Sepp Blatter

Fifa ExCo Members Told To Return £16k Watches, And Valcke Asked For Two Hublots Instead

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Sport

Watches each worth more than £16,000 were handed out to a representative from all 32 countries at the World Cup - including England, according to FIF...

The Party Is Over - Time for Fifa to Deal With the Hangover

Dr Roger Barker | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Sport
Dr Roger Barker

Fifa has to face up to the decision-making processes which are routinely scrutinised and alleged to be dishonest or improperly influenced. In the last four years, four members of its Executive Committee have been forced out on the basis of suspicions of bribery. For such a large and important global organisation, such negative perceptions are unsustainable.

Will the Return of Coach Dunga Take Brazilian Football Back to the Future?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

Named by then-CBF president Ricardo Texeira to coach the seleçao in 2006 Dunga had no previous coaching experience. He was abruptly fired by Teixeira after Brazil got knocked out in the quarter finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup by Holland. Now he's back and the fans don't like it.

Whelan The Most Notorious Brit In Brazil Since Ronnie Biggs As He Flees Arrest

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Sport

Ray Whelan, the English director of Fifa's ticket and hospitality partners MATCH, has been declared a "fugitive" by police in Rio de Janeiro after the...

British Director Of Fifa Hospitality Arrested In Brazil

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Sport

A British director of Fifa's hospitality partners MATCH has been arrested in Brazil as part of an investigation into illegal World Cup ticket sales. ...

Mephistopheles Strikes Again

Hamish Mackay | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

There's something a bit Faustian about World Cup sponsorship. Highly successful, ambitious companies enter into a partnership with the all-powerful but morally suspect Fifa. Profits are guaranteed but there are strings attached...

Fifa - A Stain on the Beautiful Game

Tony Jimenez | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

The changing face of our game currently bears some very ugly scars - and until we wrestle back control from the current representatives of this odious organisation, it will never be quite as beautiful as it once was.

Fifa Has a Lot to Answer For, But So Do We

Richard Berry | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Sport
Richard Berry

With the football now finally underway, I expect the FIFA corruption stories to disappear from the media for a while. Let's hope this is an opportunity to focus on much bigger scandals, including those closer to home.

Hereford United's Demise Emphasises Need for Chnage

Ciaran Donaghy | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Sport
Ciaran Donaghy

Football clubs are local institutions and, as such, belong to the community. In the UK there is a laissez-faire approach to operating football clubs, with the 'fit and proper person' test proven to be, time and time again, nothing more than an unenforceable joke...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Comedy

The World Cup has started, and it's all been kicking off! Between Michael Gove and people on Twitter, that is. Yes, today's round-up does that one ...

Pictures Capture Violent Clashes In Sao Paulo Just Hours Before World Cup Kick Off

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

It should have been a day of near-religious rapture, of raised hackles and chewed fingernails. We may sing in England about football coming home, but ...

Blatter Is 'Mafia' Fifa's Don Corleone, Says Triesman

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Sport

Fifa acts like a "mafia family" and president Sepp Blatter is their Don Corleone, said the former chairman of the Football Association today. Sepp ...

So, He Does Live On Mars: Blatter Suggests World Cup Could Become 'Interplanetary'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Sport

Many had wondered whether Sepp Blatter was so out of touch he lived on Mars, and now the Fifa president has all but confirmed it after he proposed an ...

FA's David Gill Walks Out Of FIFA Meeting In Brazil, Calls For Sepp Blatter To Resign

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Sport

David Gill, the vice-chairman of the Football Association (FA), has walked out of a FIFA executive meeting in São Paulo, Brazil and has immediately c...

Read That Garcia FIFA Corruption Report in Full

Damian Collins | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Sport
Damian Collins

Fifa is not above the law; it only looks like that. The FBI is conducting its own investigation into whether corrupt payments were made during the World Cup bids using computer servers based in the USA. They are free to bring forward their own prosecutions, like any other law enforcement agency if they believe that there is clear evidence of wrong doing within their jurisdiction. However, the only real way to hurt Fifa and to make it change its ways is through its finances.

Blatter Slams 'Racist' British Media

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Sport

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has dismissed allegations of corruption surrounding the controversial Qatar 2022 World Cup bid, saying British journalists...

WATCH: John Oliver Explains The World Cup And FIFA To Americans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Comedy

John Oliver is "both excited and extremely conflicted" about the World Cup. Why? Because he loves the tournament - but it's run by FIFA. Take it...

Syria And 7 Other Totally Sham Elections

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

Syrians are deciding today whether the man whose regime has killed its opponents in a brutal civil war should continue as president. Here at The Hu...

Australia Could Renew 2022 World Cup Bid As Fifa Urged To Take Finals Away From Qatar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Sport

The Australian football association could resurrect its bid to host the 2022 World Cup after it confirmed it is "heavily involved" in investigating cl...

Qatar's World Cup Bid Is Getting Fishier

PA | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Sport

A senior politician today called for a full and transparent investigation into how the 2022 World Cup was awarded to Qatar amid claims that secret pay...

'It's Like Choosing Between The Plague And Cholera' - Cantona On Blatter And Platini

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Sport

Eric Cantona has likened Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa president Michel Platini to "the plague and cholera". Platini last month requested Br...

Tributes Pour In For Legendary Giggs

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Sport

Ryan Giggs' retirement has not come as a surprise, but the Manchester United assistant manager's decision to end a 23-year playing career is still sur...

POLL: Which Alternative 2022 World Cup Destination Would You Prefer?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Sport

Fifa president Sepp Blatter's admission it was a "mistake" to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup will intensify pressure on his organisation to move the f...

'It Was A Mistake' - Blatter Finally Acknowledges Qatar World Cup Error

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Sport

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has admitted it was a "mistake" to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup. Qatar 2022 World Cup: 7 Alternative Destinations ...

Blatter, Keys, Gray And More Of Football's Sexist Quotes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Sport

Alan Brazil's remark that female football reporters and commentators make him "cringe" is another developing sexist maelstrom in the game. Alan Bra...