FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

England will not bid again to host a World Cup until Fifa and its bidding processes have been reformed, the FA chairman, Greg Dyke, has said.Dyke call(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks to FIfa president Sepp Blatter during the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

During a match between Brazil and Uruguay at Confederations Cup in 2013 in Brazil, a warm-up event for the World Cup, there were riots outside the sta(...)

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Sepp Blatter take part in the official hand over ceremony for the 2018 World Cup scheduled to take place in Russia. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Reuters

Brazil got 9.25 out of 10 from Fifa president Sepp Blatter for organising a World Cup that was “very special” because of high quality football.Giving (...)

Former Brazil captain Dunga has denied  any involvement with businessman Lamine Fofana, who has been arrested by police in Brazil in connection with black market ticket sales at the World Cup. Photograph:  Pilar Olivares/Reuters

Several former Brazilian footballers and the father of the team’s current star Neymar will be interviewed by local police investigating a gang that ma(...)

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez reacts after clashing with Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal. Photograph: Reuters 2:07

FIFA’s disciplinary hearing into Luis Suarez for biting will resume today, according to the head of the Uruguay Football Association. The independent (...)

 Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has been defended by captain and coach. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

For Uruguayans it was a bittersweet moment. The national team had just completed its amazing Houdini act from the group of death, eliminating Italy al(...)

A member of Qatar’s delegation (R) votes during the 65th FIFA Congress, held ahead of the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo last week. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

The organisers of Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup have denied allegations published by a British newspaper that a senior Qatari soccer official(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and  Eamon Gilmore once played the beautiful game called democracy. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Taoiseach Enda Kenny: got their way with the Oireachtas Committee

Day one of World Cup 2014, and before a ball was kicked or a beer cracked open we were already embroiled in a match-fixing scandal. And to think we on(...)

 Michel Platini. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Michel Platini has formally declared that he no longer supports Sepp Blatter as Fifa president, saying the world governing body needs “a breath of fre(...)

You don’t have to go very far to find a five-a-side pitch among the many favelas in Rio de Janeiro, like this one at the Tavares Bastos slums. Photograph: Pilar Olivares/Reuters

Ten years after it launched its candidacy Brazil’s moment of truth has finally arrived with the kick-off tonight of one of the most controversial Worl(...)