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    1. January 12, 2016

      Fifa museum parks scandals on the subs bench

      Fifa’s world football museum opens to the public in Zürich next month without any full reference to the scandals that...

    2. December 30, 2015

      2015 summed up: Numbers of the year

      Financial Times reporters present the year’s most compelling statistics — from the small (the time it takes the Tesla...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. December 13, 2015

      Fury over boxer smacks of hypocrisy

      So here’s the recipe: take the organisations — WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, NBG, whatever — who compete to run world boxing and...

    4. 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...

    5. November 25, 2015

      Head of German football association quits over World Cup scandal

      The president of the German football association (DFB) resigned on Monday in a widening scandal over alleged financial...

    6. November 22, 2015

      Fifa: The fall of the house of Blatter

      The “Home of Fifa” is an oblong building on a hill above Zurich. Wrapped in strips of grey netting it appears...

    7. November 15, 2015

      Sporting View: Fiddling in sport is not a new game

      I still have on my shelves a volume called The Sports Organiser’s Handbook (1961) by H. A. Winckles and Dr...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. FT Alphaville

      October 30, 2015

      Opening Quote: Citizens Financial helps RBS

      Jonathan Guthrie, the FT’s City Editor, notes how Citizens Financial has helped RBS, while BG’s earnings have cheered...

    11. October 30, 2015

      Sepp Blatter interviewed over Lunch with the FT

      Sepp Blatter had Lunch with the FT at Sonnenberg restaurant, or the ‘Fifa Club’, in Zurich. This is an edited and...

    12. October 30, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Sepp Blatter

      Sepp Blatter likes to start the day just before 6am. He skips breakfast but drinks a cup of coffee and does a little...

    13. October 29, 2015

      Sepp Blatter accuses US of being ‘bad losers’ over World Cup

      Sepp Blatter believes he would still be in charge of world football if he had succeeded with a secret plan to award the...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. October 4, 2015

      Fifa sponsors forced to act with call for Blatter to go

      Exactly one week, almost to the hour, after Sepp Blatter was put under criminal investigation in Switzerland, Coca-Cola...

    19. October 2, 2015

      Coke and McDonald’s call on Sepp Blatter to quit

      Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Budweiser, three of the largest World Cup sponsors, are demanding that Sepp Blatter step down...

    20. 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...

    21. September 17, 2015

      Fifa suspends secretary-general

      Fifa on Thursday suspended indefinitely Jérôme Valcke, right-hand man to outgoing president Sepp Blatter, after...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. July 27, 2015

      The universal dangers shown by Toshiba’s failings

      The causes and consequences of the long-running inflation of profits by Toshiba reflect some uniquely Japanese cultural...

    25. July 24, 2015

      Visa chief Charlie Scharf adds to pressure for Sepp Blatter exit

      The chief executive of Visa has increased the pressure on Fifa president Sepp Blatter to leave immediately, saying that...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      July 20, 2015

      Extraordinary FIFA Meeting

      British comedian known as Lee Nelson (unseen) throws banknotes at FIFA President Sepp Blatter as he arrives for a news...

    27. July 20, 2015

      Sepp Blatter kicks off search for next Fifa president

      Sepp Blatter has backed potentially wide-ranging reforms of Fifa, the world football governing body, as he kicked off a...

    28. July 16, 2015

      Fifa shuffles along road to rehabilitation

      Fifa is to bar countries bidding to host the World Cup from funding football projects overseas as it responds to US...

    29. July 16, 2015

      Switzerland extradites first Fifa official to US

      Switzerland extradited to the US the first of seven officials held in custody in relation to a corruption investigation...

    30. June 17, 2015

      Swiss prosecutors investigate banking links to Fifa

      An investigation into Russia and Qatar’s World Cup bids gathered pace after Swiss prosecutors said they had found more...

    31. June 11, 2015

      Fifa scandal prompts fears for billions poured into Russia 2018

      Russian world cup stadiums As the storm clouds over Russia’s 2018 World Cup darken, the official Moscow position is one...

    32. June 10, 2015

      Valcke says he signed off on $10m Fifa payment

      Jérôme Valcke, right-hand man to the outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter, admitted on Wednesday that he signed off on...

    33. June 8, 2015

      Fifa scandal tests the legend of Trinidad’s Robin Hood

      A framed portrait of Jack Warner hangs above the reception of the João Havelange Centre of Excellence on the outskirts...

    34. June 7, 2015

      Fifa chief says Russia and Qatar could be stripped of World Cups

      Russia and Qatar could be stripped of their World Cup hosting rights if evidence emerges of bribery in the bidding...

    35. June 5, 2015

      Fifa bank trail catches out Warner brothers

      After Daryan Warner, one of the sons of the former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner, flew from Trinidad to Miami to New...

    36. June 5, 2015

      Sending off Fifa’s Latin American ‘soccer lords’

      Corruption and fraud are part of human nature. Successful countries and organisations keep them to a minimum. On that...

    37. June 5, 2015

      City Insider: Truell’s friends sit on Tungsten paper losses

      Edi Truell: Expensive friendship Friendship and money mix like oil and water. So said reluctant mafia man Michael...

    38. June 4, 2015

      England ready to stand in as 2022 World Cup hosts

      England is ready to host the 2022 World Cup if asked to do so in the wake of the bribery and corruption allegations...

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