Fifa president Sepp Blatter gestures after being re-elected following a vote to decide on the Fifa presidency in Zurich. Photo: Michael Buholzer/AFP/Getty Images

(...) called Fifa. Beach soccer will be played everywhere,” said Blatter in his acceptance speech. “I am now(...)

Tim Sherwood says Christian Benteke should aim higher than Liverpool if he is to leave Aston Villa. Photograph: PA

Christian Benteke goes into the FA Cup final on Saturday with Aston Villa’s manager, Tim Sherwood, telling him he should set his sights higher than Li(...)

Given that Stephanie Roche has time on her hands, we decided to give her the notional job of managing our fantasy football team.

It’s the FA Cup final this weekend. The English Premiership season has ended. The mess at Fifa(...)

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given celebrates the FA Cup semi-final win over Liverpool. The Republic of Ireland international in winning his fitness battle to play in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal. Photo: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given is winning his fitness fight to be ready for the FA Cup final. The Donegal man missed Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Burnley(...)

LONDON, ENGLA Paul McShane has been released by Hull City. Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Hull City have released six players following their relegation from the Premiership, and among them is Irish defender Paul McShane. Manager Steve Bruc(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter and his girlfriend Linda Gabrielian (left) arrive for the opening ceremony of the Fifa Congress in Zurich on Thursday. Photo: Walter Bieri/EPA 1:37

Blatter wins Friday’s election. Gill, a board member of Uefa and and the English Football Association, was(...)

Arsenal’s  Danny Welbeck of Arsenal is challenged by Jordan Obita of Reading during the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

and Arsene Wenger has confirmed Danny Welbeck will miss the FA Cup final and England’s forthcoming matches against Republic of Ireland and Slovenia. (...)

Richard Dunne, in action here against Man City striker Sergio Aguero, will not have his contract renewed by Queens park Rangers. Photo:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland international Richard Dunne is on the look out for a new club after the 35-year-old defender was one of six players let go (...)

 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not expect Danny Welbeck to be fit enough to be in contention for the FA Cup final, casting doubt over the striker’s availability for England duty next month. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

(...) offer the main English goalscoring threat in the Aviva stadium. Wenger said he has yet to decide who(...)

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given has played in every round of the FA Cup this season. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Shay Given is expected to be fit to play for Aston Villa in the FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday. The 39-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkee(...)