Chung Moon-Joon:  “Mr Platini enjoys institutional support from the current structure of Fifa. Mr Platini is very much a product of the current system.” Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty

Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in Asian football, has ridiculed Sepp Blatter after announcing that he will enter the race to rep(...)

UEFA president Michel Platini wants to succeed Sepp Blatter (left) as the head of Fifa. Photograph: Marcus Brandt/EPA

Michel Platini has been given the firm backing of the English Football Association after formally declaring he is to run for the Fifa presidency. The(...)

Former France captain Michel Platini has been Uefa president since 2007. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Michel Platini, the head of European soccer’s governing body Uefa, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of Fifa, (...)

UEFA president Michel Platini attends the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers at the Konstantin Palace in Saint Petersburg. Photo: Olga Maltseva

Michel Platini is set to declare he will run for the Fifa presidency this week and an announcement could come as early as Wednesday. Platini, the Uefa(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Fifa president Sebb Blatter during the World Cup draw. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel prize for his stewardship of Fifa, Vladimir Putin said in an interview aired by the Swiss broadcaster RTS. On Saturday, (...)

Domenico Scala had been the favourite to head a Fifa reform task force before ruling himself out. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Pressure is growing for a fully-independent figure from outside of Europe to be appointed as the head of the new Fifa reform task force. The man viewe(...)

Sepp Blatter stated his trust in Vladimir Putin and Russia over the 2018 World Cup at the draw for the qualifying groups in St Petersburg. Photograph: Afp

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter told Russian premier Vladimir Putin that the world governing body has complete trust in the country hosting the 2(...)

The preliminary draw for  the World Cup qualifiers will take place in St Petersburg on Saturday. Photograph: EPA.

Spare a thought for Zimbabwe as you tune into Saturday afternoon’s draw for the next World Cup’s qualifying stages: thrown out of a Fifa tournament(...)

Preparations for the preliminary draw for 2018. Photograph: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

It’s not hard to imagine what the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad depicted in the monument on St Petersburg’s Victory Square would make of the fact t(...)

Jerome Valcke will step down as Fifa secretary general when Sepp Blatter leaves as president in February. Photograph: Getty

Jerome Valcke has disclosed he will step down as Fifa secretary general in February when Sepp Blatter hands over the presidency. Valcke, who also said(...)