Report: Sepp Blatter Linked To Allegedly Corrupt $10 Million Payment

A 2007 email between supposed-to-be-resigning FIFA president Sepp Blatter and then-South African president Thabo Mbeki discussed $10 million that went to allegedly corrupt soccer executives as a payment for the country’s successful 2010 World Cup bid, reports South Africa’s Sunday Times ($). » 6/07/15 3:05pm 6/07/15 3:05pm

Chuck Blazer Admits Taking Bribes For World Cup Votes

Testimony from former FIFA and CONCACAF official Chuck Blazer was unsealed today. In it, Blazer swore under oath that he and members of the executive committee accepted and facilitated bribes in exchange for awarding the 1998 and 2010 World Cups. (Blazer voted for Morocco and South Africa, respectively.) » 6/03/15 4:12pm 6/03/15 4:12pm

FBI Investigates Russian Plot To Hack World Cup Bids, And Other…

When the wining World Cup bids were announced last year, it was hard not to wrinkle a Corrugator supercilii muscle. Russia had beat out luckless England for the 2018 World Cup. Even weirder was that Qatar had triumphed over the mighty USA for 2022. Now a squad of FBI agents attached to the "Eurasian organized crime"… » 12/07/11 12:55pm 12/07/11 12:55pm

Obese Santa Claus Lookalike And FIFA Whistleblower Chuck Blazer…

Chuck Blazer, if you recall, is the FIFA executive who went public with bribery accusations against Mohammed bin Hammam, the only rival to Sepp Blatter during FIFA's presidential elections. (The charges torpedoed bin Hammam's candidacy.) Blazer is also the number two at CONCACAF. But not for long. The massive American… » 10/06/11 8:05pm 10/06/11 8:05pm

FBI Investigating Obese Santa Claus Look-Alike And FIFA "Whistleblower"…

Quick recapitulation: In May, Chuck Blazer, the lone American on FIFA's executive committee, alleged that Mohammed bin Hammam, who was running against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, had offered bribes to members of the Caribbean Football Union in exchange for votes. Blatter seized upon the opportunity to ban… » 8/16/11 12:05pm 8/16/11 12:05pm

More Bad Madness On The Sepp Blatter Campaign Trail

A week before FIFA's presidential elections, another evil-smelling troll has escaped from the basement of Sepp Blatter's Swiss chalet. The current source of horror: Mohamed bin Hammam, Blatter's rival in the elections, was charged yesterday with offering bribes to members of the Caribbean Football Union to secure… » 5/26/11 1:25pm 5/26/11 1:25pm