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FIFA: Is world governing body facing ‘doomsday scenario?’

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A turbulent period for FIFA began May 2010 when the world’s governing body for soccer was presented with official bid documents by Australia, England, Netherlands/Belgium, Japan, South Korea, Qatar, Russia, Spain/Portugal and the United States of America for the 2018 and 2022 world cups. During the ceremony at its swiss headquarters, FIFA announced the inspections dates of the bidding nations from July to September.

If things look bad for FIFA — Sepp Blatter seemingly on his way out as president while an FBI corruption probe gathers pace — they might be about to get a lot whole lot worse.

As the corruption crisis engulfing FIFA shows no sign of ending, a doomsday scenario for the organization would mean having a large portion of its assets seized by world banks — leaving it unable to run its operations, and potentially scaring off sponsors — according to lawyers in the UK and U.S.

In a blog headlined “Liquidate FIFA?,” Guy Thomas, a British insolvency lawyer with an expertise in sport, speculates that a lack of leadership at FIFA — combined with the long arm of U.S. federal authorities — could completely handcuff the organization.

“The basic operation of FIFA is to run world football,” Thomas told CNN after we contacted him following the publication of his blog “and it needs money to do so.”

Including its showcase World Cup tournaments, FIFA hosts 10 men’s and five women’s tournaments overall. They include youth tournaments, club tournaments, and even a beach soccer tournament scheduled for July in Portugal. The FIFA Women’s World Cup is also underway in Canada, featuring teams from 24 countries.

Thomas pointed out that U.S. jurisdiction over money fraud can stretch far and wide. Not only that, but regulatory bodies in other countries may follow suit with their own investigations, he wrote.

So far, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has not launched its own inquiry into FIFA’s financial matters, but it is monitoring the situation closely.

“The SFO continues actively to assess material in its possession and has made plain that it stands ready to assist continuing international criminal investigations,” read an emailed statement to CNN regarding the FIFA scandal.


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Remember the freak couple caught having sex on the counter at Dominos Pizza shop? They have been sentenced…lol

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Remember the British couple caught having sex on the counter of Dominos Pizza shop some months ago? Well, they went on trial this week for breaking local public decency laws.

 

The woman is a bartender named Daniella Hirst and her boyfriend is Craig Smith. They were found guilty in court yesterday and sentenced to a fine and community service. They will not serve any jail time.

Remember the freak couple caught having sex on the counter at Dominos Pizza shop? They have been sentenced...lol

 

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President Buhari, wife Aisha and daughter Hanan meet Turkish president and his wife

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President Buhari, his wife Mrs AIsha Buhari and daughter Halima joined President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and his wife Mrs Ermine Erdogan in a group photo during the Official Working Visit at the Presidential Palace Ankara Turkey today October 19th.  President Buhari joined by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey also met Nigerian Footballer William Ekong who resides in Turkey.  President Buhari and his wife Mrs AIsha Buhari with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey accompanied by his wife Mrs Ermine Erdogan joined by Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Ismail Karahman during a Luncheon hosted in honor of President Buhari. See more photos below

Photos: President Buhari, wife Aisha and daughter Hanan meet Turkish president and his wife

Photos: President Buhari, wife Aisha and daughter Hanan meet Turkish president and his wife

Photos: President Buhari, wife Aisha and daughter Hanan meet Turkish president and his wife

Photos: President Buhari, wife Aisha and daughter Hanan meet Turkish president and his wife

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Donald Trump is a “foul-mouthed man who pretends to be an idiot” – Iran’s Supreme leader, Ayatollah

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Reacting to US President, Donald Trump’s intention to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has described Trump as “foul-mouthed” and someone who “pretends to be an idiot.”

 

He spoke before a group of what was described by his office as “hundreds of young elites and outstanding scientific talents” saying that the European opposition to Trump’s decision was “good, but not enough.”

 

“The Europeans must stand up against the US measures including the sanctions they anticipate to emerge from Congress,” he said.

 

Khamenei told his audience that he didn’t want to spend his time commenting on Trump saying “it would be a waste of time to respond to such blatherings and nonsensical remarks by the foul-mouthed US President who pretends to be an idiot, but this should not cause us to let our guard down. They want to take back young, faithful and developed Iran to 50 years ago, and of course this is not possible, but due to backwardness, they are incapable of understanding this reality, and for this reason they have made a miscalculation and suffered, and will suffer successive defeats at the hands of the Iranian nation,” he said.

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