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Russia says rejects FIFA plea to cut World Cup venues

Russia says rejects FIFA plea to cut World Cup venues

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 08:39

Russia has rejected a FIFA recommendation to cut the number of host cities for the 2018 World Cup from 11 to nine and stadiums from 12 to 10, according to Russia sports minister Vitaly Mutko.

FIFA to host global summit on ethics in sports

FIFA to host global summit on ethics in sports

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 08:34

FIFA will host a conference on ethical sports leadership organized by the Brussels-based World Forum for Ethics in Business and cricket great Sachin Tendulkar is scheduled to attend the event.

FIFA chief Blatter ready to run again despite opposition

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 05:31

FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Wednesday all but confirmed he would run for re-election despite criticism that the game and organisation have been tarnished by accusations of corruption during his long reign.

FIFPro backs World Cup schedule change

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 13:44

Football`s international players` union FIFPro has backed a decision by governing body FIFA to reconsider early kickoffs during next year`s World Cup.

Blatter expects 2022 Qatar World Cup to be moved from summer spot

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 15:29

FIFA President Sepp Blatter expects his executive committee to decide soon that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be switched from the scorching heat of summer to either winter or spring.

Brazil protests will calm down, Blatter hopes

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 13:20

FIFA president Sepp Blatter denied that the Confederations Cup and World Cup are the causes for mass protests across Brazil.

Anti-racism group calls for retirement of FIFA president Blatter

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 11:11

An anti-racism group is putting the pressure on FIFA president Sepp Blatter to step down from his post after his recent comments on racism led to accusations that he has gone soft on fighting the issue.

FIFA president in Marrakech for CAF assembly

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 15:22

FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived here to take part in the 35th Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ordinary General Assembly.

Blatter blames foreign players for Eng`s World Cup woes

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 15:07

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has claimed England has no chance of winning any major tournament, including the World Cup, until and unless it’s domestic league controls the invasion of foreign players.

Former FIFA president Havelange admitted to ICU

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 18:58

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange has been admitted to an intensive care unit with heart and breathing problems.

I can only say I am sorry: Sepp Blatter

Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2011, 18:48

Sepp Blatter said he is "sorry` for offending anyone by his comments on racism in soccer but will not resign as FIFA president.

Blatter re-elected, vows FIFA clean-up

Last Updated: Thursday, June 02, 2011, 08:19

Sepp Blatter`s election win came after a vicious battle against former close ally bin Hammam.