The Panama papers leak has dragged president Gianni Infantino into the Fifa corruption scandal. Photograph: Epa

The new head of world football has been caught up in the sport’s corruption scandal because of documents that have been revealed by the Panama Papers (...)

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring for Argentina against Bolivia. File photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

The law firm of a FIFA ethics watchdog had business relationships with three men who have been indicted in the world soccer association’s corruption (...)

Fifa are looking to reclaimtens of million of dollars from indicted former employees. Photograph: PA

Fifa has lodged a claim in the US for tens of millions of dollars in damages and compensation from the indicted former executives who have plunged the(...)

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(...)

New evidence shows Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke was aware of the $10 million payment, described by US investigators as a ‘bribe’, made to Jack Warner. Photograph: Afp

The position of Fifa’s powerful secretary general, Jérôme Valcke, is likely to come under intense pressure after new evidence emerged that showed he w(...)

US prosecutors believe Jérôme Valcke authorised the $10 million payment made to Jack Warner. Photograph: Epa

US prosecutors investigating Fifa corruption believe Sepp Blatter’s top lieutenant made $10m in bank transactions that are central to the bribery inve(...)

A view of the house of Nicolas Leoz, former head of South America’s football federation. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

The former head of South America’s soccer federation was put under house arrest Monday evening, a senior police official said. The arrest of Nicolas (...)

The 12 alleged criminal schemes at the centre of the long-running conspiracy include plots to rig the bidding for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the 2011 Fifa presidential elections and the 2016 Centennial Cop America, scheduled to be played in the US. Photograph: EPA

United States attorney general Loretta Lynch denied the timing of the charges against nine Fifa officials and five corporate executives for allegedly (...)

Some of the Fifa officials who have been arrested in Switzerland:  (left to rigfht from upper row) Rafael Esquivel, Nicolas Leoz, Jeffrey Webb, Jack Warner, Eduardo Li, Eugenio Figueredo and Jose Maria Marin. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

What has happened? Officials at Fifa – the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the governing body of world football – have been (...)

According to numerous news reports Swiss law enforcement officials arrested several leading FIFA representatives at a hotel in Zurich on corruption charges. Photograph: EPA.

The world governing body of football, Fifa, was plunged into an unprecedented crisis on the eve of its congress in Zurich after Swiss authorities arre(...)