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Jul 20, 2015

Four of six confederations say would back Platini for FIFA president – source

ZURICH (Reuters) – Four out of six continental soccer confederations would back Michel Platini, head of European soccer’s governing body UEFA, to lead the sport’s world governing body FIFA should he stand, a source close to UEFA said on Monday.

Frenchman Platini, who was re-elected for a third term as UEFA president earlier this year, is likely to decide within the next 10 days or so whether to run, the source added.

Jul 20, 2015

Soccer-Four of six confederations say would back Platini for FIFA president -source

ZURICH, July 20 (Reuters) – Four out of six continental soccer confederations would back Michel Platini, head of European soccer’s governing body UEFA, to lead the sport’s world governing body FIFA should he stand, a source close to UEFA said on Monday.

Frenchman Platini, who was re-elected for a third term as UEFA president earlier this year, is likely to decide within the next 10 days or so whether to run, the source added.

Jul 19, 2015

FIFA officials tight-lipped ahead of key meeting

ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA officials gave no clues on Sunday over what to expect from a key meeting on Monday which is expected to choose a date for the presidential election and discuss reforms to soccer’s discredited governing body.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter chaired a preliminary meeting of the presidents of the six continental confederations at the headquarters of soccer’s governing body, their first since his shock announcement on June 2 that he intended to quit.

Jul 19, 2015

Soccer-FIFA officials tight-lipped ahead of key meeting

ZURICH, July 19 (Reuters) – FIFA officials gave no clues on Sunday over what to expect from a key meeting on Monday which is expected to choose a date for the presidential election and discuss reforms to soccer’s discredited governing body.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter chaired a preliminary meeting of the presidents of the six continental confederations at the headquarters of soccer’s governing body, their first since his shock announcement on June 2 that he intended to quit.

Jul 17, 2015

Preview – FIFA powerbrokers to plot future in Monday meeting

ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA’s future will begin to take shape on Monday when its executive committee meets to choose a date for the presidential election and discuss proposed reforms to soccer’s discredited governing body.

If they decide on a December election, it could spark a desperate scramble as presidential hopefuls would be left with less than one month to declare their candidacy and gather the written support of at least five federations.

Jul 17, 2015

FIFA powerbrokers to plot future in Monday meeting

ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA’s future will begin to take shape on Monday when its executive committee meets to choose a date for the presidential election and discuss proposed reforms to soccer’s discredited governing body.

If they decide on a December election, it could spark a desperate scramble as presidential hopefuls would be left with less than one month to declare their candidacy and gather the written support of at least five federations.

Jul 17, 2015

Soccer-FIFA powerbrokers to plot future in Monday meeting

ZURICH, July 17 (Reuters) – FIFA’s future will begin to take shape on Monday when its executive committee meets to choose a date for the presidential election and discuss proposed reforms to soccer’s discredited governing body.

If they decide on a December election, it could spark a desperate scramble as presidential hopefuls would be left with less than one month to declare their candidacy and gather the written support of at least five federations.

Jul 16, 2015

Rome promises a fusion of tradition and future

LAUSANNE (Reuters) – Rome promised a combination of “tradition and future”, all done on a cost-sustainable basis, if it wins the right to host the 2024 Olympic Games, backers of the bid said on Thursday.

Rome signaled its intent by sending a 24-strong delegation, including high-level government officials, to International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne for a seminar for potential host cities.

Jul 16, 2015

Olympics-Rome promises a fusion of tradition and future

LAUSANNE, July 16 (Reuters) – Rome promised a combination of “tradition and future”, all done on a cost-sustainable basis, if it wins the right to host the 2024 Olympic Games, backers of the bid said on Thursday.

Rome signalled its intent by sending a 24-strong delegation, including high-level government officials, to International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne for a seminar for potential host cities.

Jul 14, 2015

Speed skater Pechstein gets financial help from football union

BERNE (Reuters) – German Olympic speed skating champion Claudia Pechstein is to get financial backing from the world footballers’ union FIFPro in her battle to be awarded damages over a doping ban.

FIFPro said the dispute had highlighted its concerns about the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration (CAS), sport’s highest tribunal, which was previously criticised by the soccer union in March.