Nike signed a €100 million sponsorship deal with the Brazilian Football Confederation in 1996 and still has an agreement with the association – but US attorney general Loretta Lynch would not comment on whether or not the company was involved in the investigation. Photograph: Victor J Blue/Bloomberg

Nike insists it is co-operating with the authorities after the arrests of football officials in Zurich on corruption charges yesterday. US attorney ge(...)

England fans riot during the Republic of Ireland versus England game at Lansdowne Road in 1995.

The FAI will hope that confirmation of England’s visit to the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, June 7th next year will help it revive the “so(...)

 Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from international football.  Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has confirmed his retirement from England internal international duty. It means that English bo(...)

Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

The FA has responded to accusations of racist chanting by England fans at the San Marino World Cup qualifier by claiming it has yet to find any evi(...)