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Football 31 Dec 2015 | 9:03 AM

U.S. prosecutors trumped by Uruguay in FIFA corruption case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A little-known criminal case in Uruguay is hindering U.S. efforts to prosecute a top official charged in the wide-reaching investigation into corruption at world football body FIFA.

Football 23 Dec 2015 | 2:02 AM

FIFA ethics committee unlikely to stop at Blatter, Platini

ZURICH (Reuters) - Largely anonymous, lacking police powers and with its independence sometimes questioned, FIFA's ethics committee has often struggled to be taken seriously in the fight against corruption in football's world body.

Football 22 Dec 2015 | 10:03 PM

Mertesacker salutes Arsenal's new flexible game plans

(Reuters) - Arsenal's ability to change game plans for different matches has been an important factor in their consistency this season, according to Germany defender Per Mertesacker.

Football 21 Dec 2015 | 5:21 PM

League cash has made smaller clubs more competitive: Wenger

(Reuters) - The Premier League's surging television revenue has allowed even smaller clubs to attract best players from Europe and made England's top flight more competitive, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Football 10 Dec 2015 | 6:12 AM

Soccer-Hernandez equaliser not enough for Leverkusen against Barca

(Reuters) - A Javier Hernandez strike gave Bayer Leverkusen a 1-1 draw against Group E winners Barcelona but it was not enough for them to reach the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday.

Football 10 Dec 2015 | 1:07 AM

Internal FIFA probe of Blatter finds scant evidence - Handelszeitung

ZURICH (Reuters) - An internal investigation of suspended FIFA President Joseph "Sepp" Blatter has found no evidence of corruption over a 2 million Swiss franc (£1.3 million) payment to European football head Michel Platini, the Swiss newspaper Handelszeitung said on Wednesday.

Football 20 Nov 2015 | 5:12 PM

Beckenbauer unhappy with German FA over World Cup affair

BERLIN (Reuters) - Franz Beckenbauer, the former World Cup-winning player and coach at the heart of a scandal surrounding the 2006 tournament, is unhappy with the German FA's response to his offer of a "personal" discussion with the association.

Other Sport 18 Nov 2015 | 8:32 AM

After Paris attacks, English football fans salute France by roaring out the 'Marseillaise'

LONDON (Reuters) - English football fans saluted France on Tuesday by roaring out the 'Marseillaise' national anthem at a friendly match watched by British politicians and royalty in a show of solidarity just days after Islamic State militants struck Paris.

Football 12 Nov 2015 | 8:52 PM

Blatter out of hospital, confidant tells Reuters TV

ZURICH (Reuters) - Suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter, whose world soccer federation is mired in a corruption crisis, has been discharged from hospital, his confidant and former publicist Klaus Stoehlker said on Thursday.

Football 12 Nov 2015 | 12:02 AM

Blatter relaxed, recovering and 'still president', says confidant

ZURICH (Reuters) - Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter, his world football federation mired in a corruption crisis, is recovering in hospital after a health scare but should be discharged soon, a confidant said on Wednesday.