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

Bin Hammam: they will find me guilty

Mohamed Bin Hammam believes Fifa has already decided to find him guilty of bribery allegations but has vowed to clear his name of any wrongdoing.

Fifa committee may ban Bin Hammam for life

Mohamed bin Hammam will face Fifa's Ethics Committee in Zurich today with the very real prospect of a life ban from the sport being imposed come tomorrow evening when the two-day hearing is concluded.

Bin Hammam vows to prove innocence in bribery case

The former Fifa presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam has vowed to provide "convincing grounds" to prove his innocence when he faces corruption charges in Zurich this week.

Goal-line technology could debut in 2012-13

The Premier League could be the first in the world to introduce goal-line technology from the 2012-13 season, according to its chief executive Richard Scudamore.

Premier League could use goalline technology by 2012 reveals Richard Scudamore

The Premier League could be the first in the world to introduce goalline technology from the start of the 2012-13 season, according to its chief executive Richard Scudamore.

'Prejudice' behind Qatar allegations says World Cup bid cheif executive

The chief executive of Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid believes "prejudice" is behind the allegations of corruption against the bid.

Jack Warner hints at return to football

Jack Warner, the controversial ex-FIFA vice-president, has claimed he may return to football in the future because he has "unfinished business".

Simply the best: Fifa salute German efficiency

It's the mother of all Women's World Cups and Germany, at least, is watching. Crowds in the group stage averaged a fraction under 25,000 – and admission is not cheap, with the lowest-priced ticket for a group game 10€ (£9) and the dearest for the final in Frankfurt going for €200.

Bin Hammam hopes for fair trial

The suspended Asian football chief Mohamed bin Hammam is unhappy at the way information was leaked during a bribery investigation but wants a fair trial when he appears at a Fifa Ethics Committee meeting later this month.

Potential Fifa vice-president banned from football

The power struggle to take over the FIFA vice-presidency vacated by Jack Warner has taken another twist after the world governing body announced today they have again banned Lisle Austin from football-related activities.

Fifa ethics committee to hear Mohamed bin Hammam case

FIFA's ethics committee will meet on July 22 and 23 to hear the case against Mohamed bin Hammam, who has been suspended on bribery charges.

MPs demand investigation of World Cup 'corruption'

The Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, in its report into the 2018 World Cup bid released this morning, has castigated Fifa, criticised the FA and rebuked the Labour Government.

England reach highest placing in Fifa ranking

England have climbed to fourth in FIFA's latest world rankings - equalling their highest placing - despite their poor run of form in recent competitive matches.

2014 hosts Brazil criticised by Fifa

Brazil's slow preparation for the 2014 World Cup has been attacked by the general secretary of Fifa.

Sports minister calls for Fifa reform

Sports minister Hugh Robertson believes the secret report by Fifa's ethics committee furthers the need for "fundamental reform" of world football's governing body.

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