Swiss authorities are examining development grants made by Fifa around the world as part of their investigation into the sport's global governing body and its award of World Cup hosting rights for Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022, a source f
Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by saying he would step down as Fifa president in the wake of a corruption investigation that now includes the 79-year-old chief himself.
Blatter, who has led soccer's world g
Sepp Blatter resigned as FIFA president on Tuesday in the face of a US-led corruption investigation that has plunged world soccer's governing body into the worst crisis in its history.
Blatter, 79, announced the decision at a
Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of Fifa for a fifth term on Friday after his only challenger conceded defeat in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption in world soccer.
Blatter won despite demands that
Embattled Fifa president Sepp Blatter called on members of world soccer's governing body to stick together to stamp out corruption in the wake of the latest scandal to hit the game.
Addressing the Fifa delegation at Friday'
A raft of banks could face tough questions in the sweeping US crackdown on alleged corruption in global soccer as prosecutors review how much they knew about millions of dollars in bribes flowing through the US banking system to accounts around
Soccer World Cup sponsor Nike said it was cooperating with authorities after bribery and corruption charges against senior Fifa officials were announced by US prosecutors and arrests were made in Switzerland.
US prosecutors issued
The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as seven senior soccer officials were arrested on US corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation in
Swiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday, announcing a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups and plunging the world's most popular sport into turmoil.
Soccer's governing body Fifa called the arrest of six of its leading figures on bribery charges a "difficult moment" but said President Sepp Blatter would not step down and that the next World Cups would go ahead as planned in Russ