Brazil sports minister Orlando Silva resigns

Brazilian sports minister Orlando Silva has resigned after being accused of corruption. Mr Silva is the fifth cabinet minister to leave office after amid corruption allegations since President Dilma Rousseff took office in January. He has denied allegations that he helped arrange kickbacks worth millions of dollars from a fund to promote sport for poor … [Read the full story]

Diego Maradona accuses former boss of bribes

Diego Maradona, who this week accused his successor as Argentina coach Sergio Batista of accepting bribes, is also tainted by corruption, according to a claim made on Saturday. Gabriel Buono, Maradona’s former private secretary, made the accusation, saying of his ex-boss, “He talks about bribes but, if you are looking for someone who is corrupt, … [Read the full story]

I’m sick of all this corruption…sack everyone!

Embattled former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohamed bin Hammam has pointed a finger at his accusers as he prepares for a FIFA corruption hearing in Zurich beginning on Friday. The 62-year-old Qatari has been suspended since May following allegations that he attempted to bribe Caribbean football officials to vote for him in the FIFA … [Read the full story]

New evidence might prove Qatar DID buy 2022 World Cup

Qatar did buy the right to host the 2022 World Cup, a damning leaked e-mail claimed today. Banned Fifa vice-president Jack Warner leaked an e-mail which claimed Mohamed Bin Hammam did a deal so that the Gulf state could host the tournament. The revelations will lead to fresh calls for the 2022 vote to be … [Read the full story]

Was Sepp Blatter given a ‘bung’ before he was President of FIFA?

On the day that Sepp Blatter reiterated his pledge to rid FIFA of corruption, if it existed, he revealed that he was given an envelope of cash before becoming president in 1998. The 75-year-old will present proposals to the FIFA Congress next week on dealing with past allegations of corruption and ticket touting by senior … [Read the full story]