 9am ET.

The extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee meeting is taking place today. During the meeting, the agenda for the elective Congress will be finalized and approved.

Watch FIFA’s ExCo Meeting press conference at 9am ET [LIVESTREAMING]

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will participate in a press conference today in Zurich, which will be streamed live beginning at 9am ET.

The extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee meeting is taking place today. During the meeting, the agenda for the elective Congress will be finalized and approved.

Thursday Kickoff: Natal stadium still under construction; Mexico trounces Israel; and more

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By DAN KARELL

With less than two weeks remaining until the start of the World Cup, it's a race against the clock for Brazil to finish construction on a few remaining unfinished venues.

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke visited the Arena Das Dunas in Natal on Wednesday and sent out images on his official Twitter account showing that there were still plenty of areas where seats still need to be installed in the stadium.

FIFA Says World Cup 2022 Will Move to Winter, But Then Backtracks On News

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In the world's worst kept secret, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said today that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar would not be played in the summer.

In an interview with a French radio station, Valcke said:

"The dates of the World Cup will not be in June or July. I think it will be played between November 15 and January 15 at the latest.

Wednesday Kickoff: FIFA’s Valcke backs winter World Cup; Former pro Hitzlsperger comes out; and more

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By DAN KARELL

If FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke had his way, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would be played in the winter.

In an interview given to radio station France Inter, Valcke claimed that the ideal time for the World Cup to be played in the Persian Gulf nation is beginning in November and ending in either December or January.

Valcke comments revive 2022 World Cup issues

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FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke told a French radio outlet that the likeliest window for the 2022 World Cup is Nov-Jan. Read More

FIFA Officially Rule Out Any Prospect Of Qatar 2022 World Cup Being Played In Summer

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By Chris Wright

"And the cheque's in the post, yes?"

FIFA have decreed that they'd prefer the pesky old 2022 Qatar World Cup to not be played in the sweltering, 35-45°c Gulf emirate summertime but rather in the altogether more clement 25-30ºc Gulf emirate 'winter', after general secretary Jerome Valcke provisionally confirmed today that the tournament will be held between November and January.

FIFA to Create an International League Table of Countries That Have a Problem With Racism: Nightly Soccer Report

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Here are tonight's world soccer news headlines:

International soccer

  • FIFA plans league table of nations' racism issues— AP
  • Eric Wynalda doesn't hold back, swings on American soccer coaches, says "No Way" Qatar 2022 happens— Big Lead
  • Ashley Cole ruled out of England's World Cup qualifier with rib injury— The Guardian
  • Montenegro missing four key players for World Cup qualifier with England— The Guardian
  • FIFA's Jerome Valcke in Brazil amid stadium concerns— ESPN FC
  • Who is left to play for Wales?

Chaos In Brazil: The Wrath of a Nation Holds FIFA In a Vice

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Anyone following the FIFA PR machine as it trips and skids its way through its response to the chaos unfolding in Brazil could be forgiven for thinking we're in pantomime season. As the Confederations Cup quickly turns from close-season money spinner into a full frontal exposure of a nation in crisis, the villainous outline of Sepp Blatter looms large over the country.

Another FIFA project leading to World Cup schedule worries

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Work on a number of projects for the 2013 FIFA World Cup are reportedly behind schedule, with transport infrastructure and stadiums lagging behind construction deadlines.

There is a major concern in the footballing world that Brazil won't be ready to host the tournament with just 18 months to go before the first match is scheduled to be played.

Brace Yourselves: The Brazil 2014 World Cup Mascot Is… An Endangered Three-Banded Armadillo With No Name!

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By Chris Wright

The official mascot for the 2014 World Cup has been unveiled on a Brazilian television show by none other than Ronaldo himself, with the fuzzy wotsit given theunenviabletask of stepping into South Africa 2010 mascot Zakumi's shoes (what do you mean you don't remember Zakumi?

Goal-line technology approved, to be used in upcoming tournaments

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The day so many soccer fans have been waiting for has arrived. Yes, goal-line technology has been approved by FIFA.

The decision was made by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) during a meeting in Zurich on Thursday, with two different systems getting the green light.

FIFA se impone en Brasil y vende cerveza en 2014

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07.06.2012 - Finalmente, después de dos votaciones aplazadas por la Cámara de Diputados brasileña, Dilma Rousseff (presidenta) promulgó la Ley General de la Copa del Mundo (2014).
Y después de mucha bulla mediática, la buena de Dilma sacó su pañuelo blanco para rendirse ante FIFA.

Brazil

POTD : The Brazil 2014 Mascot

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Brazil may be facing major challenges to stage the 2014 World Cup, especially with respect to transport and accommodation for the hundreds of thousands of fans. But at least their mascot is ready and well to take over FIFA secretary-general's Jerome Valcke (above) role. Seriously now, how hot is that costume?

FIFA make a royal mess of the rankings

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The Three Lions sit pretty in 4th position despite disappointing performances

England rises to number 4 and raises eyebrows. They are two spots above Italy, the 2012 Euro runners up. Brazil falls to 11th because they don't have to play any qualifying matches having already qualified for the 2014 World Cup as hosts.

Manchester United

Mid-Day Ticker: Forlan signs in Brazil, FIFA defends rankings & more

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Any hopes of Diego Forlan coming to MLS in the near future have been dashed.

The Golden Ball winner at the 2010 World Cup has signed with Brazilian club Internacional, the team announced. The deal will keep the 33-year-old Uruguay veteran with the club through July 2015.

The striker had played with Inter Milan since transferring from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

Mid-Day Ticker: Drogba wants to stay at Chelsea, Pele to join WC meeting & more

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By THOMAS FLOYD

It's a bit premature to say Didier Drogba's days at Stamford Bridge are numbered. At least the striker thinks so.

Drogba said Wednesday that he would like to stay with Chelsea for "as long as possible.

Ronaldo

Upside: FIFA Prepares

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Their Words "We have now all rolled up our sleeves; Bebeto and Ronaldo and their LOC colleagues, the Minister of Sports and his team as well as my FIFA team. The warm-up is over, we have a set game plan, and nominated our joint-line up." FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on World Cup preparations.

Slogan Brasil 2014: "Juntos en un solo ritmo"

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30.05.2012 - En la primera visita que hace Jerome Valcke (secretario general de la FIFA) a Brasil desde que dijo hace tres meses que el país sede necesitaba "una patada en el culo" para acelerar los preparativos del Mundial, se dio a conocer el slogan oficial de la Copa del Mundo Brasil 2014 (?

The Rest

Tuesday Kickoff: Teixeira steps down, EPL to review medical policy and more

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Former head of the Brazilian Football Federation Ricardo Teixeira has resigned from the FIFA Executive Committee, CONEMBOL announced late last night.

The move comes a week after Teixeira stepped down as chief of the Brazilian Federation and head of preparation for the 2014 World Cup.