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Ex-Fifa supremo Blatter summoned in 2006 World Cup investigation

Ex-Fifa supremo Blatter summoned in 2006 World Cup investigation

Sepp Blatter has been summoned to explain how Germany was awarded the 2006 World Cup as prosecutors in Switzerland investigate suspected corruption in the bidding process ...

Banned FIFA chief Blatter attends match: ‘It's my World Cup’

Banned FIFA chief Blatter attends match: ‘It's my World Cup’

Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter attended a World Cup match in Moscow on Wednesday and said the soccer tournament was a bit like ‘my World Cup’ because of the warm welcome he had received in Russia.

Platini says FIFA must end his ban, but probe goes on

Platini says FIFA must end his ban, but probe goes on

Former UEFA president Michel Platini said on Saturday FIFA must now lift his ban over a €1.8mn payment after Swiss prosecutors said they had found no evidence so far to bring charges against him.

Ex-FIFA chief Blatter considering legal action against ban

Ex-FIFA chief Blatter considering legal action against ban

Former FIFA president Joseph Blatter is considering taking legal action against the world governing body over his ban from football.

Valcke says reputation destroyed as he appears before tribunal

Valcke says reputation destroyed as he appears before tribunal

The Frenchman, whose job was to ensure the smooth running of FIFA, and in particular the World Cup, was right-hand man to now banned president Sepp Blatter before both were embroiled in a corruption scandal.

Blatter plans to visit soccer World Cup in Russia

Blatter plans to visit soccer World Cup in Russia

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter will travel to Russia when the country hosts the soccer World Cup in 2018, he told Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick.

FIFA elect Skouris as head of ethics committee

FIFA elect Skouris as head of ethics committee

Vassilios Skouris of Greece, a former president of the European Court of Justice, was elected head of FIFA's ethics committee on Thursday.

Africa elected Ahmad for change, says FIFA chief

Africa elected Ahmad for change, says FIFA chief

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Friday the election of Ahmad Ahmad as Confederation of African Football chief was "a vote for change" after almost 30 years under Cameroonian Issa Hayatou.

Ex-FIFA president Blatter loses appeal against ban

Ex-FIFA president Blatter loses appeal against ban

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal against a six-year ban for ethics violations, imposed amid the biggest corruption scandal to shake the world soccer body, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said.

FIFA boss proposes 48-team World Cup

FIFA boss proposes 48-team World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has put forward a new 48-team format for the 2026 World Cup in a speech in Colombia on Monday.

Blatter faces new FIFA probe

Blatter faces new FIFA probe

Banned FIFA president Sepp Blatter and his former chief lieutenants were under investigation Friday over illicit bonuses totalling $80 million (71mn euros), FIFA's ethics committee said.

Blatter mounts final FIFA ban appeal

Blatter mounts final FIFA ban appeal

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter began his final appeal Thursday against his six-year ban from football, in a long-shot quest for redemption after his career ended in scandal.