Helmut Sandrock has today resigned from his position as general secretary of the German Football Association (DFB) as the organisation prepares for the release of a report into allegations of corruption within the nation’s successful bid for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Governance reforms to help rebuild the reputation of corruption plagued FIFA could make the situation surrounding world football’s governing body worse, the world players’ union FIFPro has claimed.
A civil lawsuit filed by the Qatar Football Association (QFA) against former FIFA Executive Committee Theo Zwanziger looks likely to be dismissed after a court in Düsseldorf ruled that his comments, where he called the country a “cancerous growth on world football”, were covered under freedom of expression.
Qatari officials have revealed they are suing former FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger after the German described the country as a "cancerous growth on world football".
Reform recommendations passed unanimously by the FIFA Executive Committee prove world football’s governing body is “unable to deliver a sustainable governance model which is fit for the 21st century”, the European Club Association (ECA) has claimed, while also blasting them for not consulting clubs and key stakeholders when proposing an expansion of the World Cup.
FIFA’s Executive Committee has unanimously approved a set of proposals put forward by the Reform Committee, including restricting the President to a maximum 12-year term.
FIFA are considering plans to expand the amount of teams at the World Cup from 32 to 40 as early as the 2026 tournament, it has been announced.
The third meeting of FIFA’s Reform Committee is due to begin in Zurich tomorrow where a final set of proposals will be discussed before they are presented to the governing body’s Executive Committee next month.
FIFA Presidential election date to remain the same as Platini is told he can't run if still suspended
FIFA have confirmed that the date of its Presidential election will not be moved - with the vote set to be held at an extraordinary congress on February 26 as originally planned.
Worawi Makudi, President of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) and a former member of the FIFA Executive Committee, has been suspended from all football activities at national and international level for 90 days with immediate effect.
Bility fails to secure backing of Confederation of African Football in bid to replace Blatter as FIFA President
Liberian Football Association President Musa Bility has failed to obtain the backing of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in his bid to replace Sepp Blatter as the head of football’s world governing body.
Former FIFA Executive Committee member banned again after illegally accepting money to appeal first ban
Former FIFA Executive Committee member Reynald Temarii has been banned from all football-related activity for eight years for accepting money from ex-Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Mohammed Bin Hammam, the sport’s governing body has announced in a further embarrassment related to the 2022 World Cup bid process.
Remember the date: April 30 may well turn out to be a more significant day for the medium-to-long-term future of FIFA than May 29.
That might seem a strange claim, given that the latter is the date of the FIFA Presidential election to determine the occupant of the second-most powerful post in sport for the next four years.
Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has been elected onto the FIFA Executive Committee after all his opponents competing for a two-year term withdrew during today's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Congress in Manama.