FIFA says Sepp Blatter to seek 5th term despite arrests
FIFA says Sepp Blatter to seek 5th term despite arrests

Soccer`s governing body FIFA called the arrest of six of its leading officials on bribery charges a "difficult moment" but said it would not derail President Sepp Blatter`s bid to win a fifth term in an election on Friday.

FIFA arrests will not affect 2018 World Cup: Russian soccer official
FIFA arrests will not affect 2018 World Cup: Russian soccer official

The arrests of officials from soccer world governing body FIFA will not affect Russia`s hosting of the 2018 World Cup, an official at the Russian Football Union told Reuters on Wednesday.

Sepp Blatter and Jerom​e Valcke not involved in corruption probe, says FIFA spokesman
Sepp Blatter and Jerom​e Valcke not involved in corruption probe, says FIFA spokesman

FIFA president Sepp Blatter and its general secretary Jerome Valcke are not implicated in a corruption probe underway into the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, the organisation`s spokesman said on Wednesday.

Prince Ali bin al Hussein calls FIFA arrests `sad day` for football
Prince Ali bin al Hussein calls FIFA arrests `sad day` for football

Prince Ali bin al Hussein, who is challenging Sepp Blatter for FIFA`s leadership, said Wednesday that the arrest of six football officials in a US corruption probe was "a sad day" for the sport.

Arrested FIFA officials face extradition to US
Arrested FIFA officials face extradition to US

Six soccer officials, including some high-ranking members of world governing-body FIFA, were arrested by Swiss police on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the United States.

Several Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in Zurich
Several Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in Zurich

According to reports on Wednesday, several FIFA executives have been arrested in Zurich following a probe. The The charges include corruption in bid for World Cups and broadcast deals.

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.

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein approached by individual offering ''votes''
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein approached by individual offering ''votes''

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein`s election team informed police after being approached by an individual who said he could deliver 47 votes at Friday`s election, they said on Tuesday.

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.

Diego Maradona rounds on `dictator` Sepp Blatter
Diego Maradona rounds on `dictator` Sepp Blatter

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has attacked world football chief Sepp Blatter, calling the 79-year-old Swiss "a dictator" and claiming his bid for a fifth term as FIFA president is "an absurdity".

FIFA candidates targeted in blackmail scam: Report
FIFA candidates targeted in blackmail scam: Report

Two men who launched challenges to Sepp Blatter for the leadership of world football body FIFA have been targeted in an attempted blackmail scam, a report said on Saturday.

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.

Sepp Blatter v Prince Ali for FIFA job as Luis Figo, Michael van Praag exit
Sepp Blatter v Prince Ali for FIFA job as Luis Figo, Michael van Praag exit

Michael van Praag and Luis Figo`s decisions to pull out of FIFA`s presidential race are unlikely to alter the outcome, apart from sparing Sepp Blatter an uncomfortable 15 minutes in Zurich and forcing Suriname to choose another candidate.

Michael van Praag withdraws from FIFA presidential race
Michael van Praag withdraws from FIFA presidential race

FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag has withdrawn from next week`s election and thrown his weight behind Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, he said on Thursday.

Why Sepp Blatter will remain supreme as the 'Pope of Football'
Why Sepp Blatter will remain supreme as the 'Pope of Football'

Unless the world of soccer shifts on its axis at the end of this month, Sepp Blatter will be re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term at the annual congress of world soccer`s governing body in Zurich.

FIFA central to soccer's success despite scandals
FIFA central to soccer's success despite scandals

One of FIFA president Sepp Blatter`s favourite lines is that his organisation boasts more members than the United Nations.

I can do what I have to do in four years: Michael van Praag
I can do what I have to do in four years: Michael van Praag

Until he took aim at FIFA president Sepp Blatter at a meeting of European soccer`s rulers just before the World Cup last year, most people in the sport only knew Michael van Praag as a leading Dutch official.

Luis Figo struggling to show same magic off the field
Luis Figo struggling to show same magic off the field

Luis Figo was one of the most talented, successful and exciting players of his generation, leading Portugal to a series of impressive performances which put many bigger countries to shame.

Palestinians stare down Israel as FIFA suspension vote looms
Palestinians stare down Israel as FIFA suspension vote looms

On top of land, settlements, resources and borders, Israel and the Palestinians can add another dispute to their long history of conflict -- football.