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#FIFA

# fifa - Thursday 13 August, 2015

‘Bought off for five million. That’s a disappointment!’

Ruud Gullit says he did not approve of Ireland accepting FIFA’s payoff.

# fifa - Friday 31 July, 2015

‘I have to fight the mafia’ – Maradona vows to challenge Fifa

The Argentinian legend claims he has the backing of ‘a number of players’.

# fifa - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s 2018 World Cup qualifying draw

Ireland are one of 141 countries awaiting their fate.

# fifa - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Women are on the Fifa 16 cover – and some people are losing their minds Messi Situation

Women are on the Fifa 16 cover – and some people are losing their minds

What about the men?! Oh, there’s one right there.

It will be 2016 before we have a new president of Fifa

The 70-year-old also channeled the spirit of his late mother in Zurich today.

# fifa - Monday 20 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge That comedian who pelted cash at Sepp Blatter is the same guy who invaded Kanye’s Glasto set It's Raining Yen

Make it rain! Somebody just threw a big wad of cash over Sepp Blatter

Sepp wasn’t impressed. It was fake cash.

# fifa - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Why Fifa’s world rankings are ridiculously flawed

How does Wales — a country that has never qualified for a European Championship — end up 10th in the world?

# fifa - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Gravely ill Chuck Blazer banned by Fifa for life

The 70-year-old has given evidence to US authorities investigating football corruption

Ireland’s rocky road to World Cup 2018 confirmed in latest Fifa rankings

Martin O’Neill’s men will be fourth seeds in qualifying.

# fifa - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Ireland set to be confirmed in pot 4 for World Cup draw this week

The Boys in Green are expected to be in the same pot as Faroe Islands.

# fifa - Saturday 4 July, 2015

LeBron is a big fan of Jordan Henderson judging by his latest Facebook post

The world-renowned basketball star has owned a stake in Liverpool since 2011.

# fifa - Saturday 27 June, 2015

‘Fifa takes women footballers for idiots’

France’s Camille Abily has slammed world football’s governing body.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to produce Fifa movie you might actually want to see

Another film about the organisation, United Passions, reportedly made just $607 in its US opening weekend.

# fifa - Friday 26 June, 2015

Sepp Blatter: I have not resigned

After announcing he would step down as Fifa president earlier this month, the 79-year-old has hinted he could yet stand for a sixth term.

# fifa - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Swiss prosecutors probe 53 ‘suspicious’ Fifa transactions

Attorney general Michael Lauber said the cases had been reported by banks under Switzerland’s anti-money laundering alert system.

# fifa - Monday 15 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’m not getting involved in this’ – Pilot defends cancelling anti-John Delaney banner On Second Thought

‘I’m not getting involved in this’ – Pilot defends cancelling anti-John Delaney banner

The banner was to be flown over the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, and said “”ENOUGH IS €NOUGH #DELANEYOUT.”

Here is ‘comedian fool’ John Oliver’s brilliant response to Fifa’s Jack Warner

This one could run and run, after the Last Week Tonight host made another video.

# fifa - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Sepp Blatter is reconsidering resignation as Fifa president – reports

Reports in Switzerland suggest the 79-year-old has not ruled out remaining in the position.

# fifa - Saturday 13 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: Who said it – John Delaney or David Brent? Quiz

QUIZ: Who said it – John Delaney or David Brent?

Trust, encouragement, reward, loyalty…Satisfaction

FAI shredded match programmes to remove Delaney comments on Fifa

Delaney ‘entirely unaware’ of decision, which is understood to have cost almost €7k.

# fifa - Thursday 11 June, 2015

FIFA’s communications chief steps down in wake of TV joke about Blatter and co

“The Fifa president, secretary general and communications director are all travelling in a car. Who’s driving? The police.”

# fifa - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Lineker: I needed a shower after schmoozing Fifa delegates for World Cup bid

The MOTD pun-master was not shocked by the latest scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Police are poking around Fifa’s headquarters again Seizure

Police are poking around Fifa’s headquarters again

‘IT data’ has been seized.

From TheJournal.ie After John Delaney’s ring around, politicians decide NOT to quiz him over FIFA payment Not Happening

After John Delaney’s ring around, politicians decide NOT to quiz him over FIFA payment

The decision was taken by the Oireachtas Transport Committee in private session this morning.

Tensions mount as Scottish FA chief blasts John Delaney – ‘We do things the right way’

The relationship between the SFA and FAI has been strained since November.

Bidding process for 2026 World Cup suspended as Fifa corruption scandal takes another twist

Meanwhile, reports suggest Sepp Blatter’s 17-year reign will end in December.

# fifa - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Former GAA president says FAI should give back the €5 million Henry Handball

Former GAA president says FAI should give back the €5 million

…and then Fifa should hand it over to us again as a legitimate grant.

# fifa - Monday 8 June, 2015

Fifa’s €20m film brings in €546 in the first two days of its US release

“One of the most unwatchable films in recent memory.”

# fifa - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Jose Mourinho has weighed in on the Fifa-FAI controversy

The FAI, earlier in the week, played down criticism following the emergence of this news.

Russia, Qatar face losing World Cups if bribery proven: FIFA official

He stressed though that “this evidence has not been provided” so far.

Martin O’Neill not interested in Fifa controversy, falls short of backing Delaney

In addition, the manager expressed hope that supporters would behave at the Ireland-England game.

# fifa - Saturday 6 June, 2015

‘Blatter said to me ‘let’s find a way we could forget’. But I am not someone with two faces’ – Trapattoni

The former Ireland manager has made the claim about Fifa’s outgoing president.

O’Shea: Irish players would have taken replay over €5m pay-out after Henry handball

The Ireland defender has responded to claims by former France boss Raymond Domenech that they deserve a cut of the Fifa payment.

Keith Andrews ‘disgusted’ over FAI’s €5m FIFA pay-out

Andrews labelled the loan ‘hush money’.

‘If we’re going to throw stones at Fifa over transparency, let’s make sure we’re not living in glass houses’

Former Cork City chief John O’Sullivan talks transparency in Irish domestic football.

From TheJournal.ie Why did bribery and not human rights abuses get us talking about Fifa? Money Talks

Why did bribery and not human rights abuses get us talking about Fifa?

The working and living conditions of some migrant workers in Qatar have been widely denounced.

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