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.
Struggling with a major corruption crisis, FIFA convenes the first meeting of a new reform committee on Wednesday. But few with knowledge of the matter - either inside or outside world football`s governing body - expect it to come up with the robust proposals for structural change that are being sought by prosecutors and sponsors.
Real Madrid have blamed Manchester United for their failure to sign Spain goalkeeper David De Gea before Monday`s midnight transfer deadline and said they did everything needed to complete the transaction.
A former high-ranking football official charged with soliciting bribes, including $500,000 that allegedly went to build a swimming pool at his house, wants to stay in that house near Atlanta while he awaits trial, his lawyer said on Thursday.
FIFA on Thursday disowned comments made by the head of its reform committee, who had questioned why American authorities were investigating corruption in soccer, which he described as "just an ethnic sport for girls in schools" in the U.S.
FIFA presidential candidate Michael Platini will publish his manifesto in the next six to eight weeks and wants to bring football back into the spotlight during the campaign, a source close to the Frenchman said on Wednesday.
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.