Asian boss backs FIFA president Sepp Blatter for re-election
Asian boss backs FIFA president Sepp Blatter for re-election

Asia`s football chief threw his support behind FIFA president Sepp Blatter`s re-election bid Saturday as the 78-year-old looked increasingly certain to win a fifth term.

FIFA to ban third party ownership of players
FIFA to ban third party ownership of players

World football`s governing body FIFA is to ban the practice of investment companies owning stakes in footballers` economic rights, president Sepp Blatter announced Friday.

Timing wrong on FIFA watch ruling, says Michel Platini
Timing wrong on FIFA watch ruling, says Michel Platini

UEFA supremo Michel Platini said Friday he would not be complying with FIFA`s demand to return a luxury watch given as a gift by organisers of the Brazil World Cup.

London to host Euro 2020 final
London to host Euro 2020 final

London will host the final and semi-finals of the 2020 European football championship, which will exceptionally be held in 13 different countries, UEFA boss Michel Platini announced Friday.

Franck Ribery rules out France return
Franck Ribery rules out France return

Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery on Thursday reiterated his decision not to play again for France despite threats issued by UEFA chief Michel Platini.

Michel Platini criticises FIFA over discrimination tolerance
Michel Platini criticises FIFA over discrimination tolerance

UEFA president Michel Platini had a dig at soccer`s world governing body FIFA on Wednesday, saying it had failed to show zero tolerance towards discrimination at the World Cup.

Bayern CEO says Franck Ribery won't be banned
Bayern CEO says Franck Ribery won't be banned

 German football club Bayern Munich's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was surprised to hear UEFA president Michel Platini's statement that Franck Ribery could be banned for three matches if he refuses to play for France despite his retirement last month.

Sepp Blatter to seek fifth term as FIFA president
Sepp Blatter to seek fifth term as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter will stand for re-election as FIFA president next year, he confirmed on Monday.

Michel Platini threatens retired Ribery with suspension
Michel Platini threatens retired Ribery with suspension

UEFA president Michel Platini has threatened compatriot and now-retired former France playmaker Franck Ribery with a suspension, according to Sunday`s version of Bild newspaper.

Germany confident of hosting Euro 2024
Germany confident of hosting Euro 2024

German football chiefs on Thursday expressed their confidence of winning the bid to host Euro 2024 following an agreement reached with their Engish counterparts.

Five facts on Michel Platini
Five facts on Michel Platini

Five facts on Michel Platini who announced on Thursday that he will stand again as UEFA leader instead of challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency:

Michel Platini rules out standing against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency
Michel Platini rules out standing against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

UEFA president Michel Platini ruled himself out of the running for the FIFA presidency on Friday, the Frenchman opting not to oppose incumbent president Sepp Blatter as head of soccer`s global governing body.

Michel Platini to announce FIFA presidential intentions
Michel Platini to announce FIFA presidential intentions

European football chief Michel Platini on Thursday will announce if he is to stand against Sepp Blatter in next year`s FIFA presidential election.

Michel Platini unlikely to enter FIFA race

They play for high stakes in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in the latest round of soccer politics UEFA president Michel Platini looks increasingly likely to stay away from the tables, preferring instead to bide his time before showing his hand.

Sepp Blatter wants his critics to stand for FIFA president

Sepp Blatter wants his detractors to stand up and take him on in a FIFA presidential election rather than just criticise him, the FIFA president said on Saturday.

I won`t back you any more, UEFA boss Platini tells Blatter

UEFA chief Michel Platini has said he would not support FIFA president Sepp Blatter if he stood for another term, with the Frenchman adding that world soccer`s governing body needed a breath of fresh air.

Anti-Qatar World Cup campaign blasted as `racist`

Asia`s top Olympic official blasted accusations of corruption against Qatar`s 2022 World Cup campaign as being "racist" attacks on Arabs.

Platini says Qatar claims `tarnishing` his image

UEFA president Michel Platini on Tuesday attacked a British newspaper for seeking to "tarnish" his reputation by drawing him into corruption claims against the Qatar World Cup bid.

Blatter to stand again as FIFA president

FIFA president Sepp Blatter plans to run for a fifth term as the boss of global football, the Swiss newspaper Blick said on Friday.

Arsene Wenger wants Champions League ban for FFP breaches

Clubs who violate UEFA`s new Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules should be thrown out of the Champions League, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.