Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein approached by individual offering ''votes''
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein approached by individual offering ''votes''

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein`s election team informed police after being approached by an individual who said he could deliver 47 votes at Friday`s election, they said on Tuesday.

Diego Maradona rounds on `dictator` Sepp Blatter
Diego Maradona rounds on `dictator` Sepp Blatter

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has attacked world football chief Sepp Blatter, calling the 79-year-old Swiss "a dictator" and claiming his bid for a fifth term as FIFA president is "an absurdity".

FIFA candidates targeted in blackmail scam: Report
FIFA candidates targeted in blackmail scam: Report

Two men who launched challenges to Sepp Blatter for the leadership of world football body FIFA have been targeted in an attempted blackmail scam, a report said on Saturday.

Sepp Blatter v Prince Ali for FIFA job as Luis Figo, Michael van Praag exit
Sepp Blatter v Prince Ali for FIFA job as Luis Figo, Michael van Praag exit

Michael van Praag and Luis Figo`s decisions to pull out of FIFA`s presidential race are unlikely to alter the outcome, apart from sparing Sepp Blatter an uncomfortable 15 minutes in Zurich and forcing Suriname to choose another candidate.

Why Sepp Blatter will remain supreme as the 'Pope of Football'
Why Sepp Blatter will remain supreme as the 'Pope of Football'

Unless the world of soccer shifts on its axis at the end of this month, Sepp Blatter will be re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term at the annual congress of world soccer`s governing body in Zurich.

Luis Figo struggling to show same magic off the field
Luis Figo struggling to show same magic off the field

Luis Figo was one of the most talented, successful and exciting players of his generation, leading Portugal to a series of impressive performances which put many bigger countries to shame.

Luis Figo denies he is planning to withdraw from FIFA election
Luis Figo denies he is planning to withdraw from FIFA election

FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo says he has no plans to quit his campaign at a joint news conference in the Netherlands with fellow hopeful Michael van Praag.

Diego Maradona baptised in Jordan River
Diego Maradona baptised in Jordan River

Legendary Argentina footballer Diego Maradona has got baptised in the West Asian river Jordan here on the same place where Jesus Christ is believed to have been baptised.

Prince Ali vows to stay in FIFA race to `the end`
Prince Ali vows to stay in FIFA race to `the end`

FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin al Hussein on Tuesday vowed to stay in the campaign to be leader of football`s world body "until the end" following speculation that he could withdraw.

Asia's lack of democracy typical of FIFA ethos, says Prince Ali
Asia's lack of democracy typical of FIFA ethos, says Prince Ali

The way that the Asian Football Confederation allowed FIFA president Sepp Blatter to address its congress while none of the men campaigning to replace him could, showed a typical lack of democracy, one of the candidates said on Sunday.

Strategic pull-out possible for Blatter rivals
Strategic pull-out possible for Blatter rivals

 FIFA presidential candidates Michael van Praag and Luis Figo yesterday left open the possibility of a strategic withdrawal to unite the vote against runaway leader Sepp Blatter.

Figo asks AFC to allow FIFA candidates to address Asia Congress
Figo asks AFC to allow FIFA candidates to address Asia Congress

FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo has written to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) requesting the opportunity to address delegates at their annual Congress on Thursday.

Kingmaker Sheikh Ahmad to take first step towards FIFA throne
Kingmaker Sheikh Ahmad to take first step towards FIFA throne

When FIFA president Sepp Blatter addresses delegates at the 26th Asian Football Confederation congress on Thursday at least four men watching him are likely to be imagining themselves standing in his shoes in the future.

Sepp Blatter re-election set for Asian boost
Sepp Blatter re-election set for Asian boost

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter will take a big step towards a fifth term in office when he watches Asia`s football boss, a key ally, seal re-election unopposed on Thursday.

Luis Figo hopes World Cup expansion plan can gain Asia support
Luis Figo hopes World Cup expansion plan can gain Asia support

FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo will hope to convince delegates at this week`s Asian Football Confederation Congress that a vote for him would boost the region`s chances of more places in future World Cup finals.

Luis Figo calls CONCACAF congress undemocratic
Luis Figo calls CONCACAF congress undemocratic

FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo has hit out at what he called a lack of democracy at CONCACAF`s congress on Thursday after incumbent Sepp Blatter was the only candidate given a chance to speak.

Spotlight on Cairo as African bosses meet
Spotlight on Cairo as African bosses meet

The African football spotlight falls on Cairo this week with FIFA presidential hopefuls electioneering while a proposed rule change could extend the reign of CAF strongman Issa Hayatou.

Prince Ali vows end to Sepp Blatter`s FIFA fiefdom
Prince Ali vows end to Sepp Blatter`s FIFA fiefdom

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein accused Sepp Blatter of turning the presidency into a personal fiefdom as he unveiled his manifesto for the role on Monday.

FIFA election: Lennart Johansson predicts easy win for old foe Sepp Blatter
FIFA election: Lennart Johansson predicts easy win for old foe Sepp Blatter

It is 17 years since Lennart Johansson lost an acrimonious FIFA presidential election to Sepp Blatter and he has a stark message to the three men standing against his old foe -- you have no chance.

Portuguese sports secretary hails Luis Figo's FIFA candidacy
Portuguese sports secretary hails Luis Figo's FIFA candidacy

Portugal's Secretary of State for Sports has hailed FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo, saying there are an increasing number of Portuguese in the decision-making board.