FIFA’s biggest sponsors have breathed a sigh of relief after president, Sepp Blatter, announced his resignation in the wake of a corruption investigation that shook the world of sports.
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The BBC and Sky have invited the four candidates for the Fifa presidency to take part in a live TV debate.
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FIFA is in turmoil (again). Following Michael Garcia resignation as independent chairman of the Fifa Ethics Committee’s Investigatory Chamber with all guns blazing, FIFA agrees to release full Garcia’s report. Recently, FIFA sponsors expressed some concerns. Will they take their concerns to the next level?
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FIFA released its annual financial report showing a positive result of USD 72 million for the 2013 financial year, with 72 per cent of FIFA’s expenditure being directly invested into football over the same period.
One of my favourite sports journalist Pedro Pinto interviewed Sepp Blatter. FIFA President said “Racists insults should be forgotten”. Among other things, he encourages the victims of racism to shake hands at the end of the game. Some live in the real world, others do not.
In a major blow against football corruption, a court in Bochum, Germany, has jailed match-fixing mastermind Ante Sapina for five years six months. An accomplice, referred to only as Marijo C, was jailed for the same term.
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Mohamed Bin Hammam has confirmed that he will contest FIFA chief Sepp Blatter’s campaign for a fourth consecutive term as the president of world soccer’s governing body. Bin Hammam’s challenge will be the first that Blatter has faced for his presidency in nearly a decade after the Qatari confirmed that he would stand against the Swiss incumbent in the June 1 elections.
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According to FC Business, FIFA and Hawk Eye are close to an agreement. The final frontier for goal-line technology could be upon us – with Hawk-Eye hoping to start trials in the Barclays Premier League next season.
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FIFA recently unveiled its turnover, and the key outcome is that the football governing body is doing more than fine! According to Sport Business, FIFA made a profit of US$631 million over the last four years, with world football’s governing body revealing on Thursday that 87% of its $4.19 billion turnover was generated by the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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Barcelona topped a global league table of clubs receiving compensation from FIFA for letting their players go to the 2010 World Cup. Barcelona received $866,000 (£557,000) from a FIFA pool of $40 million (£25.3million) spread among 400 clubs in 55 countries, according to FIFA figures released.
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