“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(...)

Domenico Scala, head of Fifa’s audit and compliance unit, has urged Sepp Blatter not to renege on his promise to stand down as Fifa president. Photograph: Reuters

The head of Fifa’s audit and compliance unit, Domenico Scala, has underlined the need for a new president and for widespread reform in the wake of rep(...)

The FAI shredded and replaced 18,000 programmes for Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Scotland after comments made by John Delaney about Fifa. Photograph: PA

The FAI have shredded and replaced 18,000 matchday programmes ahead of Saturday’s European Championships qualifier against Scotland in order to get(...)

‘Some might say there are other organisations which could more appropriately have been scrutinised for evidence of crimes touching directly on US interests. Banks, for example. HSBC, for instance.’ Above, Fifa officials are escorted out behind sheets following their arrests by Swiss authorities  in Zurich  last week.  Photograph: Pascal Mora/The New York Times 1:31

What business is it of the FBI that Fifa officials may have been involved in skulduggery in Switzerland? Whence comes US attorney general Loretta Lync(...)

John Delaney is backing Michel Platini to replace Sepp Blatter. Photo: EPA

John Delaney has expressed support for Michel Platini to succeed Sepp Blatter as President of Fifa with the FAI chief executive saying the Frenchman’s(...)

Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by saying he would step down as Fifa president in the wake of a corruption investigation that now includes the 79-year-old chief himself. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire. 1:14

South African Football Association officials did not appear at a scheduled Wednesday press conference to address allegations around a possible brib(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter exits the federation’s top job. Photograph: EPA

Seventeen years after he won the position in an election characterised by allegations of corruption, Sepp Blatter finally lost control of the Fifa pre(...)

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(...)