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.

AIFF collaborates with German Football Association
AIFF collaborates with German Football Association

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) today signed a partnership with German Football Association (DFB) for a at technical collaboration which would lay emphasis on Coach Education, Grassroots Programme and Youth Development.

Russia 2018 World Cup will be best ever, says Blatter
Russia 2018 World Cup will be best ever, says Blatter

Nothing will stop Russia from hosting the best World Cup in the tournament`s history in 2018, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on a visit to one of the host venues Sochi on Monday.

SportAccord chief launches scathing attack on IOC
SportAccord chief launches scathing attack on IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is not transparent enough and blocks attempts for other multi-sports events, SportAccord President Marius Vizer said on Monday in a scathing attack on the IOC.

Indonesia FA threatens legal action against govt
Indonesia FA threatens legal action against govt

The Indonesian Football Association Monday threatened legal action against the government over its attempt to suspend the association, in a row that has provoked anger from FIFA.

Joseph Blatter endorses Webb as potential FIFA president
Joseph Blatter endorses Webb as potential FIFA president

 FIFA president Joseph Blatter has suggested that Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) boss Jeffrey Webb has the potential to become the leader of world football's governing body.

Newly elected Indonesia FA chief vows to fight back
Newly elected Indonesia FA chief vows to fight back

The newly-elected president of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) has vowed to fight back against the government after seeing his body suspended by the youth and sports ministry.

Pakistan's Punjab soccer body score first win over govt in power play
Pakistan's Punjab soccer body score first win over govt in power play

Sardar Naveed Haider was elected president of the Pakistan Football Federation`s largest regional body late on Friday after a chaotic election which FIFA were dragged into and a government-backed candidate barred from.

Capacity of 2018 soccer World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000
Capacity of 2018 soccer World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

The Russian government has decided to cut the capacity of the Luzhniki stadium, which will hold the final of the 2018 World Cup, by 8,000 to 81,000.

Indonesia suspends local association, risks FIFA wrath
Indonesia suspends local association, risks FIFA wrath

Indonesia`s youth and sports ministry on Saturday suspended all activities of the local soccer association (PSSI), setting the stage for further tension with world governing body FIFA.

Sepp Blatter says CONCACAF should get extra World Cup slot
Sepp Blatter says CONCACAF should get extra World Cup slot

FIFA president Sepp Blatter`s suggestion on Thursday that the CONCACAF region should be given an extra automatic qualification spot at the World Cup was met with a swift reply from UEFA president Michel Platini.

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.

There could be surprises in FIFA election, says Michael van Praag
There could be surprises in FIFA election, says Michael van Praag

 CONCACAF`s congress witnessed an outburst of support for incumbent Sepp Blatter ahead of next month`s FIFA presidential election but one of his rivals Dutch FA chief Michael van Praag believes that does not tell the whole story.

Caribbean will not adopt block vote for FIFA presidential election
Caribbean will not adopt block vote for FIFA presidential election

FIFA president Sepp Blatter will have to work for the votes of the 25 Caribbean football associations after the region`s union head said they would break with their normal practise of voting as a block.

US announce experienced squad for Women's World Cup
US announce experienced squad for Women's World Cup

The United States head coach Jill Ellis announced her 23-woman squad for the Women`s World Cup featuring 14 members of the 2012 Olympic gold medal winning team.

Indonesia hits back at FIFA in escalating row

Indonesia has reportedly accused FIFA of violating the country`s sovereignty after world football`s governing body threatened sanctions against Jakarta over government interference in its domestic league.

Indonesia refuses to buckle under FIFA threats
Indonesia refuses to buckle under FIFA threats

 An arm of the Indonesian government has accused FIFA of insulting the country`s sovereignty after soccer`s world governing body threatened to ban the Asians over a dispute that has halted the local league.

New Zealand eye World Cup joint host bid with Australia
New Zealand eye World Cup joint host bid with Australia

A potential bid from New Zealand to co-host the FIFA World Cup in 2026 or 2030 could prove "a pipe dream" but the ambitious country are pressing on with the bold plans, Martin Snedden told Reuters.