Sat, 04 Jun, 2016
Fifa has announced that Jerome Valcke has been sacked as its secretary general — the second time the Frenchman has been dismissed by the world governing body.
Thu, 14 Jan, 2016
Thu, 07 Jan, 2016
FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee is continuing to study the secret €5m agreement between FIFA and the FAI, and could yet open a formal investigation into the affair.
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015
Jerome Valcke tried to secure a payoff of several million pounds from Fifa just a week before he was suspended, it can be disclosed.
Sat, 19 Sep, 2015
Outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter hailed an “inspiring” England performance as Mark Sampson’s side finished third in the Women’s World Cup in Canada.
Mon, 06 Jul, 2015
Fifa president Sepp Blatter insists he has a clean conscience and that anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail.
Thu, 02 Jul, 2015
Sepp Blatter’s attendance at the Women’s World Cup final in Canada next week appears to be in jeopardy due to the twin investigations into Fifa by American and Swiss justice authorities.
Fri, 26 Jun, 2015
Swiss prosecutors investigating corruption at Fifa have identified 53 suspicious bank transactions, the attorney general said, stressing that a complex investigation may take a long time to unfold.
Thu, 18 Jun, 2015
FIFA has handed over a second batch of computer data to the Swiss attorney general’s office, which is investigating the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
Thu, 11 Jun, 2015
Fifa has postponed the announcement of the the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup, due to the corruption crisis that has engulfed the organisation.
Jack Warner’s legal battle against extradition to the United States on corruption charges could ’possibly last years’ and even end up being heard by the Privy Council, the Attorney General of Trinidad has said.
Mon, 08 Jun, 2015
A defiant departing FIFA president Sepp Blatter is continuing to press forward with his plans for reform within the damaged organisation despite calls for him to have no further involvement.
Fri, 05 Jun, 2015
Qatar World Cup organisers insist the crisis at FIFA will not affect their preparations for the tournament in 2022.
Thu, 04 Jun, 2015
"Poor Sepp Blatter," wrote John Cleese on Twitter last Friday. "Just a couple of hundred rotten apples, and he has to carry the can".
Wed, 03 Jun, 2015
There’s a story that perhaps starts to indicate just how much Sepp Blatter thought of his role at Fifa, and just how unprecedented and unexpected yesterday’s news was.
Sepp Blatter has rejected an invitation to take part in a live television debate involving all four candidates for the FIFA presidency.
Thu, 19 Mar, 2015
Sepp Blatter has rejected an invitation to take part in a live television debate involving all four candidates for the Fifa presidency.
FIFA’s general secretary Jerome Valcke claimed Uefa and most of the confederations want December 23 as the date for the Qatar 2022 World Cup final — but no decision has been made and no compensation will be paid.
Thu, 26 Feb, 2015
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke has said a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be “nonsense”.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
FIFA has announced that two options have emerged as the most likely dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar – and both are in the winter.
Mon, 03 Nov, 2014
Fifa’s leaders have flagged up a possible American bid for the 2026 World Cup after the "staggering" impact of the tournament in the United States.
Thu, 03 Jul, 2014
Fifa chief Jerome Valcke has claimed Liverpool are not being punished by the four-month worldwide ban imposed on Luis Suarez for biting and told the striker to seek treatment for his behaviour.
Sat, 28 Jun, 2014
Brazil has approved temporary stands at the stadium hosting the World Cup opening match in Sao Paulo.
Sat, 07 Jun, 2014
South Africa couldn’t afford it. Brazil doesn’t want it. Russia mightn’t be right for it. Qatar shouldn’t have got it.
A day in the life in Brazil. The bus in the suburbs arrives rickety and baking hot as always, but with the news that fares have increased.
Sat, 17 May, 2014
It’s 50 days to the World Cup and here are 50 of the biggest talking points.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2014
Players in this summer’s World Cup will be banned from displaying any messages on under-shirts.
Sat, 01 Mar, 2014
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar looks set to be played in November after Fifa’s secretary general stated that the tournament “will not be in June or July”.
Thu, 09 Jan, 2014
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be held in June and July, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has confirmed in an interview with radio station France Info.
Wed, 08 Jan, 2014
Two construction workers died when a giant crane came crashing to the ground at the stadium due to stage the opening match at next summer’s World Cup.
Wed, 27 Nov, 2013
Human rights group Amnesty International has called on FIFA to take a stance against the “abuse of migrant workers” in Qatar, the host for the 2022 World Cup.
Sun, 17 Nov, 2013
FIFA president Sepp Blatter will make a personal visit to 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar to express concerns over the treatment of migrant workers.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2013
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has announced the first step in a process which could lead to the Qatar 2022 World Cup moving to the winter – but stressed there is no threat to the Middle East country losing the tournament.
Fri, 04 Oct, 2013
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke says there are no alternative plans to move the 2014 World Cup away from Brazil.
Tue, 25 Jun, 2013
The Premier League is on course to beat the World Cup to the punch by introducing goal-line technology next season.
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke hailed “a kind of revolution” as the football world prepared for today’s introduction of goal-line technology.
Thu, 06 Dec, 2012
Lionel Messi is in contention for a fourth successive Fifa Ballon d’Or crown after being named on a three-man shortlist yesterday alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta.
Fri, 30 Nov, 2012
Lionel Messi is in contention for a fourth successive FIFA Ballon d’Or crown after being named on a three-man shortlist today alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta.
Thu, 29 Nov, 2012
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has defended the organisation’s rankings which has placed England fourth in the world and Brazil 11th – but admitted the system can sometimes appear to be “not very logical”.
Fri, 06 Jul, 2012
Former Brazilian federation chief Ricardo Teixeira has resigned from the FIFA executive committee.
Tue, 20 Mar, 2012
Sepp Blatter's unopposed re-election as FIFA president last year should be the subject of an internal investigation into whether he unfairly exploited his position, according to a Council of Europe assembly committee.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2012
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has asked for talks with Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff next week as concerns grow about the collapse in the relationship between the organisation and the 2014 World Cup hosts.
FIFA’s top executive will visit Brazil every two months to keep the pressure on to speed up preparations for the 2014 World Cup.
Mon, 19 Dec, 2011
One of the FIFA members appointed to head the world body’s clean-up drive has admitted questions still remain over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
Sun, 23 Oct, 2011
BRAZIL’S 2014 World Cup will see potential travel trauma for fans — and the latest kick-off times ever for a finals tournament, with matches starting as late as 10pm, or 2am in Ireland.
Fri, 21 Oct, 2011
Brazil’s 2014 World Cup will see potential travel trauma for fans – and the latest kick-off times ever for a finals tournament with matches starting as late as 10pm, or 2am in Ireland.
Thu, 20 Oct, 2011
Banned FIFA member Mohamed Bin Hammam has claimed FIFA would never have dared to take action against him if he were European.
Tue, 06 Sep, 2011
Brazil’s slow pace of preparation for the 2014 World Cup has come under attack from FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke.
Fri, 24 Jun, 2011
Mohamed Bin Hammam today wrote to FIFA to protest about his treatment at the hands of the organisation.
Wed, 01 Jun, 2011
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