GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- A member of FIFA's financial monitoring panel has been charged with fraud in a criminal investigation in his Cayman Islands homeland.
A Cayman anti-corruption unit has charged Canover Watson with money laundering, fraud and breach of trust amid a probe into a 2010 contract to supply local hospitals with a swipe-card billing system.
The 43-year-old Watson is the former chair of a health authority board in the British Caribbean territory.
He issued a statement denying...
SOCHI, Russia -- FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be "nonsense."
Some European politicians have suggested that European countries could boycott the World Cup over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which many Western governments accuse Russia of provoking.
Valcke says talk of a boycott is an attempt to "provoke" discord rather than "to be realistic on what the world is today."
He says the World Cup "is a sporting event" and has "nothing to...
Jerome Champagne said he fears that FIFA will vote for the new president of the world football's governing body behind closed doors, and has called for a TV debate ahead of the May election. The former FIFA general secretary is so far the only candidate to stand for presidency against Sepp Blatter. He doubts that he will be given a fair chance.
Champagne, 56, worked for the world football's governing body until 2010. Since leaving the world governing body he has advised various football federations...