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Infantino’s 48-team WC plan heavily criticised

Infantino’s 48-team WC plan heavily criticised

In an interview with German weekly Die Zeit released Wednesday, Blatter said that “what is happening at the moment is an overcommercialisation of the game... There are attempts to squeeze more and more out of the lemon”

22 December,2022 08:31 AM IST | Berlin | AP | PTI
Sepp Blatter backs Platini during trial

Sepp Blatter backs Platini during trial

The former FIFA chief and French football legend Platini are being tried at Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court, following an investigation that began in 2015

10 June,2022 08:14 AM IST | Berne | AFP
Ex-football chiefs Blatter, Platini face fraud trial

Ex-football chiefs Blatter, Platini face fraud trial

The pair are being tried over a two million Swiss franc ($2.08 million) payment in 2011 to Platini, who was then in charge of European football’s governing body UEFA

08 June,2022 08:10 AM IST | Lausanne | AFP
FIFA extends ban on Sepp Blatter until 2028

FIFA extends ban on Sepp Blatter until 2028

Blatter described this latest punishment as a "blow behind the neck, painful and incomprehensible". "The ethics commission, in its current form, is nothing like an independent body," he told AFP from a Swiss clinic where he is convalescing after two months in hospital. 

25 March,2021 07:33 AM IST | Lausanne | AFP
FIFA lodges criminal complaint against Sepp Blatter

FIFA lodges criminal complaint against Sepp Blatter

The Zurich-based museum, a landmark Blatter project, was opened in February 2016 by current FIFA president Gianni Infantino just after he was elected as the successor to the disgraced Blatter

23 December,2020 11:38 AM IST | Geneva | AP
FIFA reserves soar to USD 2.7B, revenue at USD 6.4B

FIFA reserves soar to USD 2.7B, revenue at USD 6.4B

France earned USD 38 million from FIFA for winning the men's World Cup last July but the women's champion this July will earn USD 4 million

06 March,2019 10:44 AM IST | London | AP
Sepp Blatter urges FIFA to reconsider his ban

Sepp Blatter urges FIFA to reconsider his ban

Ex-FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, who was banned from all footballing activities in 2015 for eight years, has appealed for the reconsideration of his case and lifting of the ban

09 March,2018 11:24 AM IST | Zurich | IANS
Sepp Blatter could be questioned by Swiss justice

Sepp Blatter could be questioned by Swiss justice

Several members of FIFA's executive committee have already been questioned by the Swiss justice, and president Sepp Blatter could also be quizzed "in the future if needed", a spokesman for the Swiss public prosecutor told AFP yesterday

01 June,2015 07:59 AM IST | AFP
FIFA president Sepp Blatter's lover Linda Barras is his lucky charm!

FIFA president Sepp Blatter's lover Linda Barras is his lucky charm!

Sepp Blatter’s current lover proved to be fortunate for him as he won his fifth term as FIFA president amidst a corruption scandal

31 May,2015 07:33 AM IST | A Correspondent
Sepp Blatter denies Warner payment

Sepp Blatter denies Warner payment

Sepp Blatter has insisted he was not the high-ranking FIFA official who authorised a 10million US dollar payment to the disgraced Jack Warner saying: “Definitely that’s not me

31 May,2015 06:59 AM IST | PA Sport

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