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.

Mario Balotelli staying at Liverpool, says agent
Mario Balotelli staying at Liverpool, says agent

 Misfiring Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will remain at the club next season, his agent Mino Raiola claimed on Wednesday.

Rio Ferdinand, Joey Barton, Bobby Zamora released by QPR
Rio Ferdinand, Joey Barton, Bobby Zamora released by QPR

Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand and midfielder Joey Barton were among six players released by Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday following their relegation from the Premier League.

ISL: John Abraham buys Lajong's stakes in NEUFC
ISL: John Abraham buys Lajong's stakes in NEUFC

Indian Super League franchise NorthEast United FC has dissociated themselves with I-League club Shillong Lajong FC and Bollywood actor John Abraham would now become the principal owner of the club, according to sources.

`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.

UEFA executive committee to meet Wednesday amid FIFA probe: Michel Platini
UEFA executive committee to meet Wednesday amid FIFA probe: Michel Platini

UEFA chief Michel Platini said Wednesday in Warsaw the European organisation`s executive committee would meet in the afternoon amid corruption allegations against high-ranking FIFA officials.

Real Madrid players ignoring Gareth Bale: Wales coach
Real Madrid players ignoring Gareth Bale: Wales coach

 Wales manager Chris Coleman has rallied to the defence of forward Gareth Bale by accusing his Real Madrid team-mates of deliberately ignoring him on the pitch.

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.

Barca forward Luis Suarez back in training before King's Cup final
Barca forward Luis Suarez back in training before King's Cup final

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has returned to training with his team mates, suggesting he will be able to play a part in Saturday`s King`s Cup final against Athletic Bilbao after two weeks out with a hamstring problem.

Liverpool preparing bid for Benteke as Kolo, Wisdom extend contract
Liverpool preparing bid for Benteke as Kolo, Wisdom extend contract

English football club Liverpool is preparing to rope in Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke after the FA Cup final on Saturday, while their defenders Kolo Touré and Andre Wisdom have signed contract extensions despite having played very little football under manager Brendan Rodgers.

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.

Owner Randy Lerner vows to leave Aston Villa
Owner Randy Lerner vows to leave Aston Villa

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner will stand down as chairman this year if he cannot sell the Premier League club, he said in a British newspaper interview published 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.

Danny Welbeck out of FA Cup final, England games
Danny Welbeck out of FA Cup final, England games

 Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will miss Saturday`s FA Cup final against Aston Villa due to a knee injury, manager Arsene Wenger told a press conference on Wednesday.

Iker Casillas determined to stay at Real Madrid
Iker Casillas determined to stay at Real Madrid

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has insisted that he has no intention of leaving the football club where he has spent his entire career.

Diego Costa can fill Didier Drogba's shoes: Chelsea's Gary Cahill
Diego Costa can fill Didier Drogba's shoes: Chelsea's Gary Cahill

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill on Wednesday said Spanish forward Diego Costa can fill the shoes of Didier Drogba at the English Premier League (EPL) side after the Ivorian announced his departure.

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.

Lerner says will stand down as Villa chairman
Lerner says will stand down as Villa chairman

Aston Villa`s American owner Randy Lerner will stand down as club chairman whether or not he manages to sell the club, he said on Wednesday.