Tag Archives: Sepp Blatter

FIFA seeks ‘stronger ethical code’ for its World Cup 2026 bidding process

FIFA governance has presented its official guiding mandate for the bidding process to host its 2026 World Cup tournament. World football’s governing body has presented its official guidelines to the committees representing North America’s joint bid of USA-Canada-Mexico competing against Morocco for the right to host football’s biggest tournament. Presenting a 35-page document, FIFA governance has made bidding parties’ aware of key …

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Will Sepp show up? FIFA presidential race nears conclusion

Sepp Blatter may have been banned from football for eight years but William Hill isn’t too sure this’ll stop him from turning up at the FIFA congress this week. Sepp Blatter, who has endlessly protested his innocence in the ongoing corruption investigation which scandalized the football federation last year, continues to be in the news as he appeals his personal …

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Platini and Blatter banned by FIFA ethics committee

Fifa’s ethics committee has banned both Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for a period of eight years from ‘all football-related activity.’  The bans, which commence immediately, are in response to a payment made by Blatter to Platini in 2011. The amount was a reported two million swiss francs (£1.3m), and is also the subject of a criminal investigation by Swiss …

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Michel Platini no longer favourite to replace Sepp Blatter

Bookmakers across the board have increased their odds for Michel Platini to replace the outgoing Sepp Blatter as FIFA President. This comes after news that Swiss prosecutors are investigating Blatter for a payment made to Platini. Blatter, who’s been in charge of the world governing body of football since 1998, is due to step down in February 2016. The investigation …

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ASA clears Paddy Power over Sepp Blatter Election campaign

The UK Advertising Standards Agency (ASA), has confirmed that Paddy Power’s Sepp Blatter press campaign was not in breach of its rules regarding public offence. Published in May, with Sepp Blatter contesting his presidential campaign, amid accusations of widespread corruption within FIFA. Paddy Power released a press campaign urging Blatter to “JUST F**K OFF ALREADY!” The standards agency detailed that …

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INTERPOL suspends FIFA sports integrity partnership

INTERPOL has confirmed the suspension of its agreement with FIFA following investigations into corruption against football’s governing body.  Under a May 2011 agreement, INTERPOL received a donation from FIFA worth €20 million to create a 10-year Integrity in Sport programme. The decision by INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock will see the world police body freeze the use of financial contributions …

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Scott Longley – Betting on football’s coattails in West Africa

Editorial consultant Scott Longley takes a look at the burgeoning African betting market and how football is paving a way for the industry. Now might not be the best time to be citing statistics from Fifa to bolster an argument, but when it comes to the popularity of football in the West African nations, we can at least set some …

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Betfair – Blatter odds on to retain FIFA Presidency

International football governing body, FIFA has been shell-shocked this week following the charges made against 9 senior ranking officials with regards to bribery and corruption by the FBI and IRS Criminal Investigation Unit. The charged officials are accused of taking in excess of $150 million in bribes stretching back 24 years. US prosecutors said the officials conspired with sports marketing …

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Paddy Power’s Ginola FIFA bid in breach of FIFA candidate rules

  Former French international footballer David Ginola’s Paddy Power backed attempt to take over as FIFA president from Sepp Blatter could be scuppered by the sporting body’s election candidate rules. Ahead of Thursday’s presidential election candidate deadline, FIFA issued a candidate guideline and ethics code for entry One regulation, designed to protect the integrity of football, states: “Persons bound by this …

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SBC Report – Match Fixing Part 1 – A Global Impact

Team SBC’s David Kelly examines the extent of the global match fixing and sports corruption underworld, as fresh World Cup rigging allegations crank up the heat on Sepp Blatter. The following SBC series will introduce match fixing, discuss its prevalence amid recent reports, and offer some insights as to how the gambling industry can protect sports integrity and lead the …

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