World soccer's governing body FIFA has nominated the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, to be its lead anti-corruption investigator, FIFA said Tuesday.
Burundi's Lydia Nsekera became the first woman to be co-opted on to FIFA's executive committee as the Congress of the world governing body ratified her appointment Friday.
FIFA pledged Friday to reform its governance structure after the corruption scandals which rocked football's world governing body last year.
The global football transfer market is big business, with star players swapping countries, even continents to play for richer, more prestigious clubs.
Brazil demanded Saturday that FIFA assign a new representative to work with it as it gears up for the 2014 World Cup after Secretary General Jerome Valcke said the country needs a "kick up the backside" to be ready in time.
FIFA's departing head of security has pledged that the governing body of world soccer will continue the global fight against match fixing in his absence.
FIFA and World Cup host nation Brazil are on a collision course over whether alcohol should be served in stadiums during the 2014 finals.
FIFA's head of security has told CNN that match-fixing in soccer is fueled by an illegal gambling market of up to $1 trillion and says governments must work together to stamp out the problem.
Football superstar David Beckham has condemned controversial comments made by Sepp Blatter, who is refusing to stand down as FIFA president despite widespread criticism.
FIFA have permitted England's soccer players to wear a poppy symbol to honor the country's war dead during Saturday's international friendly with Spain after interventions from the British Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince William.
FIFA has taken action against several Caribbean football officials involved in the meeting that led to former presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam being banned for life.
Another NFL season is upon us, and so is one of the greatest inventions known to man: the NFL Red Zone channel, which whips around from city to city, allowing you to see live look-ins, real-time highlights and all the scoring plays from every NFL game on any given Sunday.
Mohamed Bin Hammam's appeal against his life ban from soccer will be heard on September 15, the sport's governing body FIFA has confirmed.
FIFA Head of Security Chris Eaton tells CNN's Pedro Pinto that some young players are being targeted by criminal organisations.
FIFA are to investigate 16 Caribbean officials over a meeting that led to former presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam being banned from soccer for life.
Goal-line technology in soccer could be used as early as 2012 if FIFA give the go-ahead at a meeting of their international board in March next year.
Soccer's global governing body on Saturday banned for life a man for what they called his actions, months earlier, to use bribes to be elected as its top executive.
Three more players from the North Korean soccer team have failed doping tests at the Women's World Cup, FIFA has announced.
World football's governing body FIFA announced Thursday that two players from the North Korea side have been provisionally suspended from the Women's World Cup after failing dope tests.
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.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Monday his organization would ban for life any players and administrators found guilty of match-fixing.
CNN's Alex Thomas asks newly elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter about his plans for reform.
CNN's Alex Thomas explains the controversy over FIFA allegations that a beer company was practicing "ambush marketing."
A secret FIFA report alleges Mohamed Bin Hammam bribed officials in his bid to replace Sepp Blatter as president of football's world governing body, the journalist who uncovered the report told CNN.
World soccer's governing body FIFA have confirmed that vice president Jack Warner has resigned from his position within the organization.
As sure as death and no new taxes, American sports fans are always convinced that the people who run sports here are dimwits. Well, yes, we have occasionally had some real nincompoops in charge of various professional American sports, and not even Pericles could successfully manage the NCAA, but in point of fact, our domestic sports are a paragon of efficiency and integrity compared to the way international athletic organizations are managed.
From World Cup bribes to presidential election pay-offs, allegations of corruption and vote buying have rocked FIFA, soccer's governing body, for the past twelve months.
World football officials are defending their refusal to allow the Iranian women's soccer team to wear head scarves while playing in an Olympic qualifying round in Amman, Jordan.
UEFA President Michel Platini tells CNN's Pedro Pinto that the FIFA corruption accusations are a big blow for football.
Football legend Diego Maradona has accused world governing body FIFA of being corrupt and run by greedy officials who have made millions from the sport.
"Connect the World" looks at five highlights from FIFA President Sepp Blatter's news conference.
When it comes to handling bad press, there's arguably no one better than Max Clifford.
Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as president of soccer's world governing body and immediately vowed to put "FIFA's ship back on the right course in clear, transparent waters."
CNN's Digital Sport Producer, Ben Wyatt, shows the views of the social media users who openly criticized Sepp Blatter.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, head of Bayern Munich and the European Club Association, has demanded "drastic change" at FIFA after the re-election of Sepp Blatter as president.
Brazilian journalists who flew to London for the Champions League final were struck by the importance given in the English press to the recent scandals surrounding FIFA. The story is not playing anything like as big back home.
CNN's Patrick Snell discusses FIFA's bribery scandal.
FIFA's ethics committee Sunday suspended two men, one of whom had been the sole challenger to the association's president until earlier in the day.
World football's governing body FIFA have confirmed that vice-president Jack Warner and executive committee member Mohamed bin Hammam have been provisionally suspended by the organization with immediate effect.
The Qatari man who had been the sole challenger to incumbent Sepp Blatter in the race to run FIFA announced early Sunday that he was dropping his candidacy, hours before the start of an ethics hearing involving both men.
Michel Platini has positioned himself for a future tilt at the FIFA presidency by claiming that world soccer's ruling body needs to be run by sporting specialists rather than administrators such as the incumbent Sepp Blatter.
FIFA, football's governing body, has announced it is to investigate two of its most high profile members over bribery allegations, just a week before one is due to stand against Sepp Blatter in upcoming presidential elections.
Less than three weeks before FIFA's presidential election, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati revealed the U.S. will not be told how to vote by CONCACAF president Jack Warner, the most powerful figure in the U.S.' home confederation.
FIFA has requested evidence from England's Football Association following claims from its former chairman of corruption by four top-level members of world soccer's governing body.
When Lord Triesman spoke before the British Parliament on Tuesday, it created shockwaves throughout the game. The former head of the English Football Association accused four members of FIFA Executive Committee -- the body charged with determining the host nations for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups -- of attempting to solicit favors from him in exchange for their support of the English bid for 2018. Two reporters for the Sunday Times newspaper were also called to testify and claimed that a "whistle-blower" within the Qatari FA told them that two other ExCo members, Jacques Anouma of Ivory Coast and Issa Hayatou of Cameroon, were paid $1.5 million in exchange for their support of Qatar's bid.
FIFA will meet with Interpol on Monday as soccer's governing body continues its bid to stamp out illegal gambling and match-fixing, it announced on Friday.
FIFA opened the door to the introduction of goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup, but has put in place a rigorous testing program for companies hoping to win the contract.
FIFA appointed a normalization committee on Tuesday aimed at reforming the currently suspended Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation (FFBH).
Chilean football legend Elias Figueroa will not be challenging Sepp Blatter for the presidency of world football's governing body FIFA this year.
How much money does a member of the FIFA executive committee make for being on the most powerful board in world soccer? That was the simple question SI.com recently asked FIFA, a nonprofit organization, as well as three members of FIFA's 24-man executive committee.
FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against six match officials after claims that two international friendly games fell victim to match-fixing.
FIFA have confirmed they made $3.655 billion from the World Cup in South Africa, after the organization announced buoyant financial figures between 2007 and 2010.
FIFA has launched an investigation into two international friendly matches held in Turkey last week that yielded seven penalties amid claims of heavy betting patterns.
They are the beautiful game's must-have fashion accessory -- but now soccer's governing body are considering a ban on snoods.
1. FIFA corruption. It's been a long time since anybody thought of FIFA as a bunch of do-gooders, but this has been a damaging year for its reputation nonetheless. As Sepp Blatter's merry troupe was courted by World Cup bidders, two members (Nigeria's Amos Adamu and Tahiti's Reynald Temarii) were suspended for offering to sell their votes, and the rest of the executive committee did nothing to quell suspicions that it was standard practice by giving the 2018 and 2022 tournaments to mega-rich, risky options Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter says he wants to give soccer to the world -- though South Africa saw not a cent of the $2 billion profit that FIFA, which refuses to pay tax in host countries, made from last summer's World Cup.
The man who led Germany to a World Cup win both as a player and a coach admits he has lost faith in FIFA due to the way the voting process for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments was handled.
They hail from a country racked by poverty and political instability, a place where rugby league is the national sport and which FIFA has decided is the worst footballing nation on the planet.
ZURICH -- The Baur au Lac hotel, a five-star palace on the banks of Lake Zurich, was the epicenter of The Game here this week: the final lobbying of the nine bids vying to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. As the official hotel of the FIFA Executive Committee, the 22 men who choose the World Cup hosts, the opulent Baur au Lac welcomed all manner of dignitaries this week, from former President Bill Clinton and David Beckham to Prince William and British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Angry about the World Cup host vote? Can't understand how Russia and Qatar -- despite generally substandard technical reports filed by FIFA itself -- are getting to host the biggest sporting event in the universe in 2018 and 2022, respectively?
FIFA executive committee member Angel Villa Llona has defended football's world governing body against recent media allegations of corruption.
ZURICH -- How convoluted are the politics surrounding this Thursday's FIFA vote to award the hosts for World Cups 2018 and '22? Well, the first person I saw upon leaving airport customs here was Bora Milutinovic, the peripatetic Serbian-born, Mexican-based coach who managed the U.S. at World Cup '94.
The bid process has been by far the most controversial that FIFA has ever overseen. Its decision to decide the fate of both the 2018 and 2022 bids at the same time has been widely criticized for encouraging vote collusion between bids -- an accusation FIFA deny.
CNN's Don Riddell details how FIFA suspended two of its officials amid allegations of World Cup bid corruption.
FIFA have confirmed they will retain the December date to announce who will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup finals after the bidding process was dogged by allegations of corruption.
The head of the International Olympic Committee has urged soccer's ruling body FIFA to take a tough approach against corruption when it deals with the World Cup bidding scandal.
FIFA will investigate the latest allegations of corruption which have further brought into question the integrity of the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
FIFA has suspended two of its top officials as it probes reports they solicited bribes in exchange for supporting 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, the world soccer governing body announced Wednesday.
Soccer's governing body has provisionally suspended two of its delegates who were accused of offering to sell their votes to countries bidding to host the 2018 World Cup.
World football's governing body FIFA is investigating a British newspaper report that two of its officials solicited a bribe in exchange for supporting particular countries' bids to host the World Cup tournament.
World soccer's governing body is investigating a newspaper report that two of its officials solicited a bribe in exchange for supporting particular countries' bids to host the World Cup tournament, it announced Sunday.
When it comes to change, FIFA likes to move in baby steps. (Which might actually help explain why those who want to see instant replay introduced will probably have to wait a few hundred years, but that's an argument for another time.) Sometimes though, those steps -- "baby" as they may be -- are in the right direction. Count the new Transfer Matching System (TMS) as one of those times when FIFA gets it right.
Who should win the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or for the best player of the year in world soccer?
FIFA says it won't be punishing the North Korean football federation over allegations that its players and coaches were publicly humiliated following their World Cup exit.
Football's ruling body is investigating reports that North Korea's national team and head coach were humiliated by government officials following a disastrous showing at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The experiment of extra match officials will be extended to Europe's top club competition and several other tournaments around the world.
CNN's Diana Magnay reports on AJAX soccer club's training program which recruits players as young as five years old.
The World Cup final has always been one of the most watched events on the planet with viewers from New York to Nepal tuning in to see soccer's elite in action.
Nigeria has until Monday to overturn the decision to ban the national soccer team from all competitions for two years, the sport's governing body FIFA said on Friday.
CNN's Alex Thomas reports on FIFA's descision to reconsider its ruling on allowing video technology in football matches.
Countries hoping to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups formally launched their bids in a series of presentations at FIFA's headquarters in Zurich on Friday.
Togo may be allowed to take part in the next African Nations Cup after world soccer's governing body FIFA stepped in to mediate the row arising from the team's withdrawal from this year's event.
World governing body FIFA says it will now allow an Iranian women's team to take part in the Youth Olympics if the players wear caps instead of the Islamic headscarf, the hijab.
FIFA is accused of heavy-handed protection of its World Cup sponsors to the detriment of South African businesses.
Football players are pushing for the sport's world governing body FIFA to bring in technology to decide whether the ball has crossed the goalline.
World governing body FIFA have announced that France international striker Thierry Henry will not be punished for his handball in last November's World Cup qualification play-off against the Republic of Ireland.
I'm not surprised that FIFA has decided not to increase the number of game officials for next year's World Cup, and I'm also not surprised at the narrow-minded vitriol generated in response.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been included on the shortlist for the FIFA World Player of the Year award.
Thierry Henry could face FIFA disciplinary action over his handball which helped France to qualify for the finals of the 2010 World Cup at the expense of Ireland.
It's an extraordinary meeting to discuss an extraordinary incident.
Dermot Ahern, Minister of Justice for Ireland tells CNN's Pedro Pinto that FIFA must replay the game between France and Ireland.
A top FIFA official has ruled out any chance of the Republic of Ireland being handed an extra place at the 2010 World Cup finals in the wake of the Thierry Henry handball controversy.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has called a crisis meeting of the executive committee of the world governing body after the Republic of Ireland's controversial defeat to France in the World Cup playoffs.
The Iraqi Olympic Committee said Saturday it stands by its decision to disband the country's soccer association -- a move that led to the association's suspension from international football.
The governing body of world football, FIFA, has turned down the request from the Irish Football Association (FAI) to replay their deciding World Cup play-off game against France.
Egypt's Football Association faces punishment after FIFA decided to investigate an incident which saw Algeria's team bus pelted with stones before last Saturday's World Cup qualifier in Cairo.
Football's world governing body FIFA has called for greater security to be provided after three players from Algeria's national football team were injured when Egyptian fans threw stones at the team bus as it arrived in Cairo on Thursday.
Diego Maradona could have compromised his role in Argentina's World Cup build-up after world governing body FIFA announced they are to investigate his conduct in a reportedly obscene TV interview following his side's 1-0 win over Uruguay.
The Mexican Football Federation have pulled out of the bidding process for both the 2018 and 2022 World Cups because of financial concerns during the current economic downturn.
African countries are looking to profit from another change to the FIFA statutes, one which has further eased restrictions on players seeking to switch footballing nationality. The age limit at which players had to make a choice has been removed, letting a handful of players claim a new international career.
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