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ZURICH (Reuters) - Deep in the bowels of FIFA's Zurich headquarters, three floors underground in a room lined with black granite walls and beyond the reach of mobile phones, lies the powerful core of international football.
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday suggested that Argentine football legend Diego Maradona become the next FIFA president, hours after a deepening football scandal spurred the resignation of the group's top official.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter's shock resignation as FIFA president should allow people to now focus on events on the pitch at the under-20 World Cup in New Zealand, according to the country's football boss and the man heading the local organising committee.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Soccer officials from Australia and New Zealand welcomed the shock resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter after both publicly backed his main challenger for the office last week.
LONDON (Reuters) - “Who got him? Who shot him? What happened between then and now?” asked the English Football Association’s chairman Greg Dyke, a former TV executive as he pondered the downfall of Sepp Blatter, who announced his resignation as FIFA president on Tuesday.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia football supremo Frank Lowy insists his country ran a clean bid to host the 2022 World Cup while others did not, even if they were sometimes naive and made mistakes.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Organisers again tried to shake off the stigma of the scandal engulfing world governing body FIFA as Portugal qualified for the round of 16 at the under-20 World Cup in New Zealand on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia was surprised by Sepp Blatter's resignation as FIFA president but is continuing cooperation with football's world governing body and pressing on with preparations for hosting the World Cup finals in 2018, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.