Manuel Neuer cautious over Ballon d`Or prospects
Manuel Neuer cautious over Ballon d`Or prospects

Germany`s World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on Friday played down his prospects of securing the World Player of the Year award over holder Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Ivory Coast in budget dispute ahead of CAN
Ivory Coast in budget dispute ahead of CAN

The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has rejected the budget allocated by the country`s government for the Elephants` Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) campaign, dismissing it as insufficient.

Sepp Blatter hints at contesting FIFA elections
Sepp Blatter hints at contesting FIFA elections

 FIFA president Sepp Blatter has hinted that he may contest the next FIFA elections slated to be held in May, next year.

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter "invigorated" after Marrakech meeting
FIFA chief Sepp Blatter "invigorated" after Marrakech meeting

Sepp Blatter is "invigorated" after last week`s executive committee meeting in Marrakech and has every intention of standing in next year`s FIFA presidential election, a source close to the FIFA leadership said on Monday. 

Cristiano Ronaldo returns home for statue unveiling
Cristiano Ronaldo returns home for statue unveiling

World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo returned to his home town of Funchal on Madeira on Sunday to attend the unveiling of a statue sculpted in his honour.

We are bidding for Club World Cup: AIFF president
We are bidding for Club World Cup: AIFF president

India has not yet given up on its plans to host a Club World Cup in the near future, according to AIFF president Praful Patel, who asserted that the country's football scene would soon develop "qualitatively and quantitatively".

Fighting Sepp Blatter says he will not abandon FIFA
Fighting Sepp Blatter says he will not abandon FIFA

Sepp Blatter declared FIFA`s crisis to be over on Friday and said he would not abandon soccer`s governing body.

FIFA ethics committee has created problems, admits Sepp Blatter
FIFA ethics committee has created problems, admits Sepp Blatter

FIFA`s reformed ethics committee has created problems as well as solving them and needs to speed up its work, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday.

FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes
FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, President Sepp Blatter said today.

World Cup corruption report to be released: Sepp Blatter
World Cup corruption report to be released: Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Friday a report into alleged corruption surrounding the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups would be released in "an appropriate form".

FIFA executive meets amid corruption report storm
FIFA executive meets amid corruption report storm

FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee on Thursday amid a storm of controversy over an inquiry into the bids by Russia and Qatar for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Germany ranks first in FIFA's year-end standings
Germany ranks first in FIFA's year-end standings

 The German football team topped FIFA's year-end national team rankings released Thursday, a reward for its stupendous performance in Brazil culminating in the World Cup triumph.

FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest
FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest

FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned on Wednesday in protest at the way his report into allegations of corruption in awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar was handled by the soccer governing body`s ethics judge.

Michel Platini slams new FIFA `failure`
Michel Platini slams new FIFA `failure`

UEFA president Michel Platini said Wednesday that the resignation of FIFA`s top corruption investigator Michael Garcia was a "new failure" by football`s governing body.

Michael Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator
Michael Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator

Former US prosecutor Michael Garcia on Wednesday resigned as chief corruption investigator for FIFA after football`s governing body rejected his appeal against the handling of his report into the votes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Qatar risks losing World Cup without job reform: Theo Zwanziger
Qatar risks losing World Cup without job reform: Theo Zwanziger

Qatar must meet a March deadline for specific labour reforms or it could risk losing the 2022 World Cup finals, FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Tuesday.

FIFA rejects Garcia appeal over corruption report
FIFA rejects Garcia appeal over corruption report

FIFA on Tuesday rejected an appeal by former US prosecutor Michael Garcia against the handling of his inquiry into alleged corruption around the Russian and Qatar bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

India hosts FIFA women's regional development seminar
India hosts FIFA women's regional development seminar

A FIFA women's regional development seminar and India development workshop kicked off here on Monday with more than 100 delegates taking part in it.

FIFA to vote on release of World Cup alleged corruption report
FIFA to vote on release of World Cup alleged corruption report

FIFA has decided to go for voting to determine whether to make probing reports public into the long-standing allegations of corruption surrounding the bidding process for 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

FIFA fines Indonesian clubs for Twitter leaks
FIFA fines Indonesian clubs for Twitter leaks

FIFA said it has fined three Indonesian clubs for publishing secret transfer information on Twitter, the first time football`s world governing body has handed out sanctions for such social media offences.