Six arrested FIFA officials oppose extradition to US: Switzerland
Six arrested FIFA officials oppose extradition to US: Switzerland

Six of the seven top FIFA officials arrested on Wednesday in Zurich as part of a twin corruption probe are opposing their extradition to the United States, the Swiss justice ministry said.

Diego Maradona cheers FIFA arrests, warns Sepp Blatter next
Diego Maradona cheers FIFA arrests, warns Sepp Blatter next

Argentine football great Diego Maradona on Wednesday applauded the arrest of top FIFA officials in an anti-corruption sting, and warned that Sepp Blatter, the president of world football`s governing body, may be next.

`Question mark` over FIFA election: FA chief
`Question mark` over FIFA election: FA chief

 England`s Football Association chairman Greg Dyke on Wednesday questioned whether FIFA`s presidential election should proceed following the arrests of seven of the world governing body`s top officials in a corruption probe.

Swiss justice office says has blocked bank accounts in FIFA probe
Swiss justice office says has blocked bank accounts in FIFA probe

The Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said it had blocked accounts at several banks in Switzerland after police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday in U.S. and Swiss corruption cases.

FIFA says Sepp Blatter to seek 5th term despite arrests
FIFA says Sepp Blatter to seek 5th term despite arrests

Soccer`s governing body FIFA called the arrest of six of its leading officials on bribery charges a "difficult moment" but said it would not derail President Sepp Blatter`s bid to win a fifth term in an election on Friday.

FIFA arrests will not affect 2018 World Cup: Russian soccer official
FIFA arrests will not affect 2018 World Cup: Russian soccer official

The arrests of officials from soccer world governing body FIFA will not affect Russia`s hosting of the 2018 World Cup, an official at the Russian Football Union told Reuters on Wednesday.

Sepp Blatter, Jerom​e Valcke not involved in corruption probe: FIFA spokesman
Sepp Blatter, Jerom​e Valcke not involved in corruption probe: FIFA spokesman

FIFA president Sepp Blatter and its general secretary Jerome Valcke are not implicated in a corruption probe underway into the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, the organisation`s spokesman said on Wednesday.

Alleging racism, Palestinians seek to have Israel suspended from world soccer
Alleging racism, Palestinians seek to have Israel suspended from world soccer

Dressed in the black and yellow of Beitar Jerusalem soccer team and holding aloft banners reading "Pure Forever" and "Beitar Good For The Jews", La Familia is Israel`s most notorious soccer gang, denounced by the club they purport to support.

FIFA office raided, documents seized
FIFA office raided, documents seized

Swiss police on Wednesday raided the headquarters of FIFA in Zurich, seizing documents and data, the Swiss attorney-general`s office said.

Prince Ali bin al Hussein calls FIFA arrests `sad day` for football
Prince Ali bin al Hussein calls FIFA arrests `sad day` for football

Prince Ali bin al Hussein, who is challenging Sepp Blatter for FIFA`s leadership, said Wednesday that the arrest of six football officials in a US corruption probe was "a sad day" for the sport.

Thais target soccer gold, Indos just want to play
Thais target soccer gold, Indos just want to play

At the Southeast Asian Games, the men`s soccer gold medal carries more weight than any of the other 400 on offer in a region where football bragging rights are the most priceless of commodities. 

Arrested FIFA officials face extradition to US
Arrested FIFA officials face extradition to US

Six soccer officials, including some high-ranking members of world governing-body FIFA, were arrested by Swiss police on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the United States.

FIFA says seeking to clarify arrests in Switzerland
FIFA says seeking to clarify arrests in Switzerland

FIFA said Wednesday it was seeking to clarify the situation after six football officials were arrested in Zurich on the request of US authorities, suspected of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars.

Several Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in Zurich
Several Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in Zurich

According to reports on Wednesday, several FIFA executives have been arrested in Zurich following a probe. The The charges include corruption in bid for World Cups and broadcast deals.

Venerated and vilified, Sepp Blatter soldiers on as FIFA boss
Venerated and vilified, Sepp Blatter soldiers on as FIFA boss

Sepp Blatter goes into one of the toughest days of his 40 years at football`s governing body revered by some as the beautiful game`s `Jesus` and scorned by others as a rogue clinging to power.

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein approached by individual offering ''votes''
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein approached by individual offering ''votes''

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein`s election team informed police after being approached by an individual who said he could deliver 47 votes at Friday`s election, they said on Tuesday.

Israel prepares to defend against possible FIFA suspension
Israel prepares to defend against possible FIFA suspension

Principal directors of Israel Football Association (IFA), headed by president Ofer Eini, travelled to Zurich in an attempt to gain support ahead of a possible FIFA membership suspension, as requested by the Palestinian association during the annual FIFA Congress.

Sepp Blatter must go, says Michel Platini
Sepp Blatter must go, says Michel Platini

UEFA president Michel Platini has thrown his weight behind Jordan`s Prince Ali bin al Hussein in his bid to unseat Sepp Blatter as the head of football`s world governing body FIFA.

Diego Maradona rounds on `dictator` Sepp Blatter
Diego Maradona rounds on `dictator` Sepp Blatter

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has attacked world football chief Sepp Blatter, calling the 79-year-old Swiss "a dictator" and claiming his bid for a fifth term as FIFA president is "an absurdity".

FIFA candidates targeted in blackmail scam: Report
FIFA candidates targeted in blackmail scam: Report

Two men who launched challenges to Sepp Blatter for the leadership of world football body FIFA have been targeted in an attempted blackmail scam, a report said on Saturday.