FIFA has elected a new president. Gianni Infantino will replace Sepp Blatter, whose term in office was plagued by scandal. Proposed reforms include stricter integrity checks for football officials and more women on the new FIFA Council.
The head of football's European governing body has called for an overhaul of the transfer system following a record-breaking summer. However, Aleksander Ceferin said UEFA needed the help of European politicians to do so.
Blazer, a US soccer official whose testimony helped set off a massive FIFA corruption scandal, has died at 72, his lawyers say. He himself was banned from all football activities in 2015 because of his own misconduct.
After playing a major role in the downfall of Sepp Blatter, Hans-Joachim Eckert was ousted from FIFA's Ethics Committee this week. He told DW he's hurt that FIFA 'couldn't be bothered' to inform him of their decision.
FIFA's account records have revealed a $369 million net loss for 2016, as it fights American and Swiss corruption charges. FIFA has said it expects to rebound with a $1 billion profit after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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