Brazil’s Ronaldinho and Argentina’s Lionel Messi during their friendly football match at Khalifa Stadium in Doha on November 17th, 2010. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

The Swiss criminal investigation into suspected irregularities and money-laundering over Fifa’s award of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and (...)

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(...)

Fifa’s head of security has called for an investigation into claims Mohamed bin Hammam made a vote-trading pact to aid Qatar’s World Cup bid. Photograph: Getty

Fifa’s head of security during the controversial race to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has called for an investigation into claims Mohamed bin Ham(...)

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff signs a soccer ball as she poses for a picture with FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, third left.

At next week’s opening ceremony of the World Cup there will be two very different Brazils on show.President Dilma Rousseff, as leader of the host coun(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter: “Yes it was a mistake [but] you know,  one makes lots of mistakes. Photograph: PA

French and German government officials went through the motions yesterday of rejecting Sepp Blatter’s suggestion that it had been the interest of b(...)

Jack Warner: describes the furore over Daily Telegraph revelations as “foolishness”.

Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner might have a point when, as he did yesterday, he describes the furore regarding the emergence of documen(...)

Former Fifa President Joao Havelangehas resigned as honorary president. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Joao Havelange, the Brazilian who ruled Fifa for more than two decades, has resigned as honorary president of the world governing body after be(...)