- FIFA says Valcke not behind $10m payment in corruption probe Updated: Jun-02-15 7:48 am
ZURICH - Amid a deepening corruption crisis within soccer's governing body, FIFA defended its second-in-command on Tuesday by trying to distance him from claims he helped authorize $10 million in bribes for World Cup bidding votes.
- Sepp Blatter, FIFA facing more criticism this week Updated: Jun-01-15 7:42 pm
LONDON - In the House of Commons, they're calling for Sepp Blatter's head. And even inside the FIFA president's own executive committee, there is the threat of resignation.
- Former SAfrican president issues denial in WCup bid scandal Updated: Jun-01-15 12:30 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Former South African President Thabo Mbeki denied his government paid bribes to secure the 2010 World Cup as the bid scandal began to encroach on the very top of the country's leadership on Monday.
- Blatter says FIFA corruption probe won't lead to him Updated: May-30-15 2:17 pm
- Blatter says he will forgive but won't forget UEFA rebellion Updated: May-30-15 9:04 am
ZURICH - Emboldened by his fresh mandate to lead world soccer, Sepp Blatter made it clear there may be consequences for European leaders who tried to oust him from FIFA.
- THE LATEST: Europe, US are likely bidders for 2026 World Cup Updated: May-30-15 8:29 am
ZURICH - The latest developments concerning FIFA:
- Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal Updated: May-29-15 4:34 pm
ZURICH - In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter.
- Swiss say there's no special treatment for soccer officials Updated: May-29-15 3:17 pm
BERN, Switzerland - The immediate price that seven international soccer officials paid for their role in a U.S. corruption probe is perhaps best illustrated by their sudden change of accommodation.
- What lies ahead for FIFA and Sepp Blatter in his 5th term Updated: May-29-15 3:16 pm
ZURICH - The FIFA election is won and done. Sepp Blatter's problems, however, are far from over.
- US to vote for Ali in FIFA election and not Blatter Updated: May-29-15 12:21 am
NEW YORK - The United States says it will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president Friday and not for incumbent Sepp Blatter.
- South Africa's 2010 WCup bid implicated in corruption probe Updated: May-28-15 11:05 am
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa - When South Africa won the right to host Africa's first World Cup, it was seen as a heartwarming reward for Nelson Mandela and a country that had shaken off decades of apartheid.
- Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs Updated: May-28-15 10:38 am
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer's governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.
- CONCACAF wants FIFA election to go ahead despite turmoil Updated: May-28-15 8:30 am
ZURICH - The embattled CONCACAF soccer body says it wants the FIFA presidential election to go ahead Friday.
- Blatter calls crisis meeting, skips 3rd public appearance Updated: May-28-15 8:02 am
ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter chaired an emergency meeting with continental soccer bodies Thursday while staying out of public view himself.
- Ahead of FIFA election, sponsor Visa threatens to pull out Updated: May-28-15 5:56 am
ZURICH - Sepp Blatter was preparing for the FIFA presidential election with world soccer reeling from the arrest of several officials and a key sponsor threatening to cut ties with the scandal-tainted organization.
- US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect Updated: May-28-15 5:44 am
BERN, Switzerland - For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world.
- Asian federation still backs Blatter, wants elections Friday Updated: May-28-15 1:15 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Asian Football Confederation says it still supports Sepp Blatter's bid for another term as FIFA president, and opposes any move to delay Friday's scheduled elections despite a fresh crisis in the sport's global governing body.
- Failed Australian bid questioned with new FIFA controversy Updated: May-27-15 10:20 pm
Australia spent about $40 million in an attempt to host the 2022 World Cup, an ultimately futile bid which received just one vote when the tournament was awarded to Qatar.
- US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe Updated: May-27-15 7:38 pm
ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.
- FIFA suspends 11 people over soccer corruption cases Updated: May-27-15 2:49 pm
ZURICH - FIFA has suspended 11 people, including two of its vice presidents, from all football-related activities following a U.S. criminal investigation into corruption in world soccer.
- Criminal probe arrives at door of the great survivor Blatter Updated: May-27-15 2:39 pm
ZURICH - Sepp Blatter is arguably the most powerful man in world sports and certainly its greatest survivor.
- Russia criticizes US over FIFA case Updated: May-27-15 1:24 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Russia's foreign ministry has heavily criticized the United States over the arrest in Switzerland of officials from soccer's ruling body FIFA.
- FIFA says it is a 'damaged' party in case against officials Updated: May-27-15 9:50 am
ZURICH - FIFA portrayed itself as the victim after authorities in Switzerland and the United States acted swiftly Wednesday on a pair of separate soccer corruption cases.
- FIFA now subject to federal probes in US, Switzerland Updated: May-27-15 8:24 am
ZURICH - FIFA's reputation for corruption has reignited spectacularly two days before a presidential election expected to give Sepp Blatter four more years at the head of world soccer.
- Text of Swiss prosecutors' statement on FIFA Updated: May-27-15 5:06 am
BERN, Switzerland - Statement issued by Swiss authorities Wednesday in connection with their investigation into FIFA corruption: