Category Archives: FIFA

Thursday Kickoff: U.S. requests extradition of 7 FIFA officials; Bacca headed to Milan; and more

The U.S. Department of Justice has formally submitted extradition requests to Switzerland for the seven jailed former FIFA officials wanted in a 47-count indictment. Continue reading »

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Wednesday Kickoff: Blatter has ‘clear conscience’ over corruption charges; Barca eye long-term Pogba deal; and more

Sepp Blatter maintains a “clear conscience” despite the corruption charges against him, while Barcelona are eying the signing of Paul Pogba for the 2016-17 season. Continue reading »

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Tuesday Kickoff: Warner hires lawyer to fight extradition; Man United bid for Ramos; and more

Jack Warner has hired one of the United Kingdom’s top lawyers to fight his extradition, while Manchester United has made a major bid for Sergio Ramos. Continue reading »

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Monday Kickoff: Spanish federation challenges 2022 winter World Cup; Jara suspended from Copa America; and more

The Spanish federation has challenged FIFA’s ruling of a winter World Cup, while Chile’s Gonzalo Jara has earned a three-game suspension as details of his incident with Edinson Cavani have come to light. Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: Blatter states he did not resign; Mainz to sell Chile’s Jara after Copa America incident; and more

Sepp Blatter has quizzically denied his resignation, while Mainz is looking to sell Gonzalo Jara after the Chile defender’s incident at the Copa America. Continue reading »

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Monday Kickoff: Russia cuts $500 million from WC budget; Maradona to reportedly run for FIFA presidency; and more

Russia has cut the nation’s World Cup budget by $500 million, while Diego Maradona will reportedly run for FIFA’s presidency. Continue reading »

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Blatter: FIFA needs integrity checks and more Ethics Committees

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has called for “integrity checks” and more confederations to create their own Ethics Committee. Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: Sanchez demands more of Vidal; Peru tops Venezuela in Copa America; and more

Alexis Sanchez says he demands more effort from Arturo Vidal, while Peru topped Venezuela in the Copa America. Continue reading »

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