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Lionel Messi is out of the starting lineup for Argentina’s Copa America game against Panama

Five-time FIFA Player of the Year: Lionel Messi will begin the game on the bench.

Lionel Messi is out of the starting lineup for Argentina’s Copa America game against Panama

FIFA elects first female general secretary

Senegalese Fatma Samoura has been elected as the International Federation of Association Football's (FIFA) first female general secretary.

FIFA elects first female general secretary

Sheikh Salman warns of ‘FIFA bankruptcy’

FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa warned that world football's besieged ruling body could be bankrupt in two years...

Sheikh Salman warns of ‘FIFA bankruptcy’

Prince Ali confident of winning FIFA presidency with clean vote

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, who is running in the race to become the next FIFA president, has expressed his confidence of winning the leadership of the world's football governing body, as long as the vote is clean.

FIFA’s Sepp Blatter is still being paid his salary despite ban from world soccer

FIFA's Sepp Blatter may have been banned for eight years from the game but he is still receiving his president's salary from world soccer's governing body, a spokesman for FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee told Reuters on

FIFA’s Sepp Blatter is still being paid his salary despite ban from world soccer

Sexwale feels sorry for banned FIFA president Sepp Blatter

FIFA presidential candidate Tokyo Sexwale feels sorry for Sepp Blatter, the banned president of soccer's scandal-plagued governing body, and has described his work as a "monument."

Cristiano Ronaldo will beat Lionel Messi to Ballon d’Or title: Oliver Kahn

German goalkeeping legend Oliver Kahn believes that the winner of the next FIFA World Footballer Of The Year award will be Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and also lamented that no goalkeeper has been nominated for the m

Franz Beckenbauer back in the spotlight after FA boss quits

Pressure on Franz Beckenbauer to explain payments and provide answers over a 2006 World Cup scandal grew on Tuesday, a day after the president of Germany's FA (DFB) resigned despite insisting he had done nothing wrong.

Michel Platini still ‘most able’ for FIFA presidency

Under-fire UEFA president Michel Platini believes that he is still the most able candidate to replace Sepp Blatter as next FIFA president, despite 90-day ban against him from all football-related activities.

Seven candidates in race to succeed Blatter as FIFA president

FIFA, the world football's governing body, has said that seven candidates will stand in its presidential election next year to replace embattled Sepp Blatter.

SAFA backs Tokyo Sexwale as next FIFA president

The South African Football Association's National Executive Committee has backed Tokyo Sexwale to succeed Sepp Blatter as the new FIFA president.

Franz Beckenbauer admits to making ‘mistake’ in 2006 WC bid

Former German footballer Franz Beckenbauer has admitted that he made a mistake in the bidding process for the 2006 World Cup.

Franz Beckenbauer and Blatter deal in question before 2006 World Cup

A financial deal between Sepp Blatter and Franz Beckenbauer was revealed by German football federation on Thursday as it sought to further defend a payment to FIFA from 2006 World Cup organizers.

David Ginola may run for FIFA top job but says election needs delay

Former France winger David Ginola is ready to run for the FIFA presidency but said on Tuesday it was reckless to keep the Feb. 26 election date.

UEFA members decide to back suspended Michel Platini

All 54 European soccer nations decided Thursday to back UEFA President Michel Platini.

FIFA says Michel Platini arguments ‘not valid’

FIFA's ethics committee has declined the argument by Michel Platini's lawyer that his client was not allowed to defend himself in the adjudicatory chamber of committee before his suspension, saying that the remark is 'not val

Sepp Blatter files appeal against 90-day ban by FIFA

Under-fire Sepp Blatter has officially filed an appeal against his 90-day suspension from football by the FIFA's Ethics Committee due to Swiss proceedings against him.

Under-fire Michel Platini slams ‘farcical’ FIFA ban

UEFA president Michel Platini has described FIFA's 90-day ban on him as 'farcical', and insisted that he will contest the decision at the appropriate time.

Issa Hayatou to serve as FIFA acting president

African football leader Issa Hayatou has been named to serve as the acting FIFA president following Sepp Blatter's 90-day's suspension by the FIFA's Ethics Committee due to corruption proceedings against him.

Michel Platini banned; race now open for FIFA top job

The race to find a new FIFA president to lead soccer's scandal- plagued administration into a new era was thrown wide open on Thursday when onetime favourite Michel Platini was provisionally banned from football.

Sepp Blatter’s reign as FIFA chief ends after receiving 90-day ban

Sepp Blatter's controversial reign as FIFA president on Thursday came to an end after the ethics committee of the world football's governing body suspended him for 90 days.

Mong-Joon plans to sue ‘hypocrite’ Blatter for embezzlement

FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-Joon has described Sepp Blatter as a 'hypocrite and a liar', insisting that he is planning to sue the latter over allegations of embezzlement.

Franz Beckenbauer backs Sexwale as possible FIFA boss

Franz Beckenbauer has backed Tokyo Sexwale as a possible candidate for the FIFA presidency to succeed Sepp Blatter and said the South African can expect support from the German FA.

‘Hatred’ ruined Sepp Blatter’s reputation, says daughter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter's daughter has said that hatred within the media has ruined her father's reputation, and added that she doesn't understand why the former has been targeting her father.

Sepp Blatter to continue as FIFA president until Feb 2016

Sepp Blatter will continue to remain as the president of FIFA until February next year despite criminal proceedings against him, his lawyer Richard Cullen confirmed the news.

Jordan’s Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein declares candidacy for FIFA presidency

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has announced his intention to run again for the FIFA presidency, four months after losing to Sepp Blatter in the previous election.

I will be appreciated when I’ve gone, says Sepp Blatter

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes his critics will realise they have been wrong and will recognise his achievements once he has left soccer's world governing body.

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