Argentine executive pleads not guilty in FIFA case
Argentine executive pleads not guilty in FIFA case

An Argentine sports marketing executive pleaded not guilty and posted a $20 million bond on Friday after appearing in a US court to face charges in the FIFA corruption scandal which has rocked world football.

No deal done to back Michel Platini, says CONCACAF powerbroker
No deal done to back Michel Platini, says CONCACAF powerbroker

FIFA presidential hopeful Michel Platini has not secured the formal backing of the CONCACAF region, the head of the influential Caribbean Football Union (CFU) said on Thursday suggesting the claim was “just politics”.

An offer you can`t refuse - FIFA on show at Mob Museum
An offer you can`t refuse - FIFA on show at Mob Museum

Football`s global corruption scandal is to be the subject of a new exhibit at Las Vegas`s Mob Museum, the Sin City tourist attraction which immortalizes the lurid history of the American underworld.

Zico gets Brazil backing for FIFA presidency bid
Zico gets Brazil backing for FIFA presidency bid

The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) said Thursday it is backing national football legend Zico`s bid to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

Michel Platini's FIFA candidacy fails to excite Africa
Michel Platini's FIFA candidacy fails to excite Africa

Michel Platini’s bid for the FIFA presidency has garnered no immediate enthusiasm from Africa despite France’s strong footballing ties with the continent.

Indian hockey in perpetual state of instability

"For Hockey India and SAI, the coaches are just puppets who should move according to their wishes," said Jose Brasa in a scathing indictment of Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra after news first emerged that Paul van Ass was set to go as Indian men's team's chief coach.

FIFA problems will not end with new president: IOC president Thomas Bach
FIFA problems will not end with new president: IOC president Thomas Bach

FIFA`s problems will not end with the election of a new president as football`s scandal-tainted world body needs drastic reform, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach told AFP on Thursday.

South Korea FIFA hopeful slams `cannibal` Sepp Blatter and stooge Michel Platini
South Korea FIFA hopeful slams `cannibal` Sepp Blatter and stooge Michel Platini

South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-Joon pushed his candidacy for the FIFA presidency in uncompromising terms Thursday, calling Sepp Blatter a corrupt "cannibal" and painting his main election rival Michel Platini as an untrustworthy stooge.

Asia chief calls for unity on FIFA, hails ''unique'' Michel Platini
Asia chief calls for unity on FIFA, hails ''unique'' Michel Platini

Asia`s football chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa called for the region to unify behind one candidate in next year`s FIFA presidential election and stopped short of endorsing UEFA president Michel Platini for the job on Thursday.

South Korea's Chung Mong-joon keen to enter FIFA presidential race
South Korea's Chung Mong-joon keen to enter FIFA presidential race

Chung Mong-joon, a South Korean and one of the most influential figures in Asian soccer, told Reuters on Thursday that he is entering the race to replace Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA, football`s world governing body.

Diego Maradona says he wants to fight FIFA ''mafia''
Diego Maradona says he wants to fight FIFA ''mafia''

Argentine football great Diego Maradona said on Wednesday he wants to fight the "mafia" responsible for the corruption scandal that has rocked FIFA, but he stopped short of saying he wants to be the next president of global soccer`s governing body.

Michel Platini won't be good for FIFA: Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein
Michel Platini won't be good for FIFA: Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein

 Michel Platini has been criticised by Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein of Jordan hours after the Frenchman confirmed that he would be a candidate for FIFA's top post next year.

Having conquered Europe, Michel Platini now targets FIFA
Having conquered Europe, Michel Platini now targets FIFA

Formerly one of the world`s greatest players and currently the most important man in European football, Michel Platini is now targeting the top job in the game after confirming he would stand to become FIFA president.

Michel Platini - romantic or pragmatist?
Michel Platini - romantic or pragmatist?

One of the most exquisitely gifted soccer players of his generation, FIFA presidential candidate Michel Platini likes to portray himself as an old-fashioned romantic with a mission to maintain the game’s purity.

Michel Platini confirms he will stand for FIFA presidency
Michel Platini confirms he will stand for FIFA presidency

UEFA boss Michel Platini is to stand as a candidate for the presidency of world football`s governing body, FIFA, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

Diego Maradona plans bid for FIFA presidency
Diego Maradona plans bid for FIFA presidency

Argentine football icon Diego Maradona has denied feeling depressed after the death of his father, saying that he will go "for FIFA" in a video he posted on Facebook.

Zico pushes FIFA president candidacy
Zico pushes FIFA president candidacy

Brazilian football legend Zico said Tuesday he has formally asked the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) to put forward his candidacy to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

UEFA head Michel Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid
UEFA head Michel Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

Michel Platini, the head of European soccer`s governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international told Reuters on Tuesday.

People like Sepp Blatter deserve Nobel prize: Vladimir Putin
People like Sepp Blatter deserve Nobel prize: Vladimir Putin

People like FIFA President Sepp Blatter deserve the Nobel prize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Switzerland`s RTS television news on Monday. 

FIFA reform plans in doubt as Domenico Scala backs away from task force
FIFA reform plans in doubt as Domenico Scala backs away from task force

Reform plans by scandal-plagued FIFA were thrown into doubt on Monday when its choice to head a task force, Swiss businessman Domenico Scala, said he would not take on the job unless he was guaranteed full independence.