Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

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About Richard

Richard is the sports news correspondent for BBC Radio 5... Read more about Richard Conway live.

He reports on, breaks and analyses some of the biggest stories and issues in sport.

Prior to joining the BBC, Richard was part of the sport editorial team for Sky News and started his career working on political programmes for ITV.

Sepp Blatter after speaking in Zurich

'Blatter fighting the dying light'

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During the Cold War, analysts in the West had to decipher the politics of the Soviet Union using any small scrap of information they could find.

The order by which members of the ruling politburo were positioned at public appearances, the arrangement of articles in the state newspaper or the removal of portraits were poured over to extract an understanding of what was truly going on behind the Iron Curtain.

UK looks to head off Qatar 2022 row

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Given the enormity of the Fifa crisis, one aspect of the story that has gone relatively under-analysed concerns comments by the UK government that it is apparently willing to stage the 2022 World Cup if Qatar is stripped of hosting rights.

I understand diplomatic tensions between the UK and Qatar increased last week following remarks by John Whittingdale, the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Deja vu as FA's Olympic plan sparks new row

Read full article on Rio 2016: Deja vu as FA's Olympic football plan sparks new row

Great Britain took part in Olympic football competition for the first time in 40 years at London in 2012.

It looked like being a one-off appearance, to coincide with the Games being on home soil, but the Football Association wants to do it all again next year in Rio de Janeiro. Not everyone is happy.

Fifa holds secret talks with Blatter

Read full article on Fifa and Sepp Blatter in secret talks about president's future

Secret talks between Fifa officials and Sepp Blatter have taken place over his future as the president of football's world governing body, BBC Sport has learned.

The discussions, involving representatives from a number of football confederations, are understood to have started in October 2013, at the celebrations for the English Football Association's 150th anniversary.

What next for Fifa and Sepp Blatter?

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Fifa has agreed to publish Michael Garcia's 430-page report into allegations that the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup was blighted by corruption and collusion.

But what will Friday's decision mean for Garcia, Fifa president Sepp Blatter and the battered image of world football's governing body?

Will Fifa perform a World Cup report u-turn?

Read full article on World Cup corruption: Could Fifa be set to perform report u-turn?

Friday's vote by Fifa executives on whether to release Michael Garcia's World Cup corruption inquiry report could be a closer run poll than first expected.

Sources close to Fifa's leadership have told BBC Sport many executives not involved in the decision to award World Cups to Russia and Qatar feel increasingly tainted by association with the report and could back the release of a redacted version of Garcia's findings.

Watches saga highlights Fifa's flaws

Read full article on Sepp Blatter's watch-gift stance shows Fifa is behind the times

There was a palpable sense of frustration from Sepp Blatter when he was questioned by BBC Sport on the controversial £16,000 watch given to him and his executive committee colleagues by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) during the 2014 World Cup.

Speaking at Fifa's executive committee meeting in Zurich on Friday, Blatter twice refused to answer if he had, or planned, to return the watch he was given in Sao Paulo ahead of the late October deadline set by the Fifa ethics committee.

Can FA plans revive England team?

Read full article on England: Can Greg Dyke's FA plans breathe life into the national team?

Standing to address a room of invited guests and the media last September, Greg Dyke made it clear that the England team was in need of urgent help.

As the newly-appointed independent chairman of the Football Association, Dyke spoke that day about challenging the historic failings of the England team and arresting a long-term decline in fortunes in international football.