Fifa handed out three lifetime bans for corruption on Tuesday. Photograph: Valeriano Di Domenico/Getty Images

Fifa has dished out life bans to the former presidents of the Guam, Nicaraguan and Venezuelan football associations for corruption, its ethics committ(...)

Hong Kong fans hold a protest banner and turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem during their Asian Cup qualifier against Malaysia  on October 10th. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

China’s parliament is considering jail sentences of up to three years for anyone caught disrespecting the national anthem, and may apply the decision(...)

Thailand  fans had been asked not to bring banners or drums to the Rajamangala Stadium. Photograph: Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images

Thailand has lifted the ban on “joyful activities” at this month’s World Cup qualifier against Australia after having originally asked fans not to ch(...)

Gianni Infantino has the backing of Uefa for Fifa presidency election. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters.

More than half of soccer fans worldwide do not believe Fifa can restore its tattered reputation, according to a poll commissioned by Transparency Int(...)

John Ruggie: ‘It’s not only changing the laws but changing the practices. It’s about know and show’

The Harvard professor overseeing a review of Fifa’s human rights policies has claimed that if the embattled governing body is serious about reform it (...)

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(...)

Michel Platini could announce as early as this week that he will stand for Fifa president after receiving backing from four out of the six confederations. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Four out of six continental soccer confederations would back Uefa president Michel Platini if he stands for Fifa president, a source close to European(...)

A Qatari official stands beside the Fifa World Cup trophy as part of trophy’s world tour. The Qatar 2022 World Cup looks set to be shortened by a matter of days and held in November-Decemebr.  Photograph: Karim Jaafar/Getty Images

A Fifa task force has recommended playing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November/December but Britain’s Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce will oppose any(...)

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(...)

Announcing his intention to stand for Fifa presidency, prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said “the message I heard, over and over, was that it is time for a change”. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Jordanian royal prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, a close ally of Uefa president Michel Platini, announced plans on Tuesday to run for the leadership of w(...)

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