2015 FIFA corruption case (Switzerland)

In 2015, U.S. federal prosecutors disclosed cases of corruption by officials and associates connected with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer. Near the end of May 2015, fourteen people were indicted in connection with an investigation by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Read more about 2015 FIFA corruption case (Switzerland)[…]

Concerns and controversies over the 2010 Commonwealth Games (India)

A number of concerns and controversies surfaced before the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, which received widespread media coverage both in India (the host nation) and internationally. The Commonwealth Games was severely criticised by several prominent Indian politicians and social activists because billions of dollars have been spent on the sporting event despite Read more about Concerns and controversies over the 2010 Commonwealth Games (India)[…]

Alastair Cook ready for England ‘mourning period’ but rules out return

Alastair Cook admitted: ‘When there’s a tight game, or when Edgbaston is rocking, you’ll sit there with jealousy watching people play for England.’ Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images Alastair Cook expects to enter a period of mourning once his Test career comes to an end at the Oval but the opener has already ruled out being talked Read more about Alastair Cook ready for England ‘mourning period’ but rules out return[…]

Paulo Gonçalves asked a judicial official not to publish photos of Benfica: “They may distrust”

Accusation reveals request of SAD legal advisor incarnated to José Silva, through Óscar Cruz Paulo Gonçalves asked José Silva – through the entrepreneur Óscar Cruz, to “protect himself and not display many photographs and shirts of the SLB (…) if they can not distrust.” The information appears in the indictment of the E-Toupeira case, to which WJF had Read more about Paulo Gonçalves asked a judicial official not to publish photos of Benfica: “They may distrust”[…]

50 masked men attack Portuguese club’s players and officials at training ground

  A SHOCKED SPORTING Clube de Portugal will play in Sunday’s Portuguese Cup final despite a horrific ordeal that saw a 50-strong gang of masked and hooded men brutally attack players and officials at training. Wearing t-shirts bearing the club’s emblem the mob invaded Sporting’s training ground on Tuesday and went on the rampage, terrorising players and Read more about 50 masked men attack Portuguese club’s players and officials at training ground[…]

What Drove Lisbon Fans to Violence Against Their Own Team?

It was just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday when reporters first spotted the group of masked men running in the road near Sporting CP’s training ground at Alcochete, about 20 minutes outside Lisbon. “Let’s go inside,” one remembers hearing. There was fear in the voices around him, an immediate expectation of the nightmare to come. Read more about What Drove Lisbon Fans to Violence Against Their Own Team?[…]

Football scandal: 15 arrested for rigging matches in Portugal’s second division

Fifteen people were arrested on Saturday (May 14) in a “multi-million euro” match-fixing scandal that has rocked Portugal’s second football division, Ledman LigaPro. Among the detained are eight Oliveirense and Oriental footballers, two Leixões executives including its president, four entrepreneurs and a member of FC Porto’s supporters group ‘Super Dragões’. According to national press, PJ Read more about Football scandal: 15 arrested for rigging matches in Portugal’s second division[…]

Match-fixing scandal hits Lisbon club after fan attack incident

A high-ranking official from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon has been arrested for alleged corruption, just a day after the football club’s training ground was stormed by irate fans. A series of arrests had been made over alleged “active corruption in sports”, local police said in a statement as part of an operation they called “Cashball”, Read more about Match-fixing scandal hits Lisbon club after fan attack incident[…]

Top 5 Biggest Sports Scandals of All Time

Lance Armstrong After years of angrily denying doping accusations (even under oath), 7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, 41, admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs when he rode for the U.S. Postal Service Pro-Cycling Team, during an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey. The fallout? Well, before he fessed up on camera, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Read more about Top 5 Biggest Sports Scandals of All Time[…]

Top 5 Well Known Football Scandals

Fifa corruption scandal 2015                       Seb Blatter is probably the most slippery person alive. After blatant bribery and corruption surrounding the two upcoming world cup venues of Qatar and Russia, he seems to have largely escaped unscathed whilst a few of his underlings have been Read more about Top 5 Well Known Football Scandals[…]

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