According to Die Welt, Fifa is probing claims that Infantino, elected president of world football’s governing body only in February, acted to destroy recordings of a Fifa council meeting in Mexico. Fifa has said formal proceedings are yet to be taken against Gianni Infantino despite reports in a German newspaper that he is facing a … [Read more…]
When the European Championship was assigned to Ukraine and Poland in 2012 UEFA received warnings in an early internal report. A “tipster”, a former official of the Cyprus Football Association, claimed that some of those who voted for Poland / Ukraine should have been paid to do so. UEFA appointed a special investigator, Peter Limacher, who was supposed to meet the “tipster” … [Read more…]
Fifa bans former vice-president of Asian Football Confederation – Nepal FA president Ganesh Thapa for 10 years over bribery. One of the most influential figures in Asian football over the last two decades has been banned for 10 years for bribery by Fifa’s ethics committee. Ganesh Thapa, president of the All-Nepal FA and a former Asian … [Read more…]
Franz Beckenbauer, who headed the organising committee for the 2006 World Cup, rejected claims that a slush fund had been set up to buy votes and bring the tournament to Germany back in 2000. The DFB said on Friday its own investigation had found no wrongdoing in the process of being awarded the 2006 World Cup … [Read more…]
Platini and Blatter sought to clarify that the £1.35m, which the Frenchman confirmed he was paid in February 2011, was for work he legitimately did at Fifa. In a letter of explanation sent to all Uefa’s 54 national football associations, including the English FA, Platini said he acted as special adviser to Blatter. Blatter’s lawyers … [Read more…]
The election will take place eight months and 25 days after Blatter promised to step down following the dramatic US indictments against 14 football executives on charges including money laundering, fraud, tax evasion and racketeering. Michel Platini, who has received backing from four confederations but not from Africa and Oceania, is understood to be weighing up … [Read more…]
With Blatter’s resignation, FIFA will turn the page and start over again but FIFA Watch will continue to oversee the organisation into the new future for the world’s largest sports – football.