Sepp Blatter

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There is more than a hint of buffoonery about the English FA asking Fifa to allow them to be an exception to a rule they themselves asked the game’s w(...)

US president Barack Obama said: “My commitment to being early isn’t just good for me. It’s good for the nation. It’s good for the world.”  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

I was sitting in Heathrow Terminal 2 last Wednesday, having arrived a couple of hours early for a short flight to Dublin. I had installed myself in Ea(...)

Sepp Blatter’s appeal against his six-year ban began on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Disgraced former Fifa president Sepp Blatter appeared before sport’s highest tribunal, the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), on Thursday to appeal(...)

Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It seems the gloves are off in the war of words between St Patrick’s Athletic and the Football Association of Ireland after both organisations release(...)

 Diana Ross performs at the 1994 World Cup opening ceremony at Soldier Field in Chicago. Photograph: David Cann/Getty Images

Football has never got the hang of opening ceremonies. The most memorable opening ceremony in the history of World Cups and European Championships occ(...)

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(...)

Thierry Henry’s handball that led to France’s goal against the Republic of Ireland in the World Cup playoff in 2009.

Personally, I had stopped complaining about the injustice of it all by the next morning but almost seven years on the name Thierry Henry is on everyb(...)

Sepp Blatter claims that he watched a draw for a European competition be rigged. Photograph: Getty Images

Sepp Blatter, the disgraced former Fifa president, has claimed he witnessed the fixing of a draw for a European football competition. Blatter, in an (...)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino plays with a ball during a friendly soccer match between 2018 World Cup Organising Committee and Rosich-Starco team of Russian politicians and pop stars in Moscow, on June 1st. Photograph:  Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Fifa has said formal proceedings are yet to be taken against Gianni Infantino despite reports in a German newspaper that he is facing a 90-day suspens(...)

Fifa’s ethics committee has recommended a two-year ban from all football activities for former German FA president Wolfgang Niersbach. Photograph: Getty

Fifa’s ethics committee has recommended a two-year ban from all football activities for former German FA president Wolfgang Niersbach for an alleged b(...)

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