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FIFA panel bans 3 former officials for life

November 21, 2017 8:00 pm
FIFA panel bans 3 former officials for life

FIFA’s ethics watchdogs have banned three former soccer officials from Guam, Nicaragua and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body said on Tuesday. The latest officials to be hit by FIFA bans are Richard Lai, the former Guam […]

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Leicester ‘reluctantly accept’ FIFA decision on Adrien Silva registration

October 24, 2017 3:21 pm
Leicester ‘reluctantly accept’ FIFA decision on Adrien Silva registration

Leicester City have “reluctantly accepted” FIFA’s decision to stop the club from registering Adrien Silva until January.The Foxes had hoped to sign the Portugal midfielder from Sporting Lisbon on deadline day, but FIFA said they missed the Transfer Matching System registration deadline by 14 seconds.Leicester appealed against that decision, an […]

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Photos from the FIFA best player award in London as Ronaldo, Messi and others step out with their WAGs for the Gala in London

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Photos from the FIFA best player award in London as Ronaldo, Messi and others step out with their WAGs for the Gala in London

Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the Best player in the world for the second time running at the just concluded FIFA’s The Best men’s player award in London today. But the striker stepped out in style as he was accompanied to the event by his son Cristiano Jnr and his pregnant girlfriend Georgina […]

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Photos: Cristiano Ronaldo Named The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017

October 23, 2017 10:31 pm
Photos: Cristiano Ronaldo Named The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo has tonight been named The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017. The Real Madrid forward successfully defended his title as the best player in the world at the awards ceremony staged in London. After taking the award in its inaugual year in 2016, the Portuguese claims The Best FIFA […]

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Pakistan football team suspended by FIFA over ‘third-party interference’

October 12, 2017 8:00 pm
Pakistan football team suspended by FIFA over ‘third-party interference’

The logo of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is seen in front of its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, on September 26, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has decided to suspend the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) immediate effect due to “undue third-party interference.” The […]

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Dozens of fans barred from FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia

June 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Dozens of fans barred from FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia

Russia supporters cheer during the 2017 Confederations Cup group A football match between Russia and New Zealand at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint-Petersburg on June 17, 2017. (AFP photo) Dozens of fans have been barred from attending football matches at the current edition of FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia as reports […]

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Human Rights Watch accuse FIFA of financially supporting Israel on “stolen” land in West Bank

September 26, 2016 8:37 am
Human Rights Watch accuse FIFA of financially supporting Israel on “stolen” land in West Bank

Palestinian youths hold red cards and placards reading in Arabic, “Israel out of FIFA” during a demonstration against the Israel Football Federation in the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) south of occupied West Bank on May 28, 2015. (Photo by AFP) Human Rights Watch says the world’s football governing body, FIFA, has been […]

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Human Rights Watch accuse FIFA of financially supporting Israel on “stolen” land in West Bank

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Human Rights Watch accuse FIFA of financially supporting Israel on “stolen” land in West Bank

Palestinian youths hold red cards and placards reading in Arabic, “Israel out of FIFA” during a demonstration against the Israel Football Federation in the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) south of occupied West Bank on May 28, 2015. (Photo by AFP) Human Rights Watch says the world’s football governing body, FIFA, has been […]

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MEPs ask FIFA to act against Israeli settlement teams

September 9, 2016 5:49 pm
MEPs ask FIFA to act against Israeli settlement teams

Raindrops flow down on a logo in front of FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, on June 8, 2016. ©Reuters Dozens of members of the European Parliament have called on the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to take measures against soccer clubs based in illegal settlements in the occupied West […]

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FIFA appoints 1st female secretary general – Fatma Samoura

May 14, 2016 9:00 am
FIFA appoints 1st female secretary general – Fatma Samoura

Fatma Samoura, FIFA’s newly-appointed secretary general The world football governing body FIFA has appointed a United Nations official as its first female and first non-European secretary general. The ground-breaking move came Friday during FIFA Congress in Mexico City where Fatma Samoura, a Senegalese diplomat of the UN, was named as […]

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FIFA World Cup set to be expanded to 40 teams

December 4, 2015 6:59 am
FIFA World Cup set to be expanded to 40 teams

 All Whites midfielder Chris James celebrates after scoring against Mexico during the Fifa World Cup Brazil qualifier played at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Photo / Mark Mitchell Good news for the All Whites. The FIFA executive committee could expand the World Cup to 40 teams starting at the 2026 tournament, […]

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FIFA corruption: One of seven officials arrested in probe extradited to the United States

July 16, 2015 3:11 pm
FIFA corruption: One of seven officials arrested in probe extradited to the United States

Swiss authorities say one of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a US corruption probe has been extradited to the United States. Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice says the unnamed official, whom it didn’t identify, was extradited on Wednesday. It said in a statement Thursday that […]

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Authorities take actions over US properties caught up in Fifa’s scandal

May 30, 2015 9:52 am
Authorities take actions over US properties caught up in Fifa’s scandal

Authorities take action over more than a dozen homes they say were bought by bribery or illicit funds.   One of the properties listed in the indictment is an apartment that overlooks Miami’s Biscayne Bay. Photo / Getty Images The officials and company executives caught up in the corruption investigation into […]

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Fifa scandal: US Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch.took on football corruption

May 29, 2015 3:06 am
Fifa scandal: US Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch.took on football corruption

US probe into Fifa started after the 2022 football event went to Qatar. In November 2010, former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney-General Eric Holder travelled to Zurich to lobby football’s world governing body in support of the American bid to host the 2022 World Cup. The sport’s popularity was rising […]

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FIFA presidency candidates slam Sepp Blatter for debate denial

March 20, 2015 7:53 am
FIFA presidency candidates slam Sepp Blatter for debate denial

Sepp Blatter’s decision to turn down a televised debate with fellow candidates for the FIFA presidency has come in for criticism. The FIFA election will take place on May 29, with Sky and BBC offering to televise Blatter up against his rivals – only for the Swiss, who is seeking […]

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Photos: NFF president Amaju Pinnick met with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, FIFA president

February 18, 2015 4:44 pm
Photos: NFF president Amaju Pinnick met with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, FIFA president

NFF President Amaju Pinnick met with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger yesterday seeking closer ties. Arsenal has agreed to work closely with NFF for better club players and country relationship. Amaju also met FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Switzerland yesterday. See more photos below…

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David Beckham Welcomes Luis Figo’s FIFA Presidential Bid to unseat Sepp Blatter

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David Beckham Welcomes Luis Figo’s FIFA Presidential Bid to unseat Sepp Blatter

London – David Beckham has welcomed former Real Madrid teammate Portuguese Luis Figo”s bid to unseat Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, saying world football’s governing body needs candidates “passionate about the game.” Figo 42, is the only former player standing in May’s election, which also features FIFA vice president Prince […]

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