'Earthquake' needed to change SWC hosts

2014-12-19 17:51

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has ruled out moving the 2018 and 2022 Soccer World Cups tournaments from Russia and Qatar.

FIFA open crisis talks

2014-12-19 07:52

FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee amid a storm of controversy.

FIFA to target cricket-mad SL

2014-12-02 18:52

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has vowed to make football Sri Lanka's most popular game by overtaking cricket.

Blatter confirms Qatar as hosts

2014-12-01 08:20

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has assured Asian Football Confederation that 2022 World Cup will be staged in Qatar.

Blatter rejects demands

2014-11-19 21:43

Sepp Blatter has rejected demands to publish the report into allegations of corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 SWC bids.

FIFA fails ethical litmus test

2014-11-15 12:27

FIFA is shaken by a fratricidal war over its own corruption probe into the way the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded.

Emirates cut ties with FIFA

2014-11-03 16:32

Dubai-based airline Emirates will not renew its World Cup sponsorship with FIFA for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

'Impossible' to shut Blatter up

2014-10-29 14:24

Carlo Ancelotti has launched a stinging attack on FIFA president Sepp Blatter as he backed Cristiano Ronaldo.

FIFA fully supports Russia

2014-10-28 13:14

Sepp Blatter has stated that FIFA categorically backs Russia in hosting the 2018 World Cup and has praised its preparations.

Blatter 'using' football: Platini

2014-10-17 11:19

UEFA boss Michel Platini hit out at FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, saying the Swiss has stopped serving the cause of football.

FIFA backs NFF boss

2014-10-02 15:16

The Nigerian Football Federation's appointment of Amaju Pinnick as their new president has been endorsed by FIFA,.

Blatter: FIFA ethics spot on

2014-09-19 12:39

FIFA has an exemplary ethics set-up unmatched by any other sports organisation, its president Sepp Blatter has said.

Blatter won't get Dutch vote

2014-09-09 12:45

The Dutch football association (KNVB) has said it will not be voting for Sepp Blatter for a fifth term as FIFA president.

Challenge system in soccer?

2014-09-08 18:02

FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants to start trials on giving coaches the right to "challenge" referee decisions during a match.

FIFA opens talks on 2022 WCup dates

2014-09-01 13:41

FIFA are scheduled to start talks next week on finding winter dates for 2022 Soccer World Cup to be held in Qatar.

FIFA corruption 'nauseating'

2014-08-04 10:25

Former England striker Gary Lineker believes the decision to award Qatar the 2022 Soccer World Cup is "ludicrous".

Messi award surprises Sepp

2014-07-15 10:07

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has admitted that he was not expecting Lionel Messi to win the Golden Ball award at the World Cup.

Blatter jeered at SWC final

2014-07-14 07:21

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA President Sepp Blatter have been jeered and whistled by spectators at the SWC final.

Blatter hails SWC a success

2014-07-02 17:46

Sepp Blatter has declared that the SWC in Brazil was a success, saying that fears of anti-tournament protests had not materialised.

Blatter proposes TV review

2014-06-12 09:11

FIFA president Sepp Blatter caught world soccer's ruling body by surprise when he proposed a new television review system.

FIFA boss ready for new term

2014-06-12 07:15

Despite calls to stand down, Sepp Blatter has announced he is ready to seek a new term as FIFA's president.

Blatter calls for 'integrity'

2014-06-11 18:30

Sepp Blatter has called for "integrity" at FIFA's congress and geared up for a controversial bid for a fresh term as president.

Dutch FA: Blatter must quit

2014-06-10 20:00

The head of the Dutch Football Association has called on embattled FIFA head Sepp Blatter not to stand for re-election.

Blatter slams 'racist' critics

2014-06-10 09:05

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter says he believes unnamed critics of Qatar's 2022 SWC are motivated by "racism and discrimination."

Blatter 'ducks' Qatar re-vote

2014-06-06 07:48

Football governing body chief Sepp Blatter resisted calls to order a re-vote for the 2022 Soccer World Cup in Qatar.


FIFA to release investigators findings

2014-12-19 15:29

FIFA has asked their ethics committee to publish a report in "an appropriate form" of the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups.

Blatter opens FIFA meeting

2014-12-18 18:45

Sepp Blatter has opened a FIFA meeting amid controversy over an inquiry into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 SWCs.

Qatar slams new corruption claims

2014-12-01 10:34

Qatar dismissed new allegations of corruption in the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup.

AFC support Blatter re-election

2014-11-29 11:35

Asia football boss Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has warned against any potential challenge to Sepp Blatter.

SWC bidding row reignited

2014-11-18 21:37

Controversy over the awarding of the next two World Cups took a fresh twist as FIFA lodged a criminal complaint with a Swiss court.

Riot police at Blatter lecture

2014-11-05 13:51

Police in riot gear were deployed at a university in Zurich ahead of FIFA president Sepp Blatter's lecture.

April start for 2022 World Cup?

2014-10-30 09:58

Playing the 2022 World Cup in April and May is the "best solution" for the tournament, say European club representatives.

2018 World Cup logo revealed

2014-10-29 08:12

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed the logo for the 2018 World Cup, which resembles the heart and spirit of Russia.

FIFA judge muzzles report

2014-10-17 12:15

FIFA's top judge has placed on muzzle on the full disclosure of the controversial report into the SWC bidding process.

Chile exec to challenge Blatter?

2014-10-08 12:50

The official who led FIFA's inspection of the 2018 and 2022 SWC bidding nations is considering challenging Sepp Blatter.

Africa promise to back Blatter

2014-09-20 20:17

Africa will support Sepp Blatter in next year's FIFA presidential election, the Confederation of African Football said.

Blatter set to be challenged

2014-09-15 22:31

Former FIFA international relations director Jerome Champagne has confirmed his plan to challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency.

FIFA aim to shift Qatar SWC

2014-09-08 21:00

FIFA is proposing January/February and November/December in 2022 as possible dates for the Qatar World Cup.

Blatter to seek 5th FIFA term

2014-09-08 12:31

78-year-old Sepp Blatter will stand for re-election as FIFA president next year, he confirmed on Monday.

Come on, take me on - Blatter

2014-08-09 19:39

Sepp Blatter wants his detractors to stand up and take him on in a FIFA presidential election rather than just criticise him.

FIFA, Qatar discuss 2022 SWC

2014-07-24 16:40

The Emir of Qatar has discussed with FIFA president Sepp Blatter the preparations for the 2022 SWC which the Gulf state hosts.

Blatter: Brazil 2014 better than SA 2010

2014-07-15 10:00

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lavished praise on Brazil's SWC, rating it higher than the 2010 edition in SA.

Who said what about Germany

2014-07-09 10:50

A look at the global reaction to Germany's record-breaking 7-1 mauling of Brazil in the Soccer World Cup semi-finals.

Blatter loses Platini support

2014-06-12 15:28

Football was plunged into open warfare as UEFA president Michel Platini said he would no longer support Sepp Blatter.

Blatter looks to tennis, cricket

2014-06-12 07:30

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter wants football managers to be given the chance to challenge refereeing decisions, similar to tennis and cricket.

FIFA a 'mafia family': Ex-boss

2014-06-11 22:00

FIFA acts like a "mafia family" with head Sepp Blatter its "Don Corleone" according to a former chairman of England's FA.

Blatter to declare candidacy

2014-06-11 12:38

FIFA leader Sepp Blatter is expected to defy opposition from European football chiefs and declare his candidacy for a new term.

Tuesday's Top 8 SWC stories

2014-06-10 13:27

The 2014 Soccer World Cup is only two days away! Here are the Top 8 not-to-be-missed news stories from today.

Blatter confident over SWC

2014-06-06 09:18

Football supremo Sepp Blatter has voiced confidence that Brazil would deliver a successful Soccer World Cup.

Champagne: I won't bow to Blatter

2014-05-30 12:00

FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne says he won't stand aside for Sepp Blatter

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