UEFA president Michel Platini says he will not support Sepp Blatter in his bid for a fifth term as FIFA president.
Platini tells Italian state TV, "I wish him well but four years ago he asked for our support by telling us that it would be his last candidacy. Now he's again asked for our support and I told him we won't anymore, we need some fresh air."
The 78-year-old Blatter announced last month he would run for another four-year term, shortly after Platini said he would not run.
The vote is scheduled...
An official considering a challenge to Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency has suggested 1 a.m. kick-off times could solve the problem of avoiding the heat in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup.
Blatter, meanwhile, has reiterated that the tournament in eight years' time cannot be played in the searing heat of summer in the Gulf state.
Average temperatures rise to nearly 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Farenheit) in Qatar during the World Cup's traditional June-July slot, which has led to calls for...
FIFA inspectors have said there are no major problems with the stadiums being prepared for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
After making a first tour of the venues that will host matches in the tournament, the team from world football's governing body said they were satisfied with the progress being made.
But head of inspections Christian Unger stressed that he wanted to see the progress being maintained on future visits.
"It's our first visit to Russia, and we're happy with the results for the moment,"...