A file image of Fifa president Sepp Blatter.  Photograph: PA

Four of Fifa’s leading sponsors – Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Visa and Budweiser – have demanded that its embattled president, Sepp Blatter, step down imm(...)

Leading Fifa sponsors Coca-Cola and McDonald’s have demanded Sepp Blatter’s resignation. Photograph: Afp

Two of Fifa’s leading sponsors, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s, have demanded that the president, Sepp Blatter, step down immediately in the face of an ongo(...)

Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has been banned from all football-related activitiy for life. Photograph: Reuters

Jack Warner, the former Fifa vice-president and executive committee member, has been banned for life from participating in any kind of football-relate(...)

The Swiss attorney general has announced criminal proceedings have been opened against Fifa president Sepp Blatter. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Fifa president Sepp Blatter spent much of Friday underground. Starting at 9am, Blatter and a few dozen other top executives were ensconced in an isol(...)

Sepp Blatter oversaw Fifa’s sale of World Cup TV rights to Jack Warner for a fraction of their true worth, according to sources. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter should face a criminal investigation over Fifa’s sale of World Cup TV rights to Jack Warner for a fraction of the(...)

Ireland players have rubbished suggestions made in an Argentinian newspaper that they were paid $10,000 each in return for Lionel Messi emerging from 2010’s friendly game at the Aviva unscathed. Photograph: Getty

Irish players involved in the friendly game against Argentina nearly five years ago have dismissed as “absolute nonsense,” a story in which it is sugg(...)

Lionel Messi dribbles past Robbie Keane in the friendly between Ireland and Argentina at the Aviva Stadium in 2010. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

The FAI has denied allegations made in Argentinian newspaper La Nacion that the friendly between Ireland and Argentina at Lansdowne Road in 2010 wa(...)

 Former Fifa executive committee member Chuck Blazer agreed to act undercover for US prosecutors and has been cooperating since at least 2011 in the government’s investigation of soccer corruption. Photo: Wilfredo Lee: AP

Chuck Blazer was working undercover for the FBI for 18 months while still a member of Fifa’s executive committee, his plea agreement with US justice a(...)

‘Some might say there are other organisations which could more appropriately have been scrutinised for evidence of crimes touching directly on US interests. Banks, for example. HSBC, for instance.’ Above, Fifa officials are escorted out behind sheets following their arrests by Swiss authorities  in Zurich  last week.  Photograph: Pascal Mora/The New York Times 1:31

What business is it of the FBI that Fifa officials may have been involved in skulduggery in Switzerland? Whence comes US attorney general Loretta Lync(...)

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke at a news conference in the southern Russian city of Samara yesterday. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

OWEN GIBSON Fifa has suspended bidding for the 2026 World Cup in light of the chaos that has enveloped the organisation on a day when Swiss invest(...)