FIFA sets up worker welfare body for 2022 Qatar World Cup

FIFA sets up worker welfare body for 2022 Qatar World Cup

Amnesty International reported on abuses in Qatar`s preparations for the World Cup in a wide-ranging report three weeks ago.

Defiant Sepp Blatter regrets he did not reform FIFA

Defiant Sepp Blatter regrets he did not reform FIFA

Blatter spoke to more than 400 people at the University of Basel, where a student group has been preparing proposals on how FIFA should address the scandal.

With focus on Qatar World Cup, UN asks FIFA to step up human rights commitment

With focus on Qatar World Cup, UN asks FIFA to step up human rights commitment

The recommendations come two weeks after Amnesty International described rights abuses in Qatar`s preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

FIFA scandal: Former agent's confession threatens to drag down others

FIFA scandal: Former agent's confession threatens to drag down others

Miguel Trujillo on Tuesday pleaded guilty in a New York federal court to four counts of money laundering, wire fraud and a falsified tax return.
 

FIFA scandal: Prince Ali seeks immediate release of Michael Garcia report

FIFA scandal: Prince Ali seeks immediate release of Michael Garcia report

Garcia said he had found "serious and wide-ranging issues" in the bidding process for both 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Qatar will have to address workers right issue: Prince Ali

Qatar will have to address workers right issue: Prince Ali

Prince Ali Al Hussein of Jordan, a FIFA presidential candidate, said the organization needs radical changes in its governance.

UEFA acting head Angel Villar Llona fined for not co-operating with 2018, 2022 World Cup bids investigations

UEFA acting head Angel Villar Llona fined for not co-operating with 2018, 2022 World Cup bids investigations

Acting head of UEFA Angel Villar Llona has handed a Francs £16,377 fine by the FIFA.

German World Cup graft claims close to home for Adidas

German World Cup graft claims close to home for Adidas

Allegations that Germany bribed its way to secure the right to host the 2006 World Cup not only shook the football world, but also shone a spotlight on cosy ties between sportswear giant Adidas and FIFA.

FIFA official casts new doubt over Michel Platini bid

FIFA official casts new doubt over Michel Platini bid

A senior FIFA official called into question Michel Platini's bid for football's top job, saying the failure to disclose a multi-million dollar payment could be seen as a "falsification of accounts".

Qatar begins work at 2022 World Cup final venue

Qatar begins work at 2022 World Cup final venue

Qatar has begun construction work at the site where the 2022 World Cup final will be played, tournament officials said on Wednesday.

Swiss lawmakers pave way for "Lex FIFA" anti-corruption law

Swiss lawmakers pave way for "Lex FIFA" anti-corruption law

Lawmakers in Switzerland have paved the way for new rules that make it easier for authorities to clamp down on corruption at sporting bodies based in the country such as FIFA.

FIFA reform panel ends first meet, pledges "meaningful and lasting" change

FIFA reform panel ends first meet, pledges "meaningful and lasting" change

A committee charged with drawing up sweeping reforms at FIFA finished its first meeting on Thursday, pledging that "meaningful and lasting" change at world football`s embattled governing body remains possible.

Swiss FIFA inquiry receives more than 100 ''suspicious activity'': Reports

Swiss FIFA inquiry receives more than 100 ''suspicious activity'': Reports

Swiss authorities have received more than 100 reports of suspicious financial activity linked to FIFA`s decisions to let Russia and Qatar host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, the Swiss attorney general`s office said on Saturday.

FIFA hires crisis consultants as first official extradited to US

FIFA hires crisis consultants as first official extradited to US

Swiss authorities extradited to the United States the first of seven current and former FIFA officials arrested in a corruption investigation while world football`s governing body hired a New York-based crisis communications firm to help handle multinational probes and try to restore its tarnished image.

Indicted US sports executive in plea talks in FIFA corruption case: Prosecutors

Indicted US sports executive in plea talks in FIFA corruption case: Prosecutors

A sports marketing executive who was indicted along with 13 other people in a U.S. corruption case that has rocked the football world has been discussing a plea deal with prosecutors, according to a court filing on Thursday.

Labour unions, human rights groups step up calls for FIFA reform

Labour unions, human rights groups step up calls for FIFA reform

Prominent labour union and human rights groups on Wednesday stepped up public pressure on world football body FIFA, which is currently mired in a corruption scandal, to agree to be reformed and clean up its act through an independent process.

US seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials in Switzerland

US seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials in Switzerland

The United States has demanded the extradition of seven FIFA officials detained in May setting off what could become a prolonged legal battle over the handling of the major corruption case.

FIFA hires top US lawyer to battle corruption storm

FIFA hires top US lawyer to battle corruption storm

FIFA has hired a top American lawyer Jenny Durkan, who was a candidate to become US attorney general, to help in its battle against a corruption storm, officials said Wednesday.

FIFA ethics chief says probing soccer officials over World Cup bids

FIFA ethics chief says probing soccer officials over World Cup bids

The chief ethics investigator of FIFA said on Wednesday he is conducting several proceedings against unnamed football officials based on initial findings from an investigation into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup.

Interpol suspends €20 million deal with FIFA after corruption scandal

Interpol suspends €20 million deal with FIFA after corruption scandal

International police body Interpol on Friday announced it was suspending a 10-year partnership deal with FIFA worth 20 million euros ($22 mn) following a corruption probe into football's world governing body.