Sport The moment Fifa president Sepp Blatter revealed Qatar as winners of the 2022 World Cup bid

The Qatar tournament looks likely to be moved to the winter

Blatter promises to name names at Fifa

Sepp Blatter yesterday gave a commitment to disclose court papers that give details of alleged bribes paid to Fifa officials as he unveiled his long-awaited reforms that are designed to clean up world football's troubled governing body within two years.

Sepp Blatter promises to name names

Fifa president will disclose details of alleged bribery involving senior figures as part of clean-up campaign

Fifa to re-open ISL court dossier

FIFA president Sepp Blatter today announced the infamous ISL court dossier will be opened and handed to an independent body to study to see if any members should face action.

European giants flex muscles in battle with Fifa

Europe's most powerful clubs will this week mount their biggest ever challenge to Fifa as they seek more power in the way football is run and greater control over their own players. In the latest club-versus-country showdown, the European Club Association – led by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge – will issue a strongly-worded warning on Tuesday threatening possible revolt if Fifa and Uefa fail to include them when sorting out the international calendar.

England out to 'destroy' Fifa presidency, claims Blatter

Sepp Blatter has claimed that England tried to "destroy" the Fifa presidency through the Football Association's attempts to delay his unopposed re-election in June.

Mohamed Bin Hammam launches appeal against Fifa

Former FIFA executive Mohamed Bin Hammam has called the decision to ban him for life "deeply flawed" but believes trying to clear his name may prove difficult in the face of "tactical games" from the governing body as he launched his formal appeal.

Holland replace Spain at top of Fifa rankings

Spain's reign as the world's number-one ranked team has come to an end, with Holland replacing them at the top of the latest FIFA chart.

Sochaux complain to Fifa over Magpies Maiga bid

French club Sochaux have asked Fifa to intervene to stop Newcastle contacting Modibo Maiga without their permission. The Ligue 1 side said they twice asked Newcastle to end their interest in the 23-year-old Mali international but were unsuccessful both times.

Sochaux report Newcastle to Fifa over Modibo Maiga approach

French club Sochaux have asked FIFA to intervene after claiming Newcastle made an illegal approach to striker Modibo Maiga.

Teixeira accused of embezzlement in further blow to Fifa and Blatter

The Brazilian football authorities have denied claims that Ricardo Teixeira, the body's president and the man in charge of the 2014 World Cup, was involved in embezzling funds from a friendly international between Brazil and Portugal three years ago.

FBI investigates secret payments to Fifa whistleblower

Months after his bribery claims shocked the football body, Chuck Blazer finds himself in the spotlight

Fifa bans six officials for life over match-fixing in friendlies

Six match officials have been banned for life over match-fixing in two friendly internationals last February that produced a total of seven penalties, Fifa said yesterday.

England 'ideal opponents for Brazil'

England should be invited to play Brazil to mark the opening of the Mineirao World Cup Stadium despite the animosity Brazilian FA President Ricardo Teixeira feels towards the English, Reuters has been told in an interview.

Gill urges FIFA to rethink friendlies

Manchester United chief executive David Gill believes FIFA must remember who supplies the players before they think about shoving more international dates into an already cramped fixture calendar.

Sexy singers and rolling balls fail to prevent another bore draw

It was about 20 minutes into The Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ that it became clear you would need a passion for consuming large amounts of mostly meaningless data or an in-depth knowledge of Brazilian music to get much out of it.

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