Fifa News

Blatter returned for fourth FIFA term

1st Jun 2011 Tourism News

Sepp Blatter has been elected as president of world football governing body FIFA for a fourth consecutive term. As an attempt by the English FA to have the vote postponed faltered, Blatter completed a seemingly inevitable triumph during the annual FIFA conference in Zurich.

Fifa’s Jerome Valcke sets the record straight

Fifa’s Jerome Valcke sets the record straight

Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke has issued a statement to clarify allegations that Mohamed Bin Hammam “bought” the 2022 World Cup finals for Qatar. “When I refer to the 2022 World Cup in that e-mail, what I wanted to say is that the winning bid used their financial strength to lobby for support,” he said.

Fifa launches investigation into Sepp Blatter

27th May 2011 Travel Events News

Fifa has launched an ethic investigation into its president, Sepp Blatter. The move follows a charge by Mohamed Bin Hammam, his rival in next week’s presidency election, that the Swiss head of football’s governing body knew about alleged cash payments.

Blatter pledges to step aside in 2015

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said he will not seek a fifth term in office if he is re-elected for the fourth time in June. The 75-year-old Swiss has been at the helm of the organisation since 1998, but will face a challenge from Asian confederation chief Mohamed Bin Hammam later this year.