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Sepp Blatter: ‘I’ve Finished My Work in Football’

On the day after the organization that he has led for all of the 21st century banned him for eight years, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, 79, made the ban academic, announcing his retirement from soccer. He declared, “I’ve finished my work in football.”

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Swiss Prosecutors Open Investigation Into FIFA Head Blatter

Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Joseph Blatter, the head of world soccer body FIFA, on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation, the Swiss attorney general’s office (OAG) said on Friday. As the corruption probe at FIFA widened,


Visa, Coke, Bud Turn Up Heat on FIFA, Demand Transparency

Representatives from five major World Cup sponsors put the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on notice that they expect widespread reform and transparency after a bribery scandal unearthed earlier this year rocked the organization.

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Watch: Romney Dodges Question About Being Next FIFA President

Appearing on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney responded to the question about whether or not he would be the next FIFA president to replace Sepp Blatter, who, shortly after being re-elected, announced he


Watch: Even White House Urges FIFA Reforms

White House press secretary Josh Earnest spoke on Wednesday during a briefing with reporters about the state of FIFA, which just saw newly-reelected President Sepp Blatter step down after the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation began probing alleged corruption in the governing


Former Vice President Rocks FIFA

In a televised statement in his native Trinidad and Tobago, Jack Warner says he has compiled a set of documents which link FIFA officials to the country’s 2010 election. He also reveals he fears for his life.

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