Tag Archives: sepp blatter
- Sepp Blatter, Michael Platini gearing up to appeal 8-year football suspension
February 16, 2016
Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter is girding his loins to appeal his football ban. The 79-year-old is expected to make his case on Tuesday. On Monday, Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) boss Michael Platini also made his appeal at a FIFA appeal hearing in Zurich, Skysports reported. Platini told...
- Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini face 8-year football ban
December 21, 2015
An independent Ethics Committee has suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) boss Michel Platini for eight years from all football-related activities. The bans are effective immediately, the committee said. In a statement, the international football governing body confirmed that “the proceedings against Mr. Blatter...
- New wave of arrests nets more FIFA officials linked to corruption scandal
December 3, 2015
Twelve more FIFA officials were arrested Thursday in a pre-dawn operation led by United States officials in Switzerland, the New York Times reported. Some of the arrests were made at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, the same luxury hotel where the other FIFA officials were arrested in May...
- Bookmakers drop Michel Platini as favorite to replace Sepp Blatter
September 28, 2015
Michel Platini’s dream to succeed Sepp Blatter is under threat as both to be under investigation by FIFA ethics committee. The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) opened a criminal investigation against FIFA president Sepp Blatter for possible criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of FIFA money. The OAG said in...
- FIFA suspends general secretary over World Cup tickets claims
September 18, 2015
Sepp Blatter’s right-hand man at FIFA was relieved of his duties and faces formal investigation after fresh allegations of World Cup Tickets Scheme. FIFA has announced Thursday that it has suspended Secretary General Jérôme Valcke "until further notice," for alleged involvement in an operation to improperly profit from World Cup...
- UK ad watchdog clears Paddy Power’s F**K Off Sepp Blatter ad
September 10, 2015
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a sweary Paddy Power ad mocking FIFA president Sepp Blatter was not in breach of its rules regarding ability to cause widespread offence. The ad, which was posted in The Guardian’s sports section, featured betting odds on the likely candidates for...
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