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FIFA Bans Blatter, Platini From Football for 8 Years

FIFA barred Joseph Blatter and Michel Platini from any football-related activities on a national and international level for eight years.

FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee Adjudicatory Chamber has banned FIFA President Joseph Blatter and UEFA President and FIFA Vice President Michel Platini from any football-related activities for a period of eight years, FIFA said in a press release.

“The adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee chaired by Mr Hans Joachim Eckert has banned Mr Joseph S. Blatter, President of FIFA, for eight years and Mr Michel Platini, Vice-President and member of the Executive Committee of FIFA and President of UEFA, for eight years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) on a national and international level. The bans come into force immediately,” the press release reads.

Swiss police arrest Two FIFA officials on suspicion of taking “millions of dollars” in bribes

Swiss police are to arrest more than a dozen people amid a US-led investigation into alleged corruption in international soccer, the New York Times reported, citing law enforcement officials.  FIFA corruption scandal The report about ongoing arrests was corroborated to … read more

Fifa bribery scandal ,Sepp Blatter escapes FIFA scandal, again

Drop the case: Sepp Blatter's FIFA were prepared to pay up to protect bribed officials, according to court documents

Millions paid to top officials – and the governing body knew, court docs reveal FIFA chiefs had knowledge that senior officials including former president Joao Havelange had been paid bribes by the organisation’s former marketing company ISL, a court document … read more

World Cup inquiry clears Qatar but criticizes English FA

The English Football Association has been accused of damaging the image of Fifa and flouting bidding rules in its attempt to stage the 2018 World Cup. A Fifa report says the FA behaved improperly when trying to win the backing … read more

US striker Green fights to show he belongs with Bayern Munich.

Washington (AFP) – Bolstered by a dramatic World Cup goal for the United States, 19-year-old striker Julian Green wants to prove he belongs with German champions Bayern Munich. The German-American prodigy rewarded US coach Jurgen Klinsmann for giving him a … read more

Arsenal sign Colombia goalkeeper Ospina

English Premier League side Arsenal said on Sunday they have signed Colombia‘s World Cup goalkeeper David Ospina from French club Nice. London (AFP) Ospina, 25, was one of the stars of the World Cup with spectacular performances as his country … read more

Steven Gerrard leaves England with tears for souvenirs

As Steven Gerrard soaked up thunderous applause from England’s supporters at full-time in Belo Horizonte, he looked surprised and relieved by the generous response to his team’s dismal World Cup campaign. London (AFP) The 17-minute substitute appearance in a meaningless … read more