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FIFA says President Sepp Blatter won't attend Women's World Cup final

...criminal investigations into soccer's governing body.Secretary General Jerome Valcke will also be absent from the biggest...commitments in Zurich, the FIFA President and the FIFA Secretary General will remain at the FIFA Headquarters."Traveling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-30/fifa-says-president-sepp-blatter-
United States tops Germany in semifinals of Women's World Cup

...S. officials pursue a criminal investigation into the game's ruling body.Blatter's second-in-command, secretary general Jerome Valcke, also will be absent from the biggest event in women's soccer "due to their current commitments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-30/united-states-tops-germany-semifi
Investigation of World Cup officials in FIFA scandal likely to expand

...are working with Swiss authorities.Lauber said Wednesday he "does not exclude" interviewing Blatter and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke in the future.They are not, however, currently under suspicion in a Swiss case prompted by FIFA's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-17/investigation-world-
Environment has been cause of concern for many popes

...talking about global warming?Why would conservative Catholic commentators attack the Vatican for hosting the U.N. secretary-general at a climate conference?It turns out that environmental issues are particularly vexing for the Catholic Church...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-12/environment-has-been-cause-concern-
FIFA communications director Walter De Gregorio resigns after telling a joke concerning the embat

...to tell his favorite joke about FIFA.De Gregorio set up the punchline by saying the FIFA president, himself and secretary general Jerome Valcke were in a car, so who was driving?After a pause, De Gregorio gave the answer: "The police...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-11/fifa-spokesman-quits
Germans outclass Ivory Coast in their Women's World Cup opener

...country's World Cup bid, a newspaper claimed Sunday.South Africa's Sunday Times reported that the e-mail from FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to the South African government asks when the $10 million, characterized as a bribe by American...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-07/germans-outclass-ivory-coast-thei
British House of Commons wants Sepp Blatter gone

...place there."D'Hooghe has served on FIFA's ruling body since 1988, a decade before Blatter's move up from secretary general to president."If you are faced with an abscess, simple medication does not suffice," D'Hooghe said. "You...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-01/british-house-common
Bidding for 2026 World Cup on hold because of more turmoil

...another day of turmoil for FIFA and the World Cup, the bidding contest for the 2026 tournament was put on hold.FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Wednesday it would be "nonsense" to begin the next bidding process on schedule this week amid...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-10/bidding-2026-world-c
Unsealed transcript from 2013 details FIFA corruption

...Morocco 14-10 in the host vote.South African Football Association president Molefi Oliphant sent a letter to FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke in 2008 asking FIFA to withhold $10 million from the budget of the 2010 World Cup organizers and to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-03/unsealed-transcript-
The U.S. government has launched a corruption attack on soccer's global governing body

...Then based in New York, the organization had not paid taxes over several years when its president was Warner and secretary general was Chuck Blazer of the United States, who was accused of failing to report more than $11 million in income and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-27/us-government-has-la