FIFA’s disgraced former secretary general Jerome Valcke and Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi go on trial in Switzerland on Monday in the latest chapter of football’s seemingly endless corruption saga.
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter was facing questioning Tuesday by a Swiss prosecutor over a payment of two million Swiss francs ($2.2 million) made to former UEFA boss Michel Platini in 2011.
Switzerland’s Parliament on Monday lifted immunity on the country’s former top prosecutor who had been in charge of the probe into the towering corruption scandal within FIFA, opening the door for criminal proceedings.
Gianni Infantino has insisted that he had “nothing to hide” in a letter to member federations of football’s global governing body FIFA despite Swiss prosecutors launching a criminal probe against him.
FIFA to extend financial assistance of $1.5 M grant to Cambodian football federation.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino will “respect any decision by the ethics committee”, world football’s governing body said Monday after Swiss authorities opened criminal proceedings against him last week.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino will continue in his post, world football’s governing body insisted Sunday, as they blasted the launch of Swiss criminal proceedings against him.
Rankings of countries, including that of Cambodia, have largely remained the same.
An extraordinary prosecutor was appointed Friday to examen criminal complaints made against Switzerland’s attorney-general Michael Lauber and FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
Markus Kattner, FIFA’s finance director under Sepp Blatter who also served as acting secretary general, has been banned from all football-related activity for 10 years.
Former FIFA vice president Alfredo Hawit was spared further jail time.
Swiss prosecutors have opened a fresh investigation targeting former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter for suspected criminal mismanagement of funds over a decade-old $1 million payment, AFP learned Saturday.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino called on Saturday for discussions over proposals to introduce salary and transfer fee caps to football in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Fans yearning for the return of professional soccer have spent months rewatching classic matches, obsessing over “contact training” schedules and adopting teams from far-flung leagues that play in empty stadiums.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday that footballers in Germany calling for justice for George Floyd during matches deserve applause rather than sanctions.
Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday that one Swiss investigation into his handling of a television contract has been dropped, but FIFA said that does not mean its former president is in the clear.
Switzerland’s attorney general, who is conducting investigations into alleged corruption at FIFA, will be hauled in front of the Swiss parliament’s judicial committee, the body said Wednesday.
FIFA will release $150 million (139 million euros) to its member football associations to help handle financial troubles caused by the coronavirus, the global governing body said on Friday.
Iran coach says he is not taking chances facing Cambodia again later this year.
FIFA on Monday urged clubs and players to reach agreement on wage reductions to protect clubs suffering financial damage due to the coronavirus crisis, sources said.
Cambodia’s ranking among global football federations has remained unchanged.
Cambodia’s ranking among football federations in the world has dropped by a notch after going up for most of the year.
Yaya Toure says FIFA is not doing enough to stamp out racism and that England should have walked off the pitch in the face of monkey chants during their Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he was “disappointed” after attending a historic but bizarre World Cup qualifier between North and South Korea that had empty stands and no live broadcast.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has urged Italian soccer authorities to hand out stadium bans for supporters guilty of racism after another incident in a Serie A match between Atalanta and Fiorentina on Sunday.
Cambodia’s national football team are placed 169th in the latest FIFA World Rankings, moving up one position.
Infantino rejects comments of “colonialist” attitude towards African football.
FIFA said Sunday they were exploring legal options after revealing unauthorised transmissions of the ongoing Women’s World Cup in France were made in Saudi Arabia by pirate broadcaster, beoutQ.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organisers FIFA said on Wednesday.
FIFA is open to having discussions about temporary substitutions if players suffer serious head injuries in matches, its medical committee head Michel D’Hooghe has told the Times newspaper.