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Credit Suisse lambasted by financial watchdog over FIFA money laundering

By ethan / September 17, 2018

Switzerland’s financial supervisor FINMA says one of the country’s largest banks, Credit Suisse, failed to properly oversee its anti-money laundering procedures for FIFA, as well as Brazil’s and Venezuela’s state oil companies. According to the regulator, the banking multinational showed serious “deficiencies” in its attempts to counter illegal financial activities when dealing with soccer’s ruling […]

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Lionel Messi NOT included as finalist for FIFA best men's player award

By ethan / September 3, 2018

Published time: 3 Sep, 2018 16:00 Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel Messi has not been named as a finalist for The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award. The final three players nominated for the award are Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah. READ MORE: Cristiano Ronaldo ‘angry’ at missing out on UEFA Player of the Year […]

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Media marching orders: Trump shows red card to press at FIFA World Cup 2026 meeting

By ethan / August 28, 2018

US President Donald Trump gave the assembled White House media their marching orders when he brandished a red card to assembled journalists during a meeting with FIFA boss Gianni Infantino on Tuesday. In the past, Trump has often been a vocal critic of the media, even being credited with making the phrase “fake news” popular worldwide, […]

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Saudi gamer pockets $250K after winning FIFA eWorld Cup

By ethan / August 5, 2018

Saudi Arabian gamer Mosaad Aldossary picked up a cool $ 250,000 in prize money when he claimed glory at the FIFA eWorld Cup grand final in London on Saturday. Aldossary, who competes under the name ‘Msdossary’, beat Belgian opponent Stefano ‘StefanoPinna’ Pinna in the final at the O2 Arena, sealing a 4-0 aggregate victory over […]

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FIFA investigates England over ‘possible discriminatory chants’ by fans during World Cup semi-final

By ethan / July 13, 2018

FIFA has opened an investigation into “possible discriminatory chants” by England fans during their team’s World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday. FIFA released a statement the following day saying that it would launch disciplinary proceedings against the English Football Association over the alleged chants.   Read more “We can confirm that […]

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FIFA confirms dates for Qatar 2022 World Cup, but number of teams unresolved

By ethan / July 13, 2018

World football governing body FIFA has confirmed the exact dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which will see the tournament move from its traditional June-July slot, although the number of teams taking part is undecided. The 2022 edition of the tournament will kick off on November 21 and will run until the final […]

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