Richard Conway

BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

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About Richard

Richard is the sports news correspondent for BBC Radio 5... Read more about Richard Conway live.

He reports on, breaks and analyses some of the biggest stories and issues in sport.

Prior to joining the BBC, Richard was part of the sport editorial team for Sky News and started his career working on political programmes for ITV.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter

Watches saga highlights Fifa's flaws

Read full article on Sepp Blatter's watch-gift stance shows Fifa is behind the times

There was a palpable sense of frustration from Sepp Blatter when he was questioned by BBC Sport on the controversial £16,000 watch given to him and his executive committee colleagues by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) during the 2014 World Cup.

Speaking at Fifa's executive committee meeting in Zurich on Friday, Blatter twice refused to answer if he had, or planned, to return the watch he was given in Sao Paulo ahead of the late October deadline set by the Fifa ethics committee.

Can FA plans revive England team?

Read full article on England: Can Greg Dyke's FA plans breathe life into the national team?

Standing to address a room of invited guests and the media last September, Greg Dyke made it clear that the England team was in need of urgent help.

As the newly-appointed independent chairman of the Football Association, Dyke spoke that day about challenging the historic failings of the England team and arresting a long-term decline in fortunes in international football.

Fifa bans Beckenbauer for 90 days

Read full article on Franz Beckenbauer: Fifa bans German legend for 90 days

Franz Beckenbauer has been provisionally banned from all footballing activities by Fifa - for "failing to co-operate" with its inquiry into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process.

The World Cup winning German legend had been asked to help with a Fifa ethics investigation led by lawyer Michael Garcia.

Unpopular but unforgettable: Glazer's Man Utd legacy

Read full article on Malcolm Glazer dies: Manchester United legacy examined

For someone who never actually set foot inside Old Trafford, Malcolm Glazer casts an extraordinarily large shadow over Manchester United.

Yet there is unlikely to be any outpouring of grief, of the type that drew thousands of fans to the stadium concourse to pay tribute to George Best in November 2005, following the American businessman's death on Wednesday at the age of 85.

Were Olympics victim of football's fixers?

Read full article on Match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal 'influenced Olympic matches'

Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal claims to have successfully influenced elements of games at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

In a new book published on Monday, Perumal claims he arranged for players from one team at the Games to ensure their side took the kick-off in two separate matches.

Backing Anelka costly - but was there another choice?

Read full article on Nicolas Anelka: West Brom waiting game as striker battles FA charge

Nicolas Anelka is football's latest test case as society's ills are once more discussed and debated through the prism of the national sport.

Charged by the Football Association for making the controversial quenelle gesture after scoring in a Premier League game at West Ham United on 28 December, the 34-year-old French striker insists he was being neither anti-Semitic nor racist.