'Scathing' Diego Maradona slams Sepp Blatter for plunging FIFA into 'anarchy'
'Scathing' Diego Maradona slams Sepp Blatter for plunging FIFA into 'anarchy'

Legendary Argentina footballer Diego Maradona has launched a blistering tirade on Sepp Blatter, accusing the FIFA president of plummeting the world football's governing body into 'anarchy' in his tenure.

Arrested German TV crew had no permits, say Qataris
Arrested German TV crew had no permits, say Qataris

Qatari authorities say they arrested a German television crew for filming a documentary without permission, not because of corruption allegations or the building conditions for the 2022 World Cup it exposed.

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.

Prince Ali says one FIFA challenger could be best
Prince Ali says one FIFA challenger could be best

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein suggested on Monday that one candidate rather than three might have a better chance of beating FIFA president Sepp Blatter in this month`s elections but said he had no intention of withdrawing from the race.

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.

AFC would back any China World Cup bid: Alex Soosay
AFC would back any China World Cup bid: Alex Soosay

China`s hopes of one day hosting a World Cup would receive the full backing of Asia`s governing body more than 25 years after the idea was first mooted, according to AFC general secretary Alex Soosay.

Greeks assure UEFA of changes to sports bill
Greeks assure UEFA of changes to sports bill

 UEFA Secretary General Gianni Infantino received assurances on Wednesday from the Greek government that changes will be made to a proposed sports law which will see the country avoid a suspension from international competition.

Real Madrid deny transfer ban reports
Real Madrid deny transfer ban reports

 European champions Real Madrid have denied reports in the Spanish media that they and Atletico Madrid could be banned from registering new players for a year for irregularities in the signing of minors.

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.

Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid facing transfer bans: Reports
Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid facing transfer bans: Reports

Spanish giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid could be banned from registering new players for a year for irregularities in the signing of minors, Spanish radio station Cadena SER reported on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid unaware of possible FIFA transfer ban
Atletico Madrid unaware of possible FIFA transfer ban

Atletico Madrid are unaware of a possible transfer embargo after Spanish media reported FIFA were set to bar the club and city rivals Real Madrid from the next two windows.

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.

Cruzeiro in Ronaldinho talks
Cruzeiro in Ronaldinho talks

 Cruzeiro manager Marcelo Oliveira admitted that the Brazilian football club is considering a move to sign Ronaldinho.

Qatari Saud Al Mohannadi withdraws from FIFA Exco race
Qatari Saud Al Mohannadi withdraws from FIFA Exco race

Qatar Football Association vice-president Saud Al Mohannadi has pulled out of elections for a place on the FIFA executive committee, saying West Asia should support one candidate.

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.

Indonesian domestic league fails to resume, fears FIFA ban
Indonesian domestic league fails to resume, fears FIFA ban

The Indonesian league failed to resume on Saturday after being denied a permit to hold matches, the football association chief said, as a row between the group and the government worsened.

AFC general secretary accused of hiding evidence
AFC general secretary accused of hiding evidence

The Asian Football Confederation`s general secretary Alex Soosay asked for evidence to be removed prior to a 2012 investigation into corruption at the body, the Malay Mail reported on Saturday, citing video evidence obtained of the probe.

FIFA Club World Cup returns to Japan
FIFA Club World Cup returns to Japan

The FIFA Club World Cup will return to Japan in December 2015 and 2016, three years after it last hosted the competition, FIFA announced on Thursday.

Taiwan FA head accused of betting on his side to lose
Taiwan FA head accused of betting on his side to lose

The head of the Taiwan Football Association (CTFA) is being investigated by authorities after allegedly betting on his side to lose a World Cup qualifier against Brunei, local media reported on Thursday.