Sepp Blatter

Russia’s World Cup: a Putin own goal?

Like most Russians, Vladimir Putin isn’t a football fan, but in 2009 he decided that Russia should bid to host the 2018 World Cup. This Friday, when …

FIFA

Five years to go until Qatar 2022: What we know so far

Qatar's World Cup preparations have veered from controversy to controversy over the past four years. With another five to go until the first ball is …

FIFA

Qatar vows to host "best" World Cup despite Saudi-led blockade

Qatar vows to host "best" World Cup despite Saudi-led blockade<p>This file photo taken on December 02, 2010 shows FIFA President Sepp Blatter holding up …

FIFA

MeToo: Early research hints at vulnerability of young South African athletes

Of a sample size of 2,000 girls participating in sport, at least 5% have experienced some level of sexual abuse or harassment, according to research …

Gender

Adidas Hint at World Cup Sponsor Pull Out Should FIFA Be Found Guilty of Breaking the Law

World Cup sponsors Adidas have stated they 'would have a problem' if Fifa are found to have broken the law by a United States investigation into …

FIFA

By kneeling, Eric Reid has taken bold stand

Who among the following is most likely to have his career terminated within the next couple of months?<p><b>Jameis Winston</b>, <b>Al Franken</b>, <b>Roy Moore</b>, <b>Sepp …

Donald Trump

ISL 2017 Will Be About Indian Players As The League Sheds Foreign Stars

The Indian Super League has slashed the number of high-earning foreign stars for its new season starting Friday but foreign coaches, including …

Soccer

Sepp Blatter's Fifa vice-president took $1m bribe to vote for Qatar to win 2022 World Cup, court hears

Sepp Blatter’s most senior vice-president at Fifa took at least $1 million in bribes to vote for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, a court has heard.<p>Julio Grondona, who was effectively Blatter’s number two until his death in 2014, allegedly told an Argentinian sports marketing executive he had been …

FIFA

Former FIFA VP Chung testifies in appeal against 5-year ban

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon has testified at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to challenge his five-year ban for failing to cooperate with ethics investigators.<p>The court says a verdict is expected in several weeks.<p>Chung hoped to be a FIFA presidential …

News (U.S.)

Major Link Soccer: Hope Solo comes forward about sexual assault by Sepp Blatter in 2013

Major League Soccer<p>Matt Doyle looked at one big question for each of the remaining MLS playoff teams. For Seattle: will they be able to get …

FIFA

High-profile men accused of sexual misconduct

<b>An uprising of women</b> wronged everywhere is exposing the abuse of the powerful in movies, music, media, politics and business. Workplaces will never …

U.S. Politics

Hope Solo Says Sepp Blatter Sexually Assaulted Her at 2013 Ballon d'Or Awards

Former USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo says former FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her at the 2013 Ballon d'Or awards. Blatter has denied the allegations.<p>Speaking to <i>Expresso</i> (h/t the <i>Guardian</i>'s David Conn and Nelson Marques), Solo said Blatter touched her in an inappropriate manner just …

FIFA

Hope Solo alleges sexual assault by former FIFA president Sepp Blatter

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has come under fire once again, but this time it is completely unrelated to corruption charges.<p><b>[ MORE: Which MLS</b> …

FIFA

Hope Solo accuses former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

American goalkeeper Hope Solo accused former FIFA President Sepp Blatter of sexual assault at the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in January 2013 in an interview with <i>Expresso</i>, a Portuguese newspaper.<p>Speaking in Lisbon for the Web Summit, Solo granted <i>Expresso</i> an interview about gender equality and …

FIFA

Hope Solo Claims Former FIFA Head Sepp Blatter Sexually Assaulted Her At An Awards Show

The disgraced former head of FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, has been accused of sexual harassment by one of the biggest female soccer stars on the planet.<p>United States goalkeeper Hope Solo accused Sepp Blatter of sexual harassment on Friday, yet another alleged sexual misconduct by a …

FIFA

In an interview with Espresso, an excerpt of which was posted on Friday, former United States goalkeeper Hope Solo says that she has seen sexual assault with trainers, doctors, and press officers, and even among teammates during her soccer career. She also states that Sepp Blatter touched her inappropriately just before she went on stage […]

Hope Solo says she had Sepp Blatter “grab my ass” before a Ballon d’Or ceremony nearly five years ago.<p>In an interview with <i>Espresso</i>, an excerpt of …

Women's Soccer

Blatter accused of sexual assault at awards ceremony

The former president of FIFA is the latest public figure in the media spotlight over allegations of sexual harassment and assault.<p>The US goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused Sepp Blatter of sexual assault.<p>This, she alleges, happened just before they appeared on stage together at the Ballon d’Or awards …

FIFA

Hope Solo claims ex-FIFA chief grabbed her

US soccer star Hope Solo says former FIFA president Sepp Blatter grabbed her buttocks as they prepared to take the stage at an awards ceremony in 2013, the Portuguese newspaper Expresso reported.

FIFA

A Gentleman's Game?

Sad but true, sports too has become part of the culture where material winner is now considered as the epitome of success. With huge multi-national …

Hope Solo Accuses Ex-FIFA Head of Sexual Assault

Soccer player Hope Solo says she was sexually assaulted by the former president of FIFA during the 2013 Ballon d'Or awards ceremony, the <i>New York</i> …

FIFA

Alabama fan who was thrown out for smoking tells her side of the story

by Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk<p>United States women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo accused former FIFA president Sepp …

John Calipari

FIFA Racketeering Trial Likely to Reveal New Details

The wide-ranging allegations of corruption in soccer’s governing body are set to arrive in a Brooklyn courtroom this week, claims that center on decades of alleged bribery and kickbacks involving international soccer tournaments.<p>The racketeering trial of three former heads of Latin American soccer …

Corruption

East Congo militiamen go on trial for raping children

Rights groups hope trial, which is expected to last several weeks, will strike a blow against impunity

News (Ireland)

Why lack of sleep could be killing us

Sleeping less than six or seven hours a night increases the risk of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke, says neuroscientist Matthew …

Martin O'Neill

2026 World Cup: Why North America Must Take Morocco's Bid Seriously

FIFA released its guide to the 2026 World Cup bidding process this week, which, on the surface at least, promises a democratic and transparent way of deciding who gets to host the first 48-team World Cup in the tournament’s history.<p>That is a welcome change. When choosing the hosts of previous World …

FIFA

Football Manager predicts 2022 World Cup venue change

Think of World Cups gone by: England 1966, Mexico 1970, Italia 1990, South Korea and Japan 2002, South Africa 2010. All were brilliant tournaments in …

FIFA

Bonfire night 2017: the most on-point effigies

Let there be fireworks<p>Bonfire night: the one time when you can legally set ablaze the people who’ve been setting fire to your dreams and happiness …

Kim Jong-un

Harvey Weinstein effigy burnt at Edenbridge Bonfire Night

An effigy of the disgraced Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein went up in flames on Saturday night at a traditional Bonfire Night celebration in Kent.<p>Edenbridge chose Weinstein as this year's celebrity Guy in the wake of sexual abuse allegations made against him.<p>Last year, Edenbridge Bonfire …

Harvey Weinstein

Sport24.co.za | My work is done – Tokyo

Fifa washes its hands of Israel-Palestine football impasse as Tokyo Sexwale has little to show for his efforts.

Palestine

Harvey Weinstein is burnt in annual Bonfire Night celebraton

Previous effigies have included Donald Trump, Sepp Blatter and Lance Armstrong.<p>An effigy of the disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has …

Harvey Weinstein