Sorokin says it is important for Russia to maintain a voice at FIFA’s top table

Alexey Sorokin

By Andrew Warshaw

September 22 – Russia’s new FIFA Council member, Alexey Sorokin, says his country fully deserves to maintain its place at FIFA’s top table. “The fact is it was important for Russia to preserve its place in the world governing body of football. We’ve had a role since 1947. We are a prominent football nation and we think we deserve a seat on the FIFA Council and deserve to take part in the overall management,” said Sorokin in an interview with Insideworldfootball.

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Hurricane FIFA blows into the Caribbean to tear down the CFU

Gordon Derrick

By Paul Nicholson

September 20 – Champagne corks will be popping in Miami, New York, and Zurich following the decision by the FIFA Ethics adjudicatory chamber to ban Gordon Derrick, the president of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and general secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA), for six years.

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Montagliani takes lead at FIFA Ticketing for Russia 2018 World Cup

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By Paul Nicholson

September 19 – It is one of the most important positions in FIFA if done correctly, and in the past one of the most corrupted. FIFA has appointed CONCACAF president and FIFA vice president, Victor Montagliani as chairman of FIFA Ticketing AG, the FIFA subsidiary that  controls and administers the global sale of tickets for the World Cup.

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FIFA helped CAF bury rigged election transgressions, says Maduro

Hany Abu Rida

By Andrew Warshaw

September 18 – Last week’s remarkable testimony to a group of British parliamentarians by former FIFA governance guru Miguel Maduro not only exposed the way FIFA, under Gianni Infantino, tried to exert influence on independent judicial bodies but also highlighted serious misgivings about FIFA’s electoral process.

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FIFA gags Borbely from speaking at UK sports corruption inquiry

Cornel Borbely

By Andrew Warshaw

September 13 – Cornel Borbely (pictured), FIFA’s former ethics investigations chief whose work brought down a string of corrupt officials, has been barred from giving evidence to a British parliamentary committee, blatantly calling into question FIFA’s insistence it has nothing to hide and that the dark days of corruption are over.

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Borbely and Eckert to join Maduro at Council of Europe grilling of FIFA governance

Eckert (far left) and Borbely (far right)

By Andrew Warshaw

September 12 – As Miguel Maduro, axed as head of FIFA’s governance committee last May during a purge of senior ethics watchdogs, prepares for his appearance before a British parliamentary committee later today, it has come to light that both of FIFA’s former ethics chiefs are also set to go public to discuss their time at the organisation and the controversial circumstances of their removal.

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