FIFA’s Future and Sepp Blatter – changes

FIFA announces Rio 2016 venues

Sepp Blatter remains head of Fifa, football’s world governing body. Changes are expected to happen in future

While not winning outright, his rival Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, withdrew after the first round of voting.

The whole election process was surrounded by a scandal of corruption allegations and arrests.

Latest 27 May 2015

It has emerged there are two investigations into corruption at football’s governing body Fifa following arrests in Zurich on charges brought by the United States.

In separate legal action, Swiss prosecutors launched a criminal case into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, to be held in Russia and Qatar respectively.

Swiss Federal Office of Justice said US authorities believed the officials had received $100m worth of bribes since the early 1990s. The crimes were agreed to and prepared in the US via US bank accounts, it adds.

Fifa officials are in Switzerland in preparation for electing presidency of the Association Friday May 29.

Before the vote for Presidency:

There have been calls for the President of FIFA Sepp Blatter not to stand again. Michael van Praag, boss of the Dutch Football Association and FA chairman Greg Dyke have sent the message to abandon any ideas to stand for a fifth term.  It follows allegations of corruption and bribery within FIFA.

Uefa executive committee member Michael van Praag says he told Blatter he should not be a candidate for re-election in 2015 because Fifa’s reputation had been so damaged during his presidency.



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