As his world began to crumble, the FIFA president rode a wave of delusion to an eventual eight-year ban from the sport.
Why German soccer holds the key to soccer success
Corruption at the highest levels sets a tone for the entire sport.
Russia and Qatar loom, as does a return to defensive-minded play
He might not be the flashiest, but the Bayern keeper is quietly leading Germany to victory
Jesus, by contrast, was a sandals man
It started with a headbutt
Matthew Niederhauser's Photo Diary, Day 13
1-7 is a result, too
Corruption and European clubs are sapping the country's talent. But it was their coach who ensured that this team played scared.