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.

Qatar 2022 World Cup may not need cooling systems
Qatar 2022 World Cup may not need cooling systems

A winter World Cup in Qatar may not require cooling systems to lower temperatures in the stadiums as proposed in the bid for a summer tournament, said an executive from the Gulf state`s 2022 organising committee.

Michel Platini happy with 2018 World Cup final date
Michel Platini happy with 2018 World Cup final date

UEFA president Michel Platini said Friday that the decision to play the 2022 Qatar World Cup final on December 18 suits Europeans as it comes before Christmas.

FIFA triples World Cup player compensation
FIFA triples World Cup player compensation

FIFA said Friday it will pay more than $415 million for players who take part in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, with most of the cash going to top European clubs.

New FIFA ethics chief Cornel Borbely won't be pushed around
New FIFA ethics chief Cornel Borbely won't be pushed around

Younger than some professional footballers, Swiss attorney Cornel Borbely is at first sight an unlikely choice as the man to step into Michael Garcia`s shoes and try to keep corruption out of FIFA.