Dr Michel D’Hooghe: ‘I have been in football for 42 years and 26 on the executive committee, but this is the hardest period of my life. You are just considered like a murderer.’ Photograph:  Stuart Franklin /   Getty Images

Long-serving Fifa administrator Michel D’Hooghe claims he is being treated “like a murderer” as he is investigated as part of the World Cup anti-corr(...)

 Fifa president Sepp Blatter waves to the crowd at a ground breaking ceremony for a national team training centre in  Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Dennis M Sabangan/EPA

Russia, Qatar and England have all been accused of breaking Fifa rules during the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in a document publi(...)

A copy of the West Australian newspaper showing headlines surrounding the death of Phillip Hughes. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 28, 2014, 08:32

James O’Donoghue has provided an insight into his great year, “shouldering the burden” of becoming Kerry’s talisman in the absence of Colm Cooper, but(...)

 Robbie Keane  has scored against Germany in the past.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The Republic of Ireland head for Germany tomorrow having enjoyed success over their Euro 2016 rivals in the past. However, they have not done so fo(...)

 Ulf Schott: “After the World Cup in France, however, everybody said, ‘okay, yes, we have to do far more’.”

Ulf Schott is no evil genius, but from his office at the Deutscher Fußball-Bund’s headquarters in a leafy part of Frankfurt, Schott and the youth depa(...)

Fifa have lifted the ban imposed on Franz Beckenbauer for failing to comply with the probe into bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA

Franz Beckenbauer’s ban imposed while he was investigated for failing to comply with the probe into bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has been (...)

Franz Beckenbauer says he is ready to answer questions from Fifa about an investigation into World Cup bidding. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Franz Beckenbauer said on Sunday he was ready to answer questions from Fifa about an investigation into World Cup bidding by June 27th and believed t(...)

 Franz Beckenbauer has cancelled his trip to the World Cup in Brazil after he was provisionally banned  from any football-related activity for 90 days by Fifa. Photograph:  Mike Segar/Reuters

Franz Beckenbauer has called off his planned trip to Brazil after being provisionally banned by Fifa while an investigation takes place into his refus(...)

Franz Beckenbauer  was provisionally banned from any football-related activity for 90 days  over “an apparent breach” of ethics, soccer’s world governing body said. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Franz Beckenbauer has become the highest-profile casualty of Fifa’s probe into World Cup bidding after the German was provisionally banned for 90 days(...)

The new-look Farnborough starting line-up. Photograph: David Parry/PA Wire

Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona and Pele will be among the star attractions at non-league Farnborough when they take on Chelmsford City this Saturday aft(...)

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