Australia hopes resignation triggers "new era"

Sebastian Hassett 10:24 PM   The resignation of Sepp Blatter was met with euphoria across Australia - none more so than by FFA chairman Frank Lowy, who hailed the news as a "watershed" moment.

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2022 could go to Australia: FA boss

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11:12 PM   Football Association chairman says if Qatar is stripped of the 2022 World Cup, he expects it will be hosted in either Australia or the United States.

Franjic joins City in three-year deal

​Moving ahead: Ivan Franjic is back in Australia.

Michael Lynch 6:00 AM   It's not often that a current Socceroo in his mid-20s returns to the A-League to sign a long-term deal, but Franjic has become the first in what is expected to be a wave of signings for Melbourne City.

Interpol issues alerts as FIFA fallout continues

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner.

8:51 AM   The so-called red notices, issued at the request of the United States, were for two former senior FIFA officials and four corporate executives.

Clut scores twice in 3-0 win over Villarreal

Impressive: Devante Clut scored twice as Brisbane Roar beat Villarreal 3-0.

Vince Rugari 9:09 PM   Brisbane Roar wunderkind Devante Clut scored twice as the A-League club scored a 3-0 upset win over Spanish outfit Villarreal in Wednesday night's LFP World Challenge clash.

Australian soccer deal faces probe

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner.

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker 8:00 AM   The police want to talk to Federal bureaucrats over alleged FIFA corruption, and a new senate inquiry is likely to call Australian soccer chiefs.

Blatter's gone - now it's time to split Asia

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Michael Cockerill 1:58 AM   Real change in FIFA would result in the Asian Football Confederation being split in two.

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The men who might be after FIFA's top job

FIFA vice president Michel Platini of France attends the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP)

Mike Collett 10:31 AM   Sepp's out the door - here are some candidates who may want to take over FIFA's top job.

FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer admits World Cup bribes

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Christie Smythe 8:52 AM   US court documents show former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer told a US federal judge that he and others took bribes to vote for South Africa to host the 2010 World Cup.

Live: Brisbane Roar v Villarreal

The last A-League grand final, between Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers,  attracted a crowd of 51,153 at Suncorp Stadium.

Beth Newman 8:52 PM   Can the Brisbane Roar end their Frans Thijssen era on a high?

We could host World Cup, says successful Asia Cup organiser

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil was contested over a month by 32 countries in 12 cities.

Greg Baum 8:39 PM   The new broom sweeping through FIFA is bound to re-enliven speculation about whether Australia might yet get to host the 2022 World Cup.

Blatter's resignation should open the door for FIFA reform, writes Frank Lowy

'We made mistakes': FFA chairman Frank Lowy.

Frank Lowy 4:57 PM   The FFA chairman admits Australia were naive in their bid for the 2022 World Cup, but writes they did play by the rules.

Where FIFA stands after Blatter's resignation

FIFA president Sepp Blatter shock departure is welcome news to anyone who suffered under his autocratic rule.

2:20 PM   Questions and answers about where FIFA stands after the resignation of president Sepp Blatter.

Qatar hits back at 'untrue' deaths report

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1:15 PM   Qatar has hit back against a "completely untrue" claim in a Washington Post story which estimated that 4000 workers are likely to die on World Cup 2022 building sites.

Paper planes soar into Sydney football history

Touchdown: A paper plane on the field during the international friendly match between Sydney FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC on May 30.

Michael Koziol 12:47 PM   The humble paper plane has been liberated from its traditional home - the primary school classroom - and into the loftiest of arenas: Sydney's ANZ Stadium.

Soccer mums take free kick at FIFA to keep court case in play

FIFA scandal: Now the soccer mums are weighing in to push through changes in the game to protect their children.

Pam MacLean 11:53 AM   FIFA's global corruption scandal spread to a California court case where soccer moms seeking to protect youths from head injuries challenged the credibility of the sport's governing body.

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How the US would likely prosecute resigned FIFA boss Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has announced his resignation.

Nick O'Malley 11:34 AM   When Ron Fischetti, one of New York's best-known trial lawyers, read the New York Times story about the FBI's FIFA investigation, he knew at once what was going on.

Blatter resigns: It's time for real reform at FIFA

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Michael Lynch 11:08 AM   Immediately Sepp Blatter's return sparked suggestions of a boycott of the next World Cup by the sport's most successful European nations, and pressure was instantly put on sponsors and businesses supporting FIFA to withdraw and end their backing.

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Social media cheers Sepp Blatter's resignation as FIFA president

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Lisa Visentin   In the arena of indecorous commentary, the toppling of FIFA kingpin Sepp Blatter over night has been rejoiced with unbridled glee and more than a smidgen of schadenfreude.

Coke, Adidas laud Blatter resignation as sponsors raise pressure

"A very vivid and ambitious person:" Decked out in Adidas, FIFA President Sepp Blatter with German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer at gala match the 'Sepp Blatter Tournament' in the good old days.

Aaron Ricadela   FIFA sponsors Cola-Cola, Budweiser and Adidas welcomed Sepp Blatter's decision to step down as president and said the governing body needs to modernize and restore trust.

Russia and Qatar World Cups in doubt

On his way out: Sepp Blatter has announced that he will resign.

Gordon Rayner and Claire Newell   Russia and Qatar's hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments were thrown into doubt after Sepp Blatter, the head of football's governing body, was finally forced to relinquish his iron grip on the sport.

Sepp Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president and calls for fresh election

Mr Blatter says Friday's election "does not seem to be supported by everybody in the world of football."

Sam Borden   Sepp Blatter quits in the wake of a widening corruption inquiry, in an extraordinary turn just four days after he was re-elected.

FBI investigating Blatter in wake of resignation: reports

Sepp Blatter has announced that he will resign as FIFA President.

The FBI and US prosecutors are investigating outgoing FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who unexpectedly announced on Tuesday he was quitting his post just days after being re-elected.

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