A U.S. judge released Monday transcripts of guilty pleas from three prominent defendants in the sweeping FIFA corruption investigation who confessed to crimes and agreed to pay $37.5 million in compensation.
No candidate got the required two-thirds majority in the first round of voting to become president, FIFA members did adopt reforms Friday designed to limit the authority of top leaders and end the patronage and waste that prevailed during Sepp Blatter's 18-year term.
The judge's decision came despite a demand from federal prosecutors of a deposit of $10 million to $15 million as security that Li would remain in the U.S. to face fraud and money laundering charges.
The five candidates to run FIFA have received a very clear message from the global football organization: If you win Friday's election, here's what you say.
Michel Platini told AFP in an interview Tuesday that he is determined to fight for the FIFA presidency and to clear his name after being banned for eight years.
A FIFA ethics tribunal on Monday banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years saying they had abused their positions over a suspect 2 million Swiss franc payment.
FIFA's ethics watchdog will on Monday give a verdict against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini with both facing lengthy bans over a suspect two million dollar payment.
Michel Platini's chances of taking over as head of football's most important but corruption-scarred governing body are dwindling.
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