(...) plays Mr Blatter. Gerard Depardieu is early president Jules Rimet, who gave his name to the World Cup(...)

A scorer looks on as Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks on the 9th green during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

(...). McIlroy - the world’s number one - has taken this old tournament to his heart. As its new host, and the(...)

FIFA: FBI say 'nobody is above or beyond the law' 1:01

IRS (Internal Revenue Service) chief says he is issuing a 'red card' to FIFA for 'World Cup of(...)

Chuck Blazer faces a maximum penalty of 10 years for failing to report foreign bank accounts and five years for tax evasionPhoto: Getty Images

(...) a good line. When Qatar promised to build air-conditioned stadiums for the 2022 World Cup to counter(...)

Some of the Fifa officials who have been arrested in Switzerland: (left to rigfht from upper row) Rafael Esquivel, Nicolas Leoz, Jeffrey Webb, Jack Warner, Eduardo Li, Eugenio Figueredo and Jose Maria Marin. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

(...) which, among other things, decides the dates, locations and format of world football tournaments. 2(...)

Federal and local investigators carry boxes from the offices of Concacaf, the federation that governs football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, in Miami Beach, Florida. Photograph: Gaston De Cardenas/Reuters 1:01

(...) lucrative World Cup sponsorship deals following the darkest day in its history which saw senior officials(...)

Aleix Vidal of Sevilla lifts the trophy as he celebrates victory after the Uefa Europa League Final match against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images
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(...) will host the Barbarians tonight as they take on an experimental Irish side, with World Cup places on(...)

Ernie Els: became interested in playing in the Irish Open having spoken to Rory McIlroy in the Middle East. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

(...) important, the Irish Open is fortunate enough to have the world’s best golfer behind the event. That is(...)

  ‘Sepp  Blatter’s executive will now be in deeper dread than ever at the prospect of the Palestine conflict being reproduced within the organisation – particularly in its present fragile state.’ Photograph: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

(...) taken so long. Allegations of corruption in the award of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup finals to Russia(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has been instructed, along with all Fifa’s Swiss employees, not to leave the jurisdiction until told otherwise. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

(...) told representatives from the countries bidding to stage the 2022 World Cup that Qatar had won. The US(...)