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  • Friday, February 26th 2016 - 04:26 UTC

    World's eyes turn on Zurich as FIFA chooses president and hopefully a new era for the beautiful game

    Salman was backed by Asian football leaders at a member’s association lunch at which AFC ExCo members toasted their leader ´

    The five contenders for the FIFA throne pitched the regional confederations in Zurich on Thursday in a last-ditch plea for votes in Friday’s election. Sheikh Salman, Gianni Infantino, Prince Ali, Jerome Champagne and Tokyo Sexwale made their appeals to CONCACAF, UEFA and Oceania congresses staged at various hotels in the Swiss city where Sepp Blatter’s successor will be 26 February.

  • Friday, November 13th 2015 - 08:19 UTC

    FIFA says five candidates are eligible to stand in Feb. 26 election

    Prince Ali Al Hussein, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Jérôme Champagne, Gianni Infantino and Tokyo Sexwale are the hopefules.

    The contenders to replace Sepp Blatter as head of world football association FIFA are: Prince Ali Al Hussein, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Jérôme Champagne, Gianni Infantino and Tokyo Sexwale. Liberian FA president Musa Bility was dropped from the field after failing the check, while suspended UEFA boss Michel Platini will only be considered if he successfully appeals his 90-day ban. He would then be subject to an integrity check.

  • Friday, October 16th 2015 - 11:54 UTC

    Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Hussein submits candidacy for FIFA's presidency

    In a letter to FIFA’s 209 member federations, Ali explained why he was running again after being defeated by Sepp Blatter in the May election.

    Days before an emergency FIFA ExCo meeting, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has submitted his candidacy for the presidency vowing to restore the governing body’s battered reputation. In compliance with electoral regulations, the Jordanian has the backing of five national associations, although he didn’t name them.

  • Thursday, September 10th 2015 - 08:14 UTC

    Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein makes official his bid to head FIFA and slams Platini

    “Ten months ago, I was the only person who dared to challenge Mr. Blatter for the presidency of FIFA. I ran because I believe that FIFA needs change”.

    Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan wastes no time in slamming Michel Platini as he announces his bid to succeed Sepp Blatter as head of world football's governing body. After hinting at a second run for the FIFA presidency at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester on Monday, the Jordanian officially launched his campaign on Wednesday in Amman.

  • Wednesday, August 26th 2015 - 05:47 UTC

    Blatter says he is 'clean' and denies systematic bribery in FIFA

    “FIFA is not corrupt. There’s not general organized corruption” said Blatter, ”there's no corruption in football, there's corruption with individuals”

    With FIFA reeling from the most damaging corruption crisis in its 111-year history, (14 FIFA officials and marketing executives were indicted by US justice authorities in May over a $150 million bribery scandal), Sepp Blatter denied that FIFA was corrupt to the core.

  • Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 - 05:29 UTC

    Maradona announce he intends to run for FIFA's presidency

    “‘I am a candidate’ were the two words Diego Maradona used to answer me when I consulted him about the nomination for the presidency of FIFA”

    Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has thrown his hat into the ring for the FIFA presidency, according to reports. Reuters quoted Uruguayan journalist and author Victor Hugo Morales saying that Maradona, 54, had revealed his plan on Sunday.

  • Wednesday, June 3rd 2015 - 02:06 UTC

    Blatter resigns but says will remain in control until successor's election

    “That election is over but FIFA’s challenges are not. FIFA needs a profound overhaul”, said Blatter in a brief statement in French.

    Sepp Blatter, who four days ago was re-elected for a fifth four-year term as president of FIFA, the world football's governing body announced on Tuesday in Zurich that he would resign his position and lay down his mandate at an extraordinary elective congress to be held later in the year.

  • Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 09:27 UTC

    FIFA case: US investigator 'fairly confident' of another round of indictments

    “I'm fairly confident that we will have another round of indictments,” Weber told the NY Times on Friday.

    Richard Weber, the United States Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) leader of criminal investigations, told The New York Times he was fairly confident that there would be another round of indictments, following on the 14 FIFA officials accused of racketeering and accepting $150 million in bribes to rig marketing contracts and the selection of the host country for the 2010 World Cup.

  • Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 00:20 UTC

    Without a wink of remorse, Blatter celebrates FIFA's fifth re-election victory

    Neither Blatter nor Jordanian challenger Prince Ali bin Al Hussein got the necessary two thirds of the vote in the first round

    Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after the only other candidate conceded defeat after a first round of voting in an election overshadowed by allegations of corruption in world soccer. Blatter's victory came despite demands that he quit in the face of a major bribery scandal being investigated by US, Swiss and other law enforcement agencies.

  • Friday, May 29th 2015 - 08:41 UTC

    Putin claims US seeks to derail Russia's 2018 World Cup plans

    The Russian president's comments came former UEFA president Lennart Johannsen backed calls for Russia to be stripped of the tournament

    Russian president Vladimir Putin waded into the FIFA scandal by accusing the United States of interfering in FIFA affairs after the US Justice Department ordered Swiss police to arrest seven senior FIFA officials on Wednesday. They were among nine current and former FIFA officials indicted.

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