FIFA president Sepp Blatter appealed against the 90 day ban that forced him out of office, a report said on Friday as world football's sleaze-tainted governing body headed into months of turmoil over how to find a new leader.
South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon has said the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has been sending unsolicited letters to its members urging them to support his rival Michel Platini at next year`s election.
Qatar coach Jose Daniel Carreno admitted Wednesday his team is under pressure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the country`s last chance to reach the finals before hosting the event four years later.
Asian Football Confederation general secretary Alex Soosay, who had been suspended over cover-up claims dating back to the reign of former president Mohammed bin Hammam, resigned with immediate effect on Wednesday, the regional governing body said.
Asia`s heavyweight nations kick off their World Cup campaigns in some unusual places over the next six days, with a qualification revamp putting the continent`s minnows in line for some painful thrashings.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Thursday supported Qatar's right to host the 2022 World Cup despite the ongoing corruption scandal that has engulfed world football's governing body FIFA, amid calls for scrapping the Gulf country's right to host due to an alleged bribe-filled bidding process.