FIFA president Sepp Blatter delivers the surprise news of his departure to press conference at the Fifa headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA/Ennio Leanza

There’s a scene in Fifa’s astonishing movie about itself, United Passions, in which the newly elected Fifa president, Sepp Blatter (Tim Roth), warn(...)

Sepp Blatter’s fifth term as Fifa president has lasted just four days with the 79-year-old announcing that he is to resign. Photograph: Getty Images 2:49

Instead of four years, Sepp Blatter’s fifth term as Fifa president has lasted just four days with the 79-year-old announcing on Tuesday evening that h(...)

A photograph  of  May 29th, 2015 shows Fifa president Sepp Blatter gesturing during the association’s congress in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter was re-elected to his Fifa position  that day despite international pressure to step down.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Here is a timeline of the scandal that has engulfed Fifa in recent years. December 2010 Russia is awarded the 2018 World Cup and Qata(...)

Sepp Blatter has stepped down as Fifa president at an unexpected news conference in Zurich on Tuesday. Photo: Getty Images 2:49

Sepp Blatter resigned as Fifa president on Tuesday, four days after being re-elected to a fifth term. Blatter, 79, announced the decision at an(...)

New evidence shows Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke was aware of the $10 million payment, described by US investigators as a ‘bribe’, made to Jack Warner. Photograph: Afp

The position of Fifa’s powerful secretary general, Jérôme Valcke, is likely to come under intense pressure after new evidence emerged that showed he w(...)

US prosecutors believe Jérôme Valcke authorised the $10 million payment made to Jack Warner. Photograph: Epa

US prosecutors investigating Fifa corruption believe Sepp Blatter’s top lieutenant made $10m in bank transactions that are central to the bribery inve(...)

Former Fifa vice president Jack Warner was suspended by world soccer’s governing body for corruption in 2011. Photograph: Getty.

When Jack Warner was first suspended from Fifa for corruption in 2011, he was full of fighting talk. “I tell you something . . . you will see a footba(...)

 A file picture from  2005 of Fifa president Joseph Blatter and Chuck Blazer, the former general secretary of Concacaf. Photo:  Frank May/EPA

Chuck Blazer was a powerful figure in international soccer, and he enjoyed the trappings that came with the role: two apartments at Trump Tower in Man(...)

Sepp Blatter has denied authorising a payment of 10 million US dollars to Jack Warner. Photograph: EPA

Sepp Blatter has insisted he was not the high-ranking Fifa official who authorised a 10million US dollar payment to the disgraced Jack Warner saying: (...)

Sepp Blatter has claimed the arrest of seven FIFA officials on US corruption indictments may have been an attempt to interfere with the congress where he was re-elected for a fifth term as president. Photograph: PA

The re-elected Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has said he was “shocked” at the way US authorities targeted football’s world body and slammed what he ca(...)