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# fifa - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

From The42 Former Fifa president Havelange dies at 100 FIFA

Former Fifa president Havelange dies at 100

The Brazilian, who was predecessor to Sepp Blatter at world football’s governing body, serving as president between 1974 and 1998, has died in his native Rio

# fifa - Friday 5 August, 2016

From The42 Fifa clears its president of ethics violations after probe into personal expenses Transparency

Fifa clears its president of ethics violations after probe into personal expenses

The head of world football’s governing body has been cleared of wrongdoing by the Ethics Committee.

# fifa - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

From The42 'Foreign footballer in Russia was protected after failed drugs test' - report Scandal

'Foreign footballer in Russia was protected after failed drugs test' - report

As a result Wada has called on Fifa to investigate sports minister Vitaly Mutko, the president of the Russian football federation and chief organiser of the 2018 World Cup.

# fifa - Thursday 14 July, 2016

From The42 Ireland up two places in Fifa world rankings while Wales overtake England Moving On Up

Ireland up two places in Fifa world rankings while Wales overtake England

Martin O’Neill’s side are in 31st, three places behind Northern Ireland.

# fifa - Saturday 4 June, 2016

From The42 'Everything is clean and fair,' claims Blatter Fifa Investigations

'Everything is clean and fair,' claims Blatter

Sepp Blatter says claims he received improper bonus payments during the last five years at FIFA are untrue.

# fifa - Saturday 14 May, 2016

From The42 A new crisis looms at Fifa as 'consternated' key reform figure resigns in protest Sounds Familiar

A new crisis looms at Fifa as 'consternated' key reform figure resigns in protest

Domenico Scala had been in charge of the organisation’s Audit and Compliance Committee.

# fifa - Monday 9 May, 2016

From The42 Platini resigns as Uefa president as ban is reduced to 4 years Suspended

Platini resigns as Uefa president as ban is reduced to 4 years

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the former French star’s appeal.

# fifa - Friday 29 April, 2016

From The42 'Today the match begins, a new match, the final': Platini in court to appeal ethics ban CAS

'Today the match begins, a new match, the final': Platini in court to appeal ethics ban

The Frenchman is currently serving a six-year ban.

# fifa - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

From The42 Anthony Joshua reveals that Fifa addiction could have ruined his boxing career Own Goal

Anthony Joshua reveals that Fifa addiction could have ruined his boxing career

New heavyweight champ says he could stay up till 5am playing video games.

# fifa - Monday 11 April, 2016

From The42 Ex-Fifa vice-president facing lengthy jail term after pleading guilty to corruption Guilty

Ex-Fifa vice-president facing lengthy jail term after pleading guilty to corruption

Alfredo Hawit admitted the four charges at a New York court today.

# fifa - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

From The42 Uefa offices raided by Swiss police after Panama Papers link Panama Papers

Uefa offices raided by Swiss police after Panama Papers link

Leaked documents have connected football’s European governing body with the dramatic scandal.

# fifa - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

From The42 New Fifa president dragged into corruption scandal by Panama Papers - reports Trouble Ahead

New Fifa president dragged into corruption scandal by Panama Papers - reports

Gianni Infantino responded to the reports by issuing a statement this evening.

# fifa - Monday 28 March, 2016

From The42 West Ham keeper scores classic Fifa goal in real life Take A Bow

West Ham keeper scores classic Fifa goal in real life

Plenty of fun was had during Mark Noble’s testimonial this afternoon.

# fifa - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

From The42 Fifa makes massive damages claim against officials involved in bribery scandals Compensation

Fifa makes massive damages claim against officials involved in bribery scandals

Football’s governing body has accepted that World Cup votes were sold but wants compensation from those involved for ‘tarnishing its brand’.

# fifa - Saturday 5 March, 2016

New Fifa boss Infantino approves testing of video technology for goals, red cards and penalties

Trials will be carried out over a two-year period.

# fifa - Friday 4 March, 2016

From The42 One of the greatest footballers of all time is facing huge questions about possible corruption Der Kaiser

One of the greatest footballers of all time is facing huge questions about possible corruption

Franz Beckenbauer has been investigated by the German football association over the 2006 World Cup.

# fifa - Monday 29 February, 2016

From The42 The new Fifa president enjoyed a kick around with a host of football legends on his first day El Presidente

The new Fifa president enjoyed a kick around with a host of football legends on his first day

Sure it’s all fun and games at Fifa HQ.

From The42 Richard Keys met Sepp Blatter and Twitter was not impressed Sepp Banter

Richard Keys met Sepp Blatter and Twitter was not impressed

The former Sky Sports presenter gave plenty of fuel to his haters’ fire earlier.

# fifa - Friday 26 February, 2016

From The42 Here’s everything you need to know about today’s Fifa election and the 5 candidates In The Running

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s Fifa election and the 5 candidates

One man will be voted in to replace Sepp Blatter as the head of world football’s governing body in Zurich.

# fifa - Friday 12 February, 2016

From The42 Sepp Blatter’s former right-hand man gets 12-year football ban Punishment

Sepp Blatter’s former right-hand man gets 12-year football ban

The 54-year-old Frenchman had previously denied any wrongdoing.

# fifa - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The42 Ireland climb into top 30 in Fifa rankings but still one place behind Northern Ireland COYBIG

Ireland climb into top 30 in Fifa rankings but still one place behind Northern Ireland

Meanwhile, Euro 2016 opponents remain number one in the world.

# fifa - Friday 29 January, 2016

From The42 Missing Sepp Blatter? Don’t worry, the man ready to succeed him as Fifa boss is a great guy Political Football

Missing Sepp Blatter? Don’t worry, the man ready to succeed him as Fifa boss is a great guy

Tommy Martin takes a look at the man trying to firm up election support, Sheikh Salman of Bahrain.

# fifa - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

From The42 The clear-out continues as Fifa sacks secretary general FIFA

The clear-out continues as Fifa sacks secretary general

Jerome Valcke has been dismissed with immediate effect following allegations of corruption.

# fifa - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

From The42 Ireland World XI features Luis Suarez but not Neymar Alternative

Ireland World XI features Luis Suarez but not Neymar

The PFAI members voted for a team with a decidedly stronger Barcelona flavour and no Bayern Munich representatives.

# fifa - Thursday 7 January, 2016

From The42 Suspended Uefa chief Platini throws in the towel in Fifa presidential race On The Defence

Suspended Uefa chief Platini throws in the towel in Fifa presidential race

The Frenchman has confirmed he is to pull out from the election to become the new head of world football.

# fifa - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

From The42 Nine-year ban on the cards for Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke

Nine-year ban on the cards for Fifa secretary general

The French man is set for the suspension over corruption allegations.

# fifa - Friday 25 December, 2015

From The42 From Aviva to Zlatan, an A to Z of the 2015 sporting year NEWS MAKERS

From Aviva to Zlatan, an A to Z of the 2015 sporting year

We take a look at the individuals and events that made a mark over the past 12 months.

# fifa - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

From The42 ‘I will fight to clear my name’ – banned Platini disgusted with decision On A Mission

‘I will fight to clear my name’ – banned Platini disgusted with decision

Frenchman is also still planning to run for FIFA presidency in February.

# fifa - Monday 21 December, 2015

From The42 Tim Roth: I hated playing Blatter in awful Fifa film Brutal Honesty

Tim Roth: I hated playing Blatter in awful Fifa film

United Passions was recently confirmed as the lowest grossing film in US history.

From The42 Invincible no more – Blatter’s fall from grace Power Struggle

Invincible no more – Blatter’s fall from grace

The 79-year-old is no stranger to scandal but he appears to be fighting a losing battle.

From The42 Blatter says ‘sorry’ to Fifa after he and Platini hit with eight-year bans Scandal This post contains videos

Blatter says ‘sorry’ to Fifa after he and Platini hit with eight-year bans

Both men will appeal the ruling while Blatter says he hopes to be back in charge of FIFA by February.

# fifa - Sunday 20 December, 2015

From The42 Sepp Blatter says corruption charge dropped Claim

Sepp Blatter says corruption charge dropped

Fifa investigators have sought life bans against the suspended president.

# fifa - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

From The42 Dutch club banned from European football for three years Ban

Dutch club banned from European football for three years

Steve McClaren’s former club FC Twente were banned by the Dutch FA.

# fifa - Monday 7 December, 2015

From The42 The journalist who brought Fifa to its knees has another must-watch documentary tonight Investigation

The journalist who brought Fifa to its knees has another must-watch documentary tonight

Andrew Jennings has served up another Panorama exposé.

From The42 I enjoy watching rugby more than football – Beckham Preferences

I enjoy watching rugby more than football – Beckham

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star has revealed he prefers the atmosphere at Twickenham.

From The42 Blatter reportedly in FBI spotlight over $100 million bribery case

Blatter reportedly in FBI spotlight over $100 million bribery case

Blatter has long insisted he is unaware of the payments, but the FBI think otherwise.

# fifa - Sunday 6 December, 2015

From The42 Memo appears to back Platini’s claim money received from Fifa was ‘a salary’ New Evidence

Memo appears to back Platini’s claim money received from Fifa was ‘a salary’

The Uefa president is currently suspended by Fifa.

# fifa - Friday 4 December, 2015

From The42 ‘You will not escape’ – US Attorney General’s warning to corrupt officials Crisis Time

‘You will not escape’ – US Attorney General’s warning to corrupt officials

Fifa in turmoil after 16 arrests but it sounds like prosecutors aren’t finished yet.

# fifa - Thursday 3 December, 2015

There have been even more arrests of Fifa officials accused of taking bribes

Raids took place early this morning in Switzerland.

From The42 Is the World Cup about to get a major makeover? Expansion

Is the World Cup about to get a major makeover?

A proposal to increase the tournament to 40 teams will be discussed later today.

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