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 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 (...)

Both Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been provisionally suspended from Fifa. Photograph: Getty Images

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have both been provisionally banned for 90 days from any football-related activity in a ruling that throws world fo(...)

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(...)

Fifa General Secretary Jerome Valcke has been suspended after allegations that he may have been involved in an improper deal to resell 2014 World Cup tickets for a lucrative profit. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

Jerome Valcke tried to secure a pay-off of several million euros from Fifa just a week before he was suspended, it can be disclosed. Valcke, Fifa’s se(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter and the favourite to replace him, Michel Platini. Photograph: Getty Images

Fifa confirmed on Monday that they will investigate the alleged distribution from their headquarters of an anonymous heavily critical ‘dossier’ on Uef(...)

Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova starts a kiss-a-thon with Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke on stage during the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup in Saint Petersburg on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images.

“And Djibouti play Swaziland.” (Silence.) No more than ourselves, George Hamilton tuned in to the 2018 World Cup qualifying draw a bit early, like whe(...)

The preliminary draw for  the World Cup qualifiers will take place in St Petersburg on Saturday. Photograph: EPA.

Spare a thought for Zimbabwe as you tune into Saturday afternoon’s draw for the next World Cup’s qualifying stages: thrown out of a Fifa tournament(...)

The draw for the 2018 World Cup groups will take place in St Petersburg on Saturday. Photograph: Afp

Q: When is the draw? A: It’s due to start at 4pm on Saturday and is taking place at the Konstantin Palace in St Petersburg, with Russia the host count(...)