World Cup

Sepp Blatter

FIFA corruption: Could Russia, Qatar lose their World Cups?

If there is enough evidence of wrongdoing, FIFA has the power to strip the World Cup from both Russia and Qatar. Soccer’s governing body, currently engulfed in the worst corruption scandal in its 111-year history, […]

06/06/2015

Text of Sepp Blatter’s statement

Here is the statement by Sepp Blatter on Tuesday announcing he will step down as FIFA president: I have been reflecting deeply about my presidency and about the 40 years in which my life has […]

06/02/2015

Loretta Lynch

THE LATEST: AG says $110 million in bribes linked to 2016 Copa America

The Latest on FIFA developments: 5:25 p.m. (1525 GMT, 11:25 a.m. EDT) U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says investigators have found $110 million in bribes linked to the planning of the 2016 Copa America soccer […]

05/27/2015

FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland

Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed

Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of “rampant, […]

05/27/2015