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Fifa  president Sepp Blatter says   punishing  racist behaviour by closing stadiums is “extremely dubious” and “unduly excessive”.  Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has claimed punishing fans’ racist behaviour by closing stadiums is “extremely dubious” and “unduly excessive”. (...)

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(...)

Sepp Blatter has been president of Fifa since 1998.

The Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has refused to speculate on whether Qatar could be stripped of the World Cup over a new round of bribery allegati(...)

The Fifa  World Cup trophy  at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Photograph: Koen van Weel/EPA

Fifa’s chief investigator Michael Garcia is to interview all the remaining members of the executive committee who took part in the controversi(...)

Jack Warner: describes the furore over Daily Telegraph revelations as “foolishness”.

Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner might have a point when, as he did yesterday, he describes the furore regarding the emergence of documen(...)

Former Fifa executive committee member Jack Warner. Photograph: Fernando Nunez/Getty Images

World football’s governing body Fifa is likely to face renewed pressure over the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, following publi(...)

A view inside the Arena da Baixada  stadium in Curitiba, which has yet to be completed. Photograph: Rodolfo Buhrer/Reuters

With 100 days to go before the World Cup starts, Brazil is in the home straight of the countdown and huffing and puffing to complete stadiums, (...)

Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte and rapper Pitbull: another balls-up for FIFA.   Photograph:  Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

It would be desperately unfair to all involved to pre-judge the Brazil World Cup 2014 Official Song Anthem before it is released in March. But it will(...)

 Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke has ordered Qatar 2022 World Cup chiefs to deliver a detailed update on improvements to the “unacceptable” work conditions in the Middle Eastern country.  Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Fifa has ordered Qatar 2022 World Cup chiefs to deliver a detailed update on improvements to the “unacceptable” work conditions in the Middle Eastern (...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter, seen here confirming Qatar as the  hosts of 2022 World Cup in Zurich  2010.  Photograph: Getty Images

The extent of the risks faced by migrant construction workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been laid bare by offic(...)

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