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.

Time for Sepp Blatter to go, says Australian former FIFA official
Time for Sepp Blatter to go, says Australian former FIFA official

Australian Les Murray, a former member of FIFA`s Ethics Committee, says it is time for Sepp Blatter`s long reign as president of soccer`s governing body to come to an end, even if there is no evidence the Swiss is personally corrupt.

Amnesty report says Qatar still failing migrant workers

Qatar, host of soccer`s 2022 World Cup, is doing little to improve conditions for its 1.5 million migrant workers despite promising reforms last year, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

Amnesty report says Qatar is still failing migrant workers
Amnesty report says Qatar is still failing migrant workers

Qatar, host nation of the 2022 World Cup, is still doing little to improve conditions for migrant workers despite promising reform last year, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Qatar World Cup "on schedule" despite controversies
Qatar World Cup "on schedule" despite controversies

The controversies surrounding Qatar`s hosting of the football 2022 World Cup may continue unabated but so too do the country`s preparations for the tournament itself.

Arrested German TV crew had no permits, say Qataris
Arrested German TV crew had no permits, say Qataris

Qatari authorities say they arrested a German television crew for filming a documentary without permission, not because of corruption allegations or the building conditions for the 2022 World Cup it exposed.

Qatar part ways with coach Djamel ​Belmadi
Qatar part ways with coach Djamel ​Belmadi

Qatar have sacked coach Djamel Belmadi just over a month before the start of their joint 2018 World Cup and Asian Cup qualifying campaign.

Winter World Cup in 2022 is `best solution`: Joachim Loew
Winter World Cup in 2022 is `best solution`: Joachim Loew

Germany coach Joachim Loew believes playing the 2022 World Cup in November and December is the "best solution" for the players, but lamented the probable absence of public viewing areas in Europe.

European leagues threaten legal action over Qatar World Cup
European leagues threaten legal action over Qatar World Cup

Europe`s top leagues could launch legal action against FIFA for the sporting and economic damage caused by moving the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, according to the French league president Frederic Thiriez.