FIFA president Sepp Blatter claimed on Wednesday he has apologized enough for remarks he made last week regarding on-field racism in football, with the Swiss saying he now considers the matter "closed."
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.
A defiant Sepp Blatter shrugged off allegations of corruption within FIFA Monday and said he would press ahead with his bid to be re-elected as president of football's world governing body for the fourth time.
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.
FIFA's ethics committee is scheduled Sunday to question two men, including a former challenger to incumbent Sepp Blatter for control of the international football association, about bribery allegations against them.
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.
On Feb. 17, Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl announced his candidacy for FIFA president, releasing his platform for change and his campaign video as the People's Choice to replace Sepp Blatter. Wahl had 43 days to be formally nominated by one of the world's 208 national federations before the final deadline: Friday at 6 p.m. ET. With the deadline about to hit, Wahl is ending his campaign. This is his inside story of what happened over the past six weeks.
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.