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. (...)

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(...)

MIchel Platini will not attend Friday’s Fifa ethics committee hearing as he believes his fate has already been decided. Photograph: Epa

Uefa president Michel Platini will not attend Friday’s Fifa ethics committee hearing as he believes his fate has already been decided. Platini and ou(...)

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 (...)

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini will have formal hearings this month into allegations they breached Fifa’s ethics code. Photograph: Afp

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini will have formal hearings later this month into allegations that they breached Fifa’s ethics code, it has been announc(...)

Suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter has revealed he was ‘close to death’ when he collapsed earlier this month. Photograph: PA

Sepp Blatter has revealed he was “close to death” after collapsing earlier this month. The 79-year-old, currently suspended from his post as Fifa pres(...)

Fifa’s ethics committee has concluded investigations into suspended president Sepp Blatter and Uefa president Michel Platini and is understood to be seeking lengthy bans for the pair. Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA

Fifa’s independent ethics committee has “requested sanctions” in its final reports on suspended president Sepp Blatter and Uefa president Michel Plati(...)

Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has been banned from all football-related activitiy for life. Photograph: Reuters

Jack Warner, the former Fifa vice-president and executive committee member, has been banned for life from participating in any kind of football-relate(...)

Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber said investigators were examining “nine terabytes” of information seized from Fifa’s Zurich headquarters and Swiss banks. Photograph: Reuters

Swiss investigators are looking into 53 possible cases of money laundering and 104 incidents of suspicious activity in Swiss bank accounts as part of (...)

A photograph  of  May 29th, 2015 shows Fifa president Sepp Blatter gesturing during the association’s congress in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter was re-elected to his Fifa position  that day despite international pressure to step down.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Here is a timeline of the scandal that has engulfed Fifa in recent years. December 2010 Russia is awarded the 2018 World Cup and Qata(...)

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