Chung Moon-Joon:  “Mr Platini enjoys institutional support from the current structure of Fifa. Mr Platini is very much a product of the current system.” Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty

Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in Asian football, has ridiculed Sepp Blatter after announcing that he will enter the race to rep(...)

UEFA president Michel Platini wants to succeed Sepp Blatter (left) as the head of Fifa. Photograph: Marcus Brandt/EPA

Michel Platini has been given the firm backing of the English Football Association after formally declaring he is to run for the Fifa presidency. The(...)

Michel Platini is going to stand for the role of Fifa president. Photograph: Afp

"Wednesday 29 July 2015 I am standing for the Fifa presidency. I wanted you, the leaders of your national football association, to be the f(...)

Former France captain Michel Platini has been Uefa president since 2007. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Michel Platini, the head of European soccer’s governing body Uefa, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of Fifa, (...)

UEFA president Michel Platini attends the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers at the Konstantin Palace in Saint Petersburg. Photo: Olga Maltseva

Michel Platini is set to declare he will run for the Fifa presidency this week and an announcement could come as early as Wednesday. Platini, the Uefa(...)

Domenico Scala had been the favourite to head a Fifa reform task force before ruling himself out. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Pressure is growing for a fully-independent figure from outside of Europe to be appointed as the head of the new Fifa reform task force. The man viewe(...)

Head of Fifa sponsor Visa, Charlie Scharf, has launched a stinging attack on Sepp Blatter. Photograph: Getty 1:54

The head of leading Fifa sponsor Visa has delivered a stinging attack on Sepp Blatter claiming there can be no meaningful reforms until he leaves as p(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter reacts to banknotes thrown at him by a British comedian known as Lee Nelson (unseen) at a news conference in Zurich yesterday . Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Sepp Blatter has begun the race to succeed him as Fifa president, setting the election for February next year as Michel Platini emerged as his most li(...)

Michel Platini could announce as early as this week that he will stand for Fifa president after receiving backing from four out of the six confederations. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Four out of six continental soccer confederations would back Uefa president Michel Platini if he stands for Fifa president, a source close to European(...)

Fifa will meet on Monday to set a date for voting on Sepp Blatter’s replacement. Photograph: Getty Images

The Fifa presidential election to choose Sepp Blatter’s successor will be held on February 26th next year. The decision was taken by Fifa’s executive (...)