FIFA graft scandal: Sepp Blatter eyes re-election as chief; Michel Platini asks him to step down
FIFA graft scandal: Sepp Blatter eyes re-election as chief; Michel Platini asks him to step down

One day after FIFA was rocked by the indictment of nine of its officials in the United States on graft charges, the world football governing body elects its new president for the next four years on Friday with the under-pressure incumbent boss Sepp Blatter favourite against Jordan's Prince Ali bin al-Hussein.

UEFA chief Michel Platini asks FIFA boss Sepp Blatter to step down
UEFA chief Michel Platini asks FIFA boss Sepp Blatter to step down

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Michel Platini on Thursday revealed he has asked Sepp Blatter to stand down as FIFA president after seven of the organisation’s officials were arrested on Wednesday as part of a FBI-led investigation into corruption and money-laundering dating back to 1991.

Sepp Blatter meets heads of six FIFA confederations: Source
Sepp Blatter meets heads of six FIFA confederations: Source

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has met with the heads of FIFA`s six confederations in Zurich on Thursday morning as a vast corruption scandal continues to engulf world football`s governing body, sources confirmed.

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.

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.

Sepp Blatter `confident` of new FIFA term
Sepp Blatter `confident` of new FIFA term

FIFA leader Sepp Blatter said Tuesday he is confident of securing a new term as head of world football and slammed what he called the "negative influences" that he said threaten the game.

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.

Israel appeals to Michel Platini to sway FIFA from Palestinian suspension bid
Israel appeals to Michel Platini to sway FIFA from Palestinian suspension bid

The Israel Football Association appealed to UEFA president Michel Platini on Friday to speak out "loud and clear" against the Palestinian bid to vote the IFA out of FIFA next week.

Michel Platini hints at easing of FFP rules
Michel Platini hints at easing of FFP rules

UEFA president Michel Platini has suggested European football’s break-even rule known as Financial Fair Play (FFP) could be "eased" with the executive committee to discuss the idea in June.

Asian soccer pays respect to Nepal earthquake victims
Asian soccer pays respect to Nepal earthquake victims

Delegates stood at the start of the 26th Asian Football Confederation Congress for a minute`s silence to respect more than 5,200 people who died and the tens of thousands left homeless in last week`s Nepal earthquake disaster.

Kingmaker Sheikh Ahmad to take first step towards FIFA throne
Kingmaker Sheikh Ahmad to take first step towards FIFA throne

When FIFA president Sepp Blatter addresses delegates at the 26th Asian Football Confederation congress on Thursday at least four men watching him are likely to be imagining themselves standing in his shoes in the future.

Sepp Blatter says CONCACAF should get extra World Cup slot
Sepp Blatter says CONCACAF should get extra World Cup slot

FIFA president Sepp Blatter`s suggestion on Thursday that the CONCACAF region should be given an extra automatic qualification spot at the World Cup was met with a swift reply from UEFA president Michel Platini.

Palestinians to ask FIFA to suspend Israel
Palestinians to ask FIFA to suspend Israel

The Palestinian Football Association will ask the FIFA Congress in May to suspend Israel, accusing it of continuing to hamper its soccer activities.

FIFA election: Lennart Johansson predicts easy win for old foe Sepp Blatter
FIFA election: Lennart Johansson predicts easy win for old foe Sepp Blatter

It is 17 years since Lennart Johansson lost an acrimonious FIFA presidential election to Sepp Blatter and he has a stark message to the three men standing against his old foe -- you have no chance.

Montenegrin FA blasts fans after Euro 2016 qualifier abandoned
Montenegrin FA blasts fans after Euro 2016 qualifier abandoned

Montenegrin soccer fans who forced Friday`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Russia to be abandoned are hypocrites and barbarians, the general secretary of the Adriatic republic`s football association said.

Sepp Blatter rivals slam FIFA leadership
Sepp Blatter rivals slam FIFA leadership

Sepp Blatter on Tuesday listened as his rivals for the FIFA presidency accused his leadership of being authoritarian, not spending enough of its wealth and tarnishing the world body`s image.

Michel Platini triumphs at UEFA, launches attack on Sepp Blatter
Michel Platini triumphs at UEFA, launches attack on Sepp Blatter

Football legend Michel Platini on Tuesday scored a hat-trick of victories for the presidency of UEFA and made an immediate attack on Sepp Blatter`s leadership of world body FIFA.

Muted UEFA response as Sepp Blatter calls for unity
Muted UEFA response as Sepp Blatter calls for unity

FIFA president Sepp Blatter received muted applause from UEFA delegates after he gave a low-key speech at the opening of their congress on Tuesday which included a less-than-subtle call for unity ahead of May`s FIFA presidential elections.

UEFA needs more help to fight violence, racism: Michel Platini
UEFA needs more help to fight violence, racism: Michel Platini

UEFA has been left to fend for itself in the battle against racism, violence and match-fixing and needs more help from government authorities, its president Michel Platini said on Tuesday.

Michel Platini unchallenged as UEFA leader
Michel Platini unchallenged as UEFA leader

Michel Platini will on Tuesday be elected to a third term as head of European governing body UEFA, putting him on course to add master sports powerbroker to his status as a football legend.