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Ibenge: We never lost hope – FIFA.com (registration)


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Ibenge: We never lost hope
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Africa Cup of Nations 2015. Ibenge: We never lost hope. (AFP) Saturday 31 January 2015. Share. 0. Ibenge: We never lost hope. © AFP. Congo DR coach Florent Ibenge said his side "never lost hope" as they recovered from two goals down to.

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Posted on 1 February 2015 | 12:12 pm

Fraudster Barry Hughes denies acting as FIFA agent in big-money transfers – Scottish Daily Record


Scottish Daily Record

Fraudster Barry Hughes denies acting as FIFA agent in big-money transfers
Scottish Daily Record
“He doesn't operate as their agent but merely as an employee.” FIFA rules state that those with a record for violent or financial crimes aren't eligible to obtain a football agent's licence. Clubs and players are also forbidden from using unlicensed

Posted on 1 February 2015 | 8:38 am

Kiwi QC exits Fifa’s World Cup corruption probe – Stuff.co.nz


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Kiwi QC exits Fifa's World Cup corruption probe
Stuff.co.nz
Fifa has lost another investigator from its high-profile probe into alleged World Cup bidding corruption, with top New Zealand barrister Nicholas Davidson QC removing himself from the controversial 2018 and 2022 World Cup inquiry. Stuff can reveal Fifa …
Football: Fifa boss tips tourney to provide huge boostNew Zealand Herald

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Posted on 31 January 2015 | 10:12 pm

Qatar World Cup 2022: Fifa president Sepp Blatter’s human rights vow – The Independent


The Independent

Qatar World Cup 2022: Fifa president Sepp Blatter's human rights vow
The Independent
Qatar's poor human rights were not considered by Fifa when, in 2010, they were controversially awarded the 2022 tournament. Human-rights groups revealed workers toiling for little pay in unsafe and insanitary conditions. Blatter, attending the Asia Cup
FIFA President Sepp Blatter Insists There Will Be Human-Rights Changes After caughtoffside
'I'll protect players, fans', says Jordanian prince running for FIFA presidencyArabianBusiness.com
FIFA president Sepp Blatter booed at Asian Cup finalFirstpost
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Posted on 31 January 2015 | 8:33 pm

Eto’o, Odegaard moves catch the eye – FIFA.com (registration)


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Eto'o, Odegaard moves catch the eye
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Eto'o, Odegaard moves catch the eye. (FIFA.com) Friday 30 January 2015. Share. 0. Eto'o, Odegaard moves catch the eye. © Getty Images. Just as a strong start to the season is no guarantee that silverware lies ahead, a club rooted to the foot of.

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Posted on 31 January 2015 | 12:53 pm

FIFA president: Who is in the running? – SkySports


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FIFA president: Who is in the running?
SkySports
The 2000 Ballon d'Or winner and 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year, who served on UEFA's football committee from 2011-2015, was prompted by the controversy surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids to make a stand. “I care about football," said …
David Ginola: Ex-Spurs midfielder out of Fifa presidential raceBBC Sport
David Ginola ends FIFA presidency campaign against Sepp BlatterDaily Mail
David Ginola is out and Luis Figo in race to replace Sepp Blatter at FifaThe Guardian
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Posted on 30 January 2015 | 9:29 am

Sepp Blatter still odds-on Fifa favourite despite plan to oust him – The Guardian


The Guardian

Sepp Blatter still odds-on Fifa favourite despite plan to oust him
The Guardian
From the floor of the Fifa Congress – an event memorably described by the FA chairman, Greg Dyke, as like “something out of North Korea” – his supporters fought off a bid to introduce term limits. Before the Congress he had toured a few of the
FA back Prince Ali to stand against Blatter for FIFA presidencySkySports
David Ginola brings FIFA presidency campaign against Sepp Blatter to an endDaily Mail
Fifa presidency: David Ginola still hoping to challenge Sepp BlatterBBC Sport
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Posted on 29 January 2015 | 9:37 pm

Fifa presidential election 2015: who are the candidates? – video – The Guardian


Fifa presidential election 2015: who are the candidates? – video
The Guardian
The 2015 Fifa election sees Sepp Blatter running for a fifth term as president, a role he has been in since 1998. Standing in his way are Frenchman Jérôme Champagne, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein from the Asian federation, Dutch football chief Michael van …

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 2:16 pm

How FIFA Ultimate Team got its hooks into the spirit of football – Eurogamer.net


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How FIFA Ultimate Team got its hooks into the spirit of football
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I chose FIFA for me and my son, Jay, during the time of Pro Evo's unquestionable superiority because its licenses seemed a shortcut between living room learning and the real football I wanted him to fall in love with. I wanted him to know heroes that

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 8:02 am

Has Sepp Blatter already won the race for Fifa president? – Channel 4 News


Channel 4 News

Has Sepp Blatter already won the race for Fifa president?
Channel 4 News
Nominations close on Friday and each contender must receive the backing of at least five of Fifa's 209 member associations. In order to be eligible, a candidate also has to have played an active role in association football for two of the five years
Luis Figo enters race to challenge Sepp Blatter in FIFA presidential electionSkySports
Former Barcelona and Real Madrid star Luís Figo to stand for Fifa presidencyThe Guardian
Luis Figo to challenge Sepp Blatter in FIFA presidency raceDaily Mail
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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:23 pm

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Fifa hopeful Prince Ali: I'll protect players and listen to fans

ZURICH – FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein wants football's governing body to protect players' rights and pay more attention to fans and sponsors, he said on Friday. The Jordanian suggested a revision of the number of slots allocated to each continent at the World Cup and added the hierarchy should be shaken up so "the FIFA president is there to serve…and protect the game …

Posted on 31 January 2015 | 10:54 am

FIFA would-be presidents step up to batter Blatter

Two would-be FIFA presidents stepped up campaigning on Friday after nominations closed to challenge Sepp Blatter for the most powerful job in world football.

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 7:30 pm

Luis Figo names 5 European nominees for FIFA election bid

Two would-be FIFA presidents stepped up campaigning on Friday after nominations closed to challenge Sepp Blatter for the most powerful job in world football. Luis Figo identified the five national federations that formally nominated him, and FIFA Vice President Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan pledged not to ''dodge my responsibility'' if elected to lead the scandal-hit governing body …

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 5:53 pm

Ben Arfa in limbo as FIFA block 'third club' switch

World governing body FIFA insisted Friday that Hatem Ben Arfa has already played for two clubs this season and his transfer from Newcastle to Nice, therefore, cannot be validated. The 27-year-old French star had turned out for Newcastle's under-21 team at the beginning of the season and also played for Premier League side Hull on loan. Under FIFA rules, he cannot join a third team during the …

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 5:36 pm

Blatter joins FIFA election race without naming nominees

Beating the entry deadline by hours on Thursday, Sepp Blatter formally joined a FIFA presidential contest he is widely expected to win. I've made my submission, now the electoral committee follow a process,'' wrote Blatter, who is headed to the Asian Cup final in Sydney on Saturday. A majority of FIFA's 209 member federations seem content to overlook allegations of tainted elections and World …

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 11:42 pm

Confusion surrounds Ginola's FIFA bid

Former France winger David Ginola's bid for the FIFA presidency was plunged into confusion on Thursday following an announcement that his team would refund donations from his supporters. His campaign website, Team Ginola, was taken down and replaced with a statement that read: "A huge thank you for supporting Team Ginola.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 7:22 pm

Blatter submits bid for fifth term as FIFA president

FIFA boss Joseph Blatter on Thursday submitted his candidature for a fifth term as president of world football's governing body. Blatter, who has held the post since 1998, had already indicated his intention to seek another term, and has wide support in Asia, Africa and Oceania. Among his challengers are former Portugal and Real Madrid winger Luis Figo, Dutch football boss Michael Van Praag …

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 11:18 am

Dutch boss aims to restore FIFA credibility

Dutch football boss Michael van Praag stepped up his campaign for FIFA's presidency on Wednesday, saying he would modernise the world governing body "which has lost all credibility". Speaking at a press conference in Amsterdam, Van Praag said under current president Sepp Blatter's watch, FIFA had become ridden with suspicion, conflicts of interest and allegations of nepotism and corruption …

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:48 pm

Football: Luis Figo announces bid for FIFA presidency

Former Portugal and Real Madrid winger Luis Figo announced on Wednesday that he is to challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter in this year's FIFA presidential election. "I care about football, so what I'm seeing regarding the image of FIFA — not only now but in the past years — I don't like it," the 42-year-old said in an interview broadcast by CNN. "If you search FIFA on the internet you see the …

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:08 pm

Luis Figo enters FIFA presidential race against Blatter

Luis Figo wants to be FIFA president and claims he has the nominations needed for official challenge against Sepp Blatter. ''I look at the reputation of FIFA right now and I don't like it. ''Football has given me so much during my life, and I want to give something back to the game.'' FIFA president Blatter is the strong favorite to get a fifth presidential term in the May 29 ballot despite …

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 2:30 pm