All posts tagged "fifa"

  • Chung Mong-joon, former FIFA vice president, speaks at a press conference in Seoul on June 3, 2015, discussing the corruption scandal that has marred the top football organization. (Yonhap)
    Ex-FIFA VP Chung considers running for FIFA president

    SEOUL, June 3 (Yonhap) — Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon said Wednesday he is considering running for the world’s top football job, hours after the embattled Sepp Blatter announced his resignation as head of the scandal-ridden...

    • Posted June 3, 2015
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  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves after speaking at a press conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Sepp Blatter says he will resign from his position amid corruption scandal and is promising to call for fresh elections to choose a successor. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)
    Blatter resigns as FIFA president

    (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer’s governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and promised Tuesday to call for fresh elections to choose a successor. The 79-year-old Blatter was re-elected to a fifth...

    • Posted June 2, 2015
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  • Two men talk to each other in front of the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
    What would happen if Western powers boycotted World Cup?

    NEW YORK (AP) — What would happen if Sepp Blatter hosts a World Cup and most of Europe, several South American powers and the United States don’t show up? Blatter was voted to a fifth term as...

    • Posted May 30, 2015
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    Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal

    ZURICH (AP) — In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter. Not a far-reaching corruption scandal. Not a tarnished international image. Not a young prince who gave him a stronger-than-expected challenge. Despite the biggest crisis in FIFA’s...

    • Posted May 29, 2015
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  • Federal agents load a van with boxes and computers taken from the headquarters of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF,) Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Miami Beach, Fla. Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
    Asian federation still backs Blatter, wants elections Friday

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation says it still supports Sepp Blatter’s bid for another term as FIFA president, and opposes any move to delay Friday’s scheduled elections. Soccer’s world governing body was thrown...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • Two men talk to each other in front of the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
    Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed

    ZURICH (AP) — Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA on Wednesday, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and threatened with extradition to the U.S. in an investigation of what was called “rampant, systemic, and...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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    S. Korea loses to France in race to host 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

    ZURICH, Switzerland, March 19 (Yonhap) — South Korea on Thursday came up short in a race to host the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. At FIFA’s Executive Board meeting in Zurich Thursday, South Korea lost out to...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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