Tag Archives: FIFA

Former Peru soccer chief arrested in FIFA graft probe

LIMA (Reuters) – The former longtime president of Peru's soccer federation, Manuel Burga, has been arrested as part of an ongoing U.S.-led investigation into corruption at the sport's world governing…

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We owe Beckenbauer a 'hell of a lot' – Bayern president

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich have thrown their weight behind troubled club icon Franz Beckenbauer, who is at the heart of a 2006 World Cup financial scandal, by saying on…

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Platini facing life ban from football

FIFA's ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini banned for life over a suspect payment, the UEFA president's lawyer said on Tuesday. Platini, until recently the favourite to take over football's world…

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Blatter 'under medical evaluation' – spokesman

Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been placed under medical observation for stress, a spokesman told AFP on Friday. Blatter, long the most powerful man in football, suffered a "medical…

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Tokyo Sexwale Will Stand For FIFA Presidency

South African Tokyo Sexwale has announced his intention to run for the FIFA presidency at a press conference in Johannesburg. The apartheid-era political prisoner turned multi-millionaire businessman is currently FIFA's…

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Asian Football Chief To Stand For FIFA Top Job

Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, the Bahraini president of the Asian Football Confederation, is to stand for the FIFA presidency, sources have told Sky News. The move by the 49…

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Platini hits out at FIFA, vows to ensure truth is known

ZURICH (Reuters) – UEFA president Michel Platini, reported to be facing a possible FIFA's Ethics Committee suspension from football, has said he will fight any decision against him, & has…

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Digital health company ZocDoc valued at $1.8 billion in latest funding

(Reuters) – ZocDoc, which helps users book doctor appointments online, said on Thursday it raised $130 million in funding, valuing the U.S. digital healthcare company at $1.8 billion. The funding…

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Burundi crisis poses 'catastrophic' risk for region

The African Union warned Sunday of potential "catastrophic consequences" for troubled Burundi & the wider region if rivals do not resolve political differences peacefully. One day after the former head…

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Uber wins dismissal of lawsuit by Connecticut taxi companies

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of a racketeering lawsuit by 15 Connecticut taxi & limousine companies seeking to stop the ride-sharing company…