Fifa has climbed down over its decision to ban the England football team from wearing remembrance poppies and will now allow players to display them.
England will not be allowed to wear poppies on their shirts for Saturday's friendly against Spain after Fifa rejected a second request from the Football Association for what the world governing body termed "embroidery on the match shirt".
Sepp Blatter has admitted Fifa made "horrific" mistakes as football's governing body became dogged by consistent allegations of corruption over the last year. In a speech in Zurich today Blatter, Fifa's president, will defend the steps being taken towards reform and promise they will deliver telling change.
An independent investigation into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups should still be carried out despite a whistle-blower retracting allegations that Qatar paid bribes to Fifa members, a committee of MPs said yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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FIFA will make a final decision on goal-line technology in March, according to president Sepp Blatter.
England face the possibility that they might have to play France in the qualifying groups for the 2014 World Cup finals, which are drawn on Saturday night in Brazil.
FIFA have given all 25 Caribbean associations 48 hours to provide statements about the events at the meeting in Trinidad which led to Mohamed Bin Hammam being banned for life for bribery.
Qatar no doubt has admirable qualities even if you're not crazy about the drinking laws and those which make gay rights seem like they belong to another planet
Mohamed bin Hammam has dismissed his life ban from football as being imposed by a "kangaroo court" and described the sentence as an act of revenge for his attempt to challenge Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.