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Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter  and Uefa chief Michel Platini have received eight year bans on Monday morning. Photograph: Getty Images

Sepp Blatter and the longtime Fifa president’s one-time heir apparent, Michel Platini, have been banned from football for eight years, ending the care(...)

Suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter appeared before the world body’s ethics judges to answer corruption allegations as Switzerland announced it has frozen tens of millions of dollars in accounts linked to football bribes. Photograph: Getty Images

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are facing likely bans of around seven years when Fifa’s ethics judge delivers his verdict on Monday. Barring a major(...)

Former Ireland manager Jack Charlton is introduced to the crowd before the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The lunchtime kick-off suggested that the Gardai would have had this game played at dawn if they’d had their way but they needn’t have worried; the cr(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin was typically bullish at his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin has crudely rebuffed talk of a rapprochement with Turkey and given a first veiled admission that Moscow’s operatives (...)

 Fifa president Sepp Blatter: faces the ethics committee on Thursday.  Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Sepp Blatter has likened the Fifa ethics committee process that could lead to him being banned from football for years to the Spanish Inquisition in (...)

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are likely to  receive lengthy suspensions  when their hearings take place this week, according to insiders. Photograph: Marcus Brandt/ EPA

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are likely to escape lifetime bans for corruption but investigators expect the pair to receive lengthy suspensions of (...)

 Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France. The French capital is one of the 10 host cities for the Euro 2016 tournament. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Getting Ireland to France next summer is likely to earn Martin O’Neill a significant increase on his current €900,000 a year salary when he and his e(...)

Uefa president Michel Platini: in the eye of the current storm surrounding the world’s football authorities.  He was suspended for 90 days for accepting an improper payment from Sepp Blatter. Photo: Laurent Gillieron/AP)

Uefa president Michel Platini will discover this morning whether he can play an active part in the weekend’s event in Paris where the executive commit(...)

The Court of Arbitration for Sport will announce on Friday morning whether Michel Platini’s 90-day ban from all football activity is to be temporarily lifted or not. Photograph: Epa

Sport’s highest tribunal will announce its decision on Friday whether or not to temporarily lift the 90-day suspension on Michel Platini, which is ba(...)

France have already been given the top slot in the best-positioned group for progress in Euro 2016. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

In spring the chief executive of World Rugby said he hoped England would not exit the Rugby World Cup at the pool stage. Some took umbrage: even the p(...)

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