FIFA may see World Cup corruption report
FIFA may see World Cup corruption report

Details of the investigation into allegations of widespread corruption in the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups could be made available to FIFA, the governing body said Thursday.

Japan awarded 3-0 forfeit win after Venezuela gaffe
Japan awarded 3-0 forfeit win after Venezuela gaffe

Asian champions Japan have been awarded a 3-0 win over Venezuela after the South Americans were found to have fielded an ineligible player during their friendly in September.

FIFA whistleblower says ''living in fear''
FIFA whistleblower says ''living in fear''

 FIFA whistleblower Phaedra Al-Majid, who accused Qatar of corruption in its successful bid to win the right to host the 2022 soccer World Cup, said on Wednesday she was living in fear after receiving threats against her family.

Sepp Blatter tells FA there could be a way to release Garcia report
Sepp Blatter tells FA there could be a way to release Garcia report

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has told English FA chairman Greg Dyke that Michael Garcia`s report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups could be made public if people named in it waive any right to any subsequent legal action.

FIFA lodges criminal complaint over 2018, 2022 World Cup bids
FIFA lodges criminal complaint over 2018, 2022 World Cup bids

Football`s world governing body FIFA has lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over "possible misconduct" by individuals in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

World Cup whistleblowers slam FIFA: report
World Cup whistleblowers slam FIFA: report

Whistleblowers who played a key role in World Cup corruption allegations have made a formal complaint to FIFA that promises to maintain their confidentiality have been broken, Britain`s national Press Association news agency reported Monday.

Qatar vows to change `kafala` labour law
Qatar vows to change `kafala` labour law

Qatar, host of the 2022 football World Cup, pledged Sunday to introduce new legislation to replace the controversial "kafala" sponsorship system and improve conditions for migrant workers by early 2015.

Pele leaves hospital after kidney stones removed
Pele leaves hospital after kidney stones removed

Brazilian soccer legend Pele was discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital on Saturday after doctors removed kidney stones that had been obstructing his urinary tract, the hospital said in a statement.

FIFA's Eckert plays down report differences with Garcia
FIFA's Eckert plays down report differences with Garcia

FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert played down differences with investigator Michael Garcia over the conclusions of a report into the vote for 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar, saying it had not yet been finalised.

Australian whistleblower calls FIFA statement "high comedy"
Australian whistleblower calls FIFA statement "high comedy"

 FIFA`s governance of world soccer is a "farce" and Judge Hans-Joachim Eckert`s statement summarising an 18-month probe into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups is "high comedy", according to the Australian whistleblower discredited in the statement.

FIFA confirm Michael Garcia World Cup corruption appeal
FIFA confirm Michael Garcia World Cup corruption appeal

FIFA on Friday confirmed that investigator Michael Garcia has lodged an appeal after complaining his report into alleged World Cup corruption was misrepresented.

FIFA and Australia`s World Cup bid slammed
FIFA and Australia`s World Cup bid slammed

Australian media took FIFA to task Saturday over its contested ethics report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, but also lashed Australia`s handling of the process.

''Pope'' Blatter likely to ride out latest FIFA storm
''Pope'' Blatter likely to ride out latest FIFA storm

Teflon-coated Sepp Blatter has survived plenty of crises during his 16 years as FIFA president and although the current one over the Garcia corruption report takes world soccer`s governing body into uncharted waters, he is very likely to come through it too.

Publish report and rebuild FIFA's image, presidential hopeful says
Publish report and rebuild FIFA's image, presidential hopeful says

The "absolutely incredible" events buffeting FIFA mean world soccer`s governing body must now release the full report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if it is to rebuild its tarnished image, the man who hopes to become its next president told Reuters on Friday.

FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert surprised at criticism
FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert surprised at criticism

FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert told Reuters he was surprised at public criticism from his investigative counterpart Michael Garcia over the report which concluded that the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups did not have to be re-run.

Awarding World Cup to Qatar "a mistake": Eric Cantona
Awarding World Cup to Qatar "a mistake": Eric Cantona

Former France idol Eric Cantona has added his voice to the growing wave of criticism of FIFA`s vote to award the 2012 World Cup to Qatar.

Greg Dyke warned over refusal to return World Cup watch
Greg Dyke warned over refusal to return World Cup watch

English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke may be heading for troubled waters with soccer`s governing body over his refusal to return a $25,000 World Cup watch, a FIFA official has warned.

Ronaldinho close to deal with LA Galaxy: Report
Ronaldinho close to deal with LA Galaxy: Report

Ronaldinho is close to signing a deal with US Major League Soccer outfit Los Angeles Galaxy, a media report said.

Australia ran ''clean campaign'' for World Cup bid, rejects report
Australia ran ''clean campaign'' for World Cup bid, rejects report

Australia ran a clean bid for the 2022 World Cup and rejects assertions to the contrary contained in a controversial FIFA report, Federation Football Australia (FFA) chief Frank Lowy said on Friday.

Stephanie Roche only female footballer named in FIFA's goal of the year list
Stephanie Roche only female footballer named in FIFA's goal of the year list

Irish female footballer Stephanie Roche, who currently plays for Peamount United, has earned a unique distinction of being the only woman to have been shortlisted for FIFA's goal of the year alongside fellow strikers Robin van Persie and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.