The head of AFIP tax agency Ricardo Echegaray said today in a press conference the agency has blocked the identification of 146 taxpayers connected to the football business. “We have to ensure football’s coherency and transparency,” he remarked this afternoon.
The abandonment of last Wednesday's Copa Sudamericana final following shocking accusations police had pulled guns on players should serve as a warning for Brazil's World Cup organizers, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said today.
The football national teams of Argentina, Brazil and Netherlands escalated in the FIFA ranking published on Wednesday. It is still headed by Spain, current champion of Europe and the World.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter's Twitter account was hacked today with a series of bizarre tweets saying he was stepping down and was involved in corruption.
Joao Havelange has quit as FIFA's honorary president while Sepp Blatter has been cleared of misconduct in the ISL bribery case, a report by FIFA's ethics committee said.
A third goal-line technology system has been approved and granted a licence, making it eligible to be considered for use at the 2014 World Cup, FIFA said in a statement.
The United States and Mexico, who meet in a crucial World Cup qualifier later this month, are also going head-to-head in the election for a place on FIFA's powerful executive committee.
President Sepp Blatter's push to clean up FIFA flushed out another potentially corrupt official today when executive committee member Vernon Manilal Fernando of Sri Lanka was banned from any football activity for three months.
With just 500 days to go until the 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil, soccer's world governing body FIFA warned that the hosts cannot afford any further delays in getting their venues ready.
World soccer's governing body cannot battle corruption in the game alone and national associations must also join in, according to FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter took a swipe at European governing body UEFA for what he said were attempts to block his reform process to make soccer's governing body more transparent and less prone to corruption
Hosts Brazil will face Japan in the opening match of next year's Confederations Cup in Brasilia on June 15 although FIFA were left red-faced following a chaotic draw.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has expressed his "sadness and distress" after a linesman died following an incident during a youth competition earlier this week.
UEFA President Michel Platini remains ardently opposed to the use of goal-line technology, which is being employed by FIFA for the first time at the Club World Cup, and said the money would be better spent developing the game.
Twelve venues, located in 11 Russian cities, will host the 2018 World Cup finals, FIFA President Sepp Blatter and the tournament organisers announced during a live television show today.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has described racism in football as "a devil" a year after sparking outrage with controversial remarks that appeared to play down the problem.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo were named on the shortlist for FIFA's Ballon d'Or award at a news conference in Brazil.
Goal-line technology to confirm whether or not the ball has crossed the line was approved by world soccer's rule makers, ending a decade of debate and controversy.
Ex-FIFA President Joao Havelange and his former son-in-law Ricardo Teixeira took multi-million dollar bribes on World Cup deals, Swiss prosecutors said in a legal document released, dealing a fresh blow to world soccer's ruling body.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter set out to mend his relationship with Germany by clarifying comments which appeared to suggest the country could have “"bought" the right to host the 2006 World Cup.
FIFA co-opted a woman to its executive committee for the first time today and continued its reform process by pressing ahead with changes to its ethics committee.
FIFA gave the Brazilian cities of Recife and Salvador a vote of confidence today, confirming them among the six chosen to host matches in next year's Confederations Cup.
Argentina climbed two places to seventh in the latest FIFA rankings published today, while the high tone was given by Uruguay, who have moved above Germany to become the second-highest ranked team behind world and European champions Spain.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has expressed concern about the slow pace of preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and said he wanted the delays to be made up as soon as possible.
Argentina’s national football team advanced from the tenth to the ninth place at the FIFA World ranking, headed by World Cup holder Spain, the organization reported.
Former president Joao Havelange was discharged from hospital after a two-month stay which at one point included a spell in intensive care.
The president of Brazil's biggest and most influential state soccer organization will replace Ricardo Teixeira as Brazil's representative on FIFA's executive committee, South America's football confederation has announced.
FIFA is putting its entire executive committee on the organising body of the World Cup after fears about the progress of preparations for Brazil in 2014.
FIFA, stung by a string of corruption cases, approved plans to give its ethics committee more bite on today although further reforms suggested by an independent governance expert were put on hold.
Ricardo Teixeira severed his ties with soccer's international governing body, a week after he resigned as head of the Brazilian Football Confederation and organiser of the 2014 World Cup.
Former FIFA president Joao Havelange has a serious bacterial infection, the Río de Janeiro hospital where he is being treated said in a statement.
Former FIFA president Joao Havelange, in hospital since Sunday with septic arthritis, has shown a slight improvement in his condition, a hospital statement said.
Ricardo Teixeira, who quit as head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and 2014 World Cup local organising committee, is keeping his place on FIFA's executive committee.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter will meet Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday to clear the air following the recent spat over preparations for the 2014 World Cup, soccer's governing body said.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff assured FIFA chief Sepp Blatter the country would be ready to host the 2014 World Cup, easing tensions over the slow pace of preparations for the finals.
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke made a scathing attack on Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup on Friday, saying "not a lot is moving" and organisers needed "a kick up the backside".
Sepp Blatter and Brazil 's sports m inister pledged to mend relations after the FIFA president personally apologised for disparaging remarks made by a top official about the country's slow progress in preparing for the 2014 World Cup.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter will meet Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff to clear the air after a top official's remarks about the country's slow progress in preparing for the 2014 World Cup caused an uproar.
The "last word" has not been heard on FIFA's controversial vote to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup, according to Australia's newly re-elected soccer chief Frank Lowy, who suggested the tiny Gulf nation could yet be stripped of hosting rights for the tournament.
Brazil had been demanding too much in negotiating the conditions for hosting the 2014 World Cup but a legal dispute should be settled within days, FIFA said.
Football's governing body FIFA has questioned the Argentine FA over reports that the country's championship could be renamed after the General Belgrano cruiser sunk by the British Royal Navy when it was outside the British-declared Total Exclusion Zone during the Malvinas war in 1982.
Brazil rose two places to fifth in this month's FIFA rankings, ending a downward trend after hitting an 18-year low in September.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced his long-awaited anti-corruption plan including a pledge to re-open the case into the collapse of former marketing partner ISL.
Argentina’s national football team remains in the tenth place in FIFA’s world ranking, which is now headed by Spain, followed by Netherlands, world champion and runner-up.
Criminal gangs are making long-term investments in match-fixing, purchasing clubs and organising referee training camps as part of their infiltration of soccer, FIFA's security chief told reporters in an interview.
Argentina’s national football team dropped from the ninth to the tenth place in FIFA’s world ranking, which is now headed by Spain, who removed Netherlands from the top.
CONCACAF general secretary Chuck Blazer, a whistle-blower in the recent corruption scandal in the Caribbean that engulfed world soccer's governing body FIFA in controversy, has decided to leave his post at the end of the year.
Belize's international suspension has been provisionally lifted by FIFA and their World Cup qualifier at home to Montserrat will go ahead but on neutral territory, soccer's governing body said.
Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Asian soccer chief who was due to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency last month, was banned for life by football's ruling body for his part in a cash-for-votes scandal.
FIFA boss Sepp Blatter needs to take responsibility for everything that is happening inside world soccer's governing body or risk a "revolution," Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is considering an offer from FIFA president Sepp Blatter to take up a role in his new anti-corruption committee, he said.
FIFA has suspended Belize from international football with immediate effect because of "severe government interference."
FIFA's ethics committee found "comprehensive, convincing and overwhelming" evidence that Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner were involved in attempted bribery, according to the preliminary report that led to the suspension of the two officials.
FIFA is to open an investigation into a possible breach of its ethics code by presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam and executive committee member Jack Warner, soccer's ruling body said.
Sepp Blatter was re-elected unopposed for a fourth term as FIFA president, shrugging off the scandals that have hit world soccer's governing body to secure another four years in charge.
Diego Maradona branded FIFA bosses 'dinosaurs' and said the world soccer body was run by men who did not understand the game and were intent on clinging to power. The Argentine great appeared at his first news conference as coach of United Arab Emirates' side Al Wasl.
Pele, Bobby Charlton and former Brazil captain Cafu will join the FIFA task force which look at ways of brightening up the game and improve refereeing in time for the 2014 World Cup
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has vowed to consider changing the way World Cup hosts are chosen if he is re-elected to his post in June.
UEFA will support incumbent Sepp Blatter in next month's FIFA presidential election, handing the Swiss a huge boost in his attempt to be re-elected for a fourth term.
Former Chile captain Elias Figueroa has decided not to run for FIFA president in June, citing little time to prepare a creditable platform from which to try to wrest power from Sepp Blatter.
Nominations for the FIFA presidency closed at 2200 GMT with incumbent Sepp Blatter and challenger Mohamed Bin Hammam set to be the only two candidates at the June 1 election.
FIFA could help negotiate the release of Japanese players from European clubs for July's Copa America after the country pulled out of the tournament following last month's deadly earthquake and tsunami.
Sepp Blatter and his challenger for the FIFA presidency Mohamed Bin Hammam hit the campaign trail as they began canvassing votes among European federations for the election in June.
Michel Platini was re-elected unopposed as president of European soccer's governing body at the UEFA Congress while FIFA counterpart Sepp Blatter announced he would not stand again after 2015.
FIFA and UEFA are considering a ban on in-game betting, saying it represents a bigger threat of manipulation than the more conventional gambling on results.
Former FIFA world player of the year Ronaldinho has been granted permission to talk to Brazilian teams about a return home, his club AC Milan said.
FIFA has rejected appeals from Reynald Temarii and Amos Adamu, the suspended executive committee members who were at the heart of a corruption scandal which marred the contest to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
World soccer's ruling body FIFA has ordered an investigation into the midweek friendly between Bulgaria and Estonia, an official said.