Franz Beckenbauer has been under growing pressure to explain his part in Germany’s 2006 World Cup scandal amidst reports of a document pointing the finger at the legendary player and coach. Photograph: Getty Images

Franz Beckenbauer, the former World Cup-winning player and coach at the heart of a scandal surrounding the 2006 tournament, is unhappy with the German(...)

Sepp Blatter was last week ordered by doctors to take five days off work. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Sepp Blatter is in hospital after suffering what has been described as a “small emotional breakdown”. The suspended Fifa president was last week order(...)

Sepp Blatter speaks at the draw for the qualifying group stages of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Photo: Sergey Mihailicenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Sepp Blatter has revealed there was an agreement in place for the 2018 World Cup to go to Russia even before the vote took place. The suspended FIFA p(...)

The Serious Fraud Office is looking at potential money-laundering offences involving the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Photograph: Getty

The Serious Fraud Office has confirmed it is looking into potential money laundering offences in the UK related to Fifa corruption. David Green, the d(...)

The eight men looking to replace Sepp Blatter as president of Fifa. Photograph: Afp

If a week is a long time in politics, then the cliche has recently been extended for the febrile, insular, double-dealing, ever-shifting world of its (...)

The Fifa ethics committee have provisionally banned Sepp Blatter for 90 days. Photograph: Afp

Embattled Fifa president Sepp Blatter is on the verge of being suspended from football, after a longtime adviser confirmed the investigatory arm of Fi(...)

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(...)