updated 11:21 AM EST, Wed December 17, 2014
The man tasked with investigating the World Cup bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments resigned Wednesday, plunging world football into turmoil.
A soccer whistle-blower has criticized FIFA's "culture of self-protection" after the world governing body rejected her claim over a breach of confidentiality as the World Cup bidding saga rumbled on.
After 20 years, over 300 goals and a host of major honors, Thierry Henry has called time on his football career.
Champions League holders Real Madrid were drawn against German side Schalke 04 in the last 16 of Europe's most prestigious competition.
Racism and World Cup
CNN's Amanda Davis asks Alexey Sorokin how racism in Russia might play a role in the 2018 World Cup.