Aleksander Ceferin becomes the new UEFA president

Aleksander Ceferin has been named as the successor of Michel Platini at UEFA, the European football governing body said on Wednesday. The 48-year-old Slovenian football administrator, who is also a black belt in karate, was announced as the seventh UEFA president at the football body’s Extraordinary Congress in Athens. Ceferin bagged a total of 42 votes from UEFA’s member…

FIFA fires deputy secretary-general Kattner

Scandal-plagued FIFA has fired its deputy secretary-general, Markus Kattner, with immediate effect, football’s governing body said in a statement yesterday.The statement said that an internal investigation “uncovered breaches of his fiduciary responsibilities in connection with his employment contact.” FIFA said it would not make any further comment, but it would “continue its cooperation with the…