England would host 2022 World Cup: FIFA scandal live updates

FIFA is in a state of turmoil amidst a Justice Department investigation and Sepp Blatter’s announcement that he’ll resign his position as President.Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

FIFA is in a state of turmoil amidst a Justice Department investigation and Sepp Blatter’s announcement that he’ll resign his position as President.

Sepp Blatter effectively sacked himself Tuesday, announcing his plans to resign the FIFA presidency he’s held since 1998.

So how did we get to this point and where do we go from here?

Here’s a look at today’s news, and the events that brought FIFA to this point:


(AP) — The British government says England is ready to step in and host the 2022 World Cup if the tournament is stripped from Qatar amid the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA.

“Obviously if FIFA came forward and asked us to consider hosting it, we have the facilities in this country and of course we did mount a very impressive, if unsuccessful bid to host the 2018 World Cup,” culture secretary John Whittingdale told the House of Commons.

However, Whittingdale acknowledged that “it does seem very unlikely that another European country would host it in 2022” because Russia is due to stage the World Cup in 2018.

Swiss authorities are investigating the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, and have seized documents at FIFA headquarters as part of their corruption probe.


Jack Warner fears for his life, forecast “avalanche that is coming” in FIFA scandal

FIFA informant Chuck Blazer admitted to taking bribes for World Cup bids

(Reuters) — The FBI’s investigation of soccer governing body FIFA includes scrutiny of how the organization awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 competition to Qatar, a U.S. law enforcement official said.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that the review of the awards to host the tournament would be part of a probe that is looking beyond the allegations in an indictment announced a week ago of officials of world soccer’s governing body. Swiss prosecutors said then that they were investigating the 2018 and 2022 bids.

Among issues the FBI is examining is the stewardship of FIFA by its longtime president Sepp Blatter, who on Tuesday unexpectedly announced his plan to resign.

FIFA official Jack Warner could implicate Sepp Blatter in corrupt dealings

Chuck Blazer admitted to taking bribes for World Cup bids

Jack Warner among six men added to Interpol’s Most Wanted list as FIFA corruption probe widens

South Africa FA ‘categorically’ denies $ 10 million payment was a bribe

Informant Chuck Blazer is key player in FIFA arrest scandal


Sepp Blatter announces he will resign as FIFA president: ‘I do not feel that I have a mandate from the entire world of football’

FIFA VP Jack Warner’s ticket-scalping son sang to federal investigators

Sepp Blatter’s right-hand man, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, linked to $ 10 million bribe: report

MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015

Soccer executive Aaron Davidson, arrested in FIFA corruption probe, looking to cut deal

SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015

Indicted ex-FIFA vice president Jack Warner uses Onion article as proof of U.S. hypocrisy


Attorney General Loretta Lynch earns worldwide praise in FIFA probe

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015

Feds outline ex-FIFA vice president Jack Warner’s alleged bribery scheme

Bomb threat called in to FIFA Congress meeting as nations vote on Sepp Blatter’s future as president

Sepp Blatter re-elected as FIFA president as Prince Ali bin al-Hussein concedes before second round of voting

FIFA scandal defendant enters not guilty plea in Brooklyn

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015

Is Sepp Blatter safe from U.S. FIFA probe? U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says ‘this investigation is ongoing’; Jack Warner surrenders to authorities

Putin accuses U.S. of meddling into FIFA affairs, trying to take away his country’s 2018 World Cup

Visa, Adidas urge FIFA to uphold ethical standards as top sponsors respond to top soccer officials being arrested

Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter said to be losing support ahead of Friday’s re-election vote


Top FIFA officials arrested after federal probe days before boss Sepp Blatter is expected to be re-elected

FIFA: No re-vote on 2018 and 2022 World Cups, presidential election WILL go ahead and we’re the ‘damaged party’


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