Sepp Blatter

Qatar 2022: All Sing Together, ITUC or Anyone, They'll Never Defeat Us, We'll Fight Til the Day Is Won...

Neil Durkin | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Sport
Neil Durkin

Qatar's deep-seated labour issues are going to take a lot of sorting out. Millions of overseas workers will continue to risk being cheated, underpaid, overworked, maimed through injury and even killed while they slog through their long hot days building the stadia and associated infrastructure for this football jamboree. Meanwhile, we're likely to get more and more puff stories about Qatar's "model" accommodation blocks and worker villages

Fifa's Blatter Could Untrack Brazil's Football "Reforms"

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

In an attempt to have big government control the future of futebol president Dilma Rousseff is submitting legislation to "modernize" the national pastime to a fractious Federal Congress for review and approval.

David Ginola Heads £2.3M Crowdfunding Campaign To Oust Sepp Blatter

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Sport

Paddy Power has launched a £2.3 million crowdfunding campaign to oust Sepp Blatter as the president of world football body Fifa. The bookmaker is...

Brazil's Futebol Santa Plays Christmas Scrooge

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

As Brazil's top sides count the coals in their stockings and sell their best players to the Premier League and Europe Pele's lust for life can remind them it's time to make the game he made beautiful beautiful again.

The UK Has Just Upped Its Campaign Against Fifa Over Corruption Report

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Sport

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has joined calls for Fifa to publish its entire report into corruption surrounding the decision to award Russia and Qata...

FIFA Remains a Laughing Stock and So Is the Idea of a World Cup Boycott

Chris Deeley | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

There are three options. The first is that there is no corruption in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes and every report to the contrary is just an extraordinary coincidence, or a conspiracy put together by people bitter about the results of recent World Cup bids. Stop sniggering, it's possible.

This Is How to End Fifa Corruption

Grant Feller | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Sport
Grant Feller

The world's biggest brands should all pull out of their relationships with FIFA at the same time, complete with the knowledge that every single football fan - and pretty much every other consumer too - will hail them as heroes. Let their competitors take their place, let them spend billions propping up one of the world's most loathed institutions and face the opprobrium of customers whose sense of right and wrong will have been heightened by a mass walk-out.

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 10.10.2014 | 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 24.09.2014 | 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...