FIFA happy with Russia's WC plans

2014-10-22 14:22

The head of a FIFA inspectors commission says they are satisfied with Russia's progress in preparing for the 2018 World Cup.

Blatter 'using' football: Platini

2014-10-17 11:19

UEFA boss Michel Platini hit out at FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, saying the Swiss has stopped serving the cause of football.

Chile exec to challenge Blatter?

2014-10-08 12:50

The official who led FIFA's inspection of the 2018 and 2022 SWC bidding nations is considering challenging Sepp Blatter.

SWC probe must be 'published'

2014-09-24 14:52

The results of a corruption probe over bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup must be made public, a senior FIFA official has said.

2022 SWC won't be in Qatar

2014-09-22 13:11

Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022 to a German member on the executive committee of football's governing body FIFA.

Blatter: FIFA ethics spot on

2014-09-19 12:39

FIFA has an exemplary ethics set-up unmatched by any other sports organisation, its president Sepp Blatter has said.

Germany stay top, Bafana up 2

2014-09-18 11:03

Soccer World Cup winners Germany have stayed top of the latest FIFA rankings, while Bafana have moved up two spots.

FIFA chiefs got Swiss watches

2014-09-15 08:26

FIFA has acknowledged that its executive committee members were given luxury watches by the Brazilian FC.

FIFA aim to shift Qatar SWC

2014-09-08 21:00

FIFA is proposing January/February and November/December in 2022 as possible dates for the Qatar World Cup.

Blatter to seek 5th FIFA term

2014-09-08 12:31

78-year-old Sepp Blatter will stand for re-election as FIFA president next year, he confirmed on Monday.

FIFA opens talks on 2022 WCup dates

2014-09-01 13:41

FIFA are scheduled to start talks next week on finding winter dates for 2022 Soccer World Cup to be held in Qatar.

FIFA sued in the US

2014-08-28 10:10

A group of parents sued several soccer organizations including the sport's international governing body FIFA,.

Club World Cup to go ahead

2014-08-21 20:30

FIFA confirmed that the Club World Cup will go ahead in Morocco, despite the Ebola epidemic affecting Africa.

FIFA rejects Barcelona's appeal

2014-08-20 12:37

FIFA has rejected Barcelona's appeal against one-year transfer ban as punishment for repeatedly breaching transfer regulations.

Bafana drop in latest rankings

2014-08-14 13:00

South Africa have dropped a further three places to lie in 69th place the latest FIFA world rankings released.

Suarez arrives for CAS appeal

2014-08-08 10:07

Luis Suarez has arrived at world sport's highest court to appeal his ban for biting an opponent at the Soccer World Cup.

SAFA mourns with Argentina

2014-07-31 07:17

SAFA president, Dr Danny Jordaan has joined the world in mourning the death of Argentine football supremo, Julio Grondona.

SWC investigation report expected

2014-07-25 15:16

An investigation into the decision to award the 2022 SWC to Qatar and the 2018 tournament to Russia likely to be finished in September.

'No summer' 2022 World Cup

2014-07-22 14:09

The head of England's FA has told lawmakers that he is certain the 2022 Soccer World Cup in Qatar will not be held in the summer.

Rodriguez volley voted SWC's best

2014-07-21 13:49

Colombian James Rodriguez's stunning volley at Brazil 2014 has been voted as the Goal of the Tournament.

FIFA lifts Nigeria suspension

2014-07-18 18:10

FIFA has lifted the suspension of Nigeria from international competition over "government interference" in the game.

Seriously, Fifa? Nico bows on helmet

2014-07-17 13:25

Pressure from Fifa has made German driver Nico Rosberg abandon his plan to wear a special soccer Wold Cup crash helmet for the 2014 German Formula 1 GP. Did Fifa go too far?

Ticketing exec turns himself in

2014-07-15 10:26

A British World Cup ticketing executive accused of involvement with a scalping network blamed for fraud has turned himself in.

Blatter: Brazil 2014 better than SA 2010

2014-07-15 10:00

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lavished praise on Brazil's SWC, rating it higher than the 2010 edition in SA.

Blatter jeered at SWC final

2014-07-14 07:21

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA President Sepp Blatter have been jeered and whistled by spectators at the SWC final.


FIFA judge muzzles report

2014-10-17 12:15

FIFA's top judge has placed on muzzle on the full disclosure of the controversial report into the SWC bidding process.

FIFA hails India's new league

2014-10-15 11:07

Top FIFA officials believe the Indian Super League has huge potential to help the cricket-mad nation develop a football culture.

FIFA bans players for match-fixing

2014-09-25 13:21

FIFA have banned Russian player Yaroslav Dmitriev for life and 14 others for involvement in match-fixing cases.

FIFA takes concussion precautions

2014-09-23 12:20

The FIFA medical committee wants to improve football's concussion protocol by stopping matches for three minutes.

Africa promise to back Blatter

2014-09-20 20:17

Africa will support Sepp Blatter in next year's FIFA presidential election, the Confederation of African Football said.

FIFA crack down SWC 'gifts'

2014-09-18 20:04

FIFA officials were ordered to hand back luxury watches offered as 'gifts' by the Brazilian Football Confederation.

Blatter set to be challenged

2014-09-15 22:31

Former FIFA international relations director Jerome Champagne has confirmed his plan to challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency.

Blatter won't get Dutch vote

2014-09-09 12:45

The Dutch football association (KNVB) has said it will not be voting for Sepp Blatter for a fifth term as FIFA president.

Challenge system in soccer?

2014-09-08 18:02

FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants to start trials on giving coaches the right to "challenge" referee decisions during a match.

SWC bid probe submitted

2014-09-05 17:10

A probe on the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 SWCs has been submitted by FIFA's chief ethics committee investigator.

Platini: NO to opposing Blatter

2014-08-28 10:27

Michel Platini will not stand for election as president of FIFA next year, UEFA member Michel D'Hooghe has said.


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Barca to appeal transfer ban

2014-08-20 13:50

Barcelona have announced that they will appeal to sports' highest court after FIFA refused to overturn a transfer ban.

Russia to cut SWC host cities

2014-08-19 13:11

World football's ruling body FIFA has recommended that Russia reduce the number of 2018 World Cup host cities.

Come on, take me on - Blatter

2014-08-09 19:39

Sepp Blatter wants his detractors to stand up and take him on in a FIFA presidential election rather than just criticise him.

FIFA corruption 'nauseating'

2014-08-04 10:25

Former England striker Gary Lineker believes the decision to award Qatar the 2022 Soccer World Cup is "ludicrous".

Critics doubt fading stars will ignite ISL

2014-07-29 13:24

Critics believe the presence of European veterans in the likes of Robert Pires will unlikely help develop the sport.

FIFA, Qatar discuss 2022 SWC

2014-07-24 16:40

The Emir of Qatar has discussed with FIFA president Sepp Blatter the preparations for the 2022 SWC which the Gulf state hosts.

FIFA corruption report delayed

2014-07-21 22:15

The delivery date for FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia's report into alleged SWC bidding corruption has been delayed.

Messi gets Golden Ball backing

2014-07-19 11:01

Former Liverpool boss, Gerard Houllier, has defended FIFA’s decision to name Lionel Messi the best player at the SWC.

Zim to bid for 2034 SWC?

2014-07-17 17:30

Zimbabwe have reportedly indicated that they are considering mounting a bid to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup.

Germany top of FIFA rankings

2014-07-17 10:53

Germany's run to the SWC title has seen them return to the top of FIFA's world rankings for the first time in around 20 years.

8 accused of illegal betting

2014-07-15 10:24

The FBI arrested eight people who have been accused of running illegal World Cup betting in their Las Vegas hotel suites.

SWC award winners

2014-07-14 14:03

Germany were crowned the 2014 Soccer World Cup champions but which individuals walked away with the prestigious awards?

'Unruly' Argentina fined

2014-07-11 09:01

FIFA has fined the Argentine FA $340 000 for breaching SWC regulations regarding media and marketing.

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