Kiev, Roma punished over Europa League trouble
Kiev, Roma punished over Europa League trouble

Dynamo Kiev must pay a 70,000 euro ($77,000) fine and close part of their stadium following last week`s violence-scarred Europa League tie with Guingamp, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

Sepp Blatter wants points deductions for racial incidents
Sepp Blatter wants points deductions for racial incidents

Teams involved in racial incidents should suffer more severe punishment like the docking of league points, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Wednesday.

Sheikh Salman set to win AFC presidency unopposed
Sheikh Salman set to win AFC presidency unopposed

Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain is poised to retain his position as head of Asian football for another four years after no-one decided to oppose him at next month`s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) elections.

South America to support Sepp Blatter in FIFA election, says source
South America to support Sepp Blatter in FIFA election, says source

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) will support Sepp Blatter’s re-election as FIFA president in May, a CONMEBOL source told Reuters on Tuesday.

English FA chief wants action before another "Lampard moment"
English FA chief wants action before another "Lampard moment"

English FA chairman Greg Dyke warned football on Saturday not to wait for "another Frank Lampard moment" before adopting video technology to help referees rule on major incidents in matches.

2022 FIFA World Cup final no later than December 18, says Sepp Blatter
2022 FIFA World Cup final no later than December 18, says Sepp Blatter

The World Cup final in Qatar in 2022 should be played no later than Dec. 18, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday.

Luis Figo keen on FIFA presidential debate
Luis Figo keen on FIFA presidential debate

FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo put pressure on current president Sepp Blatter on Thursday by adding his voice to calls for a public pre-election debate between the four candidates.

Chelsea suspend three fans after racist incident in Paris
Chelsea suspend three fans after racist incident in Paris

Chelsea have suspended three people from their Stamford Bridge stadium following an investigation into a racist incident, captured in amateur video footage on the Paris metro, the club said on Thursday.

Luis Figo calls for `zero-tolerance` on racism
Luis Figo calls for `zero-tolerance` on racism

FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo said on Thursday that Arrigo Sacchi`s comments about black players and an incident involving Chelsea fans in Paris emphasised the need for "zero-tolerance" towards racism.

"They picked on me because of my skin colour": Paris racism victim
"They picked on me because of my skin colour": Paris racism victim

The victim of a racist incident involving Chelsea football fans in the Paris metro did not know the incident had been filmed and widely broadcast and will now lodge an official complaint with police, he told French daily Le Parisien.

Sepp Blatter "shocked" by Arrigo Sacchi's comments
Sepp Blatter "shocked" by Arrigo Sacchi's comments

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he was shocked at comments from former AC Milan and Italy coach Arrigo Sacchi who reportedly complained about the number of coloured players in Italian youth football. 

FIFA, UEFA join Chelsea in condemning racist incident
FIFA, UEFA join Chelsea in condemning racist incident

FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA have joined Chelsea in condemning an incident captured on video in the Paris metro, showing Chelsea fans pushing a black man off a train and chanting "we`re racist".

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter praises Ghana's AFCON performance
FIFA chief Sepp Blatter praises Ghana's AFCON performance

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has lauded the performance of Ghana at the just-concluded 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea, where the Black Stars finished runners-up to Cote d'Ivoire.

FIFA president to visit Kenya in March
FIFA president to visit Kenya in March

 FIFA president Sepp Blatter will visit Kenya in March to open a stadium that was refurbished by world football's governing body.

FIFA approves four candidates for presidential election
FIFA approves four candidates for presidential election

A FIFA electoral committee on Monday approved incumbent Sepp Blatter and three rivals for an election for the presidency of football`s global governing body to be held on May 29.

Blatter, who has been in the post since 1998, is opposed by Dutch federation president Michael van Praag, Jordanian Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, a FIFA vice-president, and Portuguese football great and former Ballon d`Or winner Luis Figo.

A FIFA statement said all four had passed "integrity checks" so they could be allowed into the election.

At the FIFA Congress the winner has to get the majority of the 205 FIFA members.

Blatter, who will be 79 by the time of the vote, is strong favourite to win a fifth term but faces a strong European-led opposition, largely over the controversial vote to give Qatar the 2022 World Cup and the subsequent fallout over the report into the bid.

However, the Swiss official has had strong public backing from the African and Asian continental confederations.

Sepp Blatter slams media negativity after Nations Cup violence
Sepp Blatter slams media negativity after Nations Cup violence

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and CAF chief Issa Hayatou accused western media on Saturday of dramatising the crowd violence which marred the African Nations Cup semi-final between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea.

Sepp Blatter warns Qatar over imported national team
Sepp Blatter warns Qatar over imported national team

FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Friday warned Qatar against trying to form an imported team for the 2022 World Cup they will host and slammed the foreign team it used at the world handball championships as an "absurdity".

FIFA's 'culture of intimidation' must end, says Prince Ali
FIFA's 'culture of intimidation' must end, says Prince Ali

 Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan launched his bid for the FIFA presidency on Tuesday and said it was time for the "culture of intimidation" in world soccer`s governing body to end.

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter booed at Asian Cup final
FIFA chief Sepp Blatter booed at Asian Cup final

 FIFA chief Sepp Blatter often talks about being the head of the "football family" but if the boos that greeted his appearance at the Asian Cup final on Saturday are anything to go by, he is not too popular with his Australian cousins.

David Ginola withdraws FIFA presidency bid
David Ginola withdraws FIFA presidency bid

Former France winger David Ginola has abandoned his bid to stand in the FIFA presidential elections after failing to secure the five FA nominations needed, he said on Friday.