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Record numbers bid to host FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2020 – FIFA.com


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Record numbers bid to host FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2020
FIFA.com
Costa Rica, Croatia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, New Zealand and United Arab Emirates have all confirmed that they will be bidding to stage the FIFA Futsal World Cup in four years' time. The fact that this octet from four separate FIFA

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 1:40 pm

Africa: Samoura – the First African Woman At the Helm of FIFA – AllAfrica.com


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Africa: Samoura – the First African Woman At the Helm of FIFA
AllAfrica.com
Nairobi — Many across the world have hailed the appointment of Ms Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura as Fifa's first female and first African Secretary General as a progressive step and the media has been awash with congratulatory messages. This historic …

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 12:15 pm

Robbie Rogers: ‘FIFA is run by racist, sexist, homophobes’ – attitude.co.uk


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Robbie Rogers: 'FIFA is run by racist, sexist, homophobes'
attitude.co.uk
We'd boycott or move it somewhere else but that's never gonna happen,” he began. “Fifa is just as corrupt as the Olympic committee. It's run by like these old, racist, sexist, homophobic dudes that are in charge and put their buddies in charge. There's

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 11:34 am

FIFA 11 for Health programme announced for Papua New Guinea – FIFA.com


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FIFA 11 for Health programme announced for Papua New Guinea
FIFA.com
The “FIFA 11 for Health” programme, which improves children's knowledge, attitudes and behaviour with regard to disease and lifestyle, will be rolled out in July in Port Moresby, the Host City of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. The “FIFA 11 for Health
Tough tests ahead for PNG as they step up FIFA World Cup preparationsABC Online

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Posted on 24 May 2016 | 10:10 am

EA Sports Is Betting Millions You’ll Watch This Guy Play ‘FIFA’ – Huffington Post


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EA Sports Is Betting Millions You'll Watch This Guy Play 'FIFA'
Huffington Post
FIFA,” which EA Sports first launched in 1993 with an exclusive licensing agreement with soccer's governing body, is an absurdly popular video game. It ranks among the 15 best-selling video games of all time, and is one of just a handful of titles to

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 9:10 am

Infantino admits public opinion "views FIFA with skepticism", following Scala’s resignation – MercoPress


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Infantino admits public opinion "views FIFA with skepticism", following Scala's resignation
MercoPress
FIFA president Gianni Infantino admits “the public view FIFA with skepticism” after a series of corruption scandals. But in answer to critics who say a recent move has weakened efforts to reform FIFA, he said “from now on the focus should be on our

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Posted on 24 May 2016 | 12:49 am

Fifa fires acting deputy secretary general Markus Kattner over bonus payments – The Guardian


The Guardian

Fifa fires acting deputy secretary general Markus Kattner over bonus payments
The Guardian
Fifa's deputy secretary general has been fired with immediate effect after the discovery of a secret bonus scheme that paid out millions of dollars over a period of years. World football's embattled governing body said Markus Kattner, who had been
Fifa scandal: Markus Kattner sacked over bonus paymentsBBC Sport
Fifa sack Markus Kattner over financial 'breaches' involving secret bonuses worth millionsThe National
FIFA fires embattled finance chief over bonus paymentsThe Japan Times
Press TV –Daily Mail –Reuters UK
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Posted on 23 May 2016 | 7:56 pm

Caf not expecting favours from Fifa’s Samoura – BBC Sport


BBC Sport

Caf not expecting favours from Fifa's Samoura
BBC Sport
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) says it is not expecting any favours from Fifa's new secretary general, Fatma Samoura of Senegal. Samoura became the first African to ever be handed the post ten days ago. "She's the secretary general of Fifa

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Posted on 23 May 2016 | 1:59 pm

Fifa recommends two-year ban for former president of German FA – The Guardian


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Fifa recommends two-year ban for former president of German FA
The Guardian
Fifa's ethics committee has recommended a two-year ban from all football activities for the former German FA president Wolfgang Niersbach for an alleged bribe paid to secure the right to host the 2006 World Cup. Niersbach, a member of the Fifa Council, …
FIFA requests two-year ban for NiersbachESPN.co.uk (blog)
FIFA seeks two-year ban for ex-German football boss Wolfgang NiersbachEconomic Times
FIFA wants ex-German FA president Wolfgang Niersbach to be banned for two yearsSports Mole
SkySports –Reuters
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Posted on 20 May 2016 | 9:53 am

Meet the woman taking on a century of patriarchy in Fifa – The Guardian


The Guardian

Meet the woman taking on a century of patriarchy in Fifa
The Guardian
When Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura was announced as the new secretary-general of Fifa last week, the organisation was widely praised for appointing a woman to its second-most powerful post. But since then questions have been raised about how Fifa can …

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Posted on 20 May 2016 | 6:00 am

FIFA – BingNews

Our favourite FIFA 16 5-star skillers and how best to use them

There are few things better in FIFA than when you skill your way past your mate, beating two or three players and then sticking the ball into the net. It’s great whenever you beat your friends, but looking at their face as they’re forced to watch …

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 10:19 am

Blatter ’astonished’ by Kattner’s FIFA sacking

GENEVA: FIFA’s disgraced ex-president Sepp Blatter told AFP Tuesday he was “astonished” by the sacking of the body’s deputy general secretary Markus Kattner over millions of dollars of bonuses he awarded himself. FIFA dismissed Kattner on Monday on charges …

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 8:58 am

FIFA Fires Deputy Secretary General Kattner

World’s football governing body FIFA has fired its Deputy Secretary General, Markus Kattner, with immediate effect. A statement released by FIFA said that an internal investigation “uncovered breaches of his fiduciary responsibilities in connection …

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 8:10 am

Infantino admits public opinion “views FIFA with skepticism”, following Scala’s resignation

FIFA president Gianni Infantino admits “the public view FIFA with skepticism” after a series of corruption scandals. But in answer to critics who say a recent move has weakened efforts to reform FIFA, he said “from now on the focus should be on our …

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 8:02 am

FIFA sacks senior official over millions paid in bonuses

An internal investigation has discovered breaches of Markus Kattner’s “fiduciary responsibilities.” In the past year, FIFA has been rocked by a series of corruption scandals involving top officials. The football world body on Monday announced that Deputy …

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 6:01 am

FIFA sack top official over bonuses worth millions

FIFA on Monday sacked deputy general secretary Markus Kattner for financial ‘breaches’ involving secret bonuses worth millions of dollars, according to sources close to an inquiry by the world body. Kattner’s downfall topples another member of ex …

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 3:31 am

EA Sports Is Betting Millions You’ll Watch This Guy Play ‘FIFA’

NEW YORK — Mohamad Al-Bacha was shook. He stared blankly out over the capacity crowd of 1,500 in Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater, dropped his Xbox controller onto his lap, bent at the waist and buried his head in his hands. Al-Bacha, a 17-year-old from …

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 3:25 am

FIFA sacks finance director Markus Kattner over bonus payments

FIFA has fired its finance director of the past 13 years, removing another fixture of the Sepp Blatter presidential era in another round of revelations about irregular million-dollar payments. Markus Kattner’s exit on Monday came after he spent several …

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 2:16 am

Fifa fires finance director Markus Kattner over bonus payments

Markus Kattner was fired after an internal investigation said he allegedly broke his legal responsibilities to the organisation “in connection with his employment contract.” (REUTERS) Fifa has fired its finance director of the past 13 years, removing …

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 2:06 am

FIFA sack top official Markus Kattner over `breaches` worth millions

The action is a new blow to FIFA`s reputation as it seeks to redeem its scandal-tainted name under new president Gianni Infantino who was elected in February. Zurich: FIFA on Monday sacked deputy general secretary Markus Kattner for financial `breaches …

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 1:29 am