News

Live updates

Fifa 'needs leadership that restores confidence'

The Fifa presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein has said the governing body needs leadership that "restores confidence" of fans around the world.

In messages after nine Fifa officials were indicted on corruption charges, Ali bin al-Hussein suggested his election rival Sepp Blatter was "passing blame" over the latest scandal.

Advertisement

Will the SNP prove to be a thorn in the Tories side?

It was a State Opening steeped in tradition- but less conventional was the frosty silence as Labour's acting leader Harriet Harman walked with the Prime Minister.

Equally unimpressed SNP members chose to wear the white rose of Scotland, a nationalist symbol - but will they prove to be a thorn in the government's side?

ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports:

  1. Rebecca Barry: ITV News Reporter

All eyes now on Sepp Blatter after Fifa arrests

US authorities suspect the Fifa officials arrested of taking part in a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through the corruption of international football.

But that's not Fifa's only headache - the Swiss authorities have launched a separate investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Fifa insists it is fully cooperating, but now all eyes will be on Sepp Blatter because this has huge implications for the credibility of the organisation he leads.

Advertisement

Load more updates Back to top

From our journalists