Football

Blatter tells rivals to put up or shut up in FIFA Presidential campaign

By Gary Anderson

Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to run in next year's FIFA Presidential election ©Getty ImagesIn what was a not so subtle swipe at UEFA President Michel Platini, FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to stand up and take him on in next year's election as the pressure ramps up for the position of leader of world football's governing body.

Napout appointed President of CONMEBOL to replace Figueredo

By Nick Butler

Juan Ángel Napout has been appointed the new President of CONMEBOL ©TwitterParaguay's Juan Ángel Napout has been appointed as President of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) to replace Uruguay's Eugenio Figueredo.

Official at centre of FIFA World Cup ticket touting investigation released from Bangu Prison on bail

By Paul Osborne

Ray Whelan has been released from Bangu Prison on bail ©TwitterThe man at the centre of the FIFA World Cup ticket touting investigation, Ray Whelan, has been released on bail from Rio de Janeiro's Bangu Prison.

England boosted as Germany consider dropping Euro 2020 bid to focus on 2024

By Zjan Shirinian

Wembley Stadium would be the only venue left bidding to stage the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 if Munich pull out ©Getty ImagesLondon's Wembley Stadium could be left as the only candidate to stage the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020, with German football chiefs considering pulling their bid to focus on a tilt at hosting the 2024 edition.

Italian defender Chiellini latest to criticise Tavecchio after racist slur

By Paul Osborne

Carlo Tavecchio is at the centre of a racism row after allegedly calling African players banana eaters ©Getty ImagesItalian defender Giorgio Chiellini is the latest name to join the row over the alleged racist comments made by Italian Football Federation (FIGC) vice-president Carlo Tavecchio in the build-up to the FIGC Presidential vote.

Argentine FIFA vice-president Julio Grondona dies

By Gary Anderson

FIFA vice President Julio Grondona has died at the age of 82 ©AFP/Getty ImagesFIFA vice-President Julio Grondona of Argentina has died at the age of 82, it was announced by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) in a statement today.

Neymar wanted by Brazil for football squad at Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Neymar could yet feature for Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympics ©Getty ImagesSuperstar Neymar is being considered as one of three overage players in the Brazilian football squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, it has been reported.

FIFA warns Ghanaian Football Association over Government interference

By Gary Anderson

The football authorities in Ghana have been warned by FIFA over Government interference ©Getty Images World football governing body FIFA has written to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) expressing concerns over a Government investigation into the team's performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Bien-Aime named Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association President

By Emily Goddard

Sonia Bien-Aime has become the first female President of the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association ©Getty ImagesSonia Bien-Aime has been elected as the new President of the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA).
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