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UEFA: Unopposed Ceferin Re-elected President

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin was on Thursday re-elected for a four-year term as head of European football’s governing body by acclamation. The 51-year-old Slovenian lawyer was the only candidate going forward for election at the UEFA Congress in Rome. Ceferin took over two and a half years ago after the corruption scandal that toppled his predecessor, Frenchman Michel Platini. “I am honoured,” said Ceferin, thanking members of UEFA’s 55 member associations for re-electing him, saying he was taking over with…

2026 W/Cup: Blatter Opposes US-Canada-Mexico Joint Bid, Affirms Support For Morocco

The North American bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup faced another hurdle on Wednesday when former FIFA president Sepp Blatter affirmed his support for Morocco. The US-Canada-Mexico joint bid is battling against a rival bid from Morocco for the right to stage the 23rd FIFA tournament, scheduled to take place in 2026. Under the proposed plan of the triple bid, the United States would host 60 of the 80 matches, with Canada and Mexico hosting 10 games each. Blatter who was banned amid a corruption scandal in 2015 said it…

FIFA Bribery Trial To Kick Off In NY

The FIFA corruption trial is to get under way with opening statements in New York on Monday, two and a half years after US prosecutors unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world soccer. Forty-two officials and marketing executives, and three companies were indicted in an exhaustive 236-page complaint detailing 92 separate crimes and 15 corruption schemes to the tune of $200 million. Yet only three of them are going on trial – three fabulously-wealthy and once-powerful soccer officials from South…
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