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Fifa's 65th congress
Blatter beats off critics to win fifth Fifa term
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Blatter beats off critics to win fifth Fifa term

Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as Fifa president on Friday in a dramatic end to an angry campaign dominated by a corruption storm that engulfed the leadership of world football. READ  

Fifa's 65th congress
Blatter appeals for unity at Fifa congress
Blatter gives thumbs up during congress on Friday. Photo: AFP

Blatter appeals for unity at Fifa congress

Fifa president Sepp Blatter appealed for unity on Friday in an opening speech to the world football body’s 65th congress in Zurich, where he is seeking re-election as the organization struggles to deal with a messy corruption crisis. READ  

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Prince Ali out to wrestle Fifa from Blatter
Prince Ali (centre) leaving Zurich hotel. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Prince Ali out to wrestle Fifa from Blatter

A former wrestler and army officer, Jordan's Prince Ali bin Hussein is bidding to pry control of football's governing-body Fifa from current president Sepp Blatter on Friday. READ  

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Official questions 'Hollywood' Fifa raid
Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah. Photo: AFP

Official questions 'Hollywood' Fifa raid

A top Olympic official about to join Fifa's executive has questioned the timing of what he called a "Hollywood-style" operation in Switzerland to detain Fifa members in a corruption raid. READ  

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Blatter rejects calls to quit as Fifa meet opens
Blatter addressing Fifa congress on Thursday. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Blatter rejects calls to quit as Fifa meet opens

Embattled Fifa president Sepp Blatter on Thursday warned of "more bad news" for football's scandal tainted world body but rejected calls to resign over a widening corruption scandal. READ  

Fifa corruption scandal
Will he stay or go? Pressure rises on Blatter
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Will he stay or go? Pressure rises on Blatter

Sepp Blatter, the Swiss head of Fifa, headed into the eye of a storm on Thursday with world media calling on him to resign as major corruption scandals overshadow the Zurich-based world governing body of football. READ  

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US soccer kingpin key to Fifa corruption probe
Chuck Blazer: central figure in Fifa investigations. Photo: Peter Kohalmi/AFP

US soccer kingpin key to Fifa corruption probe

Once the most important man in US soccer, Charles "Chuck" Blazer turned on FIFA to become the central figure in a wide-ranging graft investigation that threatens to bring the sport's Zurich-based world governing body to its knees. READ  

Fifa corruption scandal
Blatter says Fifa will expel guilty officials
Sepp Blatter: facing pressure ahead of vote. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Blatter says Fifa will expel guilty officials

Fifa's Swiss president Sepp Blatter admitted Wednesday football's world body faces a "difficult time" because of a major corruption storm but vowed any officials found guilty would be expelled from the sport. READ  

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Six indicted Fifa officials oppose extradition
FBI Director James B. Comey speaks during the announcement of charges against Fifa officials at a news conference on Wednesday in New York. Photo: Don Emmert/AFP

Six indicted Fifa officials oppose extradition

Six of the seven top Fifa officials arrested on Wednesday in Zurich as part of a twin corruption probe are opposing their extradition to the United States, the Swiss justice department said. READ  

Who's who in US Fifa corruption probe

The US Justice Department announced charges against nine present or former Fifa officials on Wednesday as part of a major probe into corruption at the core of football's world governing body. Seven were arrested in Zurich. Here are brief bios of the nine, five others also indicted, and four who have already pleaded guilty: READ  

Federer and Wawrinka advance in French Open
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Federer and Wawrinka advance in French Open

Switzerland's Roger Federer continued his seamless progress at the French Open tennis tournament on Wednesday by ousting Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-2, 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 to reach the third round. READ  

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Swiss arrest seventh football official in Zurich
Fifa communications manager Walter de Gregorio at Wednesday's press conference. Photo: AFP

Swiss arrest seventh football official in Zurich

Swiss authorities on Wednesday said a seventh top football official was arrested following a US request in a corruption probe that has thrown Fifa into turmoil. READ  

Fifa corruption scandal
Fifa rocked by US racketeering charges
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Fifa rocked by US racketeering charges

Fifa, the Zurich-based governing body for world football, was rocked on Wednesday by US allegations of racketeering involving millions of dollars of bribes and corruption charges levelled against nine of its top officials, including two vice-presidents. READ  

Fifa corruption scandal
Police arrest Fifa officials in Zurich over 'bribes'
Baur au Lac hotel, where arrests took place. Photo: AFP

Police arrest Fifa officials in Zurich over 'bribes'

UPDATED: Six football officials suspected of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars were arrested in Zurich early Wednesday at the request of the US government, Swiss authorities said. READ  

Fifa's Blatter confident about re-election
Jordan's Prince Ali bin al Hussein (left) and Sepp Blatter. Photos: AFP

Fifa's Blatter confident about re-election

Sepp Blatter, president of Zurich-based Fifa, says he is confident of securing a new term as head of world football and slammed what he called the "negative influences" that he said threaten the game. READ  

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