Fifa president Sepp Blatter has been instructed, along with all Fifa’s Swiss employees, not to leave the jurisdiction until told otherwise. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

It’s hard to know quite when the US authorities first decided to directly involve themselves in what might broadly be described as football’s financia(...)

Sepp Blatter: Still has the upper hand in his battle to stay on top of world football’s governing body. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

It’s not the first one that generally comes to mind when his critics describe him, but through all of the controversies that have engulfed him and Fif(...)

FIFA officials are escorted out behind sheets following their arrests by Swiss authorities at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich on Wednesday. The US has filed federal charges alleging corruption over two decades. Photograph: Pascal Mora/The New York Times

In a devastating blow to world football’s governing body, US justice officials have charged 14 people linked to Fifa and international football organi(...)

FAI chief John Delaney: “Blatter has had a hell of a run at it. But surely he knows . . . that outside of the voting chambers that the world, the football public, the players and supporters want change.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

FAI chief executive John Delaney has confirmed that the association will follow Uefa’s lead in the Fifa presidential election this weekend in Zurich a(...)

Michel Platini says that Sepp Blatter was elected on the basis that it was his final term and he would stand down in 2015. Photo: Martin Rose/Getty Images 1:58

Sepp Blatter won backing to stay in power at FIFA four years ago “on the basis of a lie” that he would step down in 2015, UEFA president Michel Platin(...)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling in action against Crystal Palace at Anfield stadium last Saturday. The former Liverpool winger John Barnes has given a damning verdict on Sterling’s stand-off with the club. Photograph: Getty Images

Liverpool’s owner, Fenway Sports Group, wants an end-of-season review with Brendan Rodgers over the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions Leagu(...)

Uefa are set to relax the FFP laws which saw Manchester City hit with a €68 million fine. Photograph: Epa

The financial fair play rules that saw Manchester City handed a huge fine by Uefa last season are set to be relaxed.Uefa is expected to announce next (...)

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(...)