The news that the Swiss Attorney General has opened criminal proceedings against FIFA president Sepp Blatter is the latest scandal to rock football's governing body, which has been in crisis since leading officials were arrested in May.
Here is a look at the key events which have taken place since then.
SEOUL, South Korea -- FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon said on Tuesday he is facing a 19-year suspension by the ethics committee of the world football body for alleged ethics breaches surrounding South Korea's failed bid for the 2022 World Cup, and also for openly criticising the committee.
The South Korean billionaire denied any wrongdoing and accused the committee of acting as a "hit man" of current FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who Chung says is attempting to damage his candidacy.
ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI) is a rating system which uses historical data on both the international and club level to predict the outcome of a match. The algorithm uses several years of data, taking into account goals scored and allowed, quality of the lineup fielded, and the location of the match. In addition, SPI weights recent matches more heavily, and also takes into account the importance of the match, so a World Cup match counts much more than a Friendly.