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Lugano lifts spirits at West Brom as Everton miss out

Istvan Vad has paid the price for his human error

Fifth official Istvan Vad sent home after goal-line howler in England's win over Ukraine

The decision of the Hungarian fifth official Istvan Vad to wave play on when Ukraine's Marko Devic looked to have scored against England on Tuesday night has prompted the game's world governing body Fifa to send him and the rest of the Hungarian team home from the tournament. John Terry's interception stopped Devic equalising for the co-hosts even though the ball had clearly crossed the line.

Qatari Mohamed bin Hammam protested his innocence on a 'difficult, painful day'

Mohamed Bin Hammam to make final bid to overturn lifetime Fifa ban

Mohamed Bin Hammam today makes his final bid to overturn his lifetime FIFA ban for bribery.

Sepp Blatter: Fifa’s president called it 'a historic day' but did not give full backing to the Pieth report

Fifa accused of failing to look into corruption charges

Fifa has been accused of failing to sufficiently investigate allegations of wrongdoing made against its members.

Fifa’s president, Sepp Blatter, is greeted upon arrival in Kathmandu

Robin Scott-Elliot: A lot of Blatter blather but not much change

"Let the women play in more feminine clothes like in volleyball. They could ... have tighter shorts"

Blatter wants Egypt FA restored

Fifa will take steps to reinstate Egypt's Football Association, which was suspended by the Egyptian government after 74 people died in violence at a match in Port Said on Wednesday.

<b>Luis Suarez (Ajax to Liverpool, £22.8m, 2011)</b><br/>
A monumental record of 111 goals in 159 games for Ajax saw King Kenny splash out on the fiery Uruguayan hit man just hours before spending another £35m on Andy Caroll. Since, Caroll has struggled with just five goals, whilst Suarez has stepped up from the Eredivisie in blitzing fashion. Eight-game bans aside, Suarez has been a real coup for Liverpool, already reaching double figures on both the goals and assists charts.

Luis Suarez ban a 'lesson for all' says PFA chief

Gordon Taylor believes the punishment meted out to Luis Suarez for racially abusing Patrice Evra sends a warning that racism in the game will not be tolerated.

Boris Johnson leads the way at a no-expenses-spared parade to mark the start of the London Olympics

James Corrigan: Blatter quits, and other impossible things

The Way I See It: As we enter one of Britain's most eagerly awaited sporting years we should discount the things which definitely won't happen

Explosive Fifa dossier to be released

A Swiss court has rejected an appeal against the publication of a document that names senior Fifa officials who took bribes from ISL, a collapsed marketing agency.

Suarez and Evra during the October fixture

PFA back strong statement on racism made by Luis Suarez punishment

Luis Suarez's eight-match ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra is a strong statement that racism will not be tolerated, players chief Gordon Taylor said today.

Blatter: 'I remain fully committed to publishing the files as soon as possible'

Legal challenge forces Blatter to delay releasing ISL documents

Fifa has been forced to postpone the publication of Swiss court documents that are believed to name senior officials who accepted payments, after legal action by one of those involved.

Blatter: 'I remain fully committed to publishing the files as soon as possible'

Legal action forces Fifa to delay releasing ISL documents

Fifa has been forced to postpone the publication of Swiss court documents that are believed to name senior officials who accepted payments, after legal action by one of those involved.

Sepp Blatter announces Qatar as the successful bidders for the 2022 World Cup last year

Uefa president Michel Platini supports winter World Cup

UEFA president Michel Platini says he is willing to move European club competitions in order to allow the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be played in the winter.

Tokyo Sexwale pictured with Sepp Blatter

Tokyo Sexwale critical of John Terry's England captaincy

The decision to keep John Terry as England captain while he is being investigated for alleged racial abuse of an opponent has been criticised by Tokyo Sexwale, the South African government minister who has found himself dragged into the Sepp Blatter controversy.

Sepp Blatter was forced to apologise in December last year after he said gay football fans travelling to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup should

MPs launch Sepp Blatter resignation bid

MPs will be invited to condemn FIFA president Sepp Blatter when Parliament returns to work on Monday.

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