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…]
FIFA has accused the Nobel Peace Centre of failing to “embody the spirit of fair play” over its decision to end its involvement in their joint Handshake for Peace initiative. Mirroring the recent circumstances – is FIFA justified to accuse anybody for failing to embody the spirit of FAIR-PLAY? Read the full article at The … [Read more…]
Swedish TV4 is broadcasting women world championships in football this summer, but is not allowed to call it the Football World Cup. In international football federation FIFA demands that the TV-channel calls it the “FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015”. The channel has previously had the policy not to make a difference between the women’s and the men’s … [Read more…]
Who will be responsible for the consequences of the dead migrant workers in Qatar? This is the chain of events: 2010: In spite of reports of hundreds of dead migrant workers in Qatar: FIFA and Sepp Blatter announced that Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, after the FIFA Executive Committee voted in a … [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.
Sepp Blatter to resign as FIFA president after 17 years in role. • Successor will be chosen at extraordinary general meeting of FIFA • Blatter to stay until next president is elected between December and March The Guardian >>