- Platini appeals against FIFA ban, backed by South America Updated: Oct-10-15 8:51 am
Michel Platini lodged an appeal Saturday with FIFA against his 90-day suspension and was backed by the South American confederation, which called for the European soccer leader to be allowed to stand in the presidential election to succeed Sepp Blatter.
- Platini retains UEFA title, with no interim leader in place Updated: Oct-09-15 2:54 pm
LONDON - Still defiant, UEFA is standing by its man.
- With Platini suspended, FIFA election field more uncertain Updated: Oct-08-15 7:43 pm
LONDON - From sure bet to suspended, Michel Platini's career in soccer politics could be over.
- The Latest: Hayatou says Platini can be credible candidate Updated: Oct-08-15 2:13 pm
ZURICH - The Latest from the FIFA investigation (all time local):
- Column: Sepp Blatter, hoisted by his own petard at FIFA Updated: Oct-08-15 1:34 pm
PARIS - The delicious irony of it: Sepp Blatter tossed out of football, at least temporarily, by a FIFA policing body that he himself helped create when the world was still his oyster.
- Bach calls for 'external' candidate to take over FIFA Updated: Oct-08-15 11:24 am
LONDON - Declaring that "enough is enough," IOC President Thomas Bach called Thursday for an "external presidential candidate" to take over FIFA and restore credibility to world soccer's scandal-scarred governing body.
- In Hayatou, FIFA gets another controversial strongman Updated: Oct-08-15 9:36 am
With Sepp Blatter suspended, the top job at FIFA falls automatically to Issa Hayatou, the son of a sultan from northern Cameroon who has ruled African soccer for 27 years.
- FIFA presidential contender Chung calls Blatter 'hypocrite' Updated: Oct-07-15 7:48 am
LONDON - FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon called Sepp Blatter a "hypocrite and a liar" on Wednesday and said he is planning to sue the outgoing president for at least $100 million.
- Chung says he is facing lengthy FIFA suspension Updated: Oct-06-15 3:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea - FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon said Tuesday he is facing a 19-year suspension by the ethics committee of the world football body for alleged ethics breaches surrounding South Korea's failed bid for the 2022 World Cup, and also for openly criticizing the committee.
- Platini's legal woes makes FIFA election more unpredictable Updated: Oct-02-15 11:36 am
ZURICH - More than two months into Michel Platini's FIFA presidential campaign, football fans are still waiting to hear just how he plans to rebuild the governing body's reputation. He might never get the opportunity.
- Swiss AG would raid Platini's office to find 'real truth' Updated: Sep-29-15 3:58 pm
ZURICH - Michel Platini is being treated as "between a witness and an accused person" and the Swiss authorities would raid the UEFA president's office if necessary to discover the "real truth," the attorney general said Tuesday.
- Michel Platini says his reputation might be harmed by probe Updated: Sep-28-15 11:53 am
NYON, Switzerland - UEFA President Michel Platini says the investigation into a payment he received from FIFA "may harm my image and my reputation" but he insists the income was fully declared to Swiss authorities.
- Allies to antagonists: Blatter and Platini await FIFA fates Updated: Sep-27-15 1:30 pm
ZURICH - Before protege turned protagonist, Michel Platini was inseparable from Sepp Blatter, as if they had a telepathic partnership on a football field.
- A quick Q&A on issues ahead for FIFA, Blatter and Platini Updated: Sep-25-15 6:21 pm
ZURICH - FIFA sank deeper into a crisis on Friday that threatened to take down the two most powerful men in world football.
- Swiss statement on criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter Updated: Sep-25-15 10:46 am
BERNE, Switzerland - Statement provided by the Swiss Attorney General on the opening of criminal proceedings against FIFA President Sepp Blatter:
- In FIFA election, Africa's Hayatou won't endorse candidate Updated: Sep-22-15 4:02 pm
ZURICH - FIFA's African vice president Issa Hayatou said Tuesday he is not publicly backing a candidate in the election to succeed Sepp Blatter.
- Election favorite Platini silent as FIFA crisis escalates Updated: Sep-18-15 11:19 am
ST. JULIAN'S, Malta - The hair is grayer, and the frame bulker than in his footballing prime. But the player with the ball at his feet, standing in the late afternoon sun on a field near the Mediterranean Sea, hardly required "Platini" emblazoned across his back for the selected onlookers at the private game to know it was the former France great in his comfort zone.
- UEFA wants new president by Euros if Platini gets FIFA job Updated: Sep-17-15 1:57 pm
ST. JULIAN'S, Malta - UEFA wants a new president elected before the European Championship if Michel Platini replaces Sepp Blatter at FIFA.
- UEFA explores creating third European club competition Updated: Sep-16-15 3:07 pm
ST. JULIAN'S, Malta - European football leaders have discussed the possibility of creating a third club competition.
- After investigating Platini smears, FIFA says staffer quits Updated: Sep-16-15 11:00 am
ST. JULIAN'S, Malta - A FIFA staffer who was at the center of an internal investigation into an alleged attempt to discredit presidential hopeful Michel Platini has left the scandal-plagued governing body.
- Kosovo set to gain entry into European soccer competitions Updated: Sep-15-15 10:19 am
ST. JULIAN'S, Malta - Kosovo can take a step closer to joining UEFA this week, a move that could lead to a place in 2018 World Cup qualifying.
- FIFA adviser urges presidential term limits to force change Updated: Sep-10-15 10:31 am
GENEVA - Imposing term limits on FIFA presidents and top officials is key to changing soccer's governing body, according to reform adviser Domenico Scala.