Sepp Blatter has been re-elected, but a global Cup boycott would be damaging for the industry that is betting.
Sepp Blatter, the controversial head of FIFA, has been re-elected as president associated with globe soccer body that is governing.
Despite several years of condemnation, negative headlines, and the arrests of seven top FIFA officials on corruption charges, Blatter has ignored widespread demands his resignation this week.
Rather, he received recommendation from 133 of 209 FIFA member delegates at the organization’s annual general meeting in Zurich and continues to preside over world soccer for his fifth tenure.
Their challenger, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, withdrew after the round that is first of.
‘ For the next four years I will be in command of this ship called FIFA. Beach soccer are played everywhere,’ crowed the 79-old Swiss, amid titters from the press bench. ‘Let’s go FIFA, Let’s go FIFA. Many thanks.’
Blatter denied responsibility for last days arrests, the consequence of an indictment that is 47-count in federal court in Brooklyn against 14 people, accused, variously, of racketeering, cable fraud and money laundering conspiracy.
FIFA officials are accused of accepting bribes worth over $150 million in return for providing lucrative World Cup media and marketing rights to different businesses and football that is national.
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Safa Abdulla Al Geabury, whose £2 million check that is dud when Ritz staff tried to cash it the day after their gambling spree.
The Ritz Club, London’s famously high-end, high-roller casino, is suing a property that is swiss over a £2 million ($3.1 million) bounced check.
In line with the Ritz’s filing, Safa Abdulla Al Geabury wrote away the check to fund a gambling session one night in February this past year, but it turned out to be a dud if the casino attempted to bank it the morning that is following.
The Ritz is also seeking an extra £200,000 ($310,000) in accumulated interest on the debt.
It’s been stated that the casino, which is owned by reclusive billionaire identical twins, Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, has been plunged into the red by way of a series of unpaid gambling debts, forcing it to pursue its debtors aggressively in the courts.
According to the London Evening Standard, the casino has litigated against 10 high rollers in the year that is last in an attempt to recoup 2013 losings of £12.5 million ($19.4 million).
Al Geabury’s defense is that he is a gambling addict and his staff must have known this and stopped him from playing.
He wants the debts written off, but he’s on shaky ground with this line; in 2014 the casino won a comparable tall Court battle against Noora Al-Daher, the wife associated with Omani forei Continue a ler sobreRitz Club Sues Tycoon Safa Abdulla Al Geabury Over £2 million Gambling Financial Obligation. …