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AseanPlus News 06 Apr 2017 | 3:26 AM

Tycoon Chung to appeal FIFA ban, slams 'hitmen'

Seoul (AFP) - South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-Joon said Thursday he would appeal to the international sports tribunal over his five-year ban by FIFA, accusing its ethics committee of acting like "hitmen" for former leader Sepp Blatter.

Nation 05 Oct 2015 | 7:07 PM

FAM punished, fined RM180,000 by FIFA

PETALING JAYA: FIFA’s disciplinary committee has sanctioned the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) after serious crowd disturbances led to the abandonment of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia on Sept 8.

Nation 05 Oct 2015 | 10:23 PM

FAM waiting for official letter from FIFA over sanctions

KUALA LUMPUR: The FA of Malaysia (FAM) are still waiting for an official letter from FIFA on the sanctions imposed against the national football governing body before taking any further action, said its deputy president Datuk Seri Afandi Hamzah.

Nation 29 May 2015 | 5:41 PM

Bring integrity back to football, says Khairy over FIFA scandal

KUALA LUMPUR: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) should stay away from corrupt practices and support a FIFA presidential candidate who can bring back integrity to football.

Community 05 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Hotel launches special promotions for FIFA World Cup

JOHOR BARU: With the FIFA World Cup season fast approaching, Mutiara Hotel here has launched its special promotions including exclusive mugs giveaways and other attractive prizes to get the football fever going.

World 28 May 2015 | 9:20 PM

Visa threatens to ditch FIFA as sponsor dismay mounts

NEW YORK/BERLIN (Reuters) - Visa Inc has told FIFA it could end its sponsorship if football's governing body does not act fast to restore the reputation of the game after senior officials were arrested on corruption charges.

World 28 May 2015 | 12:25 AM

Warner's 'football tsunami' warning finally comes true for FIFA

ZURICH (Reuters) - Almost exactly four years to the day since former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner stood in the lobby of the Baur au Lac hotel and warned FIFA a "football tsunami" was about to hit it, his words have finally came true.

World 28 May 2015 | 12:25 AM

Europeans lead outcry over latest FIFA scandal

(Reuters) - Leading figures from across European football voiced dismay on Wednesday over the latest scandal to engulf FIFA, the game's powerful governing body, with many of them calling for its presidential election set for Friday to be postponed.

World 04 Jun 2015 | 9:40 PM

FBI extends FIFA scrutiny to World Cup host bids of Russia, Qatar

NEW YORK/ZURICH (Reuters) - The FBI's investigation of bribery and corruption at FIFA includes scrutiny of how football's governing body awarded World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar, a U.S. law enforcement official said.

World 05 Jun 2015 | 1:00 AM

FIFA - a tragedy tinged with farce

LONDON (Reuters) - In less than a week, the public face of FIFA has gone from something resembling an old-style Communist Party rally, with a defiant Sepp Blatter fronting ranks of flag-bearing youths, to what looks more like a scene from "Reservoir Dogs".