Russia’s deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko, who is also heading up the World Cup organising committee, pictured with Fifa president  Gianni Infantino during last week’s draw in Moscow. Photograph:  Sergei Chirikov/EPA

Cornel Borbely, Fifa’s ethics committee chairman, was investigating the alleged role of Russia’s deputy prime minister for sport, tourism and youth po(...)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino (right) and Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko give a press conference prior to the  World Cup draw  in Moscow. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

How awkward it has been for Fifa and its president, Gianni Infantino, ruthlessly plotting a course towards next year’s World Cup in Russia, that the I(...)

 Fireworks over Khalifa International Stadium during its  official opening ceremony in May. It’s the  the first completed 2022 Fifa World Cup venue, five years before the tournament begins. Photograph: Qatar/Getty

The prospects of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups being hosted by Russia and Qatar have been strengthened after Fifa dramatically published in full the i(...)

Michael Garcia’s report into the decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively has been released by Fifa. Photograph: Walter Bieri/EPA

Fifa has taken the dramatic step of publishing a controversial internal report into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups after it was leaked t(...)

Hans-Joachim Eckert has been ousted as Fifa chief ethics judge. Photograph:

Fifa has given no explanation for ousting the two heads of its Ethics Committee, but the move has led some to point the finger at president Gianni Inf(...)

Fifa have confirmed Europe will receive three additional places at an expanded 48-team World Cup. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/Afp

Corruption cases at Fifa will be conducted by a new chief investigator and heard by a new judge thanks to sweeping changes announced by the ruling cou(...)

Former Fifa vice president Jeffrey Webb was reportedly extradited to the United States following his arrest last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Former Fifa vice president Jeffrey Webb is facing the prospect of a lifetime ban from football after the governing body’s Ethics Committee opened proc(...)

Eugenio Figueredo, a former senior Fifa vice-president recently accused of corruption. Photograph: Getty

Fifa could face another crisis after the Panama Papers revealed an apparent conflict of interest at the heart of the ethics committee supposed to clea(...)

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini could face even longer bans after Fifa’s ethics investigatory chamber confirmed it is appealing to increase the eight-(...)

Former  FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke. Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

Jerome Valcke, the former right-hand man to the banned Fifa president Sepp Blatter, is facing a possible nine-year suspension from soccer after Fifa’(...)

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