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Sepp Blatter has spoken out against plans for a biennial World Cup. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has delivered “a clear no” to the governing body’s plans for biennial World Cups. The 85-year-old, who held the to(...)

Renovation work in Doha: Every piece of journalism about Qatar 2022 should focus on the loss of life of those who built it, the corruption and allegations of bribery that led to it, and the human rights abuses characteristic of Qatari society. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP

In 2013, I was in Nepal working on a piece about domestic slavery, and travelling to very remote parts of the country to meet young women who were tel(...)

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini could both face jail time after being charged fraud and other offences by Swiss prosecutors. Photograph: Marcus Brandt/EPA

Former Fifa officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been charged with fraud and other offences by Swiss prosecutors following a six-year invest(...)

The IRFU can effect a change at governance level which would benefit the whole game. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There’s a match being played, and it’s not even available on pay-to-view. Professionals versus Amateurs. It kicked off in 1995, unbeknownst to us all(...)

A portrait of former Fifa president Sepp Blatter is seen in the Fifa World Football Museum during its inauguration in Zurich in February 2016. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Fifa has issued a complaint of “criminal mismanagement” against its former president Sepp Blatter. The complaint has been sent to the Zurich prosecu(...)

A videograb of Thierry Henry’s handball that led to William Gallas’s goal during the World Cup playoff, second leg against the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France in November 2009. Photograph: Sky Sports

Something was wrong. Something more than the fact that Ireland had just conceded a goal that threatened to end their hopes of making it to the World C(...)

French authorities have opened a corruption investigation into the circumstances that led to Qatar being awarded the 2022 World Cup. Photograph: Valery Hache/Getty/AFP

French authorities have opened a corruption investigation into the circumstances that led to Qatar being awarded the 2022 World Cup. The investigation(...)

Fifa are set to sue Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for €2 million. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

Fifa is preparing to sue its former president Sepp Blatter and the former Uefa president Michel Platini for a return of the 2 million Swiss francs (€1(...)

Which four of the 16 countries currently in the play-offs will end up qualifying will not been known until late March just weeks before the tournament itself kicks off in Rome in mid-June.

In the 1980s it was said that the only thing harder than getting onto the Irish rugby team was getting left off it. One could say the same thing about(...)

New Zealand manager Danny Hay: he travels to Dublin with a number of impressive young players, including Ryan Thomas, Liberato Cacace and the excellent Sarprett Singh.  Photograph: Getty Images

Last November when New Zealand visited Lansdowne Road to play an autumn rugby international the sold-out signs were up months in advance despite price(...)

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