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    1. March 9, 2016

      Swiss seize French evidence in Fifa corruption case

      Swiss authorities say they have seized evidence from the French Football Federation in criminal proceedings against...

    2. February 26, 2016

      Fifa poised to pick Blatter successor and agree crucial reforms

      The dramatic recent history of Fifa, world football’s governing body, has unfolded at venues across Zürich in the past...

    1. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Fifa upholds - but shortens - Blatter, Platini bans

      Fifa has upheld the bans imposed in December on its former, long-term president, Sepp Blatter, and the head of football...

    2. February 12, 2016

      Fifa’s Valcke banned for 12 years from football-related activities

      Jérôme Valcke, Fifa’s former secretary-general, has been banned for 12 years from football-related activities in the...

    3. December 21, 2015

      Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini receive 8-year ban from football

      Sepp Blatter was banned from world football for eight years on Monday, completing his downfall after 17 years at the...

    4. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini receive 8-year ban

      Football’s governing body has banned Sepp Blatter, the president of Fifa, and Michel Platini, president of Uefa, from...

    5. December 3, 2015

      Fifa corruption scandal: US unveils charges against 16

      US authorities unveiled criminal charges against 16 current and former Fifa executives for “sustained abuse of their...

    6. October 30, 2015

      Credit Suisse under scrutiny over Fifa payments

      Credit Suisse has become the first global bank to declare it has been contacted by US and Swiss authorities over...

    7. October 30, 2015

      How to treat expired geniuses

      When you close your eyes and think of Franz Beckenbauer, you see a beautiful, curly-haired footballer striding across...

    8. October 21, 2015

      Beckenbauer and Villar investigated by Fifa

      Half of the 22 Fifa officials who voted to award the World Cup to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022 are now under...

    9. October 20, 2015

      Fifa urged to adopt rotating presidency in post-Blatter era

      Fifa should move to an EU-style rotating presidency to avoid future corruption scandals and because there are so few...

    10. October 20, 2015

      Transcript: Interview with Domenico Scala

      The following is a transcript of an interview with Domenico Scala, chairman of Fifa’s audit and compliance committee...

    11. October 8, 2015

      Fears of split in world football after Uefa defies Fifa

      Fifa threatened to split apart on Thursday after Uefa, which runs football in Europe, defied the world governing body...

    12. September 25, 2015

      Fifa’s Sepp Blatter faces criminal proceedings in Switzerland

      Sepp Blatter has been placed under criminal investigation in Switzerland and could face a prison sentence of up to 10...

    13. September 10, 2015

      Fifa’s chief auditor throws down the gauntlet

      Fifa’s chief auditor has thrown down the gauntlet to world football’s governing body by publishing his own proposals...

    14. July 31, 2015

      South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-joon targets Fifa presidency

      South Korean billionaire politician Chung Mong-joon has announced his bid for the presidency of Fifa, arguing that the...

    15. July 29, 2015

      Michel Platini to stand for Fifa presidency

      Michel Platini, the talismanic French midfielder who rose to become the head of European football, has confirmed he now...

    16. June 10, 2015

      Manuel Valls caught in storm over Champions League final trip

      Officially, Manuel Valls, French prime minister, had to meet the Uefa president, Michel Platini, to discuss the Euro...

    17. June 3, 2015

      Blatter’s successor: the line-up of possible candidates

      An extraordinary congress to elect Sepp Blatter’s successor as head of Fifa is likely to be held between December and...

    18. June 2, 2015

      Bombshells possible after Blatter goes

      On Friday, the mood was one of celebration. Giddy at his victory in Fifa’s presidential election, Sepp Blatter stood...

    19. May 30, 2015

      Sepp Blatter defiant as he begins fifth term as Fifa president

      Sepp Blatter began his fifth term as Fifa president in defiant mood, suggesting that he had survived a US-sponsored...

    20. May 29, 2015

      Football in crisis: Fifa – a tarnished brand

      It is 9pm on a balmy Thursday night in Zurich and several of the most important men in world football are relaxing on...

    21. May 29, 2015

      Blatter wins fifth term as Fifa presidency in closer than expected vote

      Sepp Blatter has won a fifth term as president of Fifa after his challenger conceded following an inconclusive first...

    22. January 26, 2015

      Dutch soccer chief to run against Blatter in race to lead Fifa

      Sepp Blatter faces a challenge to his presidency of Fifa, world football’s governing body, from one of European...

    23. September 8, 2014

      Sepp Blatter declares candidacy for Fifa presidency

      Sepp Blatter is primed to remain as Fifa president until 2019 after saying he would officially declare his candidacy...

    24. June 12, 2014

      Michel Platini withdraws support for Sepp Blatter

      Michel Platini, head of the European football federation, Uefa, has turned his back on Sepp Blatter, announcing he...

    25. June 10, 2014

      FA’s Greg Dyke leads Uefa criticism of Fifa head Sepp Blatter

      Senior members of European football’s governing body Uefa launched a sustained attack on the leadership of Sepp...

    26. May 16, 2014

      Fifa chief admits choosing Qatar as World Cup host was ‘mistake’

      Fifa president Sepp Blatter reignited controversy over Qatar’s plans for hosting the World Cup after he said it was “a...

    27. October 23, 2013

      How to unsaddle an incumbent

      Brian Cookson is not your archetypal dragon slayer. Aged 62, he speaks in a soft Lancastrian drawl, and has a white...

    28. October 11, 2013

      Italy’s ultras rebel against political correctness

      In a country not known for its political correctness – not least among politicians – an excessive display of zeal by...

    29. October 3, 2013

      Fifa feels the heat over Qatar World Cup choice

      Fifa president Sepp Blatter and his senior colleagues meet in Zurich on Friday to discuss football’s awkward question:...

    30. August 30, 2013

      Football’s ‘cajillionaires’ go on record summer spending spree

      Even by football’s profligate standards, this has been a summer of frenzied transfer megadeals to defy economic reality...

    31. April 26, 2013

      My Juventus

      Andrea Agnelli, president of Juventus football club, points to a photograph on his office shelf. It shows a small boy...

    32. July 5, 2012

      Football to adopt goal line technology

      Football’s most heated controversy, whether the ball actually crosses the goal line, is being consigned to history...

    33. June 7, 2012

      Uefa anti-corruption chief to step down

      The fight against match-fixing in European football, rocked by arrests at the Italian national team’s training ground...

    34. January 25, 2012

      Losses worsen at Europe’s top football clubs

      Losses at Europe’s top football clubs have worsened by 36 per cent, prompting Uefa’s top executive to issue a “last...

    35. September 22, 2011

      Big clubs raise stakes in financial fair play

      With $2.06bn being spent by clubs in Europe during the transfer window that closed in August, there has been little...

    36. August 31, 2011

      Football clubs ‘ignore’ cost constraints

      The money spent by football clubs on players during the summer transfer window has comfortably outstripped last year’s...

    37. June 1, 2011

      Charismatic Uefa president waits in the wings

      Michel Platini, Uefa president, is seen by many in the game as the most likely successor to Sepp Blatter It may have...

    38. January 11, 2011

      Uefa imposes strict rules on European clubs

      Europe’s leading football clubs face an era of relentless financial scrutiny from Uefa after the governing body...

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