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FIFA's corruption crisis: Reactions from around the world

May 27, 2015

FIFA's corruption crisis: Reactions from around the world

Football's governing body FIFA was rocked early Wednesday morning by the arrests of six senior officials. Reactions came in from from ex-players and officials, as well from Jack Warner, one of those indicted by the DOJ but who resigned from FIFA in 2011. He has claimed he is innocent of all crimes. #Sports #United States #World Cup #Russia #football #FIFA #Sepp Blatter #2022 World Cup #Switzerland #Police #Qatar #Zurich #Jack Warner #KickingAround #SportsTracker #UEFA #Michel Platini #Arrests #Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein #Greg Dyke
It was a World Cup of fraud, we are showing FIFA a red card: IRS chief Richard Weber

May 27, 2015

It was a World Cup of fraud, we are showing FIFA a red card: IRS chief Richard Weber

The United States accused soccer officials of corrupting a sport loved by billions Wednesday, warning the investigation is not over and seeking the extradition of suspects arrested in Switzerland. #Sports #United States #World Cup #Russia #football #FIFA #Sepp Blatter #2022 World Cup #Switzerland #Police #Qatar #Zurich #KickingAround #SportsTracker #Arrests #Attorney General Loretta Lynch #Richard Weber
Former CONCACAF Gen Secy Chuck Blazer, whistleblower at epicenter of FIFA arrests

May 27, 2015

Former CONCACAF Gen Secy Chuck Blazer, whistleblower at epicenter of FIFA arrests

Once the most important man in US soccer, Charles "Chuck" Blazer turned on FIFA to become the central figure in a wide-ranging graft investigation that threatened Wednesday to bring the sport's world governing body to its knees. #football #FIFA #Sepp Blatter #CONCACAF #2022 FIFA World Cup #FIFA corruption #FIFA Presidential Election #Chuck Glazer
Six arrested FIFA officials oppose extradition to US, says Swiss justice ministry

May 27, 2015

Six arrested FIFA officials oppose extradition to US, says Swiss justice ministry

Six of the seven top FIFA officials arrested on Wednesday in Zurich as part of a twin corruption probe are opposing their extradition to the United States, the Swiss justice ministry said. #Sports #United States #World Cup #Russia #football #FIFA #Sepp Blatter #2022 World Cup #Switzerland #Police #Qatar #Zurich #KickingAround #SportsTracker #Arrests #Swiss justice ministry

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FIFA World Cup History Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

May 09, 2014

FIFA World Cup History Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Just Fontaine however holds the record for the highest number of goals scored in a single tournament: representing France at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, Fontaine scored 13 as Les Bleus finished third in Scandinavia. #Sports #World Cup #Brazil #France #football #KickingAround #2014 FIFA World Cup #World Cup History #Just Fontaine #13 #1958 World Cup