Michel Platini today looked Sepp Blatter in the eye and urged him to resign, amid signs that this week’s dramatic arrests and detailed corruption allegations are helping the campaign of Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, Blatter’s only rival for the FIFA Presidency, to gain a certain amount of traction.
The next FIFA President must make sure future World Cup host countries do not have fundamental issues with human rights, campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned today.
Pressure on Sepp Blatter and FIFA was ratcheting up this morning, as some of the organisation’s most prominent sponsors spoke out strongly in the wake of this week’s dramatic and hugely embarrassing indictments and arrests of leading football figures.
UEFA has called for tomorrow's FIFA Presidential election to be postponed by up to six months, as the fallout from the latest corruption allegations continues to rock the football world to its foundations.
The United States Justice Department on Wednesday declared war on some of the most powerful figures in world football, indicting nine FIFA officials and five other executives for racketeering, conspiracy and corruption.
Japan to play FIFA World Cup away qualification matches against Afghanistan and Syria in neural venues
Japan are set to play two of their away 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches at neutral venues due to the continuing unstable climate in Afghanistan and Syria, it has been announced.
The 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups will go ahead in Russia and Qatar as planned and will not be affected by this morning's arrests of seven FIFA officials, the organisation's director of communications Walter de Gregorio claimed at a press conference in Zurich today.
FIFA has been plunged into disarray following a dawn raid by Swiss police that led to the arrest of six of the world football body’s officials.
Six FIFA officials, including vice-president Jeffrey Webb,the President of CONCACAF, have been arrested following dawn raids in Zurich today ahead of the world governing body's Congress there on Friday (May 29).
Platini claims football will "suffer" if Blatter is re-elected as he throws support behind Prince Ali
UEFA boss Michel Platini has publicly thrown his support behind Jordanian FIFA Presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin All Hussein, claiming football will “suffer” if Sepp Blatter is re-elected at the upcoming Congress in Zurich.
The Netherlands’ Michael van Praag and Portugal's Luis Figo have both withdrawn from the FIFA Presidential election.
Blatter vows to facilitate "regular" exchanges between Israel and Palestine FA's as suspension dispute continues
FIFA President Sepp Blatter vowed to promote a “regular exchange” between the feuding Israeli Football Association (IFA) and Palestine Football Association (PFA) following a meeting with Palestine Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and other officials today.
Coca-Cola and VISA have become the first two of FIFA’s main sponsors to speak out on the conditions facing migrant workers in Qatar in response to a campaign launched by opposition group New FIFA Now this week.
Blatter confident resolution can be reached between feuding Israel and Palestine FA's after Netanyahu meeting
FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims he is “confident” a resolution will be reached between the Israel Football Association (IFA) and the Palestine Football Association (PFA) ahead of their Congress in Zurich next week after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today.
FIFA reform group New FIFA Now have today called on companies who sponsor football’s governing body to challenge human rights issues facing migrant workers at World Cup construction sites being built for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.