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FIFA Confederations Cup

No poppy for Terry & Co as Fifa rejects minister's appeal

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".

Blatter promises telling reforms at Fifa

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.

World Cup bids investigation must go ahead, say MPs

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.

Fifa widens its 'cash for votes' inquiry

Fifa yesterday opened cases against another 10 officials from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) related to the now infamous meeting held in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in May this year.

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.

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Bin Hammam dismisses 'kangaroo court' for life ban

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.

Bin Hammam gets life ban for offering bribes

The biggest bribery scandal in the 107-year history of Fifa snared its highest-profile victim last night when the most powerful man in Asian football, Mohamed bin Hammam, was banned for life. Bin Hammam, who was already suspended pending a full inquiry, had failed to co-operate with the official investigation into the cash-for-votes debacle, saying he was only prepared to defend himself in front of Fifa's five-man ethics committee.