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  • What lies ahead for FIFA and Sepp Blatter in his 5th term

    The FIFA election is won and done. Sepp Blatter's problems, however, are far from over. The prize for the 79-year-old president of soccer's governing body is four more years in office and some big issues ahead. American and Swiss federal investigations,...
  • Blatter says FIFA corruption probe won't lead to him

    Invigorated by his FIFA election win, Sepp Blatter dismissed any suggestion Saturday that the American investigation into soccer corruption could yet lead to his door. Blatter insisted he had nothing to fear from a U.S. federal case which alleged a...
  • Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region

    Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Saturday was appointed governor of Ukraine's troubled Odessa region. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko posted the appointment announcement on his website and presented Saakashvili to officials in Odessa...
  • THE LATEST: Europe, US are likely bidders for 2026 World Cup

    The latest developments concerning FIFA: ___ 2:15 p.m. (1215 GMT; 8:15 a.m. EDT)ok FIFA will let Europe bid for the 2026 World Cup despite comments by FIFA chief Sepp Blatter that it would be too soon after Russia hosts the 2018 tournament. Instead,...
  • Blatter says he will forgive but won't forget UEFA rebellion

    Emboldened by his fresh mandate to lead world soccer, Sepp Blatter made it clear there may be consequences for European leaders who tried to oust him from FIFA. "I forgive but I don't forget," Blatter said Saturday at FIFA headquarters. The relationship...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Defiant FIFA chief Blatter criticizes US justice chief Lynch, federal soccer corruption case FIFA President Sepp Blatter criticized U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and an American federal investigation into soccer corruption which could yet lead...
  • FIFA President Blatter wins a fifth term amid inquiry, opposition

    If Sepp Blatter felt any apprehension about his reign atop the soccer world, it did not show in his smile. Not only had Blatter survived a week in which his sport was rocked by federal indictments and allegations of widespread corruption, he had also...
  • Sepp Blatter's inability to reform FIFA to doom him despite reelection

    Sepp Blatter's inability to reform FIFA to doom him despite reelection
    Now that Sepp Blatter has been elected to a fifth term as FIFA president, the focus shifts to "What's next?" And the tea leaves aren't aligning favorably for world soccer's beleaguered leader. Corporate sponsors, who helped FIFA accumulate revenue...
  • FIFA scandal statement: Visa, McDonald's, others don't run, won't kick

    FIFA scandal statement: Visa, McDonald's, others don't run, won't kick
    You can understand why corporate sponsor Visa would put out a strongly worded statement calling on FIFA to "take swift and immediate steps" toward reforms after the arrest of 14 people in and around soccer's top global governing body. Of course, Visa'...
  • Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal

    As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body. "We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time,"...
  • David Whitley: FIFA ousts Blatter for Kim Jong-un

    In a surprise move, Sepp Blatter was voted out as FIFA president Friday and replaced by North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. “We loved Sepp, but this opens exciting new avenues for bribery and corruption,” said a long-time FIFA executive....