26th February 2019
AP — Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell arrived in handcuffs Monday to stand trial on charges of money laundering related to the sale of television rights for matches involving the Brazil national team. Rosell, a former Nike executive in Brazil who presided over Barcelona from 2010-14, has been accused… Read More
12th November 2018
AP — Switzerland’s chief economic crimes prosecutor was suspended last week while leading an investigation into corruption linked to FIFA, the federal prosecutor’s office said Friday. It was unclear how Olivier Thormann’s suspension will affect the integrity of ongoing criminal proceedings. Soccer officials under criminal suspicion… Read More
17th September 2018
AP – South African soccer head Danny Jordaan has been cleared in an ethics check to stand for election to the FIFA Council three years after he was linked to alleged bribery. The Confederation of African Football said in an internal memo seen by The Associated Press on Thursday… Read More
17th August 2018
World soccer’s ruling body FIFA says the Ghanaian government has pledged to stop the process to wind up the country’s football association (GFA) over corruption allegations. FIFA, which earlier this week threatened to suspend Ghana from international football, said the two sides had on Thursday agreed to work together “to… Read More
20th June 2018
AP — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley,… Read More
13th June 2018
The undercover Ghanaian journalist who filmed football officials appearing to take bribes said on Monday that African football will continue to be held back on the world stage unless corruption is tackled more vigorously. Anas Aremeyaw Anas released a documentary last week showing African football officials, including 77 referees and… Read More
4th June 2018
German prosecutors have charged three former German Football Association (DFB) officials and one Swiss former official from world soccer’s governing body FIFA with serious tax evasion in connection with the 2006 World Cup, which Germany hosted. In a statement on Friday, the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office said it had also filed… Read More
6th December 2017
AP A Brazilian businessman testified on Monday that he participated in a bribery scheme to buy the influence of FIFA soccer officials to win commercial rights to major tournaments, a decision he later regretted. “I made a mistake,” Jose “Jota” Hawilla said at the U.S. conspiracy trial of three… Read More
17th November 2017
By Ed Malyon, Independent A former Argentine football official killed himself on Tuesday, the same day that he was accused of taking bribes during the second day of a Fifa corruption trial that began in New York this week. Jorge Delhon, an executive with the Argentine government’s Football For… Read More
16th November 2017
By Oliver Laughland, Guardian A senior Fifa official took at least $1m in bribes to vote for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, a witness testified in court on Tuesday, as part of a broad investigation into corruption at Fifa. Julio Grondona, a senior vice-president at Fifa and head… Read More