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South American Soccer Leader Napout Backs Platini for FIFA Head

bloomberg.com — Michel Platini's decision to run to replace FIFA president Sepp Blatter is "great news" for soccer, according to the head of the sport in South America. Platini, the Frenchman who heads European soccer governing body UEFA, confirmed yesterday that he would stand in February's election to replace Blatter, who's been forced to quit the sport's global organization because of a corruption scandal.
Jul 30, 2015

Conmebol President Napout Says Platini FIFA presidency would be `great' for football, Prince Ali says it wouldn't bloom.bg/1H6QdtM

Jul 30, 2015

Conmebol President Napout on Platini: We `think without any doubt that he is the right person for the job' bloom.bg/1H6QdtM

Olympic Boat Damaged by Rio Bay Garbage as Sailors See Dead Dog

bloomberg.com — July 30 (Bloomberg) -- An Austrian boat was damaged by garbage as it practiced for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay, where a member of the sailing team said he saw a dead dog floating in the water.

FIFA Choice for Reform Panel Head Rejects Role After Discussion

bloomberg.com — Domenico Scala won't lead FIFA's reform task force amid the biggest crisis in the 111-year history of soccer's governing body due to a lack of independence on the panel. Scala, the independent head of FIFA's audit and compliance body and a group monitoring its presidential elections, would only consider leading the group if autonomy was guaranteed, his spokesman said by e-mail.
Jul 27, 2015

FIFA Choice to Lead Reform Group Rejects Role Over Lack of Independence bloom.bg/1etlO1Y via @business

Jul 27, 2015

RT @tariqpanja: FIFA Choice to Lead Reform Group Rejects Role Over Lack of Independence bloom.bg/1etlO1Y via @business

Jul 27, 2015

RT @tariqpanja: FIFA Choice to Lead Reform Group Rejects Role Over Lack of Independence bloom.bg/1etlO1Y via @business

FIFA Crisis Grounds Search for $200 Million World Cup Sponsor

bloomberg.com — The FIFA scandal is hurting the global soccer organization's ability to attract new sponsors, outgoing Secretary General Jerome Valcke said. Criminal inquiries in the U.S. and Switzerland, where FIFA is based, have created a crisis at the 111-year-old body and pushed President Sepp Blatter to announce he would step down just four days after winning a fifth term in May.
Jul 24, 2015

FIFA Crisis Grounds Search for $200 Million World Cup Sponsor bloom.bg/1HOpVAp - Valcke had said new deals would be signed by end 2015

Scala Said to Be Asked to Lead Panel Overseeing Reforms at FIFA

bloomberg.com — Swiss businessman Domenico Scala will probably lead a FIFA task force that will devise reforms aimed at lifting the soccer's troubled governing body out of its worst-ever crisis, two people familiar with the situation said.
Jul 22, 2015

Football Heads Ask Scala to be ``Neutral'' Leader of FIFA Reform Group: bloom.bg/1TPL0Ql via @business

Jul 22, 2015

RT @tariqpanja: Football Heads Ask Scala to be ``Neutral'' Leader of FIFA Reform Group: bloom.bg/1TPL0Ql via @business

Soccer’s FIFA Holding Vote for Blatter’s Replacement in February

bloomberg.com — FIFA, world soccer's governing body, will hold an election to replace embattled president Joseph "Sepp" Blatter on February 26. The organization made the announcement on Twitter. Blatter, who took over in 1998, has promised to step down by early next year.
Jul 20, 2015

Blatter Exit Plan Confirmed as Favorite Platini Pushed for FIFA Presidency bloom.bg/1MCVIFD via @business

Jul 20, 2015

RT @tariqpanja: Blatter Exit Plan Confirmed as Favorite Platini Pushed for FIFA Presidency bloom.bg/1MCVIFD via @business

FIFA Executives Head to Site of Worst Day for Meeting on Reform

bloomberg.com — Soccer's governing body says it's ready for reform, two months after several senior officials were arrested in a U.S. bribery probe. The question is who will oversee it. FIFA President Joseph "Sepp" Blatter, who took over in 1998, has promised to step down by early next year.
Jul 17, 2015

FIFA Executives Return to Site of Worst Day to Discuss End of Blatter as Authorities Look on bloom.bg/1RCipjK via @business

FIFA’s Webb Arrives in U.S., Might Aid U.S. Corruption Case

bloomberg.com — Jeffrey Webb, the arrested soccer official who was transferred this week to the U.S., might be a key asset to prosecutors weighing whether to build cases against others including outgoing FIFA president Joseph "Sepp" Blatter. Webb is one of nine officials at FIFA, soccer's governing body, and five marketing executives charged in a racketeering and bribery indictment unsealed May 27.
Jul 16, 2015

Jeffrey Webb's arrival in US could spell trouble for FIFA boss Blatter bloom.bg/1Kbb46P via @davidvoreacos @ChristieSmythe

Jul 16, 2015

#FIFA’s Webb, said to now be in U.S., may be looking to aid the corruption probe. bloom.bg/1M8wnVU with @tariqpanja, @davidvoreacos

Jul 16, 2015

RT @tariqpanja: Jeffrey Webb's arrival in US could spell trouble for FIFA boss Blatter bloom.bg/1Kbb46P via @davidvoreacos @ChristieSmythe

Romario Joined by Impeached Ex-President in Brazil Soccer Probe

bloomberg.com — Brazil's soccer federation will be investigated by parliament after former and current executives were implicated in the U.S. Department of Justice's sprawling international corruption investigation. The probe, known locally as a Congressional committee of inquiry or CPI, will be led by former World Cup winning striker-turned politician Romario and includes Fernando Collor, the only Brazilian president to have faced impeachment.
Jul 15, 2015

Ex Brazil president's Lambo seized by cops. He's then picked to investigate footy corruption bloomberg.com/news/articles/… pic.twitter.com/Qx4ZruFOYK

FIFA’s Webb Said to Agree to Extradition to Face U.S. Charges

bloomberg.com — Jeffrey Webb, one of seven soccer officials arrested in Zurich in May, has agreed to be extradited and face corruption charges in the U.S., according to a person familiar with the matter. Webb, a suspended vice president with the sport's global governing body, is expected in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, within several days, according to the person, who requested anonymity because the matter isn't public.
Jul 10, 2015

Exclusive: Jeffrey Webb, the first of the FIFA 7 to agree to U.S. extradition bloom.bg/1J9ealN via @business @davidvoreacos

Jul 10, 2015

RT @tariqpanja: Exclusive: Jeffrey Webb, the first of the FIFA 7 to agree to U.S. extradition bloom.bg/1J9ealN via @business @davidvoreacos

Jul 10, 2015

RT @tariqpanja: Exclusive: Jeffrey Webb, the first of the FIFA 7 to agree to U.S. extradition bloom.bg/1J9ealN via @business @davidvoreacos

Jul 10, 2015

RT @BloombergTV: FIFA’s Webb has agreed to extradition to face U.S. charges, source says bloom.bg/1J9ealN pic.twitter.com/BToRL0uQas

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Jul 31, 2015

@danroan these blocs will remain intact unless whole structure of fifa is reformed. Which is why reforms tho < sexy perhaps more important

Jul 31, 2015

@danroan agree. Why rush? Far better to listen to different voices.

Jul 31, 2015

Blatter famously said he didn't need a manifesto. Platini the same? twitter.com/danroan/status…

Jul 31, 2015

RT @JamilChade: CPI do Futebol quer ouvir Marin em prisão em Zurique e vai convocar Blatter e Valcke para depor. esportes.estadao.com.br/noticias/futeb…

Jul 31, 2015

Blatter-Nachfolge: Platini und der Strippenzieher aus Kuwait spon.de/aeyf0 via @SPIEGELONLINE @JensWeinreich

Jul 31, 2015

The Kuwait Empire (I): presidential successor Husain Al-Musallam in place as FINA swims against the olympic tide on… jensweinreich.de/?p=23238

Jul 30, 2015

RT @UOLNoticias: Revista "Veja" usou documento falso em matéria sobre conta de Romário, acusa o ex-jogador uol.com/bdfVDv pic.twitter.com/iTMUKeHDAF

Jul 30, 2015

@adowniebrazil @brianhomewood what harm is there in giving him their backing and then passing it to someone else if he doesn't get 5?

Jul 30, 2015

@brianhomewood can't take then seriously. Shouldn't be like this. 5 times world cup winners with a federation like that.

Jul 30, 2015

this photo does no good for Zico - Marco Polo del Nero hasn't left Brazil since he rushed back from Zurich on May 28 twitter.com/CBF_Futebol/st…

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