Sepp Blatter gives up on FIFA, says fighting for his honour: Bunte

Sepp Blatter gives up on FIFA, says fighting for his honour: Bunte

FIFA`s watchdog banned Blatter and UEFA boss Michel Platini for eight years for ethics violations.

'Brazil may struggle in 2018 but can excel in 2022 World Cup'

'Brazil may struggle in 2018 but can excel in 2022 World Cup'

Sebastiao Lazaroni feels Brazil's golden generation is emerging and could lead to glory in 2022.

FIFA bans Thai football chief Worawi Makudi for ethics breach

FIFA bans Thai football chief Worawi Makudi for ethics breach

In a latest development, FIFA banned its former FIFA executive member Worawi Makudi for 90 days for an ethics breach.

FIFA sets winter dates for 2022 Qatar World Cup, to last 28 days

FIFA sets winter dates for 2022 Qatar World Cup, to last 28 days

FIFA announced on Friday that the 2022 World Cup, to be held in Qatar, will start on November 21 with the final to be played on December 18 - cutting four days off the length of the competition.

FIFA probe 'not even at half time break': Swiss prosecutor

FIFA probe 'not even at half time break': Swiss prosecutor

Switzerland`s Attorney General Michael Lauber said Monday that financial assets had been seized as part of his office`s probe into corruption at FIFA, which had not yet reached "half time".

FIFA hopeful Chung Mong-Joon in 2022 World Cup probe: Media

FIFA hopeful Chung Mong-Joon in 2022 World Cup probe: Media

FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-Joon is suspected of trying to influence the vote for the 2022 World Cup for South Korea and threatened with a lengthy ban, German daily Welt am Sonntag claimed.

Swiss FIFA inquiry receives more 'suspicious activity' reports

Swiss FIFA inquiry receives more 'suspicious activity' reports

Switzerland now has 81 reports of suspicious financial activity linked to FIFA`s decisions to let Russia and Qatar run the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, the Swiss attorney general`s office said on Sunday.

Political pressure influenced 2018, 2022 World Cup votes: Sepp Blatter

Political pressure influenced 2018, 2022 World Cup votes: Sepp Blatter

 World football's governing body FIFA's president Sepp Blatter on Sunday said former French and German presidents tried to influence the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes for hosting rights.

Brazil`s Ricardo Teixeira denies taking Qatar bribe

Brazil`s Ricardo Teixeira denies taking Qatar bribe

A former president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Ricardo Teixeira, denied taking bribes to vote for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, calling the allegation "nonsense."

World Muslim body lends support to Qatar over 2022 World Cup

World Muslim body lends support to Qatar over 2022 World Cup

The world`s largest Muslim organisation has thrown its weight behind Qatar`s hosting of the 2022 World Cup, hitting back at Western criticism of the Gulf Arab state`s dealings with FIFA amid a corruption probe into world soccer`s governing body.

Former Brazilian football chief denies taking bribe to back Qatar bid

Former Brazilian football chief denies taking bribe to back Qatar bid

The former head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said he got "absolutely nothing" in return for his vote to award Qatar the rights to host the 2022 World Cup and described suggestions he was involved in impropriety as "preposterous." 

African football chief Issa Hayatou denies selling vote for 2022 World Cup

African football chief Issa Hayatou denies selling vote for 2022 World Cup

Issa Hayatou, the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has denied selling his vote for the 2022 World Cup in an interview with French publication Jeune Afrique. 

Swiss authorities say FIFA has handed over IT data

Swiss authorities say FIFA has handed over IT data

Switzerland`s Office of the Attorney General said soccer`s governing body FIFA had handed over IT data on Wednesday.

German FA boss calls for wide-spread FIFA reforms

German FA boss calls for wide-spread FIFA reforms

Wolfgang Niersbach, the president of the German Football Association (DFB), has outlined the need for wide-reaching reforms within world football`s scandal-hit governing body FIFA in an open letter.

FFA boss Frank Lowy says would welcome inquiry into World Cup bid

FFA boss Frank Lowy says would welcome inquiry into World Cup bid

Australia soccer supremo Frank Lowy would welcome a parliamentary inquiry into the country`s failed bid for the 2022 World Cup amid a major corruption scandal engulfing global soccer governing body FIFA.

Australia will not bid for FIFA events until change

Australia will not bid for FIFA events until change

Australia has shelved its bid for the 2023 Women`s World Cup pending an "overhaul" of FIFA as the global football governing body reels from a corruption scandal.

Sepp Blatter`s departure will not change FIFA: ex-UEFA official

Sepp Blatter`s departure will not change FIFA: ex-UEFA official

Changing FIFA presidents will not root out corruption at football`s world body, a former UEFA official said Sunday, insisting that corrupt practices had nothing to do with exiting FIFA chief Sepp Blatter.

Qatar to be stripped of 2022 World Cup: FIFA whistleblower

Qatar to be stripped of 2022 World Cup: FIFA whistleblower

Qatar are likely be stripped of the 2022 World Cup, according to a FIFA whistleblower who was a former senior figure in the country's bid team.

'No way' Qatar will lose 2022 World Cup: Foreign Minister

'No way' Qatar will lose 2022 World Cup: Foreign Minister

Qatar`s Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah said on Wednesday that there was "no way" Qatar would be stripped of its right to host the 2022 World Cup because it deserved to win and had the best bid.

'US out to hurt FIFA after losing 2022 World Cup bid'

'US out to hurt FIFA after losing 2022 World Cup bid'

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner said the corruption charges US prosecutors filed against him and 13 other people are in retaliation to the failure of America`s bid to host the 2022 World Cup.