“Only those who know the past can understand the present and shape the future. Or in other words: the ball is round – but only those who come from outer space know the actual dimensions of our sport,” Sepp Blatter told a Swiss newspaper.  Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

In what is becoming a regular pattern, Fifa has been forced to insist hurriedly that Sepp Blatter will not stand again for the presidency and will “l(...)

Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber said investigators were examining “nine terabytes” of information seized from Fifa’s Zurich headquarters and Swiss banks. Photograph: Reuters 1:31

Swiss investigators are looking into 53 possible cases of money laundering and 104 incidents of suspicious activity in Swiss bank accounts as part of (...)

Walter De Gregorio, Fifa’s former director communications and public affairs. Photograph: EPA/ENNIO LEANZA

Walter De Gregorio has left his post as Fifa’s head of communications days after making a joke on television about the world governing body, despite(...)

Fifa head of communications and public affairs Walter De Gregorio has been fired over a joke made on Swiss television.   Photograph: Epa

Fifa’s communications director Walter De Gregorio has been fired days after making a joke on Swiss television about the world governing body. De Grego(...)

Ireland’s Under 20s were beaten 25-3 by New Zealand ending their hopes of World Cup glory. Photograph: Inpho
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World Cup dream over Dreams of World Cup glory are over for Ireland’s Under 20s after they were beaten 25-3 by a very impressive New Zealand side in V(...)

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(...)

The headquarters of soccer’s international governing body Fifa in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss authorities said Fifa had handed over more IT data,  including records from Fifa president Sepp Blatter’s office. File photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Switzerland’s office of the attorney general (OAG) said soccer’s governing body Fifa had handed over more IT data on Wednesday, including, according t(...)

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke attends a news conference during his visit to Samara, one of the 2018 World Cup host citie in Russia. Photo: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Fifa’s secretary general Jerome Valcke has told a news conference in Russia that details on the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup, which were (...)

Fifa vice-president Jack Warner is accused of diverting $750,000 of funds donated by Fifa towards Haiti earthquake victims. Photo: Diego Urdanetta/Getty Images 2:45

Jack Warner, the embattled former Fifa vice-president at the centre of corruption charges, faces a new slew of allegations as more details emerge of p(...)

The homepage of the Interpol website  seen through a magnifying glass on June 3rd, 2015. Interpol said on Wednesday it has issued international wanted-person alerts for two former Fifa officials including Jack Warner and four corporate executives at the request of US authorities.  Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

The FBI is investigating the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar as part of its wide-ranging crackdown on Fifa corruption, ac(...)