Fifa presidential candidate Jerome Champagne has blamed ‘institutions’ for his withdrawl from the race to replace Sepp Blatter. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Jerome Champagne has announced that he has withdrawn his Fifa president candidacy after failing to secure the minimum five nominations required. Champ(...)

Former Barcelona and Real Mdrdid winger Luis Figo is set to run for the Fifa presidency. (Photograph: EPA/BALLESTEROS)

Luis Figo is to join the field of candidates to rival Sepp Blatter for the role of Fifa President. The 42-year-old former Barcelona and Real Madrid st(...)

Jordanian Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein, FIFA vice-president, could lose his seat on the executive committee in a reorganisation by the Asian Football Confederation. Photograph: Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty

The English Football Association is set to back the nomination of Jordan’s Prince Ali in his battle with Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.Prince A(...)

Affection for Fifa President Joseph S. Blatter stems from the generous financial assistance he has given Africa during his 17-year tenure. Photograph: Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

African countries will vote overwhelmingly for Sepp Blatter in this year’s FIFA elections, senior officials said on Tuesday.“Africa is solidly behind (...)

Dutch FA boss Michael van Praag has announced  he will stand as a candidate for the Fifa presidency. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag has announced he will stand as a candidate for the Fifa presidency.Van Praag revealed the news to Uefa’s executiv(...)

Former Newcastle and Tottenham winger and French international David Ginola has said he wants to stand against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency. (Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire)

David Ginola is to announce on Friday that he wants to stand against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.The former France international, who played (...)

Alex Ferguson was today confirmed as Uefa’s new coaching ambassador. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Republic of Ireland will be among the second seeds for Euro 2016 qualifying after Uefa outlined plans for the preliminary competition in Nyon tod(...)

 Pele greets Fifa deputy general secretary Jerome Champagne during the 2006 World Cup draw in December 2003  in Frankfurt/Main. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Sepp Blatter’s former right-hand man Jerome Champagne officially launched his bid to stand for the Fifa presidency on Monday, firing the first shot(...)