Speaking in Belfast, Fifa president Sepp Blatter has insisted the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will finish no later than December 18. Photograph: Walter Bieri/EPA

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has insisted the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will finish no later than December 18th, a move which could protect English footb(...)

Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke arrives for a meeting in Doha  with the Fifa taskforce, including officials from football’s global governing body, top leagues and players’ representatives, to discuss moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter due to scorching summer temperatures in the Gulf state. Photograph: Getty Images

There have been a few unexpected twists and turns in the whole saga of Qatar’s bid to stage the 2022 World Cup but, to be fair, the announcement th(...)

Chelsea Football Club said it was prepared to ban self-proclaimed racist fans who were filmed preventing a black man from boarding a Paris subway train. Photograph: Guardian news and media ltd/Getty Images

Three Chelsea supporters could be banned from football for life after being suspended from Stamford Bridge by the club as as part of the ongoing inves(...)

FAI CEO John Delaney, at 47, won’t be affected by the age limit for senior council members for a while yet.

EMMET MALONE Soccer Correspondent Eight months after the rules were similarly changed so as to allow a number of the association’s officer board to e(...)

Chelsea football fans packed onto a Paris Metro train prevent a passenger from boarding the carriage. They then chanted:  “We’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it.” Photo: AFP/Getty

Police in Paris and London have launched investigations after Chelsea supporters were filmed singing a racist chant and preventing a black man from b(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter - The split between Uefa and Fifa president Sepp Blatter has widened after reports the world governing body watered down a report into reform proposals. Photograph: Steve Christo/Reuters

The split between Uefa and Fifa president Sepp Blatter has widened after reports the world governing body watered down a report into reform proposals.(...)

Fifa presidential candidate Jerome Champagne has blamed ‘institutions’ for his withdrawl from the race to replace Sepp Blatter. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Jerome Champagne has announced that he has withdrawn his Fifa president candidacy after failing to secure the minimum five nominations required. Champ(...)

Former Barcelona and Real Mdrdid winger Luis Figo is set to run for the Fifa presidency. (Photograph: EPA/BALLESTEROS)

Luis Figo is to join the field of candidates to rival Sepp Blatter for the role of Fifa President. The 42-year-old former Barcelona and Real Madrid st(...)

Jordanian Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein, FIFA vice-president, could lose his seat on the executive committee in a reorganisation by the Asian Football Confederation. Photograph: Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty

The English Football Association is set to back the nomination of Jordan’s Prince Ali in his battle with Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.Prince A(...)

Affection for Fifa President Joseph S. Blatter stems from the generous financial assistance he has given Africa during his 17-year tenure. Photograph: Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

African countries will vote overwhelmingly for Sepp Blatter in this year’s FIFA elections, senior officials said on Tuesday.“Africa is solidly behind (...)