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  1. Goodbye

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Sepp Blatter

    It has been a crazy end to the day with the news that Sepp Blatter's time as Fifa president is finally coming to an end.

    Thank you for all your comments. We will back with Sportsday Live tomorrow at the earlier-than-normal time of 07:00 BST. So goodbye for now and we will see you then.

  2. Potential FIFA candidate?

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    And if Fifa are looking for a choice out of left field, how about Austin Powers star Verne Troyer?

    Verne Troyer's Twitter picture
  3. IOC on Blatter

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach: ``We highly respect this decision of President Blatter to step down and to initiate the necessary reforms and to make way for a new leadership of FIFA to drive these changes.''

  4. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Seb Coe

    Chris Mitchell: FIFA could do worse than Seb Coe as the next president, not a football man but an excellent sports administrator.

    Shaun Hurst: OK people, grab your popcorn because Sepp Blatter just resigned. Now sit back and watch as all hell breaks loose at FIFA.

    Erlingur Einarsson: Methinks pressure from sponsors had something to do with Sepp Blatter's sudden change of heart.

  5. van Praag on Blatter

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    President of the Dutch football federation Michael van Praag was another candidate who withdrew before the elections on 29 May.

    He tweeted: I wanted change for the FIFA and this may be a very big step in the right direction. Let's truly accomplish

    The Dutch federation (KNVB) have said in a statement: "Given the campaign conducted by Michael van Praag and the KNVB, it will be clear that the Netherlands Football Association welcomes Sepp Blatter's resignation as president of FIFA.

    "The fact that he has chosen to step down only days after his re-election is striking but no cause for speculation as far as the KNVB is concerned. Everyone who has seen the images and followed the news knows that Mr Blatter's reelection failed to bring the peace he wanted."

  6. Ali back in the running?

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent in Zurich

    "I'm told Prince Ali remains at the disposal of the national associations for the new Fifa election."

    Mr Blatter's rival for the recent election, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, had forced a second round of voting but withdrew.

  7. Front pages

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    International New York Times

    Some first editions of tomorrow's papers are coming out and Blatter has made the front page of the International New York Times.

  8. World Cup sponsor welcomes resignation

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Daley Blind

    World Cup sponsor Coca-Cola has called Blatter's resignation "a positive step."

    "Our expectation remains that FIFA will continue to act with urgency to take concrete actions to fully address all of the issues that have been raised and win back the trust of all who love the sport of football.

    "We believe this decision will help FIFA transform itself rapidly into a much-needed 21st century structure and institution."

  9. 'A good day for football' - Figo

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Luis Figo

    Former Portugal midfielder Luis Figo had run for the presidency in the latest election, before withdrawing in the week before the vote.

    "A good day for FIFA and for football," he said on Facebook. "Change is finally coming. I said on Friday that the day would come sooner or later.

    "Here it is! Now we should, responsibly and calmly, find a consensual solution worldwide in order to start new era of dynamism, transparency and democracy in FIFA."

  10. FIFPro welcome Blatter's resignation

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Statement from world football players' union FIFPro on Blatter's resignation.

    World Cup

    "FIFPro welcomes the decision of FIFA President Sepp Blatter to resign as this creates an overdue and unique opportunity to fundamentally reform the governance of football.

    "The world's professional footballers, through FIFPro, have a pivotal role to play in the structural overhaul of football. We are deeply committed to achieving this critical outcome in conjunction with all of the game's key stakeholders.

    "FIFPro insists that only flawless governance will be acceptable to protect the wellbeing of the players and the integrity of the game. The reform effort will fail without the direct involvement of the players."

  11. The Fifa structure

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    World Football

    So the above graphic shows the current structure of Fifa. That may not be the case in the future.

    In announcing his decision to quit, current president Sepp Blatter said: "The executive committee includes representatives from federations over whom we have no control but for whose actions Fifa is being held responsible. We need deep-rooted structural change."

  12. Why Africa backed Sepp Blatter

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Sepp Blatter

    If you read most of the world's media, Sepp Blatter's ability to hang on to power at Fifa was nothing short of miraculous

    After years of negative headlines, the frenzy has reached fever pitch in the wake of the US allegations of corruption at the highest level in football - even though Mr Blatter himself has not been implicated.

    And running through all this coverage was a theme - bemusement that much of the football world kept voting for him.

    Nowhere was Sepp Blatter's support stronger than across Asia and Africa. So why did most of the representatives from those two continents vote for him again? Read this feature and all will be revealed.

  13. Key dates in Blatter's downfall

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Sepp Blatter

    1 June 2015: Blatter is re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term after his challenger, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, withdraws during a second round of voting.

    Football Association vice-chairman David Gill rejects a place on FIFA's executive committee under Blatter.

    Independent FA director Heather Rabbattslater resigns from FIFA's anti-discrimination task force.

    June 2 2015: Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke denies allegations that he made key payments in a bribery scandal.

    Blatter announces he is to resign as FIFA president.

  14. Key dates in Blatter's downfall

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Fifa HQ

    May 2015: Seven FIFA officials are arrested in dawn raids at a hotel in Zurich. They are later charged by US authorities along with two other FIFA officials and five corporate executives over allegations of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies spanning 24 years. They are accused of breeding decades of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption within FIFA by the US justice department.

    The Swiss authorities raid FIFA headquarters, gathering data and documents for their separate investigation into allegations of criminal mismanagement and money laundering in connection with the allocation of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

  15. Key dates in Blatter's downfall

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    November 2014: Hans-Joachim Eckert, chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's independent ethics committee, publishes a 42-page summary of Garcia's investigation, effectively confirming Russia and Qatar as World Cup hosts after finding breaches by them were "of very limited scope".

    FIFA lodges a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over "possible misconduct" by individuals but insists the investigation into the bidding process for the two World Cups is concluded. Garcia calls the summary "incomplete and erroneous" and launches an appeal against it.

    December 2014: Garcia loses his appeal against Eckert's review of his report and resigns as FIFA's independent ethics investigator, criticising FIFA's "lack of leadership" and saying he cannot change the culture of the world governing body.

    FIFA executives agree to publish a "legally appropriate version" of the report. This has yet to happen.

  16. Key dates in Blatter's downfall

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Michael Garcia

    July 2012: FIFA commissions a report into allegations of corruption in world football which is led by former US attorney and newly appointed head of FIFA'S ethics committee Michael Garcia.

    June 2014: The Sunday Times reports it has received "hundreds of millions" of documents which it claims reveal that disgraced former FIFA executive committee member Bin Hammam had made payments to football officials in return for votes for Qatar.

    September 2014: Garcia completes his 430-page report into corruption allegations and sends it to FIFA.

  17. Key dates in Blatter's downfall

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Sepp Blatter

    December 2010: Russia is awarded the 2018 World Cup and Qatar gets the 2022 hosting rights, days after the BBC broadcasts a Panorama expose of FIFA.

    May 2011: FIFA suspends presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam and vice-president Jack Warner pending an investigation into claims they offered financial incentives to members of the Caribbean Football Union. It drops a complaint against Blatter.

    The Qatar 2022 team deny any wrongdoing with their winning bid, saying their name has been "dragged through the mud for no reason".

    June 2011: Bin Hammam is found guilty of bribery and banned from all international and national football activity for life. Warner escapes investigation after resigning from his position.

  18. Second time lucky for Ginola?

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Right, back to Sepp Blatter quitting as Fifa president.

    And it could be second time lucky for David Ginola. The former Newcastle, Tottenham and Aston Villa midfielder, backed by a betting company, announced his intention to run for the Fifa presidency in January before withdrawing two weeks' later.

    David Ginola

    But the Frenchman is back. And he has already stated his intention to stand as a candidate in the forthcoming Fifa presidential election.

  19. Ancelotti rejects AC Milan interest


    Once again we briefly step away from the Sepp Blatter news and this time our focus is on AC Milan.

    Carlo Ancelotti

    Carlo Ancelotti, whose old job in charge of Real Madrid is set to be taken by Rafael Benitez (see 19:00 BST), has been talking about potentially taking charge at AC Milan.

    Ancelotti, who was in charge of AC Milan from 2001 to 2009, writes on Twitter: "I thank AC Milan for their interest. It's hard to say no to a club that I love so well. I have to rest. I wish you the best."

    So, that a no from Ancelotti then.

  20. Ferdinand on Gill

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    David Gill and Rio Ferdinand

    Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has tweeted:David the honourable thing & please step forward

  21. Gill to reconsider position

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Johnny and Rhys you may be on to something as...

    Football Association vice-chairman David Gill rejected a place on Fifa's executive committee while Sepp Blatter is president.

    David Gill

    But the former Manchester United chief executive has said he will reconsider his position to sit on the committee as Britain's Fifa vice-president.

    "I fully welcome today's news as a major step forward for FIFA on the road to proper reform.

    "I respect Mr Blatter's decision but am pleased he is standing aside and by the clear determination for real change within FIFA. This in turn allows me to reconsider my position.

    "Having yet to confirm formally my resignation, I am willing to play my part in helping to bring about a positive future for FIFA and to work with the many people within the organisation who are only committed to developing and promoting the game around the world.

  22. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Rodgers Wabito: Reports of Sepp Blatter's resignation from Fifa sounds like April Fools' Day joke. Felt like he would cling to power till death.

    Jonny Wright: David Gill for new FIFA president. He'd do a brilliant job and has already demonstrated his commitment for a transparent FIFA.

    Rhys Tomlinson: Blatter out. David Gill in please. Hopefully this will also include no more bias towards the Spanish league.

  23. Fifa - the movie?

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Danny Devito

    Former England defender Graeme Le Saux is not taking Sepp Blatter's announcement too seriously.

    On Twitter he jokes: "All the ingredients here for a Hollywood blockbuster or 5 series HBO drama. Danny Devito (pictured) is made for role of Blatter. But what title?"

  24. Fifpro react to news

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Fifpro's Twitter picture

    The board of world football players' union FIFPro watching the news that Sepp Blatter will resign as FIFA President.

  25. BreakingBenitez for Real Madrid


    Rafael Benitez

    Right, let's step away from the Sepp Blatter story for a minute. And it is the breaking news that Rafael Benitez will be presented as Real Madrid manager tomorrow morning.

    The former Liverpool and Chelsea boss was in charge of Napoli in the 2014-15 season and will replace Carlo Ancelotti at the Bernabeu.

  26. Everyone is talking about Sepp

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    The highlighted areas show where the conversation on Blatter's resignation is dense on Twitter. Interestingly not a lot is being said in Russia and Qatar but Great Britain cannot get enough of it.

    World map
  27. Stan trumped in Switzerland

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Stan Wawrinka

    One Twitter user - Hannah Wilks - reacts to the resignation of Swiss Blatter on Twitter: "Poor Stanislas Wawrinka. He beats Federer in a Slam & still won't be the top story in Switzerland. Not even the top sports story."

    Wawrinka replies:"I'm OK with that, don't worry."

  28. To the exit, Sepp

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    This is the Blatter image being shared more than any other on Twitter as we speak.

    Sepp Blatter
  29. Shearer fears Blatter is a Magpie

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Newcastle fan

    Former Newcastle and England striker Alan Shearer tweets:"Good news is Blatter is gone. Bad news is I've heard he's after the Newcastle job!"

  30. Football's 'Teflon Man'

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Sepp Blatter

    Sepp Blatter, 79, has had a controversial time in charge of Fifa. He has the nickname of the 'Teflon Man' after staying in his role when others around him left their positions.

    BBC News has profiled Blatter's time in charge of Fifa. It is well worth a watch.

  31. "Bad news for Qatar"

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Dan Roan

    BBC sports editor

    "Think this is bad for Blatter? Could be a lot worse for Qatar."

  32. Watch the moment Blatter quits

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Sepp Blatter

    Want to watch the moment Sepp Blatter quit as Fifa president? Of course you do. Here is the link.

  33. Blatter not under investigation - Swiss authorities

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Statement from Swiss Atorney General

    "The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has taken note of the announced resignation of Joseph S. Blatter as President of the Fifa.

    "The OAG has opened criminal proceedings against persons unknown on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and of money laundering. Therefore, Joseph S. Blatter is not under investigation by the OAG. His announced resignation will have no influence on the ongoing criminal proceedings."

  34. "We need limits to presidents' terms"

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    More from Blatter's resignation speech: "The size of the executive committee must be reduced and its members should be elected through the Fifa congress.

    "The integrity checks for all Executive Committee members must be organised centrally through Fifa and not through the confederations.

    "We need term limits not only for the president but for all members of the executive committee."

  35. Bring back ethics - Kompany

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Vincent Kompany

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany on Twitter: "Blatter wasn't solely responsible, more have to follow. Transparency and voting reform, then we move on and bring back ethics."

  36. 'Address issues which undermine Fifa'

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    And more from Domenico Scala (See 18:28): "Many have questioned the transparency of the way Fifa operates.

    "Fifa is committed to changed and minded to address the issue which continue to undermine Fifa and football more broadly."

  37. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Steve Downes: Blatter splattered, FIFA flattened, Sport smiling.

    David Penn: A long road back for FIFA but an important first step today. The challenge now is to develop with transparency & inclusiveness.

  38. Great news, says FA chairman Dyke

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Greg Dyke

    Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has been speaking to BBC News. He said: "The whole organisation of Fifa needs re-structuring. The whole organisation needs looking at financially.

    "The future has got to be about transparency but this is great news today."

    Dyke added that Fifa under Blatter has done some good, including taking the World Cup to Africa for the first time in 2010, but added: "It's all been done under a cloud of corruption and today it ends."

  39. 'Work to regain trust'

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    More from Domenico Scala (see 18:23): "The president has communicated his decision to all members of Fifa and now is the time for Fifa to move forward.

    "There is significant work to gain the trust of the public and reform the way people see Fifa. And takes steps to ensure the organisation is not used by those seeking to enrich themselves at the expense of the game."

  40. Platini backs Blatter decision

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Sepp Blatter

    Uefa president Michel Platini has backed Sepp Blatter's decision to step down as Fifa president.

    Platini, who asked Sepp Blatter to resign before the election that saw him become re-elected, said: "It was a difficult decision, a brave decision, and the right decision."

  41. 'Waiting until next May would be unnecessary'

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Domenico Scala, Fifa's head of audit and compliance: "The next Fifa conference is in May 2016 in Mexico City but as president Blatter has stated it would be an unnecessary delay.

    "There needs to be four months notice for any presidential elections. Fifa considers time to vet candidates. The decision for the timing of the election of the next president will be up to the executive committee and will take place any time from December until March."

  42. 'The chasm in football was created by Blatter'

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport John Whittingdale on BBC Radio 5 live: "I hope football can now come together. The chasm was created by Blatter wanting to hang on. Europe was supporting an alternative candidate and as long as he was there it was going to be difficult to move forward.

    "I now hope everyone can come together to make the changes required."

  43. Blatter says his thanks

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Sepp Blatter

    More quotes from Sepp Blatter: "I would like to thank everyone who have always supported me as president of Fifa and who have done so much for football."

  44. Blatter quits as Fifa president


    Sepp Blatter key points:

    • Felt a lack of support by people in the world of football.
    • Did not want to wait until next Fifa congress in Mexico in May 2016
    • "Interests of Fifa are very dear to me and that is why I have taken this decision"
    • "What counts most to me is Fifa and football around the world"
    • "By stepping down allow Fifa to go further than ever before in terms of reform"
  45. Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Social media meltdown

    As expected, Twitter has loved the Sepp Blatter resignation. There have been 324,000 tweets with the term "Blatter" in them in the last hour. This is big stuff.

  46. Blatter quits as Fifa president


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent at Fifa, Zurich

    "Scala says minimum four months to extraordinary congress. December to March 2016 timescale for new congress."

  47. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Aman Sheth: The king is dead, long live the king.

    Daniel Johnson: With Blatter finally gone hopefully football can move on, with someone who truly cares about the game.

    Send us your thoughts on Sepp Blatter quitting as Fifa president.

  48. 'There will be good candidates'

    Football: Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Former Football Association chairman David Bernstein on BBC Radio 5 live: "I said all the way through this man is not a man who resigns easy so I just wonder if something has got to him.

    "There will be good candidates out there. We need someone who can unite the whole world. We need a real election with genuine candidates and a real choice."

  49. Blatter quits as Fifa president


    Sepp Blatter

    So why has Sepp Blatter quit now? He says: "The next congress of Fifa is on May 13 in Mexico and if we waited until then it will only delay matters. I will ask the organising executive committee to organise extraordinary congress to elect a successor.

    "The procedure is to be carried out in accordance within Fifa statutes and sufficient time allocated to find best possible candidates. I will not stand I am free from the constraints of an election."

  50. Post update

    Gary Lineker

    Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker on Twitter.

  51. Blatter quits as Fifa president


    More from Sepp Blatter: "Although the members of Fifa gave me a new mandate, this mandate does not seem to be supported by everyone in the world of football - the supporters, clubs, players and those who live, breathe and love football as much as we all do at Fifa.

    "This is why I will call an extraordinary congress to be held as soon as possible for a new president elected to follow me with a new election held.

    "It is my deep care for Fifa and its interests, which I hold very dear, that has led me to take this decision. What matters to me more than anything is that when all of this is over, football is the winner."

  52. Blatter quits as Fifa president

    Sepp Blatter says: "I have thoroughly considered my presidency and thought about my presidency and the last 40 years in my life.

    "These years were closely related to Fifa and this wonderful sport of football, I appreciate and love Fifa more than anything else and only want to do the best for football and Fifa and our institution.

    "I decided to stand again to be elected because I convinced it was the best option for football. The challenges that Fifa are facing have not come to an end."

  53. BreakingSepp Blatter says he will resign as Fifa president


    Sepp Blatter

    Sepp Blatter says he will resign as Fifa president. He says: "An extraordinary congress is to be called to elect my successor as soon as possible."

  54. Fifa news conference


    Sepp Blatter's news conference is in progress now.

  55. Mohsni banned


    Bilel Mohsni has been banned for four matches and issued with a notice of complaint following his post-match clash with Lee Erwin at Fir Park.

    Defender Mohsni, 27, was sent off after the final whistle of Rangers' 3-0 defeat by Motherwell on Sunday.

    He is out of contract as of Monday and his ban and any additional suspension will be attached to his registration.

    Motherwell duo Lionel Ainsworth and Craig Moore have accepted two-match suspensions for violent conduct.

    The duo were involved in separate clashes with Mohsni after Motherwell's victory, which completed a 6-1 aggregate win in the Scottish Premiership play-off final.

  56. Wawrinka beats Federer

    Tennis: French Open

    Stan Wawrinka has beaten Roger Federer 6-4 6-3 7-6 to progress to the semi-finals of the French Open.

  57. Fifa news conference


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent at Fifa, Zurich

    "Blatter and Scala name plate now removed from press conference top table. Only De Gregorio remains. What is going on? "

  58. Federer fights back

    Tennis: French Open

    Roger Federer has forced a tie-break in the third set of his quarter-final with fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka.

    Wawrinka leads by two sets to love.

    Live text commentary here.

  59. 'Smith can boost Wakefield confidence'

    Rugby League

    Incoming head coach Brian Smith can bring "confidence and belief" to Wakefield Trinity on his arrival this week, says chairman Michael Carter.

    Brian Smith

    Former Sydney Roosters, Bradford and Hull FC boss Smith, 61, led the former to the NRL Grand Final in 2010 - his most recent coaching post.

    He joins a Trinity side bottom without a win in 13 Super League games and currently seven points adrift.

    "He comes with a fantastic pedigree," Carter told the BBC Super League Show.

    Read the full piece here

  60. Fifa conference


    Mr Blatter is keeping us all waiting, the conference is now scheduled for 17:45 BST.

  61. Federer facing exit

    Tennis: French Open

    Roger Federer

    Stanislas Wawrinka is two sets up on Roger Federer and about to serve for the match.

    It's 6-4, 6-3, 5-3 in the French Open quarter-final.

    Live text commentary here.

  62. New Zealand beat England


    Michael Vaughan

    BBC Test Match Special

    "New Zealand are the best Test team in the World to watch..."

    A reminder (before we went Fifa crazy) that New Zealand have beaten England by 199 runs at Headingley to draw the Test match series 1-1.

  63. Sheffield United appoint Adkins


    As reported earlier in Sportsday, Sheffield United have now confirmed Nigel Adkins as their new manager on a three-year contract.

  64. Fifa news conference


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent at Fifa, Zurich

    Richard Conway's Twitter picture

    "Fifa press conference delayed by 30 mins."

    The wait goes on.

  65. Fifa news conference


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent at Fifa, Zurich

    Richard Conway's Twitter picture

    "Scene is set at Fifa. Waiting for Sepp Blatter to arrive."

  66. Fifa news conference


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent at Fifa, Zurich

    Richard Conway's Twitter picture

    "Fifa press conference is with Blatter. No name place for Valcke. Others present are Domenico Scala and Walter De Gregorio.

    "Domenico Scala is Fifa's head of audit and compliance. He's also the man who initially ran Fifa's election process.

  67. Fifa news conference


    We will have live coverage from Zurich of the Fifa news conference from 17:00 BST. Click on the live coverage tab at the top of this page to watch the latest developments.

  68. Fifa news conference


    Fifa have called a news conference at 5pm.

    Here is what we know so far:

    • Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter's top deputy has denied allegations that he is the high-ranking official who made key payments in a bribery scandal.
    • Last Wednesday seven senior Fifa officials were detained at an annual convention in Zurich, among 14 people indicted by US prosecutors. Valcke and Blatter were not among the seven.
    • On the same day, Fifa was also rocked by the news that Swiss authorities had begun a separate criminal investigation into how the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were allocated.
    • Fifa has provisionally suspended Concacaf general secretary Enrique Sanz from all football-related activities.
    • Congolese Football Association vice-president Jean Guy Blaise Mayolas and general secretary Badji Mombo Wantete have also been suspended for apparent "breaches of the Fifa code of ethics".
  69. New Zealand win


    It's all over in the cricket. New Zealand win by 199 runs.

    Jos Buttler is the last man out for 73, trapped LBW by Mark Craig

    New Zealand's first Test win in England since 1999 and they draw the series 1-1.

  70. Anderson milestone


    Eng 254-9 (Buttler 72*, Anderson 8*)

    England clinging on here and that's 1,000 Test runs for England's Jimmy Anderson.

    He will need to add to that tally if England stand a chance of salvaging a draw here.

    Follow live text commentary here.

  71. Fifa news conference at 17:00 BST


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent at Fifa, Zurich

    "Media room not prepared. Staff rushing to install power cables. Clear sign of the haste with which Fifa called this press conference.


    "Fifa staff say they were told just over an hour ago to prepare a press conference and send out the invites. They claim to be in the dark too.

    "Media headcount. Me, Brian from Reuters, a German radio journo from ARD and a gent from the Swiss press. two photographers. Cosy."

  72. Fellaini and Benteke at the track


    Marouane Fellaini's Twitter picture

    Here is Belgian duo Marouane Fellaini and Christian Benteke.

    We're not sure if the Manchester United midfielder managed to get that helmet over his mane, but he did tweet this picture writing 'karting with the boys.'

  73. Bears on top at Lord's

    Cricket: County Championship Division One

    Warwickshire 342, Middlesex 212-8

    BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand at Lord's:

    "Former England opener Nick Compton prevented Warwickshire tearing through the entire innings with 74 before he top edged Boyd Rankin to long leg.

    "There has been assistance for the bowlers from the pitch as well as from the leaden skies overhead, but time is against the visitors in their attempt to turn their advantage into a victory."

  74. Leinster boss Caputo resigns

    Rugby Union

    Marco Caputo has resigned as Leinster scrum coach two weeks after the departure of head coach Matt O'Connor.

    The Australian took the scrum role last summer when Greg Feek replaced John Plumtree in Ireland's set-up.

    "I believe that my decision will give the new coaching and management staff the best chance of a fresh start for the new season," said Caputo.

    O'Connor left by "mutual agreement" following Leinster's failure to finish inside the Pro12 top four.

  75. No sanction for "poor" Sussex pitch


    Sussex bowler Steve Magoffin is bowled for a duck on day three against Warwickshire at Hove

    Sussex will face no punishment despite the pitch for their Championship match against Warwickshire at Hove last week being rated as "poor" by the umpires.

    Sussex beat the Bears inside three days, with neither side scoring more than 200 runs in either innings.

    The England & Wales Cricket Board requires that counties "shall actively prepare the best quality pitch that it can" for matches they stage.

    A committee found there was no evidence Sussex had breached this requirement.

  76. Northampton add ex-Derby defender


    Northampton Town have signed former Derby County right-back Josh Lelan on an 12-month contract. The 20-year-old joined the Rams' youth system at the age of 15, but failed to play a first-team game for the Championship side.

  77. Northants follow on in Cardiff

    Cricket: County Championship Division Two

    BBC Radio Wales Sport's Nick Webb at Cardiff:

    Glamorgan 371, Northants 157 & 15-2 (f/o)

    "Northants are struggling for survival against Glamorgan, after being forced to follow on 214 runs behind.

    "Graham Wagg struck twice early in the visitors' second innings after Andrew Salter and Craig Meschede both claimed cheap three-wicket hauls in their first knock.

    "Adam Rossington and Josh Cobb both made fifties for Northants but their partnership was ended when Rossington was run out backing up at the non-striker's end."

  78. Spectator injured

    Tennis: French Open

    Piers Newbery at Roland Garros

    BBC Sport

    Piers Newbery's Twitter picture

    "Nasty moment on Chatrier as piece of hoarding hits spectators, one injured man leaves smiling & waving, play stopped."

    Click here to follow live text coverage of the French Open

  79. Fifa news conference


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    "Fifa spokesperson refuses to confirm what the news conference in just over one hour's time is being called for.

    "So... Here we go. In a cab heading up the Zurich hills to Fifa HQ. News conference starts in one hour. No word yet on who / what it's about."

  80. Essex dominate afternoon session


    BBC Radio Essex's Paul Newton at Chelmsford:

    Essex 166 & 235-5, Leicestershire 280

    "Essex enjoyed the better of the middle session, scoring 133 runs while losing only the wicket of Ryan ten Doeschate for 77.

    "Critically the second new ball is due immediately after tea as Leicestershire look to record their first Championship win since September 2012 and their first on 'foreign' soil since September 2010.

    "After a gloomy first three hours where the floodlights were much needed, the sun shone in all its glory approaching tea as batting became visibly easier."

  81. "I want to stay at Chelsea" - Costa


    Diego Costa

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa has responded to reports that he is unhappy in England.

    'It's always a bit more difficult in the first season for adaptation," he told Chelsea TV. "But I have no reason to leave this place, I love it, the fans love me and I want to stay.'

  82. Ferdinand on Fifa


    Rio Ferdinand has been on Twitter today having his say on the current situation at Fifa.

    "Blatter should have moved to one side & let the next generation influence the game from the top...become the elder statesman to lean on etc.

    "Are Fifa & Blatter guilty of all of these accusations?? Obviously time will tell but for football's sake I hope this is a major wind up!"

  83. Dutch team train


    Memphis Depay's Twitter picture

    There are plenty of familiar faces on this picture of the Dutch team training.

    The photo was tweeted by Manchester United's new signing Memphis Depay as the squad prepare for a friendly against the USA on Friday

  84. Colchester sign defender Brindley


    League One side Colchester United have signed former loanee Richard Brindley on a two-year contract. The 22-year-old defender, who played eight times for the U's last season, was released by Rotherham at the end of the campaign.

  85. O'Connell to retire from international rugby

    Rugby Union

    Paul O'Connell

    The Irish Rugby Union has confirmed captain Paul O'Connell will retire from international rugby after the upcoming World Cup.

    O'Connell will also be released early from his Munster contract and is expected to finish his career with European champions Toulon.

  86. What could this be about?


    Fifa have called a news conference at short notice, with members of the media invited to their HQ in Zurich at 17:00 BST.

    Wonder what that could be about...

  87. Where next for football's nowhere men?



    Another season is over and for most Premier League players it is a time to relax, unwind and head off on a dream holiday.

    For other experienced top-flight stars, like Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez and Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon, it is a time of deep uncertainty.

    BBC Sport takes a look at some of the most high-profile names who don't know where they will be playing when the 2015-16 campaign starts in nine weeks time.

    Click here to read the piece

  88. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Underachieving sportsmen and women

    Matt le Tissier

    Sammy Harrison: Matt Le Tissier, one of the most talented and creative players but only eight caps. A genius that was a victim of his own loyalty.

    Luke Jones: Dan Evans. Got to the third round of the US Open playing incredible tennis then disappeared off the face of the earth.

  89. No play at Derby

    Cricket: County Championship Division Two

    Gloucestershire 329, Derbyshire 77-2 (close, day three)

    No play was possible on day three of Derbyshire's Division Two match with Gloucestershire at Derby.

    Strong winds overnight disturbed a portion of the covers, allowing rain to get on one end of the wicket.

    Further rain fell early in the day and, at 15:15 BST, the umpires decided the pitch was unfit for play today.

  90. Khan "close" to Mayweather fight


    Amir Khan

    Amir Khan is convinced he could be less than two weeks away from landing his long-awaited super-fight with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather.

    But Khan has dismissed any prospect of an imminent all-British showdown with domestic welterweight rival Kell Brook, saying he has "no interest" in the fight at the present time.

    Khan told Press Association Sport: "I don't think I have ever been closer to getting the fight with Floyd Mayweather than I am at this moment.

    "The indications are that I have strengthened my case with my win over Algieri and I believe there is every chance the fight could be confirmed within the next two weeks."

  91. Mourinho criticises midfielder Loftus-Cheek


    Some interesting comments from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho about teenage midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

    Ruben Loftus Cheek

    The 19-year-old came on in the 41st minute but was subbed in the second half during Chelsea's 1-0 win against Sydney FC, with the Blues' boss unhappy with Loftus-Cheek's work rate.

    "With Ruben, it's one step back in terms of my relationship with him," said Mourinho. "If he doesn't know what it is to play for me and Chelsea it's one step back. At 19 you have to run three times more than the others, you have to play to your limits and not like a superstar with the ball at your feet.

    "I don't accept when he's in midfield with Mikel and Matic that when we don't have the ball he doesn't press, doesn't have intensity and he's waiting for everybody else to recover the ball. I don't accept that in the superstars so how can I accept that in a kid?"

  92. New York Cosmos to play Cuba


    New York Cosmos

    New York Cosmos will become the first professional American sports team to play in Cuba since 1999 on Tuesday when they face the Cuban national team in Havana.

    The game marks the first time a US sports team has visited Cuba since President Obama announced steps toward full diplomacy with the country.

  93. Jenkins out of European Games


    Helen Jenkins

    Triathlete Helen Jenkins has withdrawn from the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, because of an ankle injury.

    The Welsh athlete, 31, a two-time ITU World Triathlon Series winner, missed much of 2013 and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with a foot injury.

    Jenkins made her return last month in the World Series race in Cape Town, where she finished seventh.

    "I'm disappointed to be missing Baku and to miss out on being part of Team GB," Jenkins said.

  94. I'm not good enough, I'm dropping me


    Rob Key

    This will have been an awkward conversation...with himself.

    Former England batsman Robert Key will remain as Kent's club captain despite dropping himself from the Championship side.

    Key, 36, omitted himself for matches against Glamorgan and Gloucestershire but returned against Surrey, with Sam Northeast leading the side instead.

    "Rob had a bit of a slump in form and dropped himself, which is unusual," said chief executive Jamie Clifford.

    "He came back but decided he wasn't going to captain, on the basis he would probably score more runs."

  95. Former England forward Hock fined by RFL

    Rugby League

    Angry sportsmen, stay off Twitter. Former England forward Gareth Hock has been fined £1,000 by the Rugby Football League for posting "inappropriate material" on social media.

    Hock, 31, joined Championship side Leigh Centurions on 26 February but while playing for Salford Red Devils earlier that month, he was banned for six games for reckless use of his knees in a Super League defeat by St Helens.

    An RFL statement said Hock breached the RFL's social media policy in February.

  96. German FA opposes World Cup boycott


    The German Football Association would not support a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in opposition to the way Fifa is running the game.

    Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has said England would support any boycott led by Uefa following Fifa head Sepp Blatter's re-election.

    German FA president Wolfgang Niersbach, speaking ahead of a meeting of Uefa officials this week, said: "We don't want to go down the route of a boycott. That won't accomplish anything."

  97. Tuffers the new Paxman?


    Phil Tufnell

    Phil Tufnell left English cricketer Alex Hales speechless when he asked about his future prospects in the Indian Premier League.

    Speaking to the Nottinghamshire player, Phil Tufnell asked: "Would you be happy to miss an England game to go play in the IPL?"

    The 26-year-old braved an answer to the former England spinner.

    Click here to listen to the clip

  98. Benteke coy on future


    Christian Benteke

    Christian Benteke has remained tight-lipped over his Aston Villa future but insisted he knows what he wants.

    The striker has offered no promises he will stay at Villa after the summer following his stunning end-of-season form.

    He has been linked with a move to Liverpool and has a £32.5m release fee clause in his contract, with agent Eris Kismet reportedly saying the Belgium international is keen to play for a club in Europe.

    "It's about him (Kismet), he knows what I want and I'll let him do the job," said the 24-year-old. "I don't think about Aston Villa now. I did my season with Villa and now I am focused with the national team."

  99. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Underachieving sportsmen and women

    Lee Westwood

    Emmet Masterson: Lee Westwood. For a former world number one who's won all over the world, no Players, WGC title or major is a huge underachievement.

    Luke Martin: Has to be Bebe for Man Utd. Bought for £7m and I could count the number of times he played on one hand.

    Today we are asking about sportsmen and sportswomen who have not lived up to the hype and not fulfilled their potential.

    Send us your favourites on Twitter using #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  100. England six down


    Did we jinx him?

    Alastair Cook has gone and that could be the beginning of the end for England.

    Just after scoring his 9,000th test the captain is trapped LBW to Kane Williamson for 56. Cook uses up a review but it is to no avail.

    England teetering on the brink of defeat and Moeen Ali is the next man in to join Jos Buttler.

    England 145-6. Click here to follow live text coverage of the match

  101. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Underachieving sportsmen and women

    jems odoi: Anderson at Manchester United.

    Nicklas Bendtner

    Two Button Hero: Underachiever has to be Bendtner. Scored a hat-trick against Leyton Orient and said he'd found his best form.

    Today we are asking about sportsmen and sportswomen who have not lived up to the hype and not fulfilled their potential.

    Send us your favourites on Twitter using #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  102. Ivanovic into semis

    Tennis: French Open

    Ana Ivanovic

    Serbia's Ana Ivanovic is through to the semi-finals of the French Open.

    The number seven seed seed beat Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-2 and will face the winner of Garbine Muguruza and Lucie Safarova.

    It is Ivanovic's best run at Roland Garros since she won the tournament in 2008, her only Grand Slam to date.

  103. Brook on Khan and Mayweather


    Kell Brook

    IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook says Amir Khan is "running scared" of fighting him and has accused his fellow Brit of trying to "jump the queue" to fight Floyd Mayweather.

    "There would be no bigger fight domestically," Brook told Sky Sports. "Khan has to be running scared."

    "He has no right to fight Mayweather. He has stepped up to welterweight but not fought a fully-fledged fighter yet. I am told he was rubbish in his last fight. Mayweather should be fighting me, I am the world champion and I am not sure why Khan is trying to jump the queue."

  104. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Mario Balotelli

    R. El Jumaili: Balotelli! I'm still waiting for him to rock the football world though I'm not too sure why based on recent performances.

    Jack Nixon: Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky. Very direct & skilful. Had a great end to the 11/12 season & never rewarded for it.

    Talha: Who have not lived up to the hype? just pick a player from #LFC squad.

    Today we are asking about sportsmen and sportswomen who have not lived up to the hype and not fulfilled their potential.

    Send us your favourites on Twitter using #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  105. F1 is changing

    Formula 1

    Horner, Ecclestone, Hamilton, tyres, Getty

    Formula 1 is changing. The sport's bosses are in the process of creating new rules aimed at ensuring the cars that race in 2017 will be the fastest ever.

    The motivation for this has been concerns that F1 is losing its appeal, a belief created by falling television figures last year in some important markets, such as Germany and Italy.

    So why is F1 taking the decisions it is, and what difference will they make?

    Click here to read the full piece

  106. Rangers hold talks with Warburton


    Mark Warburton

    Rangers have held discussions with former Brentford boss Mark Warburton about the manager's job at Ibrox.

    Warburton, 52, is believed to be one of a number of candidates being considered along with current boss Stuart McCall.

    Former Rangers captain David Weir, who assisted Warburton at Brentford, has also been spoken to.

    The Ibrox side will be in the Scottish Championship next season after losing the Premiership play-off final against Motherwell.

  107. Get involved #bbcsportsday

    Annie Thomas: Underachievers: England men's football, England men's cricket. Personally I'd rather praise the over-achievers!

    Chris Mendes: Adel Taarabt would be world class if he stayed fit and showed the same dedication as most other professionals

    Balder the brave: Trevor Brooking, to this day I can't understand why he's a knight of the realm. Bob Geldoff yes, BROOKING NO!!

    Today we are asking about sportsmen and sportswomen who have not lived up to the hype and not fulfilled their potential.

    Send us your favourites on Twitter using #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  108. The queen of the road


    Maria Costello

    Fancy a spin on two wheels at 200 mph? No, me neither. Maria Costello, Britain's celebrated motorcyclist, loves it though despite a number of broken bones and injuries.

    What gives her the buzz? Click here to read the piece with BBC Sport's Aimee Lewis.

  109. "You're rubbish" "I don't care"


    BBC / Glyndwy University

    "I don't mind if people think I am rubbish."

    In his regular BBC Sport column, Robbie Savage looks back at his season's highlights as a pundit, recalls some of his run-ins over the last few months and revisits some of his predictions too.

    Click here to read the piece

  110. Get invovled #bbcsportsday

    Audley Harrison

    Jeff Hitchings: Audley Harrison. All the ability in the world but always lost when it counted.

    Tim South: Controversial but Raheem Sterling. Scored more than most than Liverpool and got the most assists, great ability

    Daniel Kelly: Torres after leaving Liverpool. Score 65 goals in 100 games, now on 24 goals in 139 games for three teams since leaving.

    Today we are asking about sportsmen and sportswomen who have not lived up to the hype and not fulfilled their potential.

    Send us your favourites on Twitter using #bbcsportsday or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  111. On this day


    Frank Lampard

    A year ago today, Frank Lampard confirmed that he would leave Chelsea after 13 years at Stamford Bridge. What a legend.

  112. Wawrinka v Federer

    French Open