Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.
Palestinian football chief Jibril Rajoub withdrew his association's bid to have FIFA suspend Israel from international football on Friday before shaking hands with his Israeli counterpart.
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday urged FIFA president Sepp Blatter to resign in the interest of rooting out corruption in world football.
We conducted our bid with integrity and to highest ethical standards: Qatar 2022 World Cup organisers
Qatar's 2022 World Cup organisers said on Friday their controversial bid was conducted "with integrity and to the highest ethical standards" following allegations of widescale corruption within FIFA, world football's governing body.
New Zealand Football (NZF) said Friday it was dropping long-standing support for embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter and will vote for his rival Prince Ali bin al Hussein of Jordan.
Football Federation Australia will seek a fresh start for football's governing body FIFA and vote for Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein as its next president, FFA Chairman Frank Lowy said Thursday.
South Africa have dismissed as "baseless" allegations made Wednesday in a US indictment that the country paid $10 million (nine million euros) in bribes to host the 2010 World Cup.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has met with the heads of FIFA's six confederations in Zurich on Thursday morning as a vast corruption scandal continues to engulf world football's governing body, sources confirmed.
Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that football's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa leading the way, warning it is prepared to jump ship.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States is meddling in FIFA's affairs in an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.
Argentine football great Diego Maradona applauded the arrest of top FIFA officials in an anti-corruption sting, and warned that Sepp Blatter, the president of world football's governing body, may be next.
Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner was arrested in Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, hours after US prosecutors claimed he accepted bribes during host selections for the 1998 and 2010 World Cups in France and South Africa.
FIFA presidential election should be postponed after football's world governing body became embroiled in two corruption storms, the European confederation UEFA said.
They knew that the moment to strike would come when FIFA, the sport's governing body, held its annual congress in Zurich, gathering all of its top officials — including the main suspects in a far-reaching U.S. corruption probe.
A major new corruption scandal at FIFA has brought a new spotlight on the role of the 79-year-old Blatter who divides the world's most popular sport.
While accepting the trust of world soccer has to be regained, FIFA President Sepp Blatter responded to the arrest of top officials on Wednesday by insisting it showed his efforts to eradicate corruption were working.
The United States accused soccer officials of corrupting a sport loved by billions Wednesday, warning the investigation is not over and seeking the extradition of suspects arrested in Switzerland.
while local fans were saddened not to see one of their own teams win last year's FIFA WC in Brazil, they were cheering the unprecedented arrests and probes announced on Wednesday.
Lennart Johansson, former president of European football's governing body UEFA, says the decision to award the World Cup to Russia and Qatar must now be reviewed in the light of the latest corruption allegations.
FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on football's global governing body to clean up its act — and fast — following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials.