Posts Tagged ‘FIFA’

Vatican suspends charity deal until FIFA investigation ends

Friday, June 19th, 2015

A charity established by Pope Francis has suspended a donations agreement with a football federation in the wake of the FIFA corruption scandals. The South American football federation CONMEBOL had pledged to donate US$10,000 to the Vatican charity Scholas Occurrentes for every goal scored during the Copa America, which began in Chile on June 11. Read more

Why is FIFA so corrupt?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Ibn Khaldun offered a cogent explanation of why corruption thrives within close-knit societies. To everyone’s great shock and surprise, a number of FIFA officials have been arrested on corruption charges at the behest of US law enforcement agencies. Whatever the outcome of these investigations, it is no secret that FIFA is beset by corruption, which Read more

Soccer supremo says FIFA more influential than every religion

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has boasted that his organisation is more influential than any country in the world and every religion. The boss of soccer’s governing body told Swiss paper Sonntags Zeitung that FIFA’s influence is because of “the positive emotions it releases”. He said his organisation reaches 1.6 billion people. “FIFA is more influential Read more