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Football 03 Jun 2015 | 6:27 PM

South Korea's Chung considering FIFA presidency run

SEOUL (Reuters) - Chung Mong-joon, the billionaire scion of South Korea's Hyundai conglomerate, says he will "carefully consider" running for the FIFA presidency, following Sepp Blatter's unexpected decision to resign as the head of world football's governing body.

Football 03 Jun 2015 | 6:57 PM

Russia presses on with 2018 World Cup preparations

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is pressing ahead with preparations to host the 2018 World Cup finals following Sepp Blatter's resignation as FIFA president and does not expect any boycotts of the tournament, Russian officials said on Wednesday.

Football 03 Jun 2015 | 9:27 PM

EU ready to help after 'complete loss of trust' in FIFA

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Wednesday there was a "complete loss of trust" in world football's governing body and pledged to support "fundamental change" following FIFA chairman Sepp Blatter's resignation in the wake of a criminal probe.

World 03 Jun 2015 | 9:30 PM

EU ready to help after 'complete loss of trust' in FIFA

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Wednesday there was a "complete loss of trust" in world football's governing body and pledged to support "fundamental change" following FIFA chairman Sepp Blatter's resignation in the wake of a criminal probe.

World 03 Jun 2015 | 11:45 PM

Germans cheer Blatter exit, warn against wasting reform chances

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel, who celebrated Germany's fourth World Cup win with the players in Brazil last year, welcomed the departure of FIFA President Sepp Blatter as an opportunity to boost standards within football's world governing body.

Football 03 Jun 2015 | 11:52 PM

Germans cheer Blatter exit, warn against wasting reform chances

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel, who celebrated Germany's fourth World Cup win with the players in Brazil last year, welcomed the departure of FIFA President Sepp Blatter as an opportunity to boost standards within football's world governing body.

World 04 Jun 2015 | 12:05 AM

Honduras president: firms linked to graft scandal helped fund my campaign

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Facing a wave of protests calling for his resignation, Honduran President Juan Hernandez said on Wednesday that his 2013 presidential campaign took money from companies linked to one of the worst corruption scandals in the country's history.

World 04 Jun 2015 | 1:35 AM

White House - FIFA's leadership change an opportunity to improve image

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter will give the international football organization an opportunity to improve its image, said White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Wednesday.

Football 04 Jun 2015 | 1:42 AM

White House - FIFA's leadership change an opportunity to improve image

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter will give the international football organization an opportunity to improve its image, said White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Wednesday.

World 04 Jun 2015 | 1:50 AM

Qatar says 'prejudice and racism' behind criticism of 2022 World Cup

PARIS/DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar said on Wednesday there was no way it would be stripped of the right to host the World Cup despite the corruption scandal surrounding FIFA, dismissing a "bashing campaign" of criticism of its 2022 bid as anti-Arab prejudice.