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Russian president Vladimir Putin  and then to Fifa president Sepp Blatter during the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio. Photograph: Reuters/Dylan Martinez

In 1946, a US diplomat in Moscow sent a 5,500-word memo to his masters in Washington outlining his understanding of the psychology of the Soviet leade(...)

Nasser Al-Khelaifi is under investigation for bribing a Fifa executive to get World Cup broadcasting rights. Photo: Getty Images

The chairman of Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain and the sports broadcaster beIN, Nasser al-Khelaifi, has been accused in Switzerland of criminally bri(...)

 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(...)

Should Russia still host the 2018 World Cup in the wake of the McLaren report? Photograph: Getty.

At least one thing became clear on Tuesday as the International Olympic Committee placed Russia’s athletes in a holding pattern high above Rio: it doe(...)

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(...)

Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber said investigators were examining “nine terabytes” of information seized from Fifa’s Zurich headquarters and Swiss banks. Photograph: Reuters

Swiss investigators are looking into 53 possible cases of money laundering and 104 incidents of suspicious activity in Swiss bank accounts as part of (...)

A photograph  of  May 29th, 2015 shows Fifa president Sepp Blatter gesturing during the association’s congress in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter was re-elected to his Fifa position  that day despite international pressure to step down.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Here is a timeline of the scandal that has engulfed Fifa in recent years. December 2010 Russia is awarded the 2018 World Cup and Qata(...)

The 12 alleged criminal schemes at the centre of the long-running conspiracy include plots to rig the bidding for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the 2011 Fifa presidential elections and the 2016 Centennial Cop America, scheduled to be played in the US. Photograph: EPA

United States attorney general Loretta Lynch denied the timing of the charges against nine Fifa officials and five corporate executives for allegedly (...)

According to numerous news reports Swiss law enforcement officials arrested several leading FIFA representatives at a hotel in Zurich on corruption charges. Photograph: EPA.

The world governing body of football, Fifa, was plunged into an unprecedented crisis on the eve of its congress in Zurich after Swiss authorities arre(...)

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