Fifa president Sepp Blatter will meet Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem  and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter has called on Israel to make concessions in order to prevent a vote to expel Israel from football’s governing body later this(...)

Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure listens during the launch of the FIFA’s Anti-Discrimination Monitoring System at Wembley Stadium in west London on May 12th, 2015. Photograph: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure has called for “radical sanctions” against countries with racist fans as Fifa launched a monitoring system designed to c(...)

Yaya Toure was the victim of racist abuse during Manchester City’s Champions League game against CSKA Moscow. Photograph: Getty

Fifa is to announce a new system of match observers to monitor incidents of racism and discrimination at World Cup qualifiers in the build up to the 2(...)

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(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks with Fifa president Sepp Blatter  during their meeting at the Olympic Park in Sochi on Monday. Photo: Alexei Druginyn/EPA

With just over three years to go until Russia hosts the World Cup, western sanctions and the weakened rouble are taking their toll on preparations, as(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter in talks with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Sochi. Photo: Alexei Druzhini/AFP/Getty Images

World politicians unhappy that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup should stay at home, Fifa president Sepp Blatter said on a visit to host venue Soc(...)

Retired tennis player Li Na was one of the most popular winners in Shanghai, picking up the exceptional achievement award. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images for Laureus

Security was tight around the landmark Grand Theatre building on the north side of People’s Square in downtown Shanghai, as some of the biggest names (...)

Luis Figo says that he has received support from African federations. Photo: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Fifa presidential candidate Luis Figo on Wednesday disputed the Confederation of African Football’s claim that all 54 votes from the continent will go(...)

Fifa have declared a profit on the 2014 World Cup of about €2.2 billion on total revenues of €4.44 billion. Photograph: Ennio Leanza/Keystone

If Fifa officials have seemed unconcerned these past few weeks about the prospect of having to throw cash at the problem of Qatar and the reschedulin(...)

Fifa will make major concessions to clubs after the announcement the 2022 World Cup final will be held on December 18th. Photograph: Afp

The cost to Fifa of having to reschedule the 2022 World Cup in Qatar edged up again this morning with the news that, as expected, the game’s leading c(...)