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FIFA’s New President Just Gave Himself More Power Than Sepp Blatter Ever Had

When we supposed what a Gianni Infantino FIFA presidency would look like back when he won the office in February, we saw visions of a celebrity-friendly, photo op-ready, travel-loving, money-giving, but basically powerless tenure. In some ways, this has been borne out already in his still-budding tenure. In others, we…

Panama Papers Reveal FIFA Ethics Committee Member Might Have A Problem With Ethics

Juan Pedro Damiani is a longstanding member of FIFA’s ethics committee, the primary internal body that as of late has been tasked with rooting out the corruption of FIFA’s members and banning them from soccer’s governing body. From what we know about FIFA, it shouldn’t shock you to discover that Damiani is now…

Wow, So This FIFA Exec Was An Even Bigger Corrupt Sleazeball Than We Thought, Huh?

When Jérôme Valcke—formerly Sepp Blatter’s righthand man as FIFA secretary general—was suspended and investigated after documents tying him to a shady World Cup ticket reselling racket came out, we all thought we were dealing with your run-of-the-mill venal FIFA greaseball. Now that FIFA has concluded its…

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