Sepp Blatter

What Exactly Is Sepp Blatter Being Investigated for, and What Would Be His Punishment in England?

Salome Verrell | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Sport
Salome Verrell

Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter is being investigated by the Swiss authorities for criminal mismanagement and criminal misappropriation of funds...

A Guide To The FIFA Presidential Election Candidates

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Struggling to follow the Fifa presidential election? Not to worry. We've got an extensive guide for you, summing up the main candidates with a little ...

You Can't Un-See This Pic Of Naked David Cameron With A Pig's Head

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK

A huge effigy of David Cameron with a pig's head is due to be burnt for Bonfire Night. The effigy of the Prime Minister was not supposed to be seen...

A Bit Late Fifa.. Ethics Committee Ban Blatter, Platini And Valcke

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

FIFA’s ethics committee has reportedly suspended president Sepp Blatter for 90 days along with UEFA President Michael Platini and Fifa Secretary Gen...

Swiss Prosecutor Launches Criminal Proceedings Against Sepp Blatter

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

Criminal proceeding have been launched against Fifa boss Sepp Blatter, according to Switzerland’s top prosecutor. The controversial football chi...

Platini Is Unlikely to Be Willing or Able to Substantially Reform Fifa

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Sport
Ragnar Weilandt

If Platini is football's only hope, then there is not that much hope at all. Having been a member of Fifa's Executive Committee since 2002, Platini is far too closely associated with the organisation's past to shape its future.

This Former French Captain Will Bid To Become The Next Sepp Blatter

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Sport

Uefa president Michel Platini has announced he will stand to become president of Fifa. He made the announcement on Wednesday, with Uefa earlier con...

Sepp Blatter Isn't The Most Ridiculous Person To Be Suggested For A Nobel Prize..

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK

Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for leading Fifa, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, prompting disbelief from online commentators. The ...

New FIFA Reform Plans Leaked

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Comedy

An anonymous tipster has leaked the full list of proposals for Fifa reform in light of recent events. HuffPost can exclusively reveal the list in full...

Twitter Isn't Sure Whether To Love Or Hate Lee Nelson

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK

Lee Nelson is all over the news after throwing a bunch of money at Sepp Blatter. The stunt is the latest in a long line of Nelson's bizarre antics,...

Lee Nelson Just Threw A Load Of Money In Sepp Blatter's Face

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

Sepp Blatter did not flinch as money was thrown in his face during his first official press conference since announcing he is stepping down as Fifa pr...

Fifa Reform Must Be Taken Out of Blatter's Hands

Damian Collins | Posted 19.07.2015 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

Blatter's reform proposals also don't address the need for a body to investigate allegations of corruption that is independent from the Executive Committee and which can publish reports without their approval, so that the truth cannot be suppressed.

Sepp Blatter Denies He Ever Resigned (He Did Really Though)

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK

In a move reminiscent of Nigel Farage's infamous "unresignation" from Ukip, Sepp Blatter has now said he will not be standing down as Fifa president. ...

Bribery & Corruption

David C. M. Carter | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Politics
David C. M. Carter

Bribery and corruption - like beauty and so many other lofty moral issues and ideals - are always in the eye of the beholder. I recall in 1980 worki...

Poor Sepp Blatter - Is He Just Misunderstood? You Decide!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

His supporters say, as does Blatter himself, that he cannot be held responsible for the actions of individuals, that he's never done anything wrong, that in fact he's the victim of a witch-hunt. You decide.

A Fifa Official Has Been Forced To Resign After Making This Joke On TV

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK

Fifa's director of communications resigned on Thursday after making an ill-judged joke on Swiss television. Walter De Gregorio is the first Fifa of...

Time to Kick Politics Out of Sports

Jo Simmons | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Sport
Jo Simmons

It's high time sportsmen take sports back from the clutch of statesmen. This is how the FIFA scandal should have been seen: not as a parable for capitalism, but as a lesson of what happens when sports become shorthand for politics.

Now Fifa Headquarters Are Being Searched By The Police

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK

The Fifa headquarters, including the office of outgoing president Sepp Blatter, has had computer data seized by Swiss authorities investigating the Wo...

Fifa Ploughed Millions Of Pounds Into A Film That Nobody Wants To See

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK

A multimillion pound film about the history of Fifa, financed by the Swiss-based governing body, endured a disastrous opening weekend in the US, takin...

Corruption Is the Cancer at the Heart of So Many of the Problems We Face Around the World

David Cameron | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Politics
David Cameron

At the heart of Fifa is a lesson about tackling corruption that goes far deeper. Corruption at Fifa was not a surprise. For years it lined the pockets of those on the inside and was met with little more than a reluctant sigh. The world shied away from taking on the problem, until some brave British journalists and American lawyers showed that things really could change. The same is true of corruption the world over... World leaders simply cannot dodge this issue any longer. We have to show some of the same courage that exposed Fifa and break the taboo on talking about corruption. I will start tomorrow at the G7 in Germany and I will put corruption at the heart of my agenda at the United Nations in September and the G20 in Turkey, culminating with a major anti-corruption Summit in London next year.

In Praise of Journalists

Robin Lustig | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

I don't often get the chance to say this, so I'll seize the opportunity when it presents itself: I am proud to call myself a journalist. Why this week of all weeks? Because if it hadn't been for journalists - and one journalist in particular, of whom more later - the vast, stinking edifice that is Fifa would still be intact...

Irish FA Got Huge Fifa Payout After Infamous Henry Handball

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Sport

The Irish Football Association confirmed on Thursday it received a payoff from Fifa following Thierry Henry’s infamous 2009 handball during the Pari...

Reclaiming the People's Game

Sam Barratt | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Sport
Sam Barratt

The cliche of football being the beautiful game is true, but tragically many of the people who run it have an ugly obsession with cash and power. The end of Blatter's era gives us a precious opportunity to change this and bring the game back to the favelas, slums and homes of people who love the game around the world. We, the people, can't afford not to take it.

No Shortage of Hypocrisy in the Fifa Corruption Scandal

Phil Jones | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Sport
Phil Jones

There appear to be smoking guns aplenty as far as corruption and malpractice within FIFA are concerned, but there are also lots of senior administrators within English football on some very high horses at the moment.

New FIFA 16 Game Controller Details Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Following the announcement of the newest instalment of the FIFA video game series last week, HuffPost UK Comedy can exclusively reveal the controller ...