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Changing room chat: Sepp Blatter's birthday wishes for Barack Obama

FIFA president Sepp Blatter wrote to Barack Obama offering "warmest personal regards" on the US president's 50th birthday, which was yesterday.

Hammam answers Fifa life ban with stinging attack on kangaroo court

Mohamed Bin Hammam, the former head of the Asian Football Federation, has claimed the cash given to members of the Caribbean Football Union during his campaign for the Fifa presidency was simply payment to cover their expenses as he launched a stinging attack on the governing body for his life ban.

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Fifa declares former leadership candidate Mohamed bin Hammam guilty of bribery

FIFA executive committee member Mohamed bin Hammam has been banned from football for life after being found guilty of bribery by Fifa's ethics committee.

Bin Hammam defies Fifa at 'bribe' hearing

MOHAMED bin Hammam maintained his innocence on the first day of Fifa's ethics committee hearing into bribery allegations against him and insisted that justice will prevail.

Bin Hammam stonewalls cash probe

FIFA member Mohamed Bin Hammam refused to speak to investigators or provide his bank records during the probe into allegations he paid cash gifts to Caribbean football officials, according to a report to Fifa's ethics committee.

Bin Hammam ready to fight bribe claims

Mohamed Bin Hammam intends to fight Fifa's allegations of bribery all the way to the bitter end.

Jack Warner quits Fifa but says 'gifts' part of the culture

Jack Warner, the figure at the centre of football's bribery scandal, announced his resignation from Fifa last night with a parting shot claiming the giving of "gifts" has always been part of the culture of the organisation.

Jack Warner quits FIFA amid bribery scandal

The man at the centre of the FIFA bribery scandal, vice-president Jack Warner, has resigned from all his positions in international football.

Surinam FA president says he received cash in envelope

Fresh evidence that Caribbean football officials were given brown envelopes containing "gifts" of $40,000 in cash has been revealed.

First Minister confident Sepp Blatter won't seek 'revenge' against SFA

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond is confident Sepp Blatter will not attempt to punish the Scottish Football Association for their attempt to block his re-election as Fifa president this week by placing Scotland's international football status under threat.

SFA teams up with England to abstain from Sepp Blatter's Fifa coronation

THE Scottish Football Association joined the English FA in abstaining from voting in the controversial presidential election which saw Sepp Blatter re- appointed unopposed at the head of the game's governing body.

Let 'real football nations' reform game: Peter Lorimer

SCOTTISH World Cup legend Peter Lorimer has called for a radical shake-up of Fifa to drive out "corruption" in the sport's governing body.

Two more big sponsors tell Fifa to sort out the mess

TWO more of Fifa's key sponsors have put the pressure on the game's world governing body to resolve its crisis.

SFA tries to tackle Sepp Blatter's bid for re-election today

THE Scottish Football Association has become embroiled in the ongoing controversy surrounding Fifa, after it demanded today's presidential election be postponed in light of the growing allegations of corruption in the world's governing body.

Tom English: Shaming of Fifa is good for football

IT'S BEEN said that the on-going saga at Fifa is bad for football, that it shows the game in a terrible light, that it is demoralising and depressing.

SFA calls on Fifa to postpone presidential election

THE Scottish Football Association has followed its English counterpart in calling on Fifa to postpone its controversial presidential election.

Fifa crisis: Sepp Blatter in pledge to take on 'devils' in football

THE corruption scandal at Fifa has deepened after pictures emerged of a brown envelope stuffed with $40,000, allegedly offered to an official as an "incentive".

Following the money as evidence piles up at Fifa

A PHOTOGRAPH has emerged of the money a Caribbean football official says he was offered following a presentation by Fifa presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam.

Fifa crisis: Qatar fury at cash claims

QATARIS have reacted angrily to claims the country paid to host the 2022 World Cup, in stark contrast to the massive celebrations seen in Doha's streets after news of their winning bid last December.

Timeline: Fifa's problems go from bad to worse

4 FEBRUARY: FIFA's ethics committee upholds three-year and one-year bans imposed respectively on executive committee members Amos Adamu and Reynald Temarii for breaches of Fifa's code of ethics after an investigation into wrongdoing during the World Cup 2018 and 2022 bidding campaigns. Three former members of the executive committee had bans reduced on appeal but the decisions against them were upheld.

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