All posts tagged "fifa"

  • FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, FIFA president Sepp Blatter is greeted by UEFA President Michel Platini, right, after Blatters re-election as president at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been banned for 8 years, the FIFA ethics committee said Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP, File)
    FIFA reduces bans for Blatter, Platini from 8 to 6 years

    ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini had their bans from soccer reduced from eight years to six by FIFA’s appeal body on Wednesday, two days before the sport’s ruling body tries to turn the page...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • Argentina's Lionel Messi delivers a speech after winning the FIFA Men's soccer player of the year 2015 prize during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awarding ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, January 11, 2016. (Walter Bieri/KEYSTONE via AP))
    Messi wins FIFA world player award for a record 5th time

    ZURICH (AP) — Lionel Messi has won the FIFA world player of the year award for a record fifth time. Messi ended Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-year hold on the Ballon d’Or trophy, soccer’s top individual honor. The Barcelona...

    • Posted January 11, 2016
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  • Lee Seung-woo, right, and Lee Sang-min walk off the field after a disappointing loss to Belgium. (Yonhap)
    Waffled by Belgium 2-0, South Korea eliminated from U17 World Cup

    By Brian Han South Korea got knocked out of the World Cup stage by Belgium again. South Korea seemed frustrated more than anything else during their 2-0 loss to Belgium in the FIFA U-17 World Cup Round...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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  • Chung Mong-joon pauses to answer questions during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Chung Mong-joon withdraws from FIFA presidential race, vows to keep fighting

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Veteran South Korean football administrator Chung Mong-joon on Monday withdrew his FIFA presidential candidacy, vowing to keep trying to bring changes to the organization marred by corruption allegations. Chung made his announcement on his...

    • Posted October 26, 2015
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  • In this June 3, 2015 file photo Chung Mong-joon arrives to hold a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. On Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 FIFA banned VP Chung Mong-joon for 6 years. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, file)
    Court denies Chung Mong-joon’s request to lift ban: FIFA

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — A Swiss court has rejected a request by South Korean FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon to lift a recent ban on him, the world’s football governing body said Tuesday, all but ruling out Chung’s...

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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    S. Korea inches past Kuwait 1-0, undefeated in World Cup qualifiers

    KUWAIT CITY (Yonhap) — South Korea defeated Kuwait 1-0 here Thursday for their fourth consecutive victory in the Asian qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, inching closer to their ninth straight appearance in the quadrennial tournament....

    • Posted October 8, 2015
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    FIFA bans Chung Mong-Joon for six years

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Football’s world governing body said Thursday it has banned South Korean FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon for six years, a move that could cast a pall on his campaign. “The former FIFA Vice-President Chung...

    • Posted October 8, 2015
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