fifa corruption scandal - updates

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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

Wages of sin return to haunt sports barons

Dec 30, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Bribes doping even more bribes the sky seems to be the limit in the strictly cash underbelly of sports marketing and fixed sporting glory

SCANDALS. The international federations for athletics (IAAF) and football (FIFA) were embroiled in scandals in 2015. File Photos by SEBASTIEN NOGIER (left) and WALTER BIERI/EPA

FIFA used special software to catch Blatter-Platini payment

Dec 22, 2015 - 1:30 PM

The Swiss developed program can analyze thousands of accounts in double quick time and is now being used to track doubtful money transfers in world football

SPECIAL SOFTWARE. FIFA tracked the money transfer between Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini through a special Swiss-developed software. Photo by WALTER BIERI/EPA

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini vow to fight 8-year bans from FIFA

Dec 22, 2015 - 12:14 PM

Sepp Blatter admits he felt betrayed while Michel Platini says the FIFA decision was a masquerade intended to sully his name

VOW TO FIGHT. Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter, suspended FIFA president, addresses the media to respond to the FIFA ethics committee's verdict. Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini were banned from football for 8 years. Both vow to keep fighting. Photo by PATRICK B. KRAEMER/EPA

FIFA official charged in Nicaragua

Aug 18, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Nicaraguan Julio Rocha the former head of the Nicaraguan Football Federation has been detained in Switzerland since a raid on a Zurich hotel in May

CHARGED. File picture taken 09 December 2005 shows then president of the Nicaraguan Olympic Commitee, Julio Rocha, during a press conference in La Habana (Cuba). Nicaragua's Soccer Federation President Julio Rocha, current FIFA development office, is among nine football officials indicted on corruption charges. File Photo by Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

FIFA official urges Blatter not to go back on quit promise

Jun 15, 2015 - 1:21 PM

I think it is clearly indispensable to follow through with the initiated process of president s change as it has been announced says FIFA official head of audit and compliance unit

STAY RESIGNED. The 79-year-old Swiss Sepp Blatter resigned from his post as FIFA President and is urged not to go back on his word. He will continue in office until a successor is designated, probably by the end of the year. File Photo by Sebastien Bozon / AFP

Football: Blazer says 1998, 2010 Cups tainted

Jun 04, 2015 - 8:46 AM

Meanwhile FIFA staff gave Sepp Blatter a standing ovation even as his resignation fails to quell a corruption storm

TO THE EXIT. FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves after a press conference at the headquarters of the world's football governing body in Zurich on June 2, 2015. Valeriano di Domenico/AFP

Blatter resignation ends crazy week in football

Jun 03, 2015 - 10:44 AM

Arrests in Zurich last May 27 sparked a raucous week in football s history that ended with football leader Sepp Blatter serenely announcing he will quit

In this file photo, FIFA officials wait in front of the Marriott Hotel on the occasion of a meeting ahead of the FIFA congress, in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Walter Bieri/EPA

Sponsor Coke urges FIFA to 'win back trust' after Blatter

Jun 03, 2015 - 4:59 AM

UPDATED Key global football sponsor Coca Cola urges FIFA to regain public trust after the soccer governing body s president Sepp Blatter resigned under a corruption cloud

THE GAME. A digital ad from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Photo courtesy of

Sepp Blatter resigns as FIFA president

Jun 03, 2015 - 1:22 AM

UPDATED Sepp Blatter resigns as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football s governing body; US media report Blatter is also the focus of an FBI investigation

RESIGNED. Sepp Blatter in a 2010 file photo by AFP