With the expected backing of European body UEFA, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein`s hopes of becoming the first Asian president of FIFA will rest on his ability to sway support at home in the Asian Football Confederation.
FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned on Wednesday in protest at the way his report into allegations of corruption in awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar was handled by the soccer governing body`s ethics judge.
Barcelona host Paris St Germain for Wednesday`s Champions League Group F showdown on something of a high after securing a seventh straight victory in all competitions on Sunday, according to forward Pedro.
Manchester City cut their financial losses en route to the Premier League title last season, leaving the English champions to believe they will not fall foul of UEFA`s Financial Fair Play regulations again.
IOC President Thomas Bach says he's convinced FIFA will keep its pledge to prevent the 2022 World Cup from clashing with that year's Winter Olympics, as soccer's governing body considers whether to move the tournament to January-February to avoid Qatar's summer heat.