Sepp Blatter hits back at demands to publish World Cup report
Sepp Blatter hits back at demands to publish World Cup report

FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Wednesday rejected demands to publish the potentially explosive report into long-standing allegations of corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

Diego Maradona accuses Sepp Blatter of wanting to drive him out of football
Diego Maradona accuses Sepp Blatter of wanting to drive him out of football

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has leveled charges against the FIFA president Sepp Blatter, accusing him of attempting to force him out of football.

I'm just a servant of football, says Sepp Blatter
I'm just a servant of football, says Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is a mere servant at the service of football, he said on Friday as he re-stated his intention to run for a fifth mandate in next May’s election.

Asian boss backs FIFA president Sepp Blatter for re-election
Asian boss backs FIFA president Sepp Blatter for re-election

Asia`s football chief threw his support behind FIFA president Sepp Blatter`s re-election bid Saturday as the 78-year-old looked increasingly certain to win a fifth term.

FA chief backs video replays for referees
FA chief backs video replays for referees

Video replays to help football referees in key decision-making moments such as awarding penalties received the backing of England`s Football Association chairman Greg Dyke on Wednesday.

Champagne to run against FIFA president Sepp​ Blatter
Champagne to run against FIFA president Sepp​ Blatter

Former FIFA official Jerome Champagne formally announced on Monday that he will stand against incumbent Sepp Blatter in next year`s election for president of the world soccer body.

Russia World Cup not under discussion, says Sepp Blatter
Russia World Cup not under discussion, says Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has reiterated that Russia`s hosting of the 2018 World Cup is not up for discussion.

Russia says rejects FIFA plea to cut World Cup venues

Russia has rejected a FIFA recommendation to cut the number of host cities for the 2018 World Cup from 11 to nine and stadiums from 12 to 10, according to Russia sports minister Vitaly Mutko.

FIFA to host global summit on ethics in sports

FIFA will host a conference on ethical sports leadership organized by the Brussels-based World Forum for Ethics in Business and cricket great Sachin Tendulkar is scheduled to attend the event.

It is difficult to accept women in governance: FIFA President

A day before the Women`s U-20 World Cup kicked off in Canada, FIFA President Sepp Blatter reportedly said that it is difficult to accept women in FIFA`s executive committee because Football is very macho.

`Happy` Blatter hails World Cup success

FIFA president Sepp Blatter declared that the World Cup in Brazil was a success, saying that fears of anti-tournament protests had not materialised.

`Happy` Blatter hails World Cup success

FIFA president Sepp Blatter declared Wednesday that the World Cup in Brazil was a success, saying that fears of anti-tournament protests had not materialized.

Blatter: Suarez bite `not fair,` keeps mum on ban

FIFA President Sepp Blatter believes Luis Suarez`s biting offense was "definitely not fair" though he won`t say the player`s name. "It is not fair what he has done," Blatter said yesterday in a video interview on FIFA`s website.

FIFA chief Blatter ready to run again despite opposition

FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Wednesday all but confirmed he would run for re-election despite criticism that the game and organisation have been tarnished by accusations of corruption during his long reign.

Mistake to award World Cup to Qatar, says Blatter

Awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar was a `mistake` and the tournament will probably have to be held in the winter because of the heat, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said.

Curious to see standard of Indian football: Bundesliga star

Well aware of India`s love for cricket, top players from Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim are curiously waiting to see the "standard of soccer" in a country once described as world football`s `sleeping giant` by FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Blatter repeats backing for winter 2022 World Cup

FIFA president Sepp Blatter reiterated Sunday his desire for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be played at the end of the year in the winter rather than in the searing heat of a Gulf summer.

Row over plan to merge Asia`s top posts

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein has savaged plans to hand his current role as FIFA vice-president to Asia`s football boss in a row which threatens to plunge regional soccer into a fresh round of infighting.

Ronaldo, Romario in World Cup spat over free tickets

Brazilian legends Ronaldo and Romario on Monday indulged in a World Cup war of words as the former accused his compatriot of blaming him for a promise of free tickets for handicapped fans which has not materialized.

Blatter says World Cup problems are under control

Problems with Brazil`s World Cup venues are under control with just 100 days to go before the first match kicks off, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday.