FIFA president Sepp Blatter has expressed misgivings about the idea of relegation and points deductions as punishments for racism, suggesting it could encourage fans to deliberately try and get matches stopped.
Reuters: April 5, 2013
Hundreds of soccer matches have been fixed in a global betting scam run from Singapore, police said on Monday, in a blow to the image of the world's most popular sport and a multi-billion dollar industry.
February 5, 2013
The former head of security at the world soccer federation, FIFA, has revealed that Greece’s game against Nigeria at the 2010 World Cup is under investigation for possible corruption.
eKathimerini: August 7, 2012
Former US attorney will examine Sepp Blatter's role
Guardian: July 17, 2012
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has asked Bayern Munich honorary president Franz Beckenbauer to come up with an alternative to the "tragedy" of penalty shoot-outs.
BBC: May 25, 2012
Is Messi the best footballer of all time, as many pundits state, or has he benefited from circumstances which have made him look better than he is? This article argues that Messi is definitely not the greatest ever & it is ridiculous to make that claim
Midfield Maestro: February 22, 2012
FIFA are considering a change to the rules, enabling the introduction of a fourth substitution during extra time. The intention will be to maintain the "technical quality" & protect players from fatigue-induced-injuries. Not only is this unnecessary but it also negatively affects the competitiveness of football
Midfield Maestro: February 7, 2012