New FIFA ethics chief Cornel Borbely won't be pushed around
New FIFA ethics chief Cornel Borbely won't be pushed around

Younger than some professional footballers, Swiss attorney Cornel Borbely is at first sight an unlikely choice as the man to step into Michael Garcia`s shoes and try to keep corruption out of FIFA.

Qatar World Cup chief: '2022 will be game-changer'
Qatar World Cup chief: '2022 will be game-changer'

The 2022 Qatar World Cup will be "a game-changer," tournament chief Hassan Al-Thawadi declared, facing down the many skeptics voicing serious reservations about the gas-rich Gulf state hosting the showpiece.

Scotland opposed to British soccer team in 2016 Rio Olympics
Scotland opposed to British soccer team in 2016 Rio Olympics

Scotland have followed Wales in voicing opposition to a combined British soccer team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Sheikh Salman set to win AFC presidency unopposed
Sheikh Salman set to win AFC presidency unopposed

Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain is poised to retain his position as head of Asian football for another four years after no-one decided to oppose him at next month`s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) elections.

China reform group pushes for football excellence
China reform group pushes for football excellence

China has taken steps to improve its football performance, state media reported Sunday, after a key group with presidential backing agreed a plan to raise the level of the game.

IOC welcomes Qatar date move
IOC welcomes Qatar date move

The head of the International Olympic Committee on Saturday welcomed FIFA plans to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November and December, avoiding any clash with that year`s Winter Olympics.

Spanish club Almeria face penalty over non-payment for player
Spanish club Almeria face penalty over non-payment for player

La Liga outfit UD Almeria could find their battle to avoid relegation seriously affected as the result of a decision taken by FIFA to sanction the Spanish club by the deduction of three points as the result of non-payment of a transfer fee for a former player.

2022 FIFA World Cup final no later than December 18, says Sepp Blatter
2022 FIFA World Cup final no later than December 18, says Sepp Blatter

The World Cup final in Qatar in 2022 should be played no later than Dec. 18, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday.

No club compensation for a 2022 winter World Cup: FIFA
No club compensation for a 2022 winter World Cup: FIFA

Soccer`s world governing body FIFA flexed its muscles again on Wednesday when it announced that clubs will not get compensation for losing players and suffering domestic disruption due to a 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar.

FIFA says no World Cup compensation for European clubs
FIFA says no World Cup compensation for European clubs

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said Wednesday that European football clubs would not receive financial compensation for the 2022 World Cup being moved to November-December.

FIFA clears top official over World Cup corruption claims
FIFA clears top official over World Cup corruption claims

FIFA on Tuesday cleared its longest serving executive board member Michel D`Hooghe of Belgium of four corruption charges in the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups won by Russia and Qatar.

FIFA task force recommends shorter Nov-Dec World Cup for Qatar 2022
FIFA task force recommends shorter Nov-Dec World Cup for Qatar 2022

A FIFA task force examining dates for the Qatar World Cup has recommended the Gulf state hosts a shorter tournament, staged over the cooler months of November and December 2022.

FIFA seeks accord on 2022 World Cup dates
FIFA seeks accord on 2022 World Cup dates

A FIFA task force meets in Qatar this week to try to set dates for the 2022 World Cup -- with a groundbreaking but highly controversial winter tournament likely.

Luis Figo keen on FIFA presidential debate
Luis Figo keen on FIFA presidential debate

FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo put pressure on current president Sepp Blatter on Thursday by adding his voice to calls for a public pre-election debate between the four candidates.

Chelsea suspend three fans after racist incident in Paris
Chelsea suspend three fans after racist incident in Paris

Chelsea have suspended three people from their Stamford Bridge stadium following an investigation into a racist incident, captured in amateur video footage on the Paris metro, the club said on Thursday.

Luis Figo calls for `zero-tolerance` on racism
Luis Figo calls for `zero-tolerance` on racism

FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo said on Thursday that Arrigo Sacchi`s comments about black players and an incident involving Chelsea fans in Paris emphasised the need for "zero-tolerance" towards racism.

FIFA candidate Luis Figo proposes 48-team World Cup
FIFA candidate Luis Figo proposes 48-team World Cup

Former Portugal winger Luis Figo launched his campaign for the FIFA presidency on Thursday by revealing plans to expand the World Cup to up to 48 teams.

"They picked on me because of my skin colour": Paris racism victim
"They picked on me because of my skin colour": Paris racism victim

The victim of a racist incident involving Chelsea football fans in the Paris metro did not know the incident had been filmed and widely broadcast and will now lodge an official complaint with police, he told French daily Le Parisien.

Chelsea fans video `disturbing`: David Cameron
Chelsea fans video `disturbing`: David Cameron

Video footage of self-proclaimed racist Chelsea fans pushing a black man off a Paris metro train was "extremely disturbing and very worrying", British prime minister David Cameron said on Wednesday.

Authorities probe `racist` Chelsea fans video
Authorities probe `racist` Chelsea fans video

French prosecutors and British police on Wednesday pledged to investigate footage of self-proclaimed "racist" Chelsea supporters preventing a black man from boarding a Paris subway train.