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Power, corruption and lies in FIFA: is this the beginning of the end for Sepp Blatter?

In the cavernous Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, the FIFA president Sepp Blatter is having the time of his life.<p>It is June 2010 and we’re …

Corruption

Fifa president Sepp Blatter must stand down after 'offensive' comments, says FA chairman Greg Dyke

Football Association chairman responds to Fifa president's claims that British media is racist, saying that Swiss must stand down and end corrupt regime<p>Greg Dyke led a European rebellion against Sepp Blatter on Tuesday night after rounding on the Fifa president’s accusations of racism against the …

Corruption

Why Sepp Blatter sees Fifa, not Qatar, as the true victim of prejudice

Fifa president has stopped pretending to govern a sporting body and openly placed himself on a par with heads of state<p>Why have people assumed that Sepp Blatter is talking about Qatar when he accuses the British media of “racism” toward unnamed parties? I have another theory, given the persecuted …

Lord Triesman claims Fifa acts like ‘mafia family’

• ‘It has a tradition of bribes, bungs and corruption’ • ‘Don Corleone would have recognised the tactics’<p>Lord Triesman has claimed that Fifa acts like a “mafia family” just a day before the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.<p>The former Football Association chairman was the initial chairman of …

2014 World Cup: Gary Lineker's guide to Brazil groups

<b>Thirty-two teams, 64 games, 31 days and one prize - the World Cup is here.</b><p>The tournament gets under way in Sao Paulo on Thursday with hosts Brazil facing Croatia, while England get their campaign up and running against Italy on Saturday.<p>Only one side can lift the trophy in Rio on Sunday 13 July, …

Soccer

Rangers: Ibrox club to launch share issue in bid to raise £8m

<b>Rangers are to launch a new share issue in a bid to raise in the region of £8m.</b><p>The Ibrox board met institutional investors in London on Tuesday, with the new issue to take place before the end of August.<p>Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace recently told fans that the Ibrox club was "in a good …

Soccer

World Cup 2014: Wayne Rooney 'witch-hunt' annoys Phil Neville

2014 FIFA WORLD CUP - England v Italy<p><b>Calls for Wayne Rooney to be dropped by England at the World Cup have turned into a "witch-hunt", according to his Manchester United coach Phil Neville.</b><p>The 28-year-old striker's place in Roy Hodgson's side has been questioned ahead of Saturday's game against …

Soccer

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

How the Guardian ranked the World Cup’s top 100 footballers

Lothar Matthäus, Zico and John Barnes headed a panel of 40 judges as we compiled the 100 greatest World Cup players<p>Nineteen tournaments, 80 years, hundreds of teams and thousands of players – but who was the best? And how on earth can you try to choose the 100 greatest of all? That was our …

10 of the UK's best hidden beaches for the weekend

Perfect little coves, cooling plunge pools and tasty seaside caffs – Daniel Start, author of Hidden Beaches, reveals some of Britain's lesser-known coastal spots for family fun<p>Barricane Beach, Woolacombe, North Devon<p><b>Good for families, food and sunsets</b><br>Just on the outskirts of Woolacombe, this sandy …