Uefa president Michel Platini has backed Greg Dyke’s proposals to increase the number of home-grown players in club squads. Photograph: Reuters

Michel Platini has backed Football Association chairman Greg Dyke’s plan to increase the minimum number of home-grown players in club squads from eigh(...)

Sepp Blatter: the Fifa president has been accused of abdicating his responsibility by failing to debate the future of the game. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

The 2022 World Cup final in Qatar will take place on December 18th, Fifa has confirmed, allowing the English domestic programme to potentially resum(...)

 Journalists gather in front of the Fifa headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday.  The Fifa executive committee are expected to announce that the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar will take place on Sunday December 18th. Photograph:  Walter Bieri

Fifa has confirmed the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar will be played on Sunday December 18th.Uefa president Michel Platini said the decision was accept(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter - The split between Uefa and Fifa president Sepp Blatter has widened after reports the world governing body watered down a report into reform proposals. Photograph: Steve Christo/Reuters

The split between Uefa and Fifa president Sepp Blatter has widened after reports the world governing body watered down a report into reform proposals.(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Just over a decade since he carved a dreamlike swathe through defences as the focal point of Arsenal’s “invincibles”, Thierry Henry will this weeke(...)

 Republic of Ireland International Stephanie Roche walks past Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the Fifa Ballon d’Or awards in Zurich. Photograph: Valeriano Di Domenico / Inpho 1:47

As Stephanie Roche turns her attention to making something like a living from the game she plays so well, Real Madrid star Ronaldo has signalled hi(...)

Announcing his intention to stand for Fifa presidency, prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said “the message I heard, over and over, was that it is time for a change”. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Jordanian royal prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, a close ally of Uefa president Michel Platini, announced plans on Tuesday to run for the leadership of w(...)

Soldiers of the 5th London Rifle Brigade with German Saxon regimental troops at Ploegsteert Wood during the Christmas Truce of the first World War in  December 1914. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Last April, UEFA announced that they had invited the heads of state of Germany, France, Belgium, Britain, Ireland and Italy to a commemorative event t(...)