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2014-06-06 20:21:10

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Explosive new videos on alleged FIFA corruption from Andrew Jennings British investigative journalist Andrew Jennings has released exclusive stories on the eve of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The renowned author speaks candidly about his investigations into the alleged endemic corruption of the FIFA leadership and the high price paid by the people of Brazil to host the world's biggest sporting event. As the fallout from the Qatar 2022 bribery...

2010-08-25 09:55:00

MANCHESTER, England, August 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Punters have supported England's 2018 World Cup Bid with their wallets and the 1966 World Champions are now 4/5 favourites to host the tournament. FIFA officials are currently in England inspecting stadiums and transport facilities and the punters obviously believe the delegation have been impressed. Betfred spokesman Mark Pearson, "Punters are only backing one bid and that's England's so we've had to cut the price after...

2009-10-15 02:00:00

ZURICH, Switzerland, October 15 /PRNewswire/ -- FIFA will hold a two-day Medical Conference in Zurich on 17 and 18 October 2009. Medical staff, but particularly administrators and officials from FIFA member associations worldwide, will enjoy an exceptional introduction to the latest achievements in football medicine and the many benefits for associations, communities, teams and players at all levels of play. The topics of this conference, organised by the FIFA Medical Committee...

2006-07-12 05:46:45

ROME (Reuters) - Zinedine Zidane's head-butt on Italy's Marco Materazzi in the World Cup final might cost him the tournament's Golden Ball award, FIFA president Sepp Blatter hinted in an interview published on Wednesday. World soccer's ruling body opened a disciplinary investigation on Tuesday into the circumstances surrounding the incident in Sunday's final. "FIFA's executive committee has the right and duty to intervene when it sees behavior that is contrary to sports ethics," he...

2006-07-09 21:06:39

By Mitch Phillips BERLIN (Reuters) - For many people the abiding memory of the 2006 World Cup will be the diving, cheating and feigning of injury that has permeated the tournament and held football up to ridicule in the eyes of other contact sports. FIFA calls it "simulation" but although it is despised by millions of fans the world over, soccer's governing body has shown precious little will to eradicate it. In fact a pre-tournament edict telling referees to make doubly sure a...

2006-06-19 07:22:19

By Mike Collett BERLIN (Reuters) - FIFA will not consider using video evidence or other goal-line technology to determine if a goal has been scored until it is 100 percent reliable, spokesman Markus Siegler said on Monday. The issue was raised again after TV replays suggested France should have taken a 2-0 lead in the 32nd minute of Sunday's match against South Korea at the Zentralstadion in Leipzig. Patrick Vieira's header looked well over the line despite goalkeeper Lee...

2006-06-18 10:21:24

By Mark Trevelyan BERLIN (Reuters) - Croatia and Japan took turns to throw away chances in a hard-fought goalless draw on Sunday that hit both teams' hopes of reaching the last 16 at the World Cup. Japan goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi saved a first-half penalty, while at the other end Atsushi Yanagisawa squandered a great close-range opportunity as the Group F clash left the two teams still looking for their first win. In Sunday's other games, Brazil and France -- between them,...

2006-06-17 17:13:45

By Mike Collett BERLIN (Reuters) - A member of FIFA's executive committee has admitted selling World Cup tickets at three times their face value and has been ordered to leave Germany as soon as possible, world soccer's governing body said on Saturday. Ismail Bhamjee of Botswana has signed a statement admitting selling 12 tickets for England's match against Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday for 300 euros ($379.9) each, three times the face value, FIFA said in a statement. Bhamjee,...

2006-06-12 07:33:33

BERLIN (Reuters) - FIFA has strongly denied allegations of bribery and corruption made in the BBC television programme Panorama on Sunday night. In a wide-ranging investigation into world soccer's governing body, reporter Andrew Jennings said that senior FIFA officials including president Sepp Blatter and his predecessor Joao Havelange had abused their positions in relation to their former, and now defunct, commercial partner, International Sport and Leisure (ISL). Jennings has...

2006-06-12 07:26:49

BERLIN (Reuters) - FIFA has strongly denied allegations of bribery and corruption made in the BBC television programme Panorama on Sunday night. In a wide-ranging investigation into world soccer's governing body, reporter Andrew Jennings said that senior FIFA officials including president Sepp Blatter and his predecessor Joao Havelange had abused their positions in relation to their former, and now defunct, commercial partner, International Sport and Leisure (ISL). Jennings has...


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