- FIFA presidential contender Chung calls Blatter 'hypocrite' Updated: Oct-07-15 6:10 am
LONDON - FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon says Sepp Blatter is a "hypocrite and a liar," and says he is planning to sue the outgoing president.
- After defying quit calls, Blatter mediates between FAs Updated: Oct-06-15 6:54 pm
ZURICH - After defying pleas from FIFA sponsors to quit immediately, President Sepp Blatter is continuing regular business at soccer's governing body, presiding over a dispute between football federations on Tuesday.
- Chung says he is facing lengthy FIFA suspension Updated: Oct-06-15 3:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea - FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon said Tuesday he is facing a 19-year suspension by the ethics committee of the world football body for alleged ethics breaches surrounding South Korea's failed bid for the 2022 World Cup, and also for openly criticizing the committee.
- Platini's legal woes makes FIFA election more unpredictable Updated: Oct-02-15 11:36 am
ZURICH - More than two months into Michel Platini's FIFA presidential campaign, football fans are still waiting to hear just how he plans to rebuild the governing body's reputation. He might never get the opportunity.
- In FIFA crisis, politicians must turn up the heat for change Updated: Oct-02-15 7:54 am
PARIS - Here's a cheery thought for those despairing of the unrelenting disaster that is FIFA. In Chinese, the word "crisis" is formed from two characters: "danger" and "opportunity." As grim as things look at the top of football, there may still be a chance to salvage a brighter future from the scorched earth of Sepp Blatter's reign.
- Swiss agree to extradite Costa Rican to US in FIFA case Updated: Sep-29-15 10:21 am
BERN, Switzerland - Switzerland's justice ministry on Tuesday granted an American request to extradite former Costa Rican soccer federation president Eduardo Li in the FIFA bribery case.
- After years of turmoil, Cameroon federation elects new head Updated: Sep-29-15 6:11 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - The Cameroon Football Federation elected former secretary general Sidiki Tombi a Roko as its new president on Monday following more than two years of turmoil and threats of a ban by FIFA.
- Trinidad delays extradition hearing on Jack Warner FIFA case Updated: Sep-25-15 3:56 pm
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Authorities in Trinidad postponed a hearing on Friday to determine whether the U.S. will have to restart extradition proceedings against former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner in an international soccer corruption case.
- Key dates in career of FIFA President Sepp Blatter Updated: Sep-25-15 12:24 pm
A look at some of the key dates in the career of FIFA President Sepp Blatter:
- FIFA makes decisions before Blatter is interrogated Updated: Sep-25-15 11:44 am
ZURICH - Despite hastily canceling a news conference scheduled with President Sepp Blatter after the surprise arrival of Swiss federal police at its headquarters, FIFA did make some decisions during its two-day executive committee meeting that ended Friday.
- Swiss statement on criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter Updated: Sep-25-15 10:46 am
BERNE, Switzerland - Statement provided by the Swiss Attorney General on the opening of criminal proceedings against FIFA President Sepp Blatter:
- FIFA cancels scheduled Blatter news conference Updated: Sep-25-15 9:34 am
ZURICH - FIFA canceled a news conference scheduled with President Sepp Blatter without explanation on Friday, fueling the sense of turmoil surrounding football's embattled governing body.
- Zico: I want to show I'm serious about being FIFA president Updated: Sep-24-15 1:21 pm
ZURICH - Former Brazil great Zico traveled to the home of FIFA with one goal in mind: Show everyone that he is serious about his bid to lead soccer's world governing body.
- Swiss prosecutor asks FIFA to hand over Valcke's emails Updated: Sep-23-15 1:39 pm
ZURICH - FIFA has been urged by Switzerland's attorney general to hand over emails used by Jerome Valcke, its secretary general who was suspended last week.
- Japanese still expect FIFA's meeting to take place in Japan Updated: Sep-23-15 1:13 pm
ZURICH - The president of the Japanese football association still expects FIFA's next executive committee meeting to take place in Japan, despite a decision by soccer's ruling body to reconsider its original plan during this week's session in Zurich.
- Barcelona to face America or Asian team in Club World Cup Updated: Sep-23-15 9:28 am
ZURICH - Barcelona will begin its quest for the Club World Cup title against either Club America of Mexico or the Asian Champions League winner.
- South Africa: Opposition asks police to investigate WCup bid Updated: Sep-21-15 8:56 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The chief organizer of South Africa's 2010 World Cup was one of two senior soccer officials named Monday in a criminal complaint alleging corruption in the FIFA vote to decide the tournament host.
- Q&A: What's ahead for FIFA after week of turmoil Updated: Sep-18-15 1:54 pm
GENEVA - A lame duck president who can't travel freely and a top administrator suspended and placed on leave.
- Blatter rallies FIFA staff after cutting ties with Valcke Updated: Sep-18-15 12:09 pm
GENEVA - Sepp Blatter tried to rally the troops at FIFA headquarters after the suspension of his top deputy, insisting soccer's embattled world governing body would withstand the latest wave of corruption allegations.
- Ben Arfa loses CAS appeal against FIFA Updated: Sep-18-15 10:22 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The Court of Arbitration for Sports has dismissed the appeal of Hatem Ben Arfa against FIFA's decision to prevent him from playing for Nice last season.
- Putin marks 1,000 days to World Cup without Valcke Updated: Sep-18-15 5:46 am
MOSCOW - Russia is marking 1,000 days to go until the 2018 World Cup, but FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke is absent after being suspended from his duties.
- FIFA slaps transfer ban on Belgian club for 3rd-party deals Updated: Sep-17-15 10:40 am
ZURICH - FIFA has banned a Belgian second-tier club from signing players for two years after agreeing to third-party ownership deals.
- Kosovo set to gain entry into European soccer competitions Updated: Sep-15-15 10:19 am
ST. JULIAN'S, Malta - Kosovo can take a step closer to joining UEFA this week, a move that could lead to a place in 2018 World Cup qualifying.
- Lynch: more arrests expected in FIFA corruption probe Updated: Sep-14-15 1:07 pm
ZURICH - FIFA and embattled President Sepp Blatter faced more pressure on Monday as U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch warned of new indictments in a widening investigation of corruption in international soccer.
- Ex FIFA adviser: Blatter faces scrutiny for TV rights deal Updated: Sep-14-15 6:55 am
ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter should face a criminal investigation for selling under-valued World Cup television rights to Jack Warner, the governing body's former anti-corruption adviser said Monday.