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Deep division as FIFA decides on expanded World Cup

FIFA's governing council is set to decide on Tuesday whether to expand the World Cup, a controversial idea that has created deep divisions among global football's most powerful camps.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

FIFA headquarters searched, documents seized

Swiss investigators search FIFA's Zurich headquarters and seize documents, the country's prosecution authority says, while FIFA says the search targets sacked deputy general secretary...

January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016

‘Messi's achievements beyond my wildest dreams’

Lionel Messi's father says he could never have dreamed of the success Barcelona's five-time Ballon d'Or winner has enjoyed.

January 10, 2016
January 10, 2016

Messi widely tipped to regain Ballon d'Or

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is targeting an unprecedented fifth Ballon d'Or award in Zurich, with the Argentine heavily favoured to reclaim the prize from three-time winner Cristiano...

December 3, 2015
December 3, 2015

Fifa vice-presidents held in Zurich

Two Fifa vice-presidents are arrested in a dawn raid at a Swiss hotel on suspicion of accepting millions of dollars of bribes.

October 10, 2015
October 10, 2015

Fifa calls crisis meeting

Fifa is discussing delaying the election for its next president, two sources told Reuters, a move that could give Michel Platini more time to appeal against his ban.

August 17, 2015
August 17, 2015

Fifa to probe Platini dossier leak

Fifa will investigate the alleged distribution of a dossier highly critical of Uefa president Michel Platini.

July 22, 2015
July 22, 2015

Milind Soman turns 'Ironman'

Model-actor Milind Soman, who turns 50 in November this year, has won the Ironman title at a triathlon held in Zurich in Switzerland on July 19 in which over 2,000 participants this year included...

June 17, 2015
June 17, 2015

Swiss banks ‘reported suspicious Fifa accounts’

Swiss banks report suspicious activity around accounts of football's world governing body Fifa, says the Swiss attorney general.

May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015

Blatter and Ali battle for power

While Fifa continues to reel from "a storm" of damaging corruption allegations, 209 member associations will decide on Friday whether to give Sepp Blatter a fifth term as president.