Sponsors` pressure mounts on FIFA ahead of World Cup draw
Sponsors` pressure mounts on FIFA ahead of World Cup draw

FIFA will meet with key sponsors Visa, McDonalds and Coca-Cola next month as world football`s governing body continues to come under pressure following a series of corruption scandals.

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke all but says he's leaving
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke all but says he's leaving

Jerome Valcke, FIFA`s often-outspoken secretary general, all but confirmed on Friday that he will be leaving his job when Sepp Blatter is replaced as president of world soccer`s governing body next February.

FIFA to meet sponsors after reproaches from Coke, Visa, McDonald's
FIFA to meet sponsors after reproaches from Coke, Visa, McDonald's

FIFA will meet its leading commercial partners next month after three of them increased pressure for major reforms to soccer`s governing body following a series of corruption scandals.

FIFA to discuss reforms with partners: Jerome Valcke
FIFA to discuss reforms with partners: Jerome Valcke

Soccer`s governing body FIFA will meet with its major commercial partners in August to discuss reforms, Secretary General Jerome Valcke said on Friday.

Sepp Blatter arrives in Saint Petersburg for 2018 draw
Sepp Blatter arrives in Saint Petersburg for 2018 draw

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter arrived in Saint Petersburg on Thursday to attend 2018 World Cup draw in his first trip out of Switzerland since his organisation was engulfed by a corruption scandal.

Vladimir Putin, Sepp Blatter put troubles aside for 2018 World Cup
Vladimir Putin, Sepp Blatter put troubles aside for 2018 World Cup

Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA`s president Sepp Blatter will put aside their troubles when they take centre-stage and kick-off the countdown to the 2018 World Cup on Saturday.

Russia expects no 'kick up backside' moment over World Cup
Russia expects no 'kick up backside' moment over World Cup

Despite a faltering economy, international tension over Ukraine, and an investigation into its World Cup bid, Russia is confident everything will be ready by the time the soccer extravaganza kicks off on June 14, 2018.

Sepp Blatter to face media for first time since stepping down
Sepp Blatter to face media for first time since stepping down

Sepp Blatter is set to face the media on July 20 for the first time since he announced last month that he would step down as president of soccer`s governing body FIFA.

Pleas for help to FIFA going unanswered, Nepal official says
Pleas for help to FIFA going unanswered, Nepal official says

Repeated pleas to embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter and other senior officials asking for help to end "chaos and lawlessness" in Nepal`s football federation (ANFA) have gone unanswered, the Asian body`s vice-president told Reuters on Thursday.

FIFA's Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke hire US lawyers for corruption probe
FIFA's Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke hire US lawyers for corruption probe

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and its Secretary General Jerome Valcke have both hired high-powered U.S. lawyers to represent them as a corruption probe roils soccer`s global governing body.

Swiss prosecutor says seized 9 terabytes of FIFA evidence
Swiss prosecutor says seized 9 terabytes of FIFA evidence

Switzerland`s attorney general said on Wednesday his office had seized around nine terabytes of data as part of a sweeping investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption at world soccer`s governing body FIFA.

FIFA director of communications Walter de Gregorio to leave office
FIFA director of communications Walter de Gregorio to leave office

FIFA`s director of communications Walter de Gregorio is to relinquish office with immediate effect, though he will continue to serve on a consultancy basis until the end of the year, world soccer`s governing body said in a statement on Thursday.

FIFA official Jerome Valcke hits back over $10 mln transactions
FIFA official Jerome Valcke hits back over $10 mln transactions

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke on Wednesday dismissed allegations of wrongdoing over $10 million in bank transactions that are under investigation by U.S. authorities.

FIFA suspends 2026 World Cup bidding
FIFA suspends 2026 World Cup bidding

FIFA announced on Wednesday it had suspended the bidding process to host the 2026 World Cup amid the furore surrounding corruption probes at the organisation.

Sepp Blatter, Thabo Mbeki 'discussed' $10 mln World Cup deal: Report
Sepp Blatter, Thabo Mbeki 'discussed' $10 mln World Cup deal: Report

FIFA president Sepp Blatter and the then South African president Thabo Mbeki discussed the $10-million that ended up in the hands of FIFA corrupt officials, according to a 2007 email published on Sunday by a South African paper.

Sepp Blatter sends best as Women`s World Cup kicks off
Sepp Blatter sends best as Women`s World Cup kicks off

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter sent his good wishes as the 2015 Women`s World Cup kicked off on Saturday with hosts Canada playing Group A rivals China in the opening game.

2015 FIFA Women`s World Cup kicks off in Canada
2015 FIFA Women`s World Cup kicks off in Canada

The 2015 Women`s World Cup kicked off on Saturday with hosts Canada playing Group A rivals China in the opening game in Edmonton.

Sepp Blatter should quit FIFA now, says old foe Lennart Johansson

Sepp Blatter should leave FIFA immediately because he must have known about the $10 million payment sent to the disgraced Jack Warner from a FIFA account, Blatter`s old foe and former UEFA chief Lennart Johansson said on Friday.

FIFA staff give standing ovation to Sepp Blatter as corruption storm grows
FIFA staff give standing ovation to Sepp Blatter as corruption storm grows

FIFA staff gave Sepp Blatter a standing ovation on Wednesday even as his resignation failed to quell a corruption storm that could yet touch world football`s fallen leader.

The men who might be after FIFA's top job as Sepp Blatter quits
The men who might be after FIFA's top job as Sepp Blatter quits

FIFA is facing a turning point in its history with the end of president Sepp Blatter`s 17-year grip on power.