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Monday, May 16th 2016 - 07:15 UTC

More trouble in FIFA: head of audit committee resigns; dispute over Infantino's salary

The resignation marks the first major challenge to Mr Infantino's presidency since he was elected to succeed Sepp Blatter in February.

Domenico Scala, chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee, announced his resignation on Saturday following the implementation of a new measure at the world football governing body, which he believes will “deprive [the committee] of its independence”.

Monday, May 16th 2016 - 07:06 UTC

FIFA appoints a woman from Senegal first secretary general

Samoura, 54, spent 21 years working for the United Nations and will start at football's governing body in June.

FIFA has appointed Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura from Senegal as the federation's first female secretary general. She succeeds former FIFA No.2 Jerome Valcke, who was recently banned from football for 12 years for a series of ethics violations.

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:11 UTC

FIFA Ethics committee bans for life Chile and Colombia ex heads of their countries football associations

Both men held positions within FIFA. Bedoya was a former FIFA Executive Committee member and Jadue an ex member of the FIFA Associations Committee.

FIFA Ethics Committee has banned Sergio Jadue and Luis Bedoya for life from all football-related activities at both national and international levels. The decision was revealed in a statement released on May 6.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 08:42 UTC

Gibraltar victory in its appeal to become a full member of FIFA

“This is truly magnificent news which everyone will want to welcome. We fought to join UEFA and won. We have had to fight to join FIFA and we've won that battle too”, said Picardo.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne has ordered FIFA’s Congress to take all necessary measures to admit the Gibraltar Football Association as a full member of FIFA as soon as possible.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 10:20 UTC

Qatar World Cup: FIFA's announcement on “Decent Working Conditions”

Infantino said the hosting of the FIFA World Cup is an opportunity to set a benchmark in terms of sustainable and fair conditions for all workers in Qatar.

The announcement by President Gianni Infantino of FIFA that it will establish an oversight body to monitor working conditions on World Cup stadium sites in Qatar shows that FIFA is beginning to take responsibility for those whose work is essential to the holding of the 2022 event.

Friday, April 22nd 2016 - 08:00 UTC

Sentenced ex FIFA vice-president in home arrest following surgery in Uruguay

Eugenio Figueredo was ex FIFA vice president and before also head of Uruguay's football association

FIFA's former vice-president and ex president of Uruguay's football association Eugenio Figueredo is under home arrest following prostate surgery. Judge Adriana de los Santos authorized the 'temporary' measure while the former official recovers. He was in hospital several days given his age, 84 and heart problems.

Saturday, April 16th 2016 - 09:00 UTC

Malbec Day celebrations this weekend in London's Camden Market

WOFA Mobile Wine Bar will be located at Camden Market; the idea is to bring Buenos Aires San Telmo and the bustling streets of Palermo Soho, to London.

This year in addition to retail promotions, Wines of Argentina and the Argentine Embassy in London are celebrating Malbec Day (April 16) with a weekend of promotion and sales “estilo argentino” (Argentine tradition) in Camden Market, one of the coolest and trendiest destinations in London.

Wednesday, April 13th 2016 - 04:58 UTC

Another FIFA top official enters a guilty plea to four counts of corruption

Hawit admitted he conspired with others to give companies in Florida and Argentina marketing rights to Latin American football tournaments

Alfredo Hawit entered a guilty plea to four counts of corruption including racketeering, wire fraud and obstructing justice. The former vice president of FIFA and former interim CONCACAF president could face a maximum of 20 years in prison on each count of corruption. The 64-year-old Hawit must also forfeit US$ 950,000 to United States Department of Justice when he is sentenced.

Tuesday, April 12th 2016 - 22:38 UTC

Bundesliga matches live television rights can't have a single buyer, rules Germany's anti-trust office

 “For us it is important that the rules ensure that more than one bidder wins the rights”, said Andreas Mundt, the head of the competition watchdog. (Pic dpa)

Germany’s federal anti-trust office has approved plans to stop any single buyer from winning all the live television rights for Bundesliga soccer matches for the four seasons starting in 2017.

Thursday, April 7th 2016 - 09:52 UTC

Uruguay's Damiani has resigned from FIFA's Ethics committee

“We can confirm that Mr. Damiani resigned from his position as member of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA”

Uruguay's Juan Pedro Damiani has resigned from FIFA's ethics committee after the Panama Papers showed his law firm acted as an intermediary for a disgraced FIFA official.“We can confirm that Mr. Damiani resigned from his position as member of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA,” panel spokesman Marc Tenbuecken reported. The news was advanced by the Uruguayan media.

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