Fifa president Sepp Blatter  announced his intention to stand for a fifth term as Fifa president in a video interview played at the Soccerex conference in Manchester.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Sepp Blatter has confirmed he will stand for a fifth term as Fifa president next year.Blatter has been widely expected to stand again despite saying i(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter. What does it matter that the Qatar World Cup is being built on cheap migrant labour with reports of 1,000 deaths already. Photograph: Reuters/Michael Buholzer

Is there a more cruelly abused word right now than “challenge?” Time was it meant a call to account. Now it’s a synonym for, well, whatever you want r(...)

 Uefa president Michel Platini will not run against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency, Uefa executive committee member Michel D’Hooghe has told Press Association Sport. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Michel Platini has announced he will not stand against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency and will instead run for re-election as Uefa president.The(...)

Older African members of the Aspire Football Dreams program watch as younger players played the visiting FC Barcelona youth team, in Doha, Qatar, on January 27th, 2014. Photograph: Bryan Denton/The New York Times

A little more than a decade ago, Andreas Bleicher, then a director of one of Germany’s Olympic training centres, arrived in the tiny Persian Gulf nat(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: the annexing of of Crimea could have unforseen consequences for Russia’s plans to host the 2018 World Cup.

Officials fear penalty for breaching Uefa regulations in Russian Cup preliminary matches and falling foul of Vladimir PutinSKChF Sevastopol won 2-0 at(...)

Gary Lineker has claimed he feels sick at alleged corruption within Fifa under its president, Sepp Blatter, above.  Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images)

Gary Lineker has claimed he feels sick at alleged corruption within Fifa and labelled the decision to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as “ludicrous”.(...)

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(...)