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FIFA investigates match-fixing claims

Football’s ruling body FIFA is investigating claims that over 300 matches on three continents were influenced by match-fixers, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. FIFA suspects match officials were paid as little as

Faisal asks FIFA Referees to supervise NBP Cup

LAHORE – PFF President Faisal Saleh Hayat has directed the current FIFA Referees of Pakistan to supervise the 21st National Bank Football Cup, to be played from April 14 to 27 at PMC Ground, Faisalabad.
All the referees of various categories have been asked to report to Match Commissioner/Referee Assessor for a Physical Fitness Test on April 13.
The 19 referees selected for the upcoming National Bank Football Cup are:
FIFA Referees: Khurram Shahzad (Kohat), Rana Naseer

FIFA confirms Blatter, Bin Hammam candidacies

ZURICH – World football’s governing body FIFA on Monday confirmed candidacies of incumbent Sepp Blatter and Qatari Mohammed Bin Hammam for the FIFA presidency. “The FIFA general secretariat received two candidatures for the FIFA Presidency by the statutory deadline… The names of the candidates are: Joseph S. Blatter (Switzerland); Mohamed Bin Hammam (Qatar),” FIFA said in a statement.
“The election for the FIFA presidency will be held in Zurich on 1 June 2011 within the

European clubs blast FIFA

GENEVA – European football clubs on Tuesday voiced strong opposition to talk of a winter World Cup and criticised the way world governing body FIFA has been handling changes in football.
“The time for monopolies is over. Football needs democracy and transparency,” said European Club Association chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “ECA members agree that all clubs must be meaningfully involved in all decisions affecting club football. Now is the time for change,” Rummenigge, who is

Suspended Adamu to appeal again over FIFA ban

ABUJA – Suspended FIFA executive committee member Amos Adamu is to make another appeal against his three-year ban in the corruption scandal which marred the contest to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
The Nigerian sports administrator lost his appeal last week against a ban from all soccer-related activities for three years plus a 10,000 Swiss franc ($10,450) fine and will now take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.
Adamu was banned along with

Shahzad joins FIFA Referee list

LAHORE – Pakistani Khurram Shahzad became a FIFA Referee after world soccer’s ruling body awarded a total of seven Referee and Assistant Referee badges to Pakistani referees.
“The referees are entitled to officiate at FIFA and AFC fixtures, both at club and international level. I hope that they will maintain their fitness and refereeing level for the rest of the year.” said PFF President Faisal Saleh Hayat. “The work of these officials would be constantly monitored and it is

FIFA defends ‘political’ decisions

PARIS: FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Monday defended the world body’s “political” decisions to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 event to Qatar.
“It’s a political decision to open up onto the world. It was the same thing with (2010) hosts South Africa,” said Valcke. “We have eight years till Russia hosts it with a huge commitment on the part of (Prime Minister Vladimir) Putin and 12 for Qatar, who have huge resources,” said Valcke in response to questions

FIFA temporarily lifts Nigeria suspension

FIFA credited a “positive turn” in events as the reason behind its decision on Friday to temporarily lift the suspension of Nigeria from international football.
Football’s world governing body said its emergency committee had “decided to provisionally lift the suspension of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) … after observing that the situation had taken a positive turn in recent days”.
That included “the claimant at the origin of the court actions (the government’s

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