• Photo: Agencia Brasil/CC3
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    08.05.2016 /
    Sunday 8 May 2016 marks the 100th birthday of one of the most impressive – and most troubling – figures in world sport, Brazilian João Havelange. We mark the day by publishing the story about how he rose to power in FIFA with the help of his country’s military dictatorship and a football icon named Pelé.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    05.04.2016 /
    FIFA has initiated an investigation into a member of its ethics committee after a major information leak that forces FIFA to once again deal with allegations of high ranking officials involved in dubious businesses.
  • Photo: Special KRB/Flickr
    31.03.2016 /
    A new report from Amnesty International slams Qatar for not living up to promises to improve workers’ rights and adds to a growing international criticism of Qatar’s inability to properly implement adopted policies.
  • Photo: justine.arena/Flickr
    30.03.2016 /
    The Brazilian FA (CBF) and FIFA will come under scrutiny by a newly established investigatory commission.
  • Photo: Ed Coyle/Flickr
    18.03.2016 /
    2015 resulted in a $122 million dollar loss, shows FIFA’s Financial and Governance Report that also for the first time reveals the salary of former FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Meanwhile, Infantino presents roadmap to restore trust in FIFA.
  • Photo: Thomas Couto/Flickr
    17.03.2016 /
    FIFA has submitted a claim to US authorities seeking compensation for the millions of dollars that corrupt FIFA officials have illegally pocketed.
  • Photo: Andreas Selliaas
    By Andreas Selliaas
    01.03.2016 /
    Gianni Infantino will enter his FIFA presidency with promises to be held and alliances to be nurtured in a complex play that includes expectations of reform, a potentially explosive Garcia report and a new King Maker, says Andreas Selliaas commenting from Zürich.
  • Photo: justinshanks/Flickr
    By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    27.02.2016 /
    FIFA avoided the disaster it would have been to let a sheikh from an Arab dictatorship lead it through democratic reforms. Gianni Infantino came out on top by speaking FIFA classic with golden promises to everyone, and he will get a hard time delivering

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