Blatter faced heavy criticism for his "unfortunate words" in an interview with CNN
The Football Association are not expected to finish their investigation until later this week
The Football Association has reacted furiously to the Society of Black Lawyers chairman Peter Herbert's claims that football's governing body is institutionally racist, by calling them "ill-informed and unhelpful".
Mark Clattenburg returned to training with the top-flight Select Group of referees today for the first time since Chelsea's complaint against the match official.
Gary Neville has responded to David Cameron's attempts to wade in on the racism in football debate by telling the Prime Minister to “concentrate on your job”.
Sir Alex Ferguson today attacked Chelsea for accusing accusing referee Mark Clattenburg of racially abusing abusing John Obi Mikel during last Sunday's match at Stamford Bridge, declaring that he simply did not believe the player's claim.
Reading boss Brian McDermott today revealed he would back his players if they made a complaint of abuse against a referee.
Two Nigerian soldiers who kidnapped Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel's father one point demanded a $4bn (£2.4bn) ransom they considered "chicken change" for the team.
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel last night appealed for the release of his father, who has become the latest high-profile person to be abducted in a surge of kidnappings in Nigeria.
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has appealed for information on the whereabouts of his father, who has been abducted in his native Nigeria.
Portsmouth 0 Chelsea 1: Chelsea's first outing under Portuguese coach gives little insight into the new regime's thinking but while Terry impresses, Torres does not
Venky's Group prevents long-serving Williams from walking away in protest at sacking of manager they pledged to support
Ghana midfielder unlikely to be available soon despite appearance for reserves
Chelsea football star John Obi Mikel was arrested for suspected drink-driving, it emerged today.
Avram Grant has fired the first shots in the battle of wills before next Wednesday's Champions League final by suggesting that Manchester United were helped by referees in their Premier League triumph this season. In a rare moment of controversy, the Chelsea manager said that some English referees had been subject to "influence" and that he was glad the final in Moscow would be refereed by a foreigner.
The title race is not yet over and the Champions League final is 13 days away, but today the battle over what happened between Manchester United's players and Chelsea's groundstaff on 26 April at Stamford Bridge commences. Chelsea will file their report which, sources at the club say, includes more incidents involving United players than those which have already been reported.