He’s on the way out after 17 years of overseeing soccer’s world body FIFA, but Sepp Blatter’s legacy – growth and scandal – might yet be tainted further.
The N.Y. Cosmos defeated Cuba’s national team 4-1 on June 2, the first visit by a US pro team since a detente effort began last December.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer’s governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and promised June 2 to call for fresh elections.
FIFA defended its second-in-command on June 2 by distancing him from claims he helped authorize $10 million in bribes for World Cup bidding votes.
Soccer’s New York Cosmos on June 2 will become the first U.S. professional team to play in Cuba since closer relations with the U.S.
As the European Champions League finale looms, UEFA President Michel Platini will be formulating the continent’s fightback against Sepp Blatter’s FIFA.
Sepp Blatter was re-elected FIFA President for a fifth term to to lead world soccer despite U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.
Sepp Blatter says he can solve soccer’s problems if re-elected as FIFA President after the arrest of leading soccer officials this week “unleashed a storm.”
For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the corruption-riddled soccer world.
Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA on May 27 after US investigators said it’s riddled with corruption.