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Sepp Blatter: the Fifa president has been accused of abdicating his responsibility by failing to debate the future of the game. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

The 2022 World Cup final in Qatar will take place on December 18th, Fifa has confirmed, allowing the English domestic programme to potentially resum(...)

 Fifa president Sepp Blatter holds up the name of Qatar during the official announcement of the 2022 World Cup host country at Fifa headquarters in Zurich in 2010.

Fifa will come under pressure on Tuesday to agree to a shortened World Cup in 2022 in compensation for moving the tournament in Qatar to the winter.Th(...)

 Olympic medallist Paddy Barnes was among the Irish people recognised by Queen Elizabeth in her New Year’s Honours List. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

An Olympic boxing hero, a legendary pentathlon gold medallist and the man at the head of the football world’s “men in black” are among the Irish peop(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has ruled out revisiting the vote on the 2018 and 2022 World Cups (Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has ruled out revisiting the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups after the world governing body’s executive committee ag(...)

Michael  Garcia resigned as Fifa ethics investigator  in protest at the way his report into the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding process was handled by Hans-Joachim Eckert, the ethics judge of soccer’s governing body. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/Reuters

Fifa’s executive committee began a two-day meeting amid tight security in the Morocco on Thursday with members expected to vote on whether to release (...)

 FAI chief executive   John Delaney. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

The FAI has again failed to respond to questions from The Irish Times over the controversy surrounding its chief executive John Delaney. This time (...)

Sepp Blatter addresses a news conference in Zurich this afternoon. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Fifa will ban the third-party ownership of players, president Sepp Blatter said today.Blatter said a working group would be set up to implement the b(...)

Jim Boyce, FIFA Vice-President, says he was unaware of the expensive watch given to him during the World Cup in Rio this summer. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has confirmed he was given a €20,939 watch by the Brazilian FA during the World Cup but had no idea of its val(...)

The Qatar 2022 organising committee claims Bin Hammam, who was banned from football after bribing officials in a 2011 bid to unseat Blatter as Fifa president, had nothing to do with their bid

Senior Fifa figures are seriously considering the ramifications of ordering a rerun of the vote for the right to stage the 2022 World Cup, after new (...)

Uefa president Michel Platini. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Uefa president Michel Platini says he would condemn any possible attempt to block Fifa’s ethics chief’s investigation into the bidding for the(...)

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