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Blatter deserves a Nobel prize - Putin
Blatter deserves a Nobel prize - Putin

He might president of a world body being investigated for bribery and corruption but Russian president Vladimir Putin believes…

Call Blatter corrupt, you go to jail

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail. Blatter, 79, announced he would step…

The joke that got Fifa's PR man fired

Fifa communications director Walter De Gregorio has been sacked after making a joke about the corruption scandal on Swiss…

More turmoil for FIFA and World Cup bidding contests

On another day of turmoil for FIFA and the World Cup, the bidding contest for the 2026 tournament was put on hold. FIFA…

Fifa: Blatter knew about payment
Fifa: Blatter knew about payment

Blatter discussed a US$10 million "bribe" at the centre of corruption allegations with Thabo Mbeki, the then South African…

The good side of Fifa
The good side of Fifa

Fifa is not all bad. While it's hard to write anything in defence of the Swiss-based organisation at the moment, there are…

Blatter 'discussed $10m bribe'
Blatter 'discussed $10m bribe'

Outgoing Fifa head personally discussed payment at centre of corruption allegations with former South African President…

Blatter benched: super sub needed
Blatter benched: super sub needed

The shocking decision by Sepp Blatter to surrender power as head of Fifa will thrust the world football body into a profound…

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Chris Rattue: Fret not, football fans
Chris Rattue: Fret not, football fans

Any old fool could run Fifa, and one has been, writes Chris Rattue. So don't fret; football is a lot…

Football: Blatter faces an internal revolt

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is facing an intensifying internal revolt, with a second Football Association official resigning…

Blatter's right-hand man linked to corruption scandal

A report says the high-ranking FIFA official who allegedly made a US$10-million payment central to a U.S. probe into soccer…

Fifa scandal 'conspiracy' against Blatter

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is "not without fault" but he has not taken any money, his daughter has claimed.

William fires salvo at Fifa
William fires salvo at Fifa

Prince William has intervened in the Fifa corruption scandal with an unprecedented speech criticising…

Direct entry dashed for Oceania

Oceania's hopes of direct entry into the Fifa World Cup are over - at least for the next eight years.

Football: Frustrated Kiwi to quit Fifa ethics body

Top Kiwi barrister Nicholas Davidson, QC, is quitting Fifa's ethics committee after a concerning and frustrating two-year…

NZ vote rocks the boat

New Zealand Football's decision to vote against Sepp Blatter in the Fifa presidential election has created a divide within…

Australia want Sepp Blatter out

Australia want Sepp Blatter ousted as FIFA president in the wake of the unprecedented corruption scandal engulfing football. Football…

Footy fever showcased in Whangarei
Footy fever showcased in Whangarei

The city is gearing up for the Fifa Under-20 Football World Cup with the USA and Myanmar teams already…

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