Franz Beckenbauer, then president of Germany’s World Cup organising committee, holds a golden soccer ball during a presentation at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin  in April 2006. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

Franz Beckenbauer, the first man to win the World Cup as a player and manager, is facing a criminal investigation in Switzerland on suspicion of fina(...)

Authorities have raided the headquarters of the German FA on suspicion of tax evasion relating to the 2006 World Cup. Photograph: Reuters

German authorities searched the premises of the country’s football federation, the DFB, on Tuesday over payments made to Fifa in connection with the 2(...)

Bin Hammam was banned from football for life in 2011 for offering bribes to Caribbean Football Union officials via former Concacaf president Jack Warner. Photograoh: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty

The parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe has called on Fifa to re-run the vote for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, claiming in a new report th(...)

Michael  Garcia resigned as Fifa ethics investigator  in protest at the way his report into the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding process was handled by Hans-Joachim Eckert, the ethics judge of soccer’s governing body. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/Reuters

Fifa’s executive committee began a two-day meeting amid tight security in the Morocco on Thursday with members expected to vote on whether to release (...)

Michael Garcia could now choose to leak his entire report or take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/FIFA/FIFA via Getty Image

Once more through the looking glass. In a flurry of press releases, Fifa yesterday again attempted to bolt the stable door on its botched investigatio(...)

Theo Zwanziger call on the  Fifa Executive Committee to vote on the publication of the Garcia Report.  Photograph:  Friedemann Vogel / Getty Images

Fifa’s executive committee will be asked to formally vote next week on whether the Garcia report into World Cup bidding should be published.German Fi(...)

 Fifa executive committee member Theo Zwanziger. Photograph:  Volker Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images

The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, Fifa executive committee member Theo Zw(...)

French footballer Zahir Belounis on his return to Paris after being  detained in Qatar for more than two years due to exit visa laws. Photograph:  Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Fifa has said it will not revise its decision to grant Qatar the 2022 World Cup but will continue to monitor the country’s treatment of migrant(...)

 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 (...)