Swiss attorney general investigated over handling FIFA case

Sports 05/10/19, 09:00

Switzerland's attorney general is the subject of a disciplinary case related to his handling of a four-year investigation of FIFA that involves 25 criminal proceedings for financial wrongdoing.The federal office overseeing the work of chief prosecutor Michael Lauber said Friday it is examining possible violations of his duties in the ...

APNewsBreak: FIFA’s robust cash reserves soar to $2.7B

Sports 03/06/19, 02:29

FIFA's cash reserves soared to a record $2.74 billion and revenue climbed to $6.4 billion in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, The Associated Press has learned.The robust financial results suggest FIFA has weathered the deepest crisis in its history, which erupted in 2015 when a United States-led ...

FIFA president Infantino is only candidate for election

Soccer 02/06/19, 06:50

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is set to serve four more years as the leader of soccer's governing body as the only candidate for election.FIFA says only Infantino had the required nomination letters from five of the 211 member federations when the deadline passed at midnight Tuesday in Zurich.Infantino must now ...

Southern African bloc backs Infantino for FIFA re-election

Soccer 01/29/19, 10:50

Southern African soccer countries have backed Gianni Infantino for re-election as FIFA president.The southern African union COSAFA says Infantino has the unanimous backing of its 14 FIFA member countries.COSAFA's statement follows a more significant show of support by the entire Confederation of African Football, whose 54 countries represent more than ...

FIFA president gets votes pledge from Caribbean

Soccer 12/21/18, 06:01

FIFA President Gianni Infantino still looks set to be re-elected unopposed, with a pledge of 25 votes from Caribbean soccer federations.The Caribbean Football Union says its executive committee agreed unanimous support for Infantino for the June 5 vote in Paris.The CFU says all its members "already provided individual letters of ...

FIFA leader Infantino wins SE Asia support for re-election

Soccer 12/15/18, 04:41

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received another pledge of support in his campaign for re-election next year.The ASEAN group of national soccer federations in southeast Asia says its members "unanimously declared their support for Mr. Infantino."The regional group has 12 voters — including Australia, Indonesia and Thailand — among the ...

FIFA’s Infantino gets election backing from 11-voter Oceania

Soccer 11/22/18, 17:09

The 11-member Oceania Football Confederation says it is backing FIFA President Gianni Infantino for re-election.The Oceania group says its executive committee — comprising 11 member federation presidents in New Zealand and the Pacific islands — voted unanimously to support the FIFA leader.Infantino is seeking a full four-year term from 211 ...

Michel Platini files lawsuit in France in FIFA case

Soccer 10/12/18, 10:10

Convinced he was the victim of a plot, former UEFA president Michel Platini has filed a lawsuit in France in a bid to prove that former FIFA officials conspired to get him banned from soccer.Platini's communications team told The Associated Press on Friday that the former France great has filed ...

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