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Brazil mourns fallen football team in pouring rain

Dec 03, 2016 - 12:54 PM

UPDATED The Brazilian city of Chapeco is in mourning for its little team that could cut down at the height of its glory

GOING HOME. Members of the Colombian Air Force load onto a plane in Rionegro, Antioquia department, Colombia, on December 2, 2016 the coffins with the remains of the members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real who died in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains earlier this week, to be repatriated to Brazil. Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP

Blatter, ousted for corruption, 'astonished' that FIFA sacked Kattner for corruption

May 25, 2016 - 12:44 AM

I have never met a more honest man than Markus Kattner says disgraced ex president Sepp Blatter of the man accused of giving himself millions in bonuses

SEEMS LIKE A NICE GUY. Sepp Blatter, who is serving a 6-year ban from FIFA for massive financial irregularities which have stained the world football governing body, can't imagine finding fault in the now-ex deputy general secretary Markus Kattner. File photo by Steffen Schmidt/EPA

Fatma Samoura: FIFA's first woman secretary general is used to crises

May 15, 2016 - 9:18 AM

Fatma Samoura may be an outside in the football world but her experience with the United Nations will prove key to helping restore football s image

FIFA APPOINTEE. The 54-year-old Samoura is a football outsider, having worked with the United Nations for 21 years. File photo by Stephane De Sakutin/AFP

Iraq buries young victims of football pitch bomb carnage

Mar 26, 2016 - 9:01 PM

UPDATED The attack sparks condemnation from visiting UN chief Ban Ki moon and outrage across the global football community

FUNERAL. Iraqi relatives and friends mourn on March 26, 2016 in Iskandariyah, a town south of the capital Baghdad, during the funeral of some of the victims of a suicide bomb attack in a nearby village the day before. Haidar Hamdani/AFP

PFF president Araneta on Suzuki Cup hosting, new FIFA president

Mar 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Mariano Araneta says the Philippines could still have home field advantage in November s ASEAN championships plus gives his thoughts on the new FIFA president

STOP THE PRESSES. The Philippines could still end up hosting one round-robin group stage of the Suzuki Cup. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Infantino to succeed Blatter as FIFA president, vows change

Feb 27, 2016 - 12:26 PM

Gianni Infantino got 115 votes in the election s second round while Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman of Bahrain got 88

NEW CHIEF. Gianni Infantino won FIFA's presidential election and vowed to lead the scandal-tainted body into a new era as he faced immediate calls to ensure genuine reform. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Gianni Infantino terpilih jadi Presiden baru FIFA

Feb 27, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Gianni Infantino berjanji akan memulihkan citra dan kehormatan FIFA yang sempat tercemar akibat skandal korupsi

Gianni Infantino memberikan keterangan pers di Zurich usai terpilih sebagai Presiden baru organisasi FIFA. Foto oleh Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA

FIFA confirms 5 presidential candidates a month from election

Jan 26, 2016 - 9:46 PM

The election will take place on February 26 in Zurich

Infantino 'to withdraw' from FIFA election if Platini stands

Nov 10, 2015 - 7:10 PM

My candidacy is not in opposition to Michel Platini If he is able to stand I will withdraw It s a simple principle of loyalty says UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino

WITHDRAW FROM ELECTIONS? A file picture dated 18 October 2015 shows UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino during the draw for the playoff matches for UEFA EURO 2016. He declares he will withdraw from FIFA's presidential election if Michel Platini will stand. Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT/EPA

UEFA bats for 10-match racism ban

Apr 10, 2013 - 6:39 PM

The UEFA plans to suspend players found guilty of racial abuse a minimum of 10 matches