The rise and fall of Sepp Blatter

Football scandal Swiss press case against Beckenbauer, three others

Swiss federal prosecutors opened a formal criminal case against German football legend Franz Beckenbauer and three others on Thursday.

FIFA Blatter back in Swiss court

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeared before the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) in Lausanne on Thursday to appeal against his six-year ...

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Governing FIFA in Switzerland

Football corruption Swiss prosecutor indicts German officials over 2006 World Cup fraud

Swiss prosecutors have officially accused three former German football officials and a Swiss ex-secretary general of FIFA of corruption in ...

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Legal status FIFA asks to rub shoulders with UN and Red Cross

World football’s governing body FIFA hopes for better access to international staff by becoming an international NGO.

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Football focus Making amateur footballers better

A start-up company in canton Vaud has developed a device to track amateur footballers' movements and performance on the pitch. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) ...

Football around the world

It's not called the world game for nothing.

Football: a game where two 11-member teams try to push a ball into the opposing team's goal, using any part of the body except their hands and arms. This simple recipe has helped make it the most popular sport in the world. (All pictures: Reuters/Keystone)