Sport

FIFA suspends audit official in bribery scandal

Guam football chief Richard Lai, who is a US citizen, pleaded guilty to taking close to $1m in bribes.

FIFA suspends audit official Richard Lai over bribery

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel 'lobbying FIFA' to prevent settlement teams' ban

FIFA to discuss in May sanctions call over six teams based in Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.

Israel 'lobbying FIFA' to prevent settlement teams' ban

FIFA

FIFA delay on Israeli settlement decision fuels concern

World football body will soon have to resolve the status of six Israeli football teams based in the occupied West Bank.

FIFA delay on Israeli settlement decision fuels concern

FIFA

FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026

President Gianni Infantino's plan was unanimously approved on Tuesday by the FIFA Council.

Opinion

FIFA must take action on Israeli settlement clubs

Following the UN vote on illegal Israeli settlements, FIFA can no longer postpone action on settlement clubs.

Aubrey Bloomfield

by Aubrey Bloomfield

Aubrey Bloomfield

Football

Ronaldo beats Messi to bag fourth Ballon d'Or

Portugal and Real Madrid star caps off remarkable year where he won Euro 2016 and Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Messi to win fourth Ballon d'Or

FIFA

Palestinians urge FIFA to act on settlement clubs

Call for action against Israeli clubs based in occupied West Bank comes ahead of key FIFA meeting on issue.

Sport

EU MPs call on FIFA to ban Israel settlement clubs

An open letter signed by more than 60 MEPs urges FIFA to prevent football from being used for territorial expansion.

EU MPs call on FIFA to ban Israel settlement clubs

Opinion

Why does FIFA still recognise Israeli settlement teams?

This is a case where FIFA's own laws need to be applied, not negotiated or bent.

Martin Konecny

by Martin Konecny
- Hugh Lovatt

Martin Konecny

Kuwait

Kuwait sues IOC for $1bn over Olympic suspension

Kuwaiti government has filed a lawsuit against the Olympic body for more than $1bn in damages.

Kuwait sues IOC for $1bn over Olympic suspension

Sepp Blatter

Blatter: Payments were 'clean and fair'

Banned former FIFA president Joseph Blatter denies claims he enriched himself, saying "everything is clean and fair".

Sepp Blatter says FIFA payments were 'clean and fair'

Sport

FIFA chiefs 'awarded' themselves $80m in five years

Internal report says ex-FIFA boss and two other top officials were involved in coordinated effort to enrich themselves.

FIFA: Sepp Blatter and allies 'awarded' themselves $80m

FIFA

FIFA says members sold World Cup votes multiple times

World football's governing body files for compensation in US as a victim of corruption by former officials.

FIFA says members sold World Cup votes multiple times

Inside Story

Can the new boss of FIFA clean up the beautiful game?

The new president of the world governing body, Gianni Infantino, promises to take football forward.

Sport

Sepp Blatter free of FIFA 'presidency burden'

Former president of football world's governing body backs new chief Infantino to carry out reforms.

Sepp Blatter free of FIFA 'presidency burden'