An international footballer who played for the United Arab Emirates, and who became an internet sensation after scoring a backheeled penalty, has died following a car accident near the country's capital, Abu Dhabi.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has denied reports that he plans to hand over power to UEFA chief Michel Platini before the end of his final four-year tenure as the head of world football's governing body.
Mohamed bin Hammam has vowed to clear his name following FIFA's decision to ban him from all football activities for life whilst refusing to resign his position as president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) chief Mohamed bin Hammam said on Thursday he hopes to receive a "fair hearing" when FIFA's ethics committee reach a verdict on bribery allegations made against him later this month.
The ethics committee of soccer's world governing body FIFA will meet on July 22 and 23 to reach a verdict on the bribery allegations against the head of the Asian Football Confederation Mohamed bin Hammam it was announced on Wednesday.
On Friday, the biggest football tournament you've probably never heard of will begin as 16 nations -- from Japan's wild Pacific coastline to the faded grandeur of Syria's Mediterranean beaches -- converge on the tiny emirate of Qatar for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.
The return leg of an Olympic soccer qualifying match between Vietnam and Afghanistan has been cancelled because of security fears in the Afghan capital Kabul, the Asian Football Confederation said on Monday.