Sepp Blatter is "invigorated" after last week`s executive committee meeting in Marrakech and has every intention of standing in next year`s FIFA presidential election, a source close to the FIFA leadership said on Monday.
India has not yet given up on its plans to host a Club World Cup in the near future, according to AIFF president Praful Patel, who asserted that the country's football scene would soon develop "qualitatively and quantitatively".
FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee on Thursday amid a storm of controversy over an inquiry into the bids by Russia and Qatar for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned on Wednesday in protest at the way his report into allegations of corruption in awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar was handled by the soccer governing body`s ethics judge.
Former US prosecutor Michael Garcia on Wednesday resigned as chief corruption investigator for FIFA after football`s governing body rejected his appeal against the handling of his report into the votes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
FIFA on Tuesday rejected an appeal by former US prosecutor Michael Garcia against the handling of his inquiry into alleged corruption around the Russian and Qatar bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.