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# fifa - Yesterday’s News

How did it get to this? Here’s the events which led to this week’s Fifa arrests

From World Cup announcements to high-profile arrests, Wednesday was another dark day for the sport.

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From Sepp Blatter: ‘There is no place for corruption of any kind in football’ Bruised And Blattered

Sepp Blatter: ‘There is no place for corruption of any kind in football’

UEFA leaders want to postpone the Fifa elections for at least six months amid the current chaos.

‘World Cup of fraud’ – Today’s front pages haven’t held back on the latest Fifa storm

The notoriously hard-hitting British media have had their say, and unsurprisingly, they are largely unimpressed.

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Pressure piles on Fifa as sponsors threaten to pull out

Coca-Cola, Adidas, McDonald’s and Visa have all told Fifa to clean up its act.

# fifa - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

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Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA?

Nine of the association’s executives were taken into police custody this morning over corruption charges. We’ve been here before, but will this occasion be any different?

Uefa calls for Fifa’s presidential election to be postponed but Blatter still standing firm

European football’s governing body says today’s events are evidence that corruption is ‘deeply rooted’ in Fifa’s culture.

John Delaney: ‘It seems like something out of a mafia movie’

Blatter ‘lives in a cocoon, not the real world’.

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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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Fifa presidential election to go ahead – despite overnight arrests of officials

“If it it wasn’t so serious it sounds like something out of a mafia movie,” FAI boss John Delaney said.

Blatter, Russia and Qatar: The most important points from the Fifa press conference

Friday’s Presidental election will go ahead, as will the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, Fifa say.

# fifa - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

‘Fifa has an incredibly bad brand image’ – Delaney calls for Blatter to step down

The head of the FAI won’t be voting for the current Fifa president and believes his ‘good friend’ Michel Platini is the right man for the job.

# fifa - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Some of Sepp Blatter’s biggest critics arrested in Qatar

WDR claim officials erased data from the journalists’ electronic equipment.

# fifa - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Ireland up in the FIFA rankings while Wales leap into highest ever position

The latest list has been released today, with the Boys in Green up to 62nd and Chris Coleman’s men in 22nd.

# fifa - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Sepp says no to TV election debate offer from the BBC and Sky

The Fifa president was the only candidate to reject the invitation.

# fifa - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Qatar 2022 saga ‘damaging to Fifa’ – John Delaney

The head of the FAI says Fifa should have been clear it was always going to be a winter tournament.

It looks like the 2022 World Cup final will be played two days before Christmas

A 23 December final is on the cards for Qatar.

# fifa - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Rio Ferdinand believes Fifa and Uefa have let football down over racism

The events of the past week have accentuated the failings to adequately address the issue in the sport.

# fifa - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Fifa president Sepp Blatter floats theory that racism is natural

He was reacting to the incident involving Chelsea fans in Paris.

# fifa - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Luis Figo will expand the World Cup to over 40 teams if he becomes FIFA president

So Ireland might well be the 33rd team some day.

# fifa - Monday 2 February, 2015

A Jordanian prince, a Dutchman and Luis Figo will take on Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency

Football’s world governing body announced the four candidates today.

# fifa - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Champagne: Ginola’s Fifa campaign is a joke

The former Newcastle player’s presidential campaign has been dismissed as a stunt by one rival.

# fifa - Thursday 15 January, 2015

David Ginola to challenge Sepp Blatter for Fifa presidency – Reports

The former French international is being bankrolled by Paddy Power.

# fifa - Monday 12 January, 2015

As it happened: Stephanie Roche claims runner-up spot for Puskas prize

The Dubliner attended the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in Zurich but came up just short in the voting.

The incredible numbers behind Ronaldo, Messi and Neuer’s year

All three nominees for this year’s Ballon d’Or have enjoyed a remarkable last twelve months.

Ivan Yates on Stephanie Roche nomination: ‘It’s tokenism because she’s a woman’

Broadcaster says there’s ‘no way’ Roche should win the Puskas Award at tonight’s Ballon d’Or ceremony.

Robin van Persie will miss tonight’s Ballon d’Or ceremony because of injury

The Dutchman is nominated for the Puskas Award along with Ireland’s Stephanie Roche and James Rodriguez.

It’s your very last chance to help Stephanie Roche win the Puskas Award

Voting closes later today and the winner will be announced at this evening’s Ballon d’Or award ceremony.

# fifa - Friday 9 January, 2015

Robbie Keane backs Stephanie Roche for Puskas Award

In an FAI video, the LA Galaxy star said that Roche “deserves” to win the award.

# fifa - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Jordanian Prince to challenge Blatter for FIFA presidency, wants to make football ‘beautiful’ again

“The headlines should be about football,” he says.

# fifa - Saturday 3 January, 2015

My sporting wish for 2015: Sepp Blatter to step down as FIFA President

The controversial 78-year-old has been head of the organisation since 1998.

# fifa - Friday 2 January, 2015

D-Day for trailblazing Roche finally on the horizon as she takes fame in her stride

“Above all, the whole thing has showed women’s football is not crap because I’ve heard that said a few times.”

My sporting wish for 2015: football’s murky underworld is eradicated

The Ched Evans case was a horrible indictment of the sport at its absolute worst.

# fifa - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Fifa reject complaints of the man who investigated alleged corruption for them

Michael Garcia appealed the version of his report that was released, calling it ‘incomplete and erroneous’.

‘I always beat him at Fifa!’ – Messi fired up to face Aguero

The Argentina captain says he is looking forward to the last 16 clash after Barca were drawn against City again

# fifa - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Fifa made a bit of a mess of the Women’s World Cup draw Oops This post contains videos

# fifa - Sunday 30 November, 2014

‘We even f**ked up fiddling it’: The Sunday Times’ remarkable World Cup bid allegations

A previously-unseen submission from the newspaper alleges the England 2018 team hired outside agencies to spy on rivals.

# fifa - Friday 28 November, 2014

Which 3 midfielders would you select from the FIFPro/FIFA shortlist?

The World XI will be announced in January.

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