Danny Jordaan, President of the South African Football Association (SAFA) and former chief executive of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, has confirmed that a $10 million (£6 million/€9 million) payment referred to in this week’s United States Department of Justice (DoJ) indictment was indeed made.
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FIFA has yet to decide whether to join the SportAccord exodus that has led 22 Olympic and seven non-Olympic International sport Federations (IFs) to suspend their membership, insidethegames has learnt.
Blatter raises prospect of “personal visits” to FIFA sponsors in bruising opening day of fifth Presidential term
Sepp Blatter today raised the prospect of personal visits to placate sponsors by top FIFA officials, as he endured the latest of many grillings by European media on the first day of his fifth term as FIFA President.
Sepp Blatter today won the right to extend his reign as FIFA President for another four years, beating his sole remaining challenger Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan.
The matter of Sepp Blatter’s immediate future as President of FIFA faded briefly into the background in Zurich here today, eclipsed by a potentially historic handshake between Jibril Rajoub, President of the Palestinian Football Association, and Ofer Enei, his Israeli counterpart.
An anonymous bomb threat failed to disrupt the FIFA Congress here today.
Michel Platini today looked Sepp Blatter in the eye and urged him to resign, amid signs that this week’s dramatic arrests and detailed corruption allegations are helping the campaign of Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, Blatter’s only rival for the FIFA Presidency, to gain a certain amount of traction.
Pressure on Sepp Blatter and FIFA was ratcheting up this morning, as some of the organisation’s most prominent sponsors spoke out strongly in the wake of this week’s dramatic and hugely embarrassing indictments and arrests of leading football figures.
UEFA has called for tomorrow's FIFA Presidential election to be postponed by up to six months, as the fallout from the latest corruption allegations continues to rock the football world to its foundations.
The United States Justice Department on Wednesday declared war on some of the most powerful figures in world football, indicting nine FIFA officials and five other executives for racketeering, conspiracy and corruption.
FIFA has been plunged into disarray following a dawn raid by Swiss police that led to the arrest of six of the world football body’s officials.
Taleb Al Muhairi, secretary general of the Emirates Equestrian Federation (EEF), is to meet International Equestrian Federation (FEI) officials in Lausanne tomorrow, amid signs that efforts to persuade the FEI that it can justifiably lift a suspension imposed in March are getting under way.
Exclusive: Asian Weightlifting Federation facing call to reschedule championships again to avoid Commonwealth clash
The Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) is facing a call to reschedule this year’s Asian Weightlifting Championships for a second time just a day after announcing the event was moving to Thailand.
Phuket in Thailand is to stage this year’s Asian Weightlifting Championships, insidethegames has learnt.
Hamburg, a confirmed runner in the race for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics, may be about to suffer an immense blow to its sporting prestige.