ARTICLES RELATING TO FIFA

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.

Africa's ever failing World Cup campaigns

2014-07-01 17:13

Africa probably has some of the best footballing talent in the world, yet the continent struggles at every World Cup. Why is this? asks Marck Maphori.

Suarez offered Kosovo lifeline

2014-06-30 17:19

A Kosovo football team have said that it would offer a temporary home to Uruguay's fallen star Luis Suarez during his suspension.

FIFA: Suarez showed no regret

2014-06-28 17:31

FIFA punished Luis Suarez heavily for biting an opponent because the Uruguayan showed no repentance for the incident.

Pele: FIFA ban on Suarez fair

2014-06-28 15:58

Pele believes that FIFA's ban on Uruguay's Luis Suarez for biting Giorgio Chiellini during a SWC match is fair.

SWC final dream realised

2014-06-28 11:00

After 64 years, a Brazilian man has been given three tickets to attend the 2014 SWC final after missing out on the 1950 edition.

Sponsor sacks Suarez over bite

2014-06-27 12:18

Gambling website 888poker has "terminated its relationship" with Uruguay's Luis Suarez following his biting incident.

Suarez bite decision expected

2014-06-26 13:51

FIFA officials are expected to come to a decision over Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's alleged bite incident.

Uruguay sweat ahead of ruling

2014-06-26 07:49

Soccer's governing body FIFA has not yet decided whether or not to expel Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from the World Cup for biting an opponent.

Portugal face early exit

2014-06-25 09:23

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face a sobering early Soccer World Cup exit in their final group game against Ghana.

FIFA probe alleged racism

2014-06-22 20:06

FIFA is investigating a possible case of racial discrimination after photographs circulated of fans with blackface makeup.

 

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
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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.

FIFA ignore Robben comments

2014-06-30 19:02

Arjen Robben will not face any disciplinary action after admitting to diving during the Netherlands' last 16 victory over Mexico.

Nice bans foreign flags for Algeria match

2014-06-30 16:12

The city of Nice banned the display of foreign flags as authorities tightened security ahead of a World Cup match between Germany and Algeria following riots after the last two Algerian fixtures.

FIFA confirms Bundchen's role

2014-06-28 15:58

Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen will be part of the SWC final ceremony, but will not be handing over the trophy to the winning team.

FIFA corruption nothing new

2014-06-28 13:00

FIFA is the epitome of corruption and by their latest scandal will be covered up like all the others, says Kay Tekwane.

'Victim' - Suarez ban too harsh

2014-06-27 13:33

Giorgio Chiellini believes Luis Suarez has been harshly punished by FIFA for biting his shoulder during their Soccer World Cup match.

Suarez treated like a 'dog'

2014-06-27 07:23
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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been unfairly victimised in his "barbaric" expulsion from the SWC, his upset grandmother has said.

'Biter' Suarez awaits verdict

2014-06-26 08:29

FIFA officials have met to decide whether Uruguay striker Luis Suarez should be punished - possibly thrown out of the SWC.

Suarez braces for bite ban

2014-06-25 20:24

FIFA have gathered evidence against Luis Suarez as calls mounted for the Uruguay star to be kicked out of the World Cup.

Row over pic of disabled fan

2014-06-23 10:39

A picture of a Brazilian fan standing in front of her wheelchair and clapping at a SWC stadium has sparked controversy.

FIFA opens obese seats in Rio

2014-06-21 11:48

FIFA has reserved more than 4 600 super-sized seats at the 12 Soccer World Cup stadiums for obese people.

 
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