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#FIFA

# fifa - Thursday 13 August, 2015

From The42 ‘Bought off for five million. That’s a disappointment!’ Hush Money

‘Bought off for five million. That’s a disappointment!’

Ruud Gullit says he did not approve of Ireland accepting FIFA’s payoff.

# fifa - Friday 31 July, 2015

From The42 ‘I have to fight the mafia’ – Maradona vows to challenge Fifa El Diego

‘I have to fight the mafia’ – Maradona vows to challenge Fifa

The Argentinian legend claims he has the backing of ‘a number of players’.

# fifa - Saturday 25 July, 2015

From The42 Ireland to face Wales as O’Neill’s side handed favourable 2018 World Cup qualifying draw Road To Russia

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s 2018 World Cup qualifying draw

Ireland are one of 141 countries awaiting their fate.

# fifa - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Women are on the Fifa 16 cover – and some people are losing their minds

What about the men?! Oh, there’s one right there.

From The42 It will be 2016 before we have a new president of Fifa Going Going...

It will be 2016 before we have a new president of Fifa

The 70-year-old also channeled the spirit of his late mother in Zurich today.

# fifa - Monday 20 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge That comedian who pelted cash at Sepp Blatter is the same guy who invaded Kanye’s Glasto set It's Raining Yen
From The42 Make it rain! Somebody just threw a big wad of cash over Sepp Blatter The Money Shot

Make it rain! Somebody just threw a big wad of cash over Sepp Blatter

Sepp wasn’t impressed. It was fake cash.

# fifa - Sunday 12 July, 2015

From The42 Why Fifa’s world rankings are ridiculously flawed Opinion

Why Fifa’s world rankings are ridiculously flawed

How does Wales — a country that has never qualified for a European Championship — end up 10th in the world?

# fifa - Thursday 9 July, 2015

From The42 Gravely ill Chuck Blazer banned by Fifa for life Chuck

Gravely ill Chuck Blazer banned by Fifa for life

The 70-year-old has given evidence to US authorities investigating football corruption

From The42 Ireland’s rocky road to World Cup 2018 confirmed in latest Fifa rankings Climb

Ireland’s rocky road to World Cup 2018 confirmed in latest Fifa rankings

Martin O’Neill’s men will be fourth seeds in qualifying.

# fifa - Sunday 5 July, 2015

From The42 Ireland set to be confirmed in pot 4 for World Cup draw this week Russia 2018

Ireland set to be confirmed in pot 4 for World Cup draw this week

The Boys in Green are expected to be in the same pot as Faroe Islands.

# fifa - Saturday 4 July, 2015

From The42 LeBron is a big fan of Jordan Henderson judging by his latest Facebook post Support

LeBron is a big fan of Jordan Henderson judging by his latest Facebook post

The world-renowned basketball star has owned a stake in Liverpool since 2011.

# fifa - Saturday 27 June, 2015

From The42 ‘Fifa takes women footballers for idiots’ Claim

‘Fifa takes women footballers for idiots’

France’s Camille Abily has slammed world football’s governing body.

From The42 Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to produce Fifa movie you might actually want to see In The Works

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to produce Fifa movie you might actually want to see

Another film about the organisation, United Passions, reportedly made just $607 in its US opening weekend.

# fifa - Friday 26 June, 2015

From The42 Sepp Blatter: I have not resigned Claim

Sepp Blatter: I have not resigned

After announcing he would step down as Fifa president earlier this month, the 79-year-old has hinted he could yet stand for a sixth term.

# fifa - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

From The42 Swiss prosecutors probe 53 ‘suspicious’ Fifa transactions Investigation

Swiss prosecutors probe 53 ‘suspicious’ Fifa transactions

Attorney general Michael Lauber said the cases had been reported by banks under Switzerland’s anti-money laundering alert system.

# fifa - Monday 15 June, 2015

‘I’m not getting involved in this’ – Pilot defends cancelling anti-John Delaney banner

The banner was to be flown over the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, and said “”ENOUGH IS €NOUGH #DELANEYOUT.”

From The42 Here is ‘comedian fool’ John Oliver’s brilliant response to Fifa’s Jack Warner Running Joke

Here is ‘comedian fool’ John Oliver’s brilliant response to Fifa’s Jack Warner

This one could run and run, after the Last Week Tonight host made another video.

# fifa - Sunday 14 June, 2015

From The42 Sepp Blatter is reconsidering resignation as Fifa president – reports Rethink

Sepp Blatter is reconsidering resignation as Fifa president – reports

Reports in Switzerland suggest the 79-year-old has not ruled out remaining in the position.

# fifa - Saturday 13 June, 2015

QUIZ: Who said it – John Delaney or David Brent?

Trust, encouragement, reward, loyalty…Satisfaction

From The42 FAI shredded match programmes to remove Delaney comments on Fifa Binned

FAI shredded match programmes to remove Delaney comments on Fifa

Delaney ‘entirely unaware’ of decision, which is understood to have cost almost €7k.

# fifa - Thursday 11 June, 2015

From The42 FIFA’s communications chief steps down in wake of TV joke about Blatter and co FIFA

FIFA’s communications chief steps down in wake of TV joke about Blatter and co

“The Fifa president, secretary general and communications director are all travelling in a car. Who’s driving? The police.”

# fifa - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

From The42 Lineker: I needed a shower after schmoozing Fifa delegates for World Cup bid Durty

Lineker: I needed a shower after schmoozing Fifa delegates for World Cup bid

The MOTD pun-master was not shocked by the latest scandal.

Police are poking around Fifa’s headquarters again

‘IT data’ has been seized.

After John Delaney’s ring around, politicians decide NOT to quiz him over FIFA payment

The decision was taken by the Oireachtas Transport Committee in private session this morning.

From The42 Tensions mount as Scottish FA chief blasts John Delaney – ‘We do things the right way’ Battle Lines Drawn

Tensions mount as Scottish FA chief blasts John Delaney – ‘We do things the right way’

The relationship between the SFA and FAI has been strained since November.

From The42 Bidding process for 2026 World Cup suspended as Fifa corruption scandal takes another twist FIFA

Bidding process for 2026 World Cup suspended as Fifa corruption scandal takes another twist

Meanwhile, reports suggest Sepp Blatter’s 17-year reign will end in December.

# fifa - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Former GAA president says FAI should give back the €5 million

…and then Fifa should hand it over to us again as a legitimate grant.

# fifa - Monday 8 June, 2015

From The42 Sepp’s resignation meant John Oliver had a lot of bets to fulfil, and luckily he’s a man of his word A Bet Is A Bet
From The42 Fifa’s €20m film brings in €546 in the first two days of its US release Flop

Fifa’s €20m film brings in €546 in the first two days of its US release

“One of the most unwatchable films in recent memory.”

# fifa - Sunday 7 June, 2015

From The42 Jose Mourinho has weighed in on the Fifa-FAI controversy Special One

Jose Mourinho has weighed in on the Fifa-FAI controversy

The FAI, earlier in the week, played down criticism following the emergence of this news.

From The42 Russia, Qatar face losing World Cups if bribery proven: FIFA official FIFA

Russia, Qatar face losing World Cups if bribery proven: FIFA official

He stressed though that “this evidence has not been provided” so far.

From The42 ‘Sepp Blatta, he paid for your ground’ – English fans on a good-natured wind-up at Lansdowne Mugged Off
From The42 Martin O’Neill not interested in Fifa controversy, falls short of backing Delaney Reaction

Martin O’Neill not interested in Fifa controversy, falls short of backing Delaney

In addition, the manager expressed hope that supporters would behave at the Ireland-England game.

# fifa - Saturday 6 June, 2015

From The42 ‘Blatter said to me ‘let’s find a way we could forget’. But I am not someone with two faces’ – Trapattoni Fall-out

‘Blatter said to me ‘let’s find a way we could forget’. But I am not someone with two faces’ – Trapattoni

The former Ireland manager has made the claim about Fifa’s outgoing president.

From The42 O’Shea: Irish players would have taken replay over €5m pay-out after Henry handball Get On With It

O’Shea: Irish players would have taken replay over €5m pay-out after Henry handball

The Ireland defender has responded to claims by former France boss Raymond Domenech that they deserve a cut of the Fifa payment.

From The42 Keith Andrews ‘disgusted’ over FAI’s €5m FIFA pay-out Disgusted

Keith Andrews ‘disgusted’ over FAI’s €5m FIFA pay-out

Andrews labelled the loan ‘hush money’.

From The42 ‘If we’re going to throw stones at Fifa over transparency, let’s make sure we’re not living in glass houses’ Opinion

‘If we’re going to throw stones at Fifa over transparency, let’s make sure we’re not living in glass houses’

Former Cork City chief John O’Sullivan talks transparency in Irish domestic football.

Why did bribery and not human rights abuses get us talking about Fifa?

The working and living conditions of some migrant workers in Qatar have been widely denounced.

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