Shamed former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a 10-year ban for ethics breaches. The world body fired the Frenchman in January 2016 over black market World Cup ticket sales and suspect television ... Business Standard, 1 month ago
Former FIFA secretary-general Valcke challenges 10-year ban - Prokerala, 1 month ago
IMAGE: The investigation began after several dozen soccer officials, mainly from Latin America, were indicted in the United States in 2015 on corruption-related charges, sparking the worst crisis in FIFA's 113-year history. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images FIFA has completed a 22-month internal inquiry into allegations of high-level corruption and criminal misconduct that buffeted world football and handed its report to Swiss authorities, soccer's ruling body said on Friday. "FIFA ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Lionel Messi has been banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday's game in Bolivia. Messi was banned for "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee" during a home qualifier against Chile on Thursday, FIFA said hours before kickoff in La Paz. "This decision is in line with the FIFA Disciplinary Committee's previous rulings in similar cases," the world soccer body said. Messi and the Argentine soccer federation can appeal against the ban to FIFA.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Twice World Cup winners Argentina sacked coach Edgardo Bauza on Monday after a string of poor results in South American qualifying left them struggling to reach the 2018 finals in Russia. Media reports suggest Sevilla's Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli, who has never disguised his ambition to take charge of the national team and steered neighbouring Chile to the Copa America title in 2015, will step into the vacancy. "We've reached an agreement, we've told Bauza he's ceased to be the national ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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