The head of the team which was tasked with assessing candidates for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, Harold Mayne-Nicholls, has been handed a seven year ban on conducting any football-related activity by FIFA for violating the organization’s code of ethics.
French ex-president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and his German counterpart, Christian Wulff, tried to influence the vote before FIFA World Cup were awarded to Russia and Qatar, Sepp Blatter, outgoing president of football’s governing body, told German media.
Russophrenia - a condition where the sufferer believes Russia is both about to collapse, and take over the world. Since 2013, instances of this ailment have reached epidemic-like proportions in certain parts of Washington, London and Brussels.
EU legislators have adopted a resolution that calls for FIFA President Sepp Blatter to step down immediately, a move that journalist Neil Clark calls political posturing and lacking any sort of democratic due process.
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution urging the dismissal of all corrupt FIFA officials and a review of all of the football governing body’s decisions in the last decade, including awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.
One of the businessmen indicted in the FIFA corruption scandal escaped arrest in Zurich hotel in a remarkable manner, reports Swiss media. The man who is now on the Interpol wanted list managed to leave Europe and is allegedly in hiding in Uruguay.
Germany allegedly sent arms to Saudi Arabia in return for the Arab nation giving its support to Germany’s successful bid to host the 2006 World Cup. The claims made by the Die Zeit newspaper are the latest revelations to rock scandal-ridden FIFA.
A former senior FIFA official, Chuck Blazer, claimed he and others took bribes in exchange for supporting World Cup candidate countries in 1998 and 2010, an unsealed paper says. South Africa has denied paying any bribes. French reaction is pending.
Trying to take control of FIFA, the US is showing it wants to run the entire world and tackle every alleged crime, said Lew Rockwell, of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. It proves there is nothing Washington will not interfere in, he added.