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Interpol Announces Scope of Asian Illegal-Gambling Efforts Related to FIFA World Cup

Interpol Announces Scope of Asian Illegal-Gambling Efforts Related to FIFA World Cup Go back to Blog If you’ve been watching legal-news reports connected to this summer’s FIFA World Cup and to sports betting in general, you might have notices quite…

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FIFA Bans Saudi Arabian Ref for Match-Fixing Attempt

FIFA Bans Saudi Arabian Ref for Match-Fixing Attempt Go back to Blog FIFA has giving the official thumbs-down to Saudi Arabian referee Fahad Al Mirdasi, who was among the officials originally selected to work the upcoming World Cup in Russia,…

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Court of Arbitration for Sport Confirms Lifetime Ban for Football Referee

Court of Arbitration for Sport Confirms Lifetime Ban for Football Referee Go back to Blog The Lausanne, Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the FIFA-instituted lifetime ban of a Ghanian football referee who helped fix a prominent World…

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Panama Papers Leak Triggers UEFA Raid, Damiani Resignation

Panama Papers Leak Triggers UEFA Raid, Damiani Resignation Go back to Blog It didn’t take long for the fallout from the ‘Panama Papers’ leak to have a real impact on scandal-plagued FIFA, with Ethics Committee panel member Juan Pedro Damiani resigning…

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Former Honduras President Rafael Callejas Pleads Guilty in FIFA Bribery Case

Former Honduras President Rafael Callejas Pleads Guilty in FIFA Bribery Case Go back to Blog A former president of the Central American nation of Honduras, Rafael Callejas, pled guilty on Monday in a United States federal court on conspiracy charges…

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FIFA Presidential Odds Shift Again as Election Nears

FIFA Presidential Odds Shift Again as Election Nears Go back to Blog Remember a month or so ago, when Prince Ali Bin al Hussein of Jordan was the even-money choice to become FIFA’s next president?  That move toward Hussein, a…

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Michael Platini Off the FIFA President Boards after 8-Year Suspension

Michael Platini Off the FIFA President Boards after 8-Year Suspension Go back to Blog In news that’s not much of a surprise to anyone who’s watched the global FIFA corruption scandal unfold, former UEFA president Michael Platini has been removed…

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FIFA to Seek Sanctions Against Blatter, Platini

FIFA to Seek Sanctions Against Blatter, Platini Go back to Blog As a follow-up to last month’s issuance by FIFA of 90-day suspensions to outgoing president Joseph “Sepp” Blatter and UEFA head Michael Platini, the international football’s sanctioning committee has…

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FIFA Suspends Sepp Blatter for 90 Days

FIFA Suspends Sepp Blatter for 90 Days Go back to Blog Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter has been suspended for 90 days by his organization’s own ethics committee, pending final confirmation of the recommended suspension by the chairman of the Ethics…

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Prop-Betting the Next FIFA Presidential Election

Prop-Betting the Next FIFA Presidential Election Go back to Blog This week’s surprise resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter in the face of an increasingly wide investigation into alleged global corruption by football’s leading international body might translate into a…

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