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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
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
Bribery in bidding for 2010 South Africa World Cup, says US Attorney General Loretta Lynch

May 27, 2015

Bribery in bidding for 2010 South Africa World Cup, says US Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Corrupt officials at world soccer's governing body FIFA took bribes during the process that awarded the 2010 World Cup to South Africa, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch alleged Wednesday. #Sports #United States #World Cup #Russia #football #FIFA #Sepp Blatter #2022 World Cup #Switzerland #South Africa #Police #Qatar #Zurich #KickingAround #SportsTracker #Arrests #World Cup 2010 #US Attorney General #Loretta Lynch
FIFA engulfed in huge crisis as Swiss and US federal prosecutors investigate corruption

May 27, 2015

FIFA engulfed in huge crisis as Swiss and US federal prosecutors investigate corruption

Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after six soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe. #Sports #United States #World Cup #Russia #football #FIFA #Sepp Blatter #2022 World Cup #Switzerland #Police #Qatar #Zurich #KickingAround #SportsTracker #Arrests #FIFA World Cup 2022 #FIFA World Cup 2018 #Swiss federal prosecutors
Football: Romeo Fernandes' dream move to Brazil ends after 21 mins

May 27, 2015

Football: Romeo Fernandes' dream move to Brazil ends after 21 mins

Indian manager Rhys Mascarenhas confirmed Fernandes, whose six-month contract was due to expire in June with the provision of an extension till December, had returned home. #Sports #India #Brazil #football #KickingAround #Romeo Fernandes #Stephen Constantine
Zurich police arrest six top FIFA officials on corruption charges

May 27, 2015

Zurich police arrest six top FIFA officials on corruption charges

FIFA has been dogged by allegations of corruptions for many a year, with the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups coming under particularly heightened scrutiny. #Sports #United States #World Cup #Russia #football #FIFA #Sepp Blatter #2022 World Cup #Switzerland #Police #Qatar #Zurich #KickingAround #SportsTracker #Arrests