International Football
Fifa presidential candidate Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain is favourite to win the vote in Zurich to replace Sepp Blatter.  Picture: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

D-day dawns as football votes on its future

Fifa presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al Khalifa spoke yesterday of the need for change within the organisation – only to then promise the voting member associations their well-remunerated presence on committees would not be reduced.

Michel Platini boycotted his own FIFA hearing. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini face Fifa D-day

SEPP Blatter and Michel Platini, the two most powerful officials in world football, are unlikely to sleep easily in their beds tonight as they await arguably the most significant and far-reaching judgment in the entire FIFA corruption scandal.

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