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FAI chief executive John Delaney  at the Ireland-Denmark game. The association would have been guaranteed about €6.8 million in prize money for participating at the tournament. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night represents a significant blow to the FAI as it continues its long-running battle to clear the huge burden(...)

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, (...)

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(...)

Fifa whistleblower Chuck Blazer, pictured with Sepp Blatter, has been banned from football for life by the organisation’s ethics committee. Photograph: Getty

Chuck Blazer, the former Fifa executive committee member who turned whistleblower for the FBI, has been banned from football for life. The ban was ann(...)

 Sepp Blatter has been claiming that there were political interventions regarding the Qatar World Cup. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has claimed there were “political interventions” from the French and German presidents ahead of the 2018 and 2022 World Cu(...)

A global group of government anti-money-laundering agencies said that financial institutions have not done enough to police suspicious financial activity by officials at soccer’s global governing body FIFA. (Photograph: ENNIO LEANZA/EPA)

A global group of government anti-money-laundering agencies said that financial institutions have not done enough to police suspicious financial acti(...)

Technical turmoil yields an unintentionally classic edition of ‘Liveline’, but also allows Joe Duffy to remind listeners of his professionalism. Photograph: Alan Betson

Odd as it might seem for a boy from Ballyfermot to evoke comparisons with the poet laureate of British imperial ardour, there really are times when Jo(...)

Fifa head of communications and public affairs Walter De Gregorio has been fired over a joke made on Swiss television.   Photograph: Epa

Fifa’s communications director Walter De Gregorio has been fired days after making a joke on Swiss television about the world governing body. De Grego(...)

Jack Warner: paid his deputy Chuck Blazer $750,000 out of the $10m payment that was officially destined for the CFU as a legacy programme to support football in the Caribbean. Photograph: Diego Urdaneta/AFP/Getty Images

The $10 million sent from Fifa to Jack Warner never appeared in the annual accounts of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and nor did Fifa track the m(...)

United States striker Abby Wambach was less than impressed when she met Sepp Blatter. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

As a contender for 2012 Women’s Player of the Year, America’s Abby Wambach was standing with her wife Sarah Huffman backstage at the Ballon D’Or when (...)

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