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Qatar denies bribery allegations on 2022 World Cup

Qatar denies bribery allegations on 2022 World Cup

The organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have strongly denied allegations from the U.S. Department of Justice that bribes were paid to secure votes for the hosting rights to the tournament. Suspicion and rumours have long surrounded both the 2010 vote by FIFA’s executive to hand the 2018 World Cup to Russia and […]
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FIFA says clubs spent record $7.35 bn on transfers in 2019

FIFA says clubs spent record $7.35 bn on transfers in 2019

Football clubs worldwide splashed out a record $7.35 billion (6.63 million euros) on transfers in the men’s game in 2019, FIFA revealed in a report released on Wednesday. The amount represents a 5.8 percent increase on 2018, with English clubs accounting for the largest total outlay at just over $1.5 billion — a drop of […]

FIFA bans former Panama federation president for life

FIFA bans former Panama federation president for life

World’s football ruling body FIFA on Thursday banned the former president of the Panamanian football federation, Ariel Alvarado, for life after finding him guilty of bribery. FIFA also and fined him 500,000 Swiss francs (£390,821.19). Alvarado was investigated in relation to matches organised by the Panamanian Football Association. The investigation was also related to contracts […]

FIFA seeks to recover $2m from suspended Blatter, Platini

FIFA seeks to recover $2m from suspended Blatter, Platini

World’s football ruling body FIFA on Monday filed claims in a Swiss court seeking to recover two million Swiss francs (about £1.56 million) from former French football star Michel Platini. It said the money was paid inappropriately by ex-FIFA President, Sepp Blatter to Platini. “FIFA has today filed claims in the relevant Swiss courts against […]

German Koch won’t bid for FIFA post out of respect for French rival

German Koch won’t bid for FIFA post out of respect for French rival

German football federation (DFB), vice-president Rainer Koch, on Thursday said he would not seek a place on the council of the ruling body FIFA because French federation boss, Noel Le- Graet is bidding as well. According to him, the DFB and the French federation are very close. Looking at the German-French friendship, and out of […]