Sepp Blatter

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 ...

Could England Host 2022 World Cup? Minister Says We're Ready

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Politics

England could host the 2022 World Cup if asked by Fifa in the the wake of corruption allegations, a Cabinet minister has said. Culture Secretary J...

The Waugh Zone June 4, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday June 4 2015... 1) 10% TOFF It’s been quite a few days for Cabinet splits. First we had tension...

Former Fifa Vice President Fears For His Life And Promises 'Avalanche' Of Evidence To Come

The Huffington Post UK/ AP | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK

A former Fifa vice president said he fears for his life and claims he can prove a link between football's governing body and the Trinidad and Tobago n...

Top Fifa Insider Admits 'Huge New Corruption Scandal'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti & Paul Vale | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Sport

A former top Fifa official who presided over the World Cup bidding process admitted accepting bribes from two countries, according to filings released...

Blatter May Go, But Don't Count on His Replacement Being Better

Matthew Smith | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

So what next? The immediate reaction from the media, after the palpable shock, was undeniably celebratory, as if we were all Munchkins, freed from the yolk of the Wicked Witch of the West, who had finally done the right thing and dropped a house on her own head.

Mysterious Candidate Joins Labour Leadership Race, Now Has 100% Support

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Comedy

A never-before-seen politician has announced his candidacy for the Labour Party leadership and already holds 100% of the party support, according to a...

13 Of The Most Hilarious Responses To Sepp Blatter's Resignation

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Sport

Football fans have taken to Twitter to mock Sepp Blatter's resignation in a series of hilarious memes. The social media storm comes after the FIFA...

Probably The Real Reason Sepp Blatter Stepped Down Yesterday..

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK

Sepp Blatter, who stepped down as Fifa president on Tuesday, is under investigation by United States prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Investigati...

Who Will Be The Next Fifa President?

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK

After Sepp Blatter's dramatic resignation as the head of Fifa on Tuesday, speculation has quickly mounted, with many asking 'who could succeed the glo...

Gary Lineker And Greg Dyke Lead Jubilation Over Blatter's Resignation

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Football pundits rejoiced on Tuesday following the announcement from Sepp Blatter that he will step down as Fifa's President before May next year. ...

Sepp Blatter To Stand Down

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Sport

UPDATE: Blatter Resigns, Gary Lineker And Greg Dyke Lead The Jubilation Fifa president Sepp Blatter has dramatically stood down amid a mounting cor...

Fifa's Corruption Should Be Measured in Blood, Not Money

Brogan Morris | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Sport
Brogan Morris

So, Sepp Blatter wins again. Despite all the scandal (forget the past few days, the past 17 years should've been enough), Blatter has been once more crowned king at the head of FIFA. Predictable, if still hugely depressing - this is, after all, the man who suggested female footballers wear tighter shorts, who's shrugged off stories of match-fixing, who confidently once declared, "there is no racism in football".