Argentine football player and coach Diego Maradona says he will run for the presidency of the International Federation of Association Footbal (FIFA), a journalist close to the star says.
“He told me he would be a candidate for president of … Read the rest
Washington’s attack on world soccer is following the script of Washington’s attack on the Russian-hosted Sochi Olympics. The difference is that Washington couldn’t stop the Olympics from being held in Sochi, and was limited to scaring off westerners with lies … Read the rest
Sepp Blatter has announced he is stepping down as president of FIFA, football’s governing body, and has called on a special congress to elect a successor. The news comes less than a week after Blatter was reelected as FIFA chief … Read the rest
Fifa boss understood very early that there’s a new world order in which westerners don’t matter much, writes Simon Kuper in the FT.
Blatter knows which of the soccer nations have money, and that is why he will be re-elected. … Read the rest
Ghana has been exposed as agreeing to take part in international football matches organised by match fixers.
An undercover investigation found that the President of Ghana’s Football Association agreed for the team to play in international matches that others were … Read the rest
FIFA is to discuss “concrete proposals” for combating racism over the next few months and plans to put them into effect in May, soccer’s governing body said on Friday.
The proposals will be chewed over by FIFA’s executive committee at … Read the rest