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FIFA reform chief: Sepp Blatter "unfairly treated"

FIFA reform chief: Sepp Blatter "unfairly treated"

Carrard, 77, was appointed by FIFA on August 11 to lead the world football governing body's Reform Committee after the corruption scandal erupted in May, when seven football officials were arrested at a Zurich …

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  • FIFA reform chief: Sepp Blatter "unfairly treated"
    FIFA reform chief: Sepp Blatter "unfairly treated" Sport360 - Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Carrard, 77, was appointed by FIFA on August 11 to lead the world football governing body's Reform Committee after the corruption scandal erupted in May, when seven football officials were arrested at a Zurich hotel on the eve of a FIFA Congress. The seven FIFA officials were among 14 people facing charges in the United States over more than $150 million of bribes for marketing and broadcasting contracts. More »

  • FIFA appoint former IOC director as reform commission chairman
    FIFA appoint former IOC director as reform commission chairman Sport360 - Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    FIFA on Tuesday appointed former International Olympic Committee director general Francois Carrard to lead the world football governing body's 2016 Reform Committee. FIFA is currently reeling from its own bribery scandal after seven football officials were arrested in a raid on a Zurich hotel on the eve of a FIFA congress in May. "It is vital for the future of global football to restore the integrity and reputation of its governing body," said Carrard, who was appointed following consultation with the six football confederations and will be assisted by representatives from two of each. More »

  • McDonalds demands 'independent' FIFA reform commission
    McDonalds demands 'independent' FIFA reform commission AFP - Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    McDonalds on Thursday became the third major FIFA sponsor to back a completely independent commission to carry out reforms of the scandal-tainted world football body, an activist group said. Coca-Cola and Visa have already backed the calls. FIFA president Sepp Blatter has so far only said that the head of a proposed reform task force will be independent. More »

  • UEFA president Michel Platini set to declare FIFA leadership campaign
    UEFA president Michel Platini set to declare FIFA leadership campaign Sport360 - Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Michel Platini is set to declare he will run for the FIFA presidency this week and an announcement could come as early as Wednesday. Platini, the UEFA president, held further talks with football powerbrokers at the 2018 World Cup draw in St Petersburg at the weekend and is now confident he has the support necessary to win. UEFA president Michel Platini due to announce intention to run for FIFA presidency. More »

  • #360USA: Gold Cup wipes away the shine from Jurgen Klinsmann
    #360USA: Gold Cup wipes away the shine from Jurgen Klinsmann Sport360 - Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The knives are out for Jurgen Klinsmann yet the German will not be overly perturbed. Fans in the United States have called for his head after the shock Gold Cup semi-final defeat to Jamaica on Wednesday. The Gold Cup, a kind of B-list European championships, may not appear a big deal. More »

  • Sepp Blatter set to attend Saturday's World Cup qualification draw in Russia
    Sepp Blatter set to attend Saturday's World Cup qualification draw in Russia Sport360 - Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Preparations for Russia’s 2018 World Cup will get under way with the qualification draw across five confederations taking place on Saturday. Despite the ongoing FIFA scandal, president Sepp Blatter – who is stepping down next February – will appear on stage in St Petersburg with Vladimir Putin. Moscow has attempted to portray the US corruption probe as a Western-orchestrated attempt to strip Russia of its right to host the event. More »

  • FIFA faces long struggle to pass reforms
    FIFA faces long struggle to pass reforms AFP - Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    The high-profile person who will head up the task force established to finetune crucial reforms of football's scandal-hit world governing body FIFA will be named very soon a source close to the organisation's leadership said. FIFA's outgoing president Sepp Blatter announced on Monday that an 11-strong task force, with an independent chairperson, would prepare reforms including limits on terms for leaders, tougher background checks on executive committee members and the publication of salaries of top officials. More »

  • Pressure grows on Sepp Blatter to step down early as FIFA president
    Pressure grows on Sepp Blatter to step down early as FIFA president Sport360 - Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter will face pressure for an early departure from his post on Monday at the first meeting of the world governing body's executive committee since its corruption crisis exploded. The meeting in Zurich has been called to allocate the date for a special Congress to elect a new president after Blatter's announcement last month that he will step down. There were also revelations of bribes paid for votes for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and increasing concerns from FIFA's sponsors. More »

  • UAE's road to World Cups unchanged after FIFA's call
    UAE's road to World Cups unchanged after FIFA's call Sport360 - Sun, May 31, 2015

    The UAE’s route to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups is unchanged after FIFA president Sepp Blatter confirmed there will not be any alterations made regarding qualification and allocation of slots. “Among other things, we decided that the slots of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup would not change. More »

  • Defiant Blatter wins FIFA vote amid corruption storm
    Defiant Blatter wins FIFA vote amid corruption storm AFP - Sat, May 30, 2015

    Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as FIFA president in a dramatic end to an angry campaign dominated by a corruption storm that engulfed the leadership of world football. Blatter, who had defied calls to resign, raised his arms in triumph and promised the congress to be the "commander" who "guides this boat FIFA" out of the corruption turmoil it has sunk into. The 79-year-old Blatter also indicated he would not stand again, saying he would hand over a "strong" FIFA to "my successor" in four years. More »

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