Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named Swedish footballer of the year for the last nine years. Photograph:  Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Half Bosnian, half Croat, half Swede, half borderless superstar, half council estate immigrant, half team player, half narcissist: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (...)

Franz Beckenbauer: German MP Oezcan Mutlu, who is a member of the parliamentary committee on sport, said Beckenbauer “needs to  answer questions”. Photograph: Marc Mueller/EPA

Pressure on Franz Beckenbauer to explain payments and provide answers over a 2006 World Cup scandal grew on Tuesday, a day after the president of Germ(...)

German World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer is being investigated by Fifa’s ethics committee, the organisation has confirmed. Photo: Pascal Pavani/Getty Images

FIFA has confirmed German World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer and vice president Angel Maria Villar Llona are both subject to investigations by the (...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter speaks during a recent interview with a local Swiss TV station. Photo: Rottu Oberwallis

Sepp Blatter has claimed a €1.35milion payment to Michel Platini which has seen the pair provisionally suspended by FIFA’s ethics committee was part o(...)

Jurgen Klopp is close to becoming Liverpool’s new manager with the 48-year-old expected on Merseyside on Thursday to finalise terms with the Anfield club. Photograph: PA

Jurgen Klopp is close to becoming Liverpool’s new manager with the 48-year-old expected on Merseyside on Thursday to finalise terms with the Anfiel(...)

Mayweather versus Pacquiao was unavoidable be it outside Operation Princess HQ or with Chris Eubank on Clare Balding’s couch. Photograph: Esther Lin/EPA

There really was no escaping The Fight of the Century™ all week, no matter how hard you tried, and even if you settled down in front of your telly to (...)

 Toulon’s Ali Williams in action against Wasps in their European Champions Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Toulon experiment is hardly new to elite sport. See Real Madrid. Or go further back to the 1970s when New York Cosmos temporarily wooed a US audi(...)

FIFA president Sepp Blatter, center, leaves a hotel to lead a meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

Fifa has agreed to publish a redacted version of Michael Garcia’s full report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process in an attempt to quell(...)

Michael Garcia could now choose to leak his entire report or take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/FIFA/FIFA via Getty Image

Once more through the looking glass. In a flurry of press releases, Fifa yesterday again attempted to bolt the stable door on its botched investigatio(...)

Chief Fifa inspector Harold Mayne-Nicholls   at a press conference in Doha in  2010. Photograph:karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

Fifa’s technical report of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids may have been compromised by the head of the inspection team putting pressure on one of t(...)

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