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Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean 'migrants' | | Al Jazeera

Imagine waking your children in the morning. Imagine feeding and dressing them. Imagine pulling a little girl’s hair into a ponytail, arguing with a little boy about which pair of shoes he wants to wear.<p>Now imagine, as you are doing that, you know later today you will strap their vulnerable bodies …

Mediterranean

England’s colonial views of Sepp Blatter’s FIFA highlights struggles with soccer’s changing reality

FIFA “President for Life” Sepp Blatter will not last the duration of his four-year term, according to England’s FA chairman Greg Dyke.<p>Dyke, a former …

Why India is thankful that Sepp Blatter was re-elected FIFA president

OPEN TO OPINION<p>The Rs 8 crore that AIFF will get from the global body will help it send teams to the Asian Games without government support.<p>SPORTS<p>| …

​Largest British banks launch FIFA investigation

British multinational banks, Barclays and Standard Chartered, have initiated internal investigations to ascertain whether allegedly corrupt payments of FIFA officials went through their systems.<p>According to a BBC report, the FBI indictment of seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich last Wednesday …

S.Africa admits paying $10 mn but denies FIFA bribe

South Africa admitted Sunday that it paid $10 million in 2008 but denied it was in any way a bribe to FIFA for the 2010 World Cup, in the latest twist to the massive corruption scandal engulfing world football's governing body.<p>Two separate investigations are being carried out by American and Swiss …

Corruption

Uefa plots to break away from Fifa and host a rival tournament

Under the proposal, a European Championship would be held every two years with the other big football nations invited<p>Uefa is plotting to break away from Fifa and host a rival tournament in a <b>bid to force reform and oust Sepp Blatter</b>, it has been reported.<p>Under the plan a European Championship would …

FIFA's Formula for Corruption

Among the lessons to be learned from the latest scandal engulfing FIFA, soccer's ruling body: If you give officials from small countries with corrupt …

How America is pursuing FIFA

<b>Who has been charged in America, and with what?</b><br>A 47-count indictment has charged 14 defendants with offences including racketeering, wire fraud and …

Zurich Is Stained: FIFA and the Sports Crime of the Century

“The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter.”<br>—Sam Spade, <i>The Maltese Falcon</i>It’s impossible to overstate the historic nature of what happened last …

Corruption

FIFA acknowledges $10 million transfer

A FIFA statement said that neither Valcke "nor any other member of FIFA's senior management were involved in the initiation, approval and implementation" of the 2007 transfer from South Africa to Warner, then president of the North, Central America and Caribbean football confederation.<p>FIFA said it …

If You Want To Hit FIFA Where It Hurts, Boycott Its Sponsors

These anti-logos make it clear which companies (Coke, Adidas, McDonald’s, Budweiser) are happy to keep associating with corrupt officials who are supporting deadly working conditions in Qatar<p>FIFA, the organization in charge of soccer across the globe, is not having a good year. Last week, 14 FIFA …

FIFA scandal deepens as Blatter aide linked to payments | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors believe FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s top lieutenant made $10 million in bank transactions that are central to the bribery investigation of the world soccer body, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.<p>FIFA President Sepp Blatter (L) and Jerome …

Corruption

Letter contradicts FIFA claims in regards to $10M payment

The FIFA scandal hit another pivotal point when a new letter was released that contradicts claims by FIFA that Sepp Blatter's second in command new …

Corruption

Issa Hayatou: FBI’s Fifa arrests should have taken place on US soil

The Fifa vice president Issa Hayatou said the arrest of officials from world soccer’s governing body in Zurich last week at the behest of the US justice department should have been carried out on American soil.<p>He questioned the timing of the arrest of seven officials in dramatic dawn raids last …

Corruption

FIFA scandal: Europe plots to stage an 'alternative World Cup'

In a bid to force Sepp Blatter out of FIFA, Europe's footballing nations will meet on Friday to discuss the option of splitting from the world game's …

FIFA in fresh turmoil as explosive letter blows apart claims that Sepp Blatter's No 2 Jerome Valcke did NOT know about $10m payment at centre of FBI probe

• <b>US justice department say $10m bribe was paid to former FIFA members Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer from FIFA's Swiss bank in 2008</b>• <b><br>New York Times claim</b> …

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 • Reports in US say Blatter being investigated as part of corruption probe<p>Sepp Blatter has dramatically quit as Fifa president, days after he was defiant …

Corruption

Sepp Blatter to resign as Fifa president amid corruption scandal

<b>Sepp Blatter is to resign as president of world football's governing body Fifa as reports emerge he is under investigation in the United States.</b><p>The Swiss was re-elected last week, despite seven top Fifa officials being arrested in a massive corruption probe.<p>Announcing his shock exit, the …