Fifa presidential candidate Infantino proposes regional World Cups

Gianni Infantino, the Uefa general secretary who is bidding to succeed Sepp Blatter as Fifa president, has proposed staging an expanded World Cup across several countries as part of his manifesto. Unveiling his plans, Infantino vowed to increase the amount of income that Fifaspends on football development to 50% and introduce a series of governance […]

Sepp Blatter: ‘I am still Fifa president. I regret, but I am not ashamed’

Sepp Blatter has responded to his eight-year ban from football by insisting that he is not guilty of any wrongdoing over a payment to Michel Platini. The 79-year-old said that he remains president of Fifa, before stating that he will take his case to the court of arbitration for sport. The Fifa ethics committee, chaired […]

Sepp Blatter launches angry attack on ‘envious and jealous’ Michel Platini

Sepp Blatter has launched a remarkable attack on the “envy and jealousy” ofMichel Platini – blaming what he called an organised conspiracy of the Uefa president, the European Union and the media for bringing him down. In a wide-ranging interview with the Russian news agency TASS, Blatter spoke in detail about the £1.3m contract at […]

Champions League: UEFA drops charges against Arsenal

UEFA has dropped charges against Arsenal Arsenal will face no UEFA action following an incident during their Champions League game against Galatasaray on October 1. Several flares were thrown onto the pitch towards the end of the first half from the section where the 3,000 away supporters were located, causing the Group D match to be briefly halted. Metropolitan […]