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Football 02 Jun 2015 | 11:37 AM

Japan FIFA official calls for 'pus' to be squeezed out

TOKYO (Reuters) - World football's scandal-hit governing body FIFA needs to have the 'pus' squeezed out of it but president Sepp Blatter will not be asked to resign by its executive committee, new Japanese committee member Kozo Tashima has told local media.

World 03 Jun 2015 | 1:20 AM

Factbox - Sepp Blatter, outgoing FIFA president

ZURICH (Reuters) - Factbox on Sepp Blatter who said on Tuesday he was quitting as president of FIFA, four days after being re-elected for a fifth term of office, with football's ruling body engulfed in a corruption scandal.

Football 03 Jun 2015 | 1:22 AM

Factbox - Sepp Blatter, outgoing FIFA president

ZURICH (Reuters) - Factbox on Sepp Blatter who said on Tuesday he was quitting as president of FIFA, four days after being re-elected for a fifth term of office, with football's ruling body engulfed in a corruption scandal.

Football 03 Jun 2015 | 1:32 AM

Swiss attorney general says not probing outgoing FIFA president Blatter

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's office of attorney general (OAG) said on Tuesday it was not investigating outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who announced he was stepping down in a hastily convened press conference shortly before.

World 03 Jun 2015 | 1:45 AM

Swiss attorney general says not probing outgoing FIFA president Blatter

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's office of attorney general (OAG) said on Tuesday it was not investigating outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who announced he was stepping down in a hastily convened press conference shortly before.

World 03 Jun 2015 | 2:00 AM

Reactions to resignation of FIFA's Blatter

LONDON (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter resigned as FIFA president on Tuesday, four days after being re-elected to a fifth term amid the biggest corruption scandal in the history of football's global governing body.

Football 03 Jun 2015 | 3:42 AM

Russian sports minister says Blatter's resignation 'courageous' - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko described Sepp Blatter's decision on Tuesday to step down as FIFA president as "courageous" and said it would help prevent a split within soccer's governing body, RIA news agency reported.

Football 03 Jun 2015 | 3:47 AM

Reaction to resignation of FIFA chief Blatter

LONDON (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter resigned as FIFA president on Tuesday, four days after being re-elected to a fifth term amid the biggest corruption scandal in the history of football's global governing body.

Football 03 Jun 2015 | 4:07 AM

Blatter replacement must be 'squeaky clean' says FA boss

LONDON (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter's replacement as FIFA president must be "squeaky clean" and have a forensic eye to turn world soccer's scandal-hit governing body into a transparent organisation, said English FA chairman Greg Dyke.

Football 03 Jun 2015 | 5:22 AM

Jordan seeks to get Prince Ali installed as FIFA president

(Reuters) - The Jordanian FA has begun legal inquiries into whether defeated FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein could replace Sepp Blatter without the need for a second election, it said on Tuesday.