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.

Spray it across all soccer

2014-07-08 11:58

Vanishing spray inventor wants the SWC can sensation to be implemented across all major football associations.

FIFA tickets partner arrested

2014-07-08 07:31

Brazilian police have arrested a director from the FIFA partner company in charge of Soccer World Cup ticket packages.

FIFA sets deadline for Nigeria

2014-07-05 09:36

The world football governing body, FIFA, has handed Nigeria a deadline to reinstate their football federation.

FIFA official in ticket 'scam'

2014-07-04 07:27

Police in Rio de Janeiro says they have identified a FIFA official they allege helped a group of suspected scalpers.

FIFA to consider fourth sub

2014-07-02 22:13

Substitutes have made a big impact at the World Cup, and there could be more of them in four years' time, if FIFA allow it.

Suarez given credit for apology

2014-07-02 14:09

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has given Uruguayan Luis Suarez credit for apologising over the biting incident.


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: World Cup is drug free

2014-07-08 14:43

FIFA have branded the World Cup 'drug free' after the organisation's medical committee reported that there have been no positive doping tests.

FIFA dismiss Silva plea

2014-07-08 09:02

FIFA rejected Brazil's request to allow suspended captain Thiago Silva to face Germany in the Soccer World Cup semi-finals.

FIFA hit back at ref claims

2014-07-07 18:13

FIFA have hit back at suggestions referees had been told not to give any cards in order to provide a more entertaining SWC.

SWC a 'lesson' to naysayers

2014-07-04 09:01

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says the SWC's success will teach a "lesson" to those who predicted failure.

FIFA: No Cameroon fixing

2014-07-03 10:05

FIFA have revealed they have found "no indication of any match manipulation" by the Cameroon national team at the 2014 SWC.

Blatter hails SWC a success

2014-07-02 17:46

Sepp Blatter has declared that the SWC in Brazil was a success, saying that fears of anti-tournament protests had not materialised.

Brazil 2014 'best on-field SWC'

2014-07-02 11:29

Brazil may have had organisational glitches, but it is shaping up to be the best on-field SWC, FIFA's Jerome Valcke says.

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