- Croatia gets 2-match World Cup stadium ban for fascist chant Updated: May-27-16 11:38 am
ZURICH - Croatia has been ordered to play two World Cup qualifying matches in empty stadiums for repeated cases of fans chanting fascist slogans.
- FIFA fires finance director Kattner over bonus payments Updated: May-23-16 5:47 pm
GENEVA - FIFA has fired its finance director of the past 13 years, removing another fixture of the Sepp Blatter presidential era in another round of revelations about irregular million-dollar payments.
- Dutch want video officials at next season's domestic cup Updated: May-20-16 10:33 am
AMSTERDAM - Three decades after Diego Maradona scored the infamous "Hand of God" goal against England at the World Cup, the Dutch soccer association said Friday it is ready to be among the first to use video technology.
- FIFA judges want 2-year ban for Niersbach in 2006 bid case Updated: May-20-16 10:02 am
GENEVA - Just 10 days after the rebranded FIFA Council met for the first time, one of its members faces being banned from soccer in fallout from World Cup corruption allegations.
- Qatar World Cup head: Blatter US support should be looked at Updated: May-19-16 9:38 pm
LONDON - Sepp Blatter's support for the American World Cup bid should face more scrutiny, the head of Qatar's 2022 organizing committee said on Thursday in his latest expression of frustration at the focus on the probity of their winning campaign.
- Swiss send last of FIFA suspects to US in bribery case Updated: May-18-16 7:11 pm
NEW YORK - The longtime former head of the Nicaraguan soccer federation who most recently was employed by FIFA pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges Wednesday after he became the last of seven men extradited after their arrests in Zurich last year.
- The Latest: FIFA suspect extradited to US pleads not guilty Updated: May-18-16 7:08 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on former FIFA staffer Julio Rocha, who was extradited to the United States to face racketeering charges in a sprawling bribery case (all times local):
- Russian club Rostov says doping tests clean after FIFA swoop Updated: May-18-16 11:54 am
MOSCOW - Russian club FC Rostov says all of its players were clean after a surprise doping swoop conducted last week by FIFA.
- UEFA task force to help place Kosovo in World Cup groups Updated: May-18-16 9:58 am
BASEL, Switzerland - Facing problems placing Kosovo in a World Cup qualifying group, UEFA has asked a task force to look into the situation and report back by May 31.
- UEFA calls September vote to replace Platini; Van Praag in Updated: May-18-16 9:07 am
BASEL, Switzerland - UEFA will elect a new president on Sept. 14, with former FIFA candidate Michael van Praag first to declare plans to replace Michel Platini in a contest likely to have several contenders.
- FIFA hires Norwegian as Infantino's strategic director Updated: May-18-16 6:42 am
ZURICH - FIFA has hired Norwegian soccer federation official Kjetil Siem as President Gianni Infantino's director of strategic matters.
- FIFA audit chairman Scala resigns in protest at Infantino Updated: May-14-16 10:34 am
GENEVA - In a challenge to the integrity of Gianni Infantino, FIFA's compliance chairman resigned in protest on Saturday over what he sees as a power grab by the new president.
- Infantino says 'crisis is over' as FIFA gets 1st female No 2 Updated: May-13-16 9:03 pm
MEXICO CITY - FIFA's corruption crisis was declared to be over by President Gianni Infantino on Friday as the scandal-battered governing body broke new ground by appointing its first female and first non-European secretary general.
- Kosovo, Gibraltar join FIFA before 2018 World Cup qualifying Updated: May-13-16 7:43 pm
MEXICO CITY - Gibraltar and Kosovo became FIFA members on Friday and will be fast-tracked into 2018 World Cup qualifying, which kicks off in Europe in September.
- FIFA targets Russian soccer team for surprise meldonium test Updated: May-13-16 9:15 am
MEXICO CITY - FIFA drug testers arrived unannounced Thursday to collect samples from Russian soccer team FC Rostov amid suspicions of meldonium use during its surprise pursuit of the league title.
- Montagliani becomes CONCACAF's 3rd president in a year Updated: May-12-16 4:12 pm
MEXICO CITY - Victor Montagliani was elected as CONCACAF's third president in a year on Thursday, tasked with leading the recovery of the confederation following years of corruption scandals.
- Jose Mourinho certain he will be managing again by July Updated: May-12-16 2:28 am
MEXICO CITY - Jose Mourinho is certain he will be managing a club within two months but says the delayed appointment will compromise preseason preparations.
- FIFA unfreezes CONCACAF's funding but $10M not released yet Updated: May-10-16 6:54 pm
MEXICO CITY - FIFA's funding to the scandal-hit North American soccer confederation will be unfrozen, but the $10 million will only be released to CONCACAF when further conditions are met.
- Platini to resign after CAS imposes 4-year ban from soccer Updated: May-09-16 10:38 am
GENEVA - Michel Platini will resign as UEFA president after failing to overturn his ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which cut his sanction from six to four years.
- Havelange turns 100 in Rio; plans to attend Olympics Updated: May-06-16 11:19 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Joao Havelange delivered an impassioned speech seven years ago in French, urging fellow International Olympic Committee members to choose Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics.
- Kosovo elected as UEFA member in 28-24 vote Updated: May-03-16 9:07 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Kosovo was given UEFA membership Tuesday, and could now be fast-tracked into FIFA and the 2018 World Cup qualifying program.
- Sports court orders FIFA to admit Gibraltar as member Updated: May-02-16 11:34 am
GENEVA - FIFA has been ordered by sport's highest court to accept Gibraltar as a member, opening the national team's path to play in the 2018 World Cup qualifying program.
- Platini to find out by May 9 if CAS appeal is successful Updated: Apr-29-16 11:27 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Michel Platini will discover by May 9 if he has overturned a six-year ban from FIFA over a $2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter.
- FIFA president says Leicester proves fairytales are possible Updated: Apr-28-16 9:30 am
BANGKOK - FIFA President Gianni Infantino visited the headquarters of Leicester's ownership company on Thursday and said the club's Premier League title run shows that fairytales are still possible.