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.
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.
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.
Dutch Football Association President Michael van Praag believes he and former Portugal international Luis Figo have no chance of unseating Sepp Blatter in the FIFA leadership elections if they both stand against the Swiss.
FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein heads to Melbourne for Friday`s AFC Extraordinary Congress, aiming to convince Asian members he is the man to clean up world soccer`s governing body.