Uefa president Michel Platini: ‘There’s something that’s very surprising to me in the way that this process has played out and I do not like that.’ Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Michel Platini has criticised Fifa over its handling of a controversy regarding 65 designer watches, worth over €1m, given to football administrators (...)

Jim Boyce, FIFA Vice-President, says he was unaware of the expensive watch given to him during the World Cup in Rio this summer. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has confirmed he was given a €20,939 watch by the Brazilian FA during the World Cup but had no idea of its val(...)

The Uefa Europa League Trophy is pictured at the Aviva stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on May 18th, 2011, before the match between Portuguese teams FC Porto and SC Braga. Photograph: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images

More than a decade after their bid with Scotland to host Euro 2008 went down in flames, the FAI are back in Geneva, rather more hopeful of having some(...)

Uefa president Michel Platini sees the playing of Euro 2020 all over the continent as one of his legacies to the game. Photograph: Fabio Campana/EPA

More than a decade after their bid with Scotland to host Euro 2008 went down in flames, the FAI are back in Geneva on Friday rather more hopeful of ha(...)

Edin Dzeko of Manchester City in action against  Stoke City at Etihad Stadium.  Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

Manchester City’s huge fine for breaching Uefa’s financial fair play rules is to be shared out around the other clubs in the Champions League. City w(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter  announced his intention to stand for a fifth term as Fifa president in a video interview played at the Soccerex conference in Manchester.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Sepp Blatter has confirmed he will stand for a fifth term as Fifa president next year.Blatter has been widely expected to stand again despite saying i(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter. What does it matter that the Qatar World Cup is being built on cheap migrant labour with reports of 1,000 deaths already. Photograph: Reuters/Michael Buholzer

Is there a more cruelly abused word right now than “challenge?” Time was it meant a call to account. Now it’s a synonym for, well, whatever you want r(...)

 Uefa president Michel Platini who announced yesterday he will not be running against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency next year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Uefa president Michel Platini all but acknowledged yesterday that another four years of Sepp Blatter running Fifa is an inevitability when he annou(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid has been named Uefa’s Best European Player. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo, whose extra-time penalty put the seal on Real Madrid’s 4-1 Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid in May, was named Ue(...)

 Uefa president Michel Platini will not run against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency, Uefa executive committee member Michel D’Hooghe has told Press Association Sport. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Michel Platini has announced he will not stand against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency and will instead run for re-election as Uefa president.The(...)