Global soccer body FIFA's Appeal Committee on Friday rejected an appeal by former German Football Association President Wolfgang Niersbach, maintaining a one-year ban imposed in July. The appeals panel said it confirmed FIFA's ethics committee's ruling against Niersbach for failing to report potential misconduct surrounding the award of the 2006 soccer World Cup in Germany. "The Appeal Committee determined that a one-year ban from taking part in any football-related activity (administrative, ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
CAS said in a statement that its three-man panel had determined that Sepp Blatter "breached the FIFA code of ethics since the payment amounted to an undue gift as it had no contractual basis". IMAGE: Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter lost his appeal against a six-year ban for ethics violations, imposed amid the biggest corruption scandal to shake the world soccer body, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago CAS rejects Blatter's appeal, confirms suspension Prokerala, 2 months ago Will former FIFA chief Blatter win ban appeal? Rediff.com, 2 months ago
With a mixed bag of success and failure, Indian sports remains in a state of inertia in the absence of a proper vision from the administrators. IMAGE: PV Sindhu, left, and Sakshi Malik celebrate after winning medals at the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Reuters An Olympic campaign saved by the fortitude of three women, a cricket team that rediscovered itself under a bold and zealous Virat Kohli -- Indian sports in 2016 was a dramatic mix of highs and lows wherein athletes mostly raised the bar ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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