Hard to quantify damage done by non publication of report - Valcke
Hard to quantify damage done by non publication of report - Valcke

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday he did not know how much damage had been done to the organisation by the row over the non-publication of the Garcia report in full.

David Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott
David Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott

European nations should boycott the 2018 and 2022 World Cups unless FIFA transforms itself into a transparent, open organisation, a former head of the English FA said on Friday.

FIFA ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report
FIFA ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report

FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia have met for the first time since their public disagreement and agreed a report into the 2018/2022 World Cups bid process should be further reviewed.

FIFA whistleblower says ''living in fear''
FIFA whistleblower says ''living in fear''

 FIFA whistleblower Phaedra Al-Majid, who accused Qatar of corruption in its successful bid to win the right to host the 2022 soccer World Cup, said on Wednesday she was living in fear after receiving threats against her family.

Saudi king urges Egypt backing for Doha return to Arab fold

Saudi King Abdullah urged Egypt on Wednesday to support Qatar`s return to the Arab fold, days after Gulf states resolved a diplomatic spat over Doha`s alleged support for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Saudi Arabia leans on Gulf states to close ranks as region boils

Gulf Arab states have shelved a bitter row among themselves, hoping to repair an alliance that has been sorely tested by chaos in the Middle East and the prospect of an Iranian nuclear deal that could tilt the regional balance of power towards their old foe Tehran.

FIFA lodges criminal complaint over 2018, 2022 World Cup bids
FIFA lodges criminal complaint over 2018, 2022 World Cup bids

Football`s world governing body FIFA has lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over "possible misconduct" by individuals in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

GCC ends diplomatic row with Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have ended their row with Qatar and have agreed to return their ambassadors to the country, media reported Monday.

Surprise GCC meeting eases Qatar tensions

Gulf leaders agreed Sunday to return Saudi, Emirati, and Bahraini envoys to Qatar, ending eight months of tense relations with the gas-rich state over its support for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Qatar sheltering al Qaeda financiers: US official

A top US official has accused Qatar of sheltering two financiers of the global terror network, al Qaeda, media reported Sunday.

Qatar vows to change `kafala` labour law
Qatar vows to change `kafala` labour law

Qatar, host of the 2022 football World Cup, pledged Sunday to introduce new legislation to replace the controversial "kafala" sponsorship system and improve conditions for migrant workers by early 2015.

FIFA's Eckert plays down report differences with Garcia
FIFA's Eckert plays down report differences with Garcia

FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert played down differences with investigator Michael Garcia over the conclusions of a report into the vote for 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar, saying it had not yet been finalised.

FIFA confirm Michael Garcia World Cup corruption appeal
FIFA confirm Michael Garcia World Cup corruption appeal

FIFA on Friday confirmed that investigator Michael Garcia has lodged an appeal after complaining his report into alleged World Cup corruption was misrepresented.

FIFA and Australia`s World Cup bid slammed
FIFA and Australia`s World Cup bid slammed

Australian media took FIFA to task Saturday over its contested ethics report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, but also lashed Australia`s handling of the process.

Awarding World Cup to Qatar "a mistake": Eric Cantona
Awarding World Cup to Qatar "a mistake": Eric Cantona

Former France idol Eric Cantona has added his voice to the growing wave of criticism of FIFA`s vote to award the 2012 World Cup to Qatar.

Australia ran ''clean campaign'' for World Cup bid, rejects report
Australia ran ''clean campaign'' for World Cup bid, rejects report

Australia ran a clean bid for the 2022 World Cup and rejects assertions to the contrary contained in a controversial FIFA report, Federation Football Australia (FFA) chief Frank Lowy said on Friday.

Australia defends World Cup bid from FIFA report
Australia defends World Cup bid from FIFA report

Football Federation Australia said Friday it was seeking further information from FIFA`s ethics committee over claims Australia used taxpayer money to buy votes for its 2022 World Cup bid.

FIFA`s Michael J Garcia, a tough lawyer who pushed back
FIFA`s Michael J Garcia, a tough lawyer who pushed back

Former US federal prosecutor Michael J Garcia`s decision to fire back at FIFA on Thursday comes after a long legal career that has seen him tackle tough anti-terror and financial cases.

FIFA in limbo after latest twist in World Cup saga
FIFA in limbo after latest twist in World Cup saga

FIFA appeared to be in limbo on Thursday as a long-awaited report on the turbulent bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was criticised by its own investigator while the soccer world watched on in a mixture of bewilderment and anger.

FIFA's ethics judge gives all-clear to 2018, 2022 World Cup bids
FIFA's ethics judge gives all-clear to 2018, 2022 World Cup bids

The soccer World Cups of 2018 and 2022 are set go ahead in Russia and Qatar as planned after FIFA`s ethics committee said on Thursday it could find no grounds for reopening the controversial bidding process.