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Apr 7, 2015

Soccer-Blatter wants tougher punishment for racism

CAIRO, April 7 (Reuters) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter called for tougher punishment for teams and associations found guilty of racism and discrimination on Tuesday and said monetary sanctions were increasingly ineffective.

Statutes allowed for stiffer sanctions which now had to be implemented as the battle against ‘the scourge of racism and discrimination is not being won’, he told the Confederation of African Football congress.

Apr 6, 2015

Presidential hopeful Prince Ali demands FIFA changes

CAIRO, (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein demanded immediate change in the organisation of soccer’s governing body as he issued his manifesto on Monday.

The Jordanian royal is one of three men who will challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter in the election on May 29. The others are former Portugal midfielder Luis Figo and Dutch FA president Michael van Praag.

Apr 6, 2015

Interview: Presidential hopeful Prince Ali demands FIFA changes

CAIRO, April 6 (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein demanded immediate change in the organization of soccer’s governing body as he issued his manifesto on Monday. The Jordanian royal is one of three men who will challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter in the election on May 29. The others are former Portugal midfielder Luis Figo and Dutch FA president Michael van Praag.

In his manifesto, entitled ‘A FIFA Worthy of the World’s Game’, Prince Ali pledges to transform the organization’s reputation and guarantee development.

Apr 6, 2015

Soccer-Presidential hopeful Prince Ali demands FIFA changes

CAIRO, April 6 (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein demanded immediate change in the organisation of soccer’s governing body as he issued his manifesto on Monday.

The Jordanian royal is one of three men who will challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter in the election on May 29. The others are former Portugal midfielder Luis Figo and Dutch FA president Michael van Praag.

Apr 6, 2015

Africa poised to elect two new FIFA Exco representatives

CAIRO (Reuters) – Two new members will be elected as Africa’s representatives on FIFA’s executive committee on Tuesday.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Congress is to choose its candidates for the all-powerful 25-man cabinet of world soccer’s ruling body.

Apr 6, 2015

Africa poised to elect two new FIFA executive representatives

CAIRO, (Reuters) – Two new members will be elected as Africa’s representatives on FIFA’s executive committee on Tuesday.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Congress is to choose its candidates for the all-powerful 25-man cabinet of world soccer’s ruling body.

Apr 6, 2015

Soccer-Africa poised to elect two new FIFA Exco representatives

CAIRO, April 6 (Reuters) – Two new members will be elected as Africa’s representatives on FIFA’s executive committee on Tuesday.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Congress is to choose its candidates for the all-powerful 25-man cabinet of world soccer’s ruling body.

Apr 5, 2015

FIFA election campaign swings through Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) – African football will have to get through an unusually large load of serious business but their congress in Cairo this week will nevertheless be overshadowed by the latest stop in the election campaign for the FIFA presidency.

The three candidates vying to unseat incumbent Sepp Blatter will be all in the Egyptian capital for Tuesday’s Confederation of African Football Congress to canvas support on a continent expected to be solidly behind the FIFA president as he bids for a fifth successive term in office.

Apr 5, 2015

Soccer-FIFA election campaign swings through Cairo

CAIRO, April 5 (Reuters) – African football will have to get through an unusually large load of serious business but their congress in Cairo this week will nevertheless be overshadowed by the latest stop in the election campaign for the FIFA presidency.

The three candidates vying to unseat incumbent Sepp Blatter will be all in the Egyptian capital for Tuesday’s Confederation of African Football Congress to canvas support on a continent expected to be solidly behind the FIFA president as he bids for a fifth successive term in office.

Mar 12, 2015

Zimbabwe ban is new low for once-competitive team

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s expulsion from the 2018 soccer World Cup qualifiers marks a new low for a side who were once just 90 minutes away from reaching the finals.

Years of financial mismanagement, maladministration and economic malaise came back to haunt Zimbabwe on Thursday when world body FIFA expelled them from the qualifiers for the finals in Russia for repeatedly failing to pay an outstanding debt.