FFA will vote to oust Blatter

Dominic Bossi and Nick Miller 12:40 AM   The Football Federation of Australia will throw their support behind Blatter's only challenger in the wake of the latest corruption scandal that has led to seven senior football officials being arrested.

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Sepp must go, but will replacement be better?

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill 3:45 PM   Sepp Blatter has to go. No question. The larger question is whether Prince Ali bin-Hussein is the right man to replace him.

FIFA 16 game includes female players

Set for the virtual world: Kyah Simon.

Chloe Whiteaker and Eben Novy-Williams 1:22 AM   EA Sports began prototyping female characters in the last few years, and came up against some distinctly new challenges.

Too early to consider fresh Cup bid, says Ley

Sport  Minister Sussan Ley said it was ''inappropriate to be talking about putting more taxpayers' funds into a rebid when we have serious allegations about corruption unfolding''.

Dan Harrison 9:23 PM   Federal Sport Minister Sussan Ley said it was too early to consider Australia making another World Cup bid while corruption allegations cast a shadow over the sport's governing body.

Australian bid likely to come under scrutiny

"FFA believes that profound change within FIFA is needed as soon as possible": Frank Lowy.

Michael Lynch 12:56 AM   Football Federation Australia chief Frank Lowy was on Thursday night flying into the eye of a FIFA storm in the wake of several high profile arrests as allegations of bribery, fraud and corruption threaten.

FIFA corruption: 2018, 2022 bids targeted

FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Michael Lynch 6:41 AM   FIFA insists the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will still go ahead in Russia and Qatar despite a dramatic early morning swoop by Swiss authorities to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them.

Swiss authorities confirm FIFA arrests

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Six football officials were arrested in Zurich early on Wednesday upon request from US authorities, suspected of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars, Swiss authorities said.

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US officials vow to rid FIFA of corruption

Trinidad and Tobago member Jack Warner.

Stephanie Clifford, Matt Apuzzo. 1:21 AM   Investigators claim FIFA officials have treated the sport as a cash cow.

FIFA scandal: Lowy must reveal Australia's intentions

Frank Lowy

Michael Lynch 11:31 PM   Frank Lowy has every reason to fear Australia's soccer chiefs being implicated in the crackdown on corruption that has rocked the game in the past 48 hours.

The 'Hurri-Kane' breezes into Sydney

Striker Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspurs is greeted by fans waiting at Sydney's international airport for there team to arrive prior to the game against Sydney FC.

Sebastian Hassett 9:32 PM   Barely a few days ago, Harry Kane was wrapping up his breakout EPL campaign with his 31st goal of the season for Tottenham. Now he's in Sydney.

FIFA, Qatar still abusing workers: Burrow

International Trade Union Confederation general secretary Sharan Burrow.

9:17 PM   The same morning allegedly corrupt FIFA officials were escorted from their luxurious Zurich hotel, bedsheets hiding what was left of their dignity, one Australian was around the corner armed with a broadsheet.

'One of the worst days in the history of FIFA'

Former FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo.

9:01 PM   May 27 will go down as one of the worst days in the history of world soccer's governing body FIFA, according to former presidential candidate Luis Figo.

'No plans' to question Blatter for now

In the clear? Sepp Blatter.

8:58 PM   Swiss authorities say there are no plans as yet to question FIFA president Sepp Blatter in their investigation of money laundering and corruption allegations against soccer's main international body.

The main players in Australia's failed bid

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 27: A FIFA logo sits next to the entrance to the FIFA headquarters on May 27, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss police on Wednesday raided a Zurich hotel to detain top FIFA football officials as part of a US investigation into corruption. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

8:48 PM   The power players, and the roles they played in the controversial bidding process.

FIFA corruption arrests: Australia's $500,000 payment to Jack Warner under scrutiny

Sepp Blatter.

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker 8:29 PM   An alleged $500,000 theft of Australian football funds by a suspected corrupt former FIFA executive has been referred to the Australian Federal Police by independent senator Nick Xenophon✓.

Murray: FIFA can't continue with Blatter as president

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Dominic Bossi 7:32 PM   Australian soccer presenter Les Murray says FIFA cannot rid itself of corruption under the guidance of president Sepp Blatter and has called for his removal for the health of the sport. 

Drogba rules out move to A-League

Didier Drogba celebrates his goal.

Dominic Bossi 6:26 PM   The hopes of football fans seeing Didier Drogba play in Australia are all but dashed after the star Chelsea striker is understood not to be travelling with the squad to Sydney and turned down a permanent move to the A-League. 

FIFA probe: Buck will stop with Lowy

Questions: Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy can expect to be grilled.

Michael Lynch 2:43 PM   FFA President Frank Lowy is due to fly into the FIFA maelstrom in Switzerland when his plane touches down in Europe on Thursday evening – and Australian sports fans will be keenly waiting to hear what he plans to do in the scheduled election for FIFA president due on Friday.

This is how far the FIFA corruption scandal extends

FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures as he attends a news conference after a meeting of the FIFA executive committee in Zurich in this September 26, 2014 file picture. Swiss authorities have opened criminal proceedings against individuals on suspicion of mismanagement and money laundering related to the allocation of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA soccer World Cups in Russia and Qatar.  Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann/Files

11:39 AM   Here is the indicted FIFA officials fit into the hierarchy of one of the most powerful groups in world sport.

FIFA corruption arrests: Probe goes to heart of game

CONCACAF secretary general Chuck Blazer.

Ben Rumsby 9:58 AM   Why is the FBI investigating FIFA? The FBI was revealed to be investigating FIFA shortly after Qatar was controversially awarded the 2022 World Cup at the expense of the United States. The probe focused mainly on allegations of wrongdoing on US soil, particularly by members of Concacaf.

Chuck Blazer: the corrupt official who could bring down FIFA

Former vice-president of CONCACAF, Chuck Blazer, has pleaded guilty to 10 charges.

Jere Longman 9:42 AM   Power broker earned the nickname Mr 10 Per Cent but when the FBI pulled him over in New York while riding on a motorised scooter, the world of FIFA was set to change.

Is this the end of Sepp Blatter, the most toxic figure in sport world

FIFA President Sepp Blatter reacts during a news conference after being re-elected for a fourth term as president of world soccer's governing body during the 61st FIFA congress at the Hallenstadion in Zurich June 1, 2011. Swiss authorities have opened criminal proceedings against individuals on suspicion of mismanagement and money laundering related to the allocation of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA soccer World Cups in Russia and Qatar.   REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Jim White 9:26 AM   The FBI and Swiss law will be the toughest opponents Blatter has faced in 17 years at the top of FIFA which have made him sport's most toxic figure, writes Jim White.

Darkest day? No, this is the brightest hour

FIFA President Sepp Blatter

Oliver Brown 9:17 AM   FBI's staggering list of charges against FIFA must finally bring to an end odious culture of corruption that stretches back more than two decades and is noblest gift America could have given football, writes Oliver Brown.

Bacca double helps Sevilla clinch Europa League

Carlos Bacca

9:15 AM   Sevilla retained their Europa League title to claim the trophy for a record fourth time with a 3-2 victory over plucky Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk thanks to Carlos Bacca's double in an exciting final.

FIFA's Paris cash drop: $10,000 rows stacked high in a suitcase

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Andrew Martin 7:05 AM   A suitcase full of $US10,000 rows was part of a massive bribery campaign to secure the South African soccer world cup, officials claim.

Napoli to hold news conference amid Benitez speculation

Rafael Benitez

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez will hold a news conference on Thursday amid speculation that the Spaniard is set to take over at Real Madrid, the Italian club announced on Tuesday.

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