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Michel Platini, the current UEFA President, looks set to run for the FIFA presidency

British children 'ungracious losers'

Good sportsmanship was traditionally defined as being humble in victory and gracious in defeat. Now, ideals of fair play are being inverted on sports pitches countrywide, with children throwing tantrums, sulking and swearing when victory eludes them.

International football in brief: Blatter issues warning to Brazil

The Fifa president Sepp Blatter warned Brazil yesterday that they need to speed up their preparations to host the 2014 World Cup. "I would like to tell my Brazilian colleagues the World Cup is tomorrow, they think it's just the day after tomorrow," he said. "We are hoping for a little good faith, things are not advancing very quickly."

Sepp Blatter dragging Fifa image down says Mohamed Bin Hammam

FIFA presidential challenger Mohamed Bin Hammam has launched a personal jibe at his rival Sepp Blatter, claiming the organisation is only unpopular because of him.

Warner re-election likely to aid Blatter

Jack Warner, a key ally of Fifa president Sepp Blatter, will be re-elected as Concacaf president without a challenger in the North and Central American and Caribbean region.

Sepp Blatter 'to stand down in 2015'

Sepp Blatter will make way for a successor as FIFA president in four years' time if he is re-elected in June, he announced today.

Mohamed Bin Hammam to challenge Sepp Blatter for Fifa presidency

Asian football chief Mohamed Bin Hammam has today confirmed he will challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Hold The Back Page: 12/03/2011

It's a big weekend for...

Andy Robinson

If anyone knows how shaming it is for England to fail to beat Scotland at Twickenham, it is Andy Robinson.

FA would support Blatter challenger

The Football Association would support any credible challenger to Fifa president Sepp Blatter in June's election, according to senior figures.

Letter from the editor: Power corrupts...

“Regular” readers of this column may fancy that the byline photo in today's paper is a little larger than yesterday’s, but you'd be wrong.

Sepp Blatter disputes David Cameron's 'murky' claim

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has rejected David Cameron's description of footballing politics as "murky".

Qatar tournament set for summer

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in the summer as originally planned and will not be co-hosted with neighbouring countries, the Fifa president Sepp Blatter said yesterday.

Qatar World Cup will be played in summer says Sepp Blatter

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in the summer as originally planned and will not be co-hosted with neighbouring countries, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said.

Bin Hammam: Winter World Cup debate can wait

Asian Football Confederation president Mohamed bin Hammam today called for talk of a winter World Cup in Qatar to stop until after the 2018 tournament in Russia.



Michel Platini suggests Qatar share World Cup with other countries

UEFA president Michel Platini has called for the 2022 World Cup to be played across the whole of the Arabian Gulf rather than just in Qatar.

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