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Platini won't run for FIFA presidency

UEFA President Michel Platini ruled himself out of the running for the most powerful job in football, the Frenchman deciding not to oppose incumbent Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency next year.<p>Platini told the chairman and general secretaries of UEFA's 54 member nations that he had decided not …

FIFA will not make results of 2018 and 2022 World Cup ethics investigation public

FIFA is looking into possible bribery and vote trading in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process, but won't release the results of their investigation.<p>FIFA is nearing the end of an 18-month investigation into possible ethics breaches in bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but the world …

How the inventor of strobe photography gave D-Day the go-ahead

How do you convince a World War Two pilot to take an aerial photo rather than drop a bomb? You demonstrate the powerful flash they will be using by …

Marina Granovskaia: Chelsea's fixer and the most powerful woman in world football

Jason Burt's Inside Football: Roman Abramovich's eyes and ears; Liverpool worried Manchester United will hijack Adam Lallana deal; confusion over Greg Dyke's FA Commission<p>The sight of Marina Granovskaia at the final home game of the season of the Dutch club, Vitesse Arnhem, was not unusual. But it …

Can the New York Cosmos and Soccer’s Minor League Coexist?

The New York Cosmos’ 2014 season was launched on a chilly Friday afternoon with an event at a midtown Manhattan pub. Players had gathered upstairs at the Football Factory at Legends, on Thirty-third Street, waiting to be interviewed about the season opener, against the Atlanta Silverbacks. As two …