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Blatter says Hope Solo's 'grabbed ass' claim is 'absurd'

Nov 11, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Sepp Blatter counters Hope Solo's allegations that he sexually harassed her

WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING. The two-time world champion claims that the former FIFA president grabbed her ass. Photo from Wikipedia

Corrupt former FIFA official Chuck Blazer dead

Jul 13, 2017 - 11:23 AM

Blazer whose evidence to US investigators helped trigger the FIFA corruption scandal which brought down Sepp Blatter has died at age 72

OPULENT LIFESTYLE. Chuck Blazer had once rented a $6,000-a-month apartment in Trump Tower to house his cats before becoming a central figure in FIFA's corruption scandal. File photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

Sepp Blatter loses appeal against FIFA ban - spokesman

Dec 05, 2016 - 9:57 PM

The disgraced former FIFA head will have to serve his 6 year ban from the football governing body

UPHELD. An international court has shut down Sepp Blatter's bid to overturn his ban. File photo by Alain Grosclaude/AFP

Sepp Blatter mounts final stand with FIFA ban appeal

Aug 25, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Ex FIFA president Blatter is in the world s top sports court seeking a career redemption after a 6 year ban

ONE FINAL STAND. Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has been banned for 6 years over inappropriate payments. Photo by Valentin Flauraud/EPA

Blatter, ousted for corruption, 'astonished' that FIFA sacked Kattner for corruption

May 25, 2016 - 12:44 AM

I have never met a more honest man than Markus Kattner says disgraced ex president Sepp Blatter of the man accused of giving himself millions in bonuses

SEEMS LIKE A NICE GUY. Sepp Blatter, who is serving a 6-year ban from FIFA for massive financial irregularities which have stained the world football governing body, can't imagine finding fault in the now-ex deputy general secretary Markus Kattner. File photo by Steffen Schmidt/EPA

Scandal-hit FIFA sacks top official over bonuses worth millions

May 24, 2016 - 5:47 AM

Deputy general secretary Markus Kattner a member of ex president Sepp Blatter s inner circle was ousted as the football governing body seeks to clean its image

SACKED. FIFA deputy general secretary Markus Kattner, a 45-year-old German-Swiss national, was sacked over financial “breaches” involving “significant sums of money.” Photo by Walter Bierri/EPA

FIFA reveals Blatter's salary for the first time, $122 million loss

Mar 18, 2016 - 12:37 PM

FIFA revealed the salary of its disgraced ex leader Sepp Blatter for the first time and also revealed a 122 million loss as corruption scandals hit world football

Sepp Blatter's salary has been revealed for the first time. File photo by Steffen Schmidt/EPA

Infantino to succeed Blatter as FIFA president, vows change

Feb 27, 2016 - 12:26 PM

Gianni Infantino got 115 votes in the election s second round while Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman of Bahrain got 88

NEW CHIEF. Gianni Infantino won FIFA's presidential election and vowed to lead the scandal-tainted body into a new era as he faced immediate calls to ensure genuine reform. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Gianni Infantino terpilih jadi Presiden baru FIFA

Feb 27, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Gianni Infantino berjanji akan memulihkan citra dan kehormatan FIFA yang sempat tercemar akibat skandal korupsi

Gianni Infantino memberikan keterangan pers di Zurich usai terpilih sebagai Presiden baru organisasi FIFA. Foto oleh Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA

FIFA confirms 5 presidential candidates a month from election

Jan 26, 2016 - 9:46 PM

The election will take place on February 26 in Zurich

FIFA investigators to seek longer Blatter, Platini bans

Jan 13, 2016 - 7:51 PM

The anti corruption investigators had originally sought a life ban against the two most powerful men in football

BANNED. Sepp Blatter (left) and Michel Platini are banned from all football activities for 8 years. File Photos by ENNIO LEANZA and SEBASTIEN NOGIER/EPA

Wages of sin return to haunt sports barons

Dec 30, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Bribes doping even more bribes the sky seems to be the limit in the strictly cash underbelly of sports marketing and fixed sporting glory

SCANDALS. The international federations for athletics (IAAF) and football (FIFA) were embroiled in scandals in 2015. File Photos by SEBASTIEN NOGIER (left) and WALTER BIERI/EPA

FIFA used special software to catch Blatter-Platini payment

Dec 22, 2015 - 1:30 PM

The Swiss developed program can analyze thousands of accounts in double quick time and is now being used to track doubtful money transfers in world football

SPECIAL SOFTWARE. FIFA tracked the money transfer between Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini through a special Swiss-developed software. Photo by WALTER BIERI/EPA

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini vow to fight 8-year bans from FIFA

Dec 22, 2015 - 12:14 PM

Sepp Blatter admits he felt betrayed while Michel Platini says the FIFA decision was a masquerade intended to sully his name

VOW TO FIGHT. Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter, suspended FIFA president, addresses the media to respond to the FIFA ethics committee's verdict. Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini were banned from football for 8 years. Both vow to keep fighting. Photo by PATRICK B. KRAEMER/EPA

Kobe Bryant praises FIFA's bans of Blatter, Platini

Dec 22, 2015 - 6:21 AM

The Lakers star who supports AC Milan calls the 8 year bans of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini an important first step

FIRST STEP. Kobe Bryant has made it clear that he's in favor of reforms within FIFA. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Isolated Sepp Blatter devastated by FIFA scandals

Dec 21, 2015 - 5:58 PM

Supremely confident of his own ability Sepp Blatter was for nearly two decades a global force as controller of the world s most watched sporting event the FIFA World Cup

NO MORE FOOTBALL. Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president who was a powerful figure in football for decades, is banned from the sport for 8 years. He is seen here in this file photo taken on March 5, 2010 taking part in a press conference to detail security plans for the 2010 FIFA world cup in South Africa. File Photo by Sebastien Bozon / AFP

FIFA bans Blatter, Platini for 8 years

Dec 21, 2015 - 5:18 PM

UDPATED Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are immediately banned from all football activity and are fined 50 000 and 80 000 Swiss francs respectively

BANNED. Sepp Blatter (left) and Michel Platini are banned from all football activities for 8 years. File Photos by ENNIO LEANZA and SEBASTIEN NOGIER/EPA

Two top FIFA officials arrested on suspicion of accepting 'millions of dollars' in bribes

Dec 03, 2015 - 3:33 PM

A hotel manager was quoted by the New York Times as saying that visitors in the lobby were told by staff to leave the hotel because of an extreme situation

MORE ARRESTS. This file photo taken on March 20, 2015 shows members of the media waiting next to the logo of the world’s football governing body FIFA at their headquarters in Zurich. File photo by Michael Buholzer/AFP

FIFA umumkan 5 calon presiden, Platini belum masuk

Nov 13, 2015 - 11:43 AM

Kelima calon presiden FIFA adalah Pangeran Ali Al Hussein Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa Jerome Champagne Gianni Infantino dan Tokyo Sexwale

Bakal calon presiden FIFA (dari kiri atas ke kanan): Pangeran Ali bin Al Hussein, Jerome Champagne, Gianni Infantino, Tokyo Sexwale, Michel Platini, dan Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. Foto oleh EPA

Blatter 'under medical evaluation' – spokesman

Nov 07, 2015 - 12:54 PM

Sepp Blatter suffered a medical incident last weekend and had been placed under medical observation for 10 days a Swiss radio station reports

UNDER MEDICAL EVALUATION. Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter suffered a "medical incident" and his spokesman confirmed it is because of "stress" due to the pressures he recently faced. File Photo by Steffen Schmidt/EPA

Tujuh kandidat Presiden FIFA pengganti Blater

Oct 31, 2015 - 2:30 PM

FIFA sedang mencari pengganti Sepp Blatter yang mengundurkan diri pada Juni 2015 yang lalu

UNDER INVESTIGATION. In this file photo, FIFA President Joseph Blatter speaks to journalists following the FIFA Executive Committee meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, 20 March 2015. Photo by Ennio Leanza/EPA

Russia denies 'collusion' in 2018 World Cup bid

Oct 30, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Moscow denies it had colluded to win the right to host the 2018 World Cup after suspended FIFA head Sepp Blatter alleged a backroom deal saw Russia scoop the tournament

SUSPENDED. FIFA President, Swiss Joseph Sepp Blatter speaks during a press conference during the 18th edition of the "Sepp Blatter Fussballturnier" in Ulrichen, Switzerland, Saturday, August 22, 2015. Photo by Laurent Gillieron / EPA

FIFA terjerat skandal dugaan korupsi baru terkait Piala Dunia 2006

Oct 18, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Skandal kali ini terkait dengan proses pemilihan tuan rumah Piala Dunia 2006

Dari upaya DPR batasi KPK hingga keluarga Indonesia di terkaya Asia

Oct 09, 2015 - 7:16 AM

Juga di wRap 9 Okt: kabut asap sampai Thailand sanksi FIFA pada Blatter dkk turunnya kepuasan publik pada Jokowi JK

DEMO. Koalisi Masyarakat Sipil Anti Korupsi berunjuk rasa di Gedung Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi terkait penangkapan Wakil Ketua KPK Bambang Widjojanto oleh Bareskrim Mabes Polri, Jumat, 23 Januari 2015. Foto oleh Rappler

Blatter, Platini dilarang FIFA terlibat aktivitas sepak bola

Oct 08, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Sekretaris Jenderal Jerome Valcke juga menerima sanksi yang sama Dugaan korupsi dan penyalahgunaan wewenang menjadi alasan dijatuhkannya sanksi ini

DIBERI SANKSI. Presiden FIFA, Josep Sepp Blatter menerima sanksi dari FIFA tak boleh terlibat aktivitas sepakbola selama 90 hari. Foto oleh Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Blatter rules out resigning before FIFA election

Oct 07, 2015 - 6:11 PM

Sepp Blatter has made it clear he will not resign as FIFA president and is determined to fight right up until the next election on February 26

DEFIANT TO THE END. In this file photo, FIFA President Joseph Blatter speaks to journalists following the FIFA Executive Committee meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, 20 March 2015. Photo by Ennio Leanza/EPA

FIFA boss Blatter faces criminal proceedings - Swiss prosecutor

Sep 25, 2015 - 11:02 PM

Switzerland s top prosecutor says criminal proceedings have been opened against FIFA chief Sepp Blatter on suspicion that he misappropriated funds

UNDER INVESTIGATION. In this file photo, FIFA President Joseph Blatter speaks to journalists following the FIFA Executive Committee meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, 20 March 2015. Photo by Ennio Leanza/EPA

Platini runs into storm after announcing FIFA candidacy

Jul 30, 2015 - 9:57 AM

UEFA boss Michel Platini s announcement to run for FIFA presidency was immediately met by attacks from two potential rivals

STIFF COMPETITION. Michel Platini announced that he wants to take over the FIFA presidency after Sepp Blatter steps down, but he has his fair share of rivals. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Russia prepares for World Cup draw amidst FIFA crisis

Jul 24, 2015 - 10:11 AM

The draw will involve 141 national sides from all but the Asian Football Confederation as their qualification process has already begun

Men walk along a hall close to the Constantine (Konstantinovsky) Palace in St. Petersburg on July 22, 2015, where the Preliminary draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held on July 25. Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

FIFA faces long struggle to pass reforms

Jul 22, 2015 - 12:44 PM

The person who will head up the task force aimed at fine tuning crucial reforms for FIFA could still face stiff opposition

FIFA's outgoing president Sepp Blatter announced that an 11-strong task force would prepare reforms including limits on terms for leaders, tougher background checks on executive committee members and the publication of salaries of top officials. Photo by Steffen Schmidt/EPA

FIFA sets election date as Blatter finally rules himself out

Jul 21, 2015 - 1:31 PM

I will not be a candidate for the election in 2016 and there will be an election for a new president I cannot be the new president because I am the old president

Sepp Blatter finally declared he will not be a candidate for FIFA's election of its next president. Photo by Steffen Schmidt/EPA

WATCH: British comedian showers FIFA president Blatter with cash

Jul 20, 2015 - 10:26 PM

This is for North Korea 2026 said the British comedian before being escorted out of the press conference by Sepp Blatter s security

MAKE IT RAIN. Sepp Blatter sits in the midst of a cash downpour after a British comedian parodied the bribery allegations that have hounded FIFA. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

FIFA needs independent commission to end corruption – watchdog

Jul 16, 2015 - 1:03 PM

Transparency International which took part in an ineffective 2011 reform drive under embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter calls for a far reaching overhaul of the body to end the systematic corruption that has plagued it for years

In this file photo, FIFA officials wait in front of the Marriott Hotel on the occasion of a meeting ahead of the FIFA congress, in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Walter Bieri/EPA

Sponsors will quit FIFA without reform - ex official

Jul 03, 2015 - 2:08 PM

There will have to be a break with the past FIFA will be forced to make certain basic reforms or it will lose big sponsors said Michel Zen Ruffinen

Sepp Blatter has been at the center of major corruption woes for the international football governing body. File photo by Steffan Schmidt/EPA

Swiss prosecutors probe 53 'suspicious' transactions in FIFA case

Jun 17, 2015 - 5:22 PM

Attorney general Michael Lauber says the cases have been reported under Switzerland s anti money laundering alert mechanism

EYE ON FIFA. Swiss attorney General Michael Lauber speaks during a press conference on June 17, 2015 in Bern. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

FIFA official urges Blatter not to go back on quit promise

Jun 15, 2015 - 1:21 PM

I think it is clearly indispensable to follow through with the initiated process of president s change as it has been announced says FIFA official head of audit and compliance unit

STAY RESIGNED. The 79-year-old Swiss Sepp Blatter resigned from his post as FIFA President and is urged not to go back on his word. He will continue in office until a successor is designated, probably by the end of the year. File Photo by Sebastien Bozon / AFP

Football: Computer data seized at FIFA HQ

Jun 11, 2015 - 10:57 AM

Swiss authorities are investigating the 2010 FIFA vote that awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar

View of the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, 19 March 2010 Alessandro della Bella/EPA

Russia, Qatar may lose World Cups 'if bribery found'

Jun 08, 2015 - 10:52 AM

The comments by the head of FIFA s auditing and compliance committee come as bribery claims mount against disgraced former FIFA vice president Jack Warner

CENTER OF CONTROVERSY. The FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, 14 November 2014. Walter Bieri/EPA

Azkals notebook: one week to go before Bahrain

Jun 04, 2015 - 8:06 PM

Notes on the Azkals preparation for FIFA World Cup qualifiers new members of the football squad and Nonong Araneta s thoughts on the FIFA scandal

British life insurer Pru Life UK, the official insurance provider of the Philippine national men's football team, held a send-off for the team on Wednesday, June 3. Photo by Josh Albelda

Football: Blazer says 1998, 2010 Cups tainted

Jun 04, 2015 - 8:46 AM

Meanwhile FIFA staff gave Sepp Blatter a standing ovation even as his resignation fails to quell a corruption storm

TO THE EXIT. FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves after a press conference at the headquarters of the world's football governing body in Zurich on June 2, 2015. Valeriano di Domenico/AFP

Sepp Blatter under investigation in US: reports

Jun 03, 2015 - 2:29 PM

Sepp Blatter who recently announced his resignation as FIFA president is the focus of an FBI corruption investigation in the United States American media reported

INVESTIGATED. Sepp Blatter, who recently announced he would be resigning as FIFA President, is reportedly under investigation for corruption by the United States. Photo by Steffen Schmidt/EPA

Blatter resignation ends crazy week in football

Jun 03, 2015 - 10:44 AM

Arrests in Zurich last May 27 sparked a raucous week in football s history that ended with football leader Sepp Blatter serenely announcing he will quit

In this file photo, FIFA officials wait in front of the Marriott Hotel on the occasion of a meeting ahead of the FIFA congress, in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Walter Bieri/EPA

Sepp Blatter mundur, apa implikasinya bagi Indonesia?

Jun 03, 2015 - 10:32 AM

Sepp Blatter mundur karena merasa gagal sebagai Presiden FIFA Menanti efek pengunduran diri Blatter di sepak bola nasional

MUNDUR. Mantan Presiden FIFA Sepp Blatter mengundurkan diri setelah skandal yang mengusik federasi sepak bola dunia itu. Foto oleh AFP

Sponsor Coke urges FIFA to 'win back trust' after Blatter

Jun 03, 2015 - 4:59 AM

UPDATED Key global football sponsor Coca Cola urges FIFA to regain public trust after the soccer governing body s president Sepp Blatter resigned under a corruption cloud

THE GAME. A digital ad from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Photo courtesy of

Sepp Blatter resigns as FIFA president

Jun 03, 2015 - 1:22 AM

UPDATED Sepp Blatter resigns as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football s governing body; US media report Blatter is also the focus of an FBI investigation

RESIGNED. Sepp Blatter in a 2010 file photo by AFP

2022 World Cup stays on 32 teams – Blatter

May 30, 2015 - 10:15 PM

FIFA also confirms that the same continent cannot hold the World Cup twice in a row ruling out a Chinese bid for 2026

FOOTBALL HQ. This file photo taken on March 20, 2015 shows members of the media waiting next to the logo of the world’s football governing body FIFA at their headquarters in Zurich. Michael Buholzer/AFP

FIFA vice president rejects place in Blatter administration

May 30, 2015 - 10:01 PM

Gill said he could not serve under Blatter because of the mounting corruption scandals that have hit FIFA and the threat to his professional reputation

David Gill has rejected a spot in Sepp Blatter's administration. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Defiant Blatter wins FIFA vote amid corruption storm

May 30, 2015 - 9:40 AM

Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as FIFA president in a dramatic end to an angry campaign dominated by a corruption storm that engulfed the leadership of world football

HARD GOAL. Sepp Blatter wins another term as FIFA President under a cloud of corruption. Photo by Walter Bieri/EPA

Philippine FIFA official denied travel over graft case

May 29, 2015 - 6:17 PM

A Philippine FIFA official facing corruption charges has been banned from flying to Switzerland to attend the organization s congress

FOOTBALL HQ. This file photo taken on March 20, 2015 shows members of the media waiting next to the logo of the world’s football governing body FIFA at their headquarters in Zurich. Michael Buholzer/AFP

Blatter warns of 'more bad news' for tainted FIFA

May 29, 2015 - 2:25 AM

The seven arrested football officials – including FIFA vice presidents Jeffrey Webb and Eugenio Figueredo – remain in custody