Sepp Blatter

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Former  FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke. Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

Jerome Valcke, the former right-hand man to the banned Fifa president Sepp Blatter, is facing a possible nine-year suspension from soccer after Fifa’(...)

US attorney-feneral Loretta Lynch: accused two generations of Fifa  officials of “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption, “ both abroad and here in the United States”. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

It may have been a German judge who finally banished Sepp Blatter from the world of football, but the longtime Fifa president’s real nemesis was a di(...)

Fifa’s suspended president Sepp Blatter holds a news conference in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Sepp Blatter has responded to his eight-year ban from football by insisting that he is not guilty of any wrongdoing over a payment to Michel Platini. (...)

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(...)

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