ARTICLES RELATING TO FIFA

Brazil swaps World Cup publicity for carbon credits

2014-04-16 15:01

Brazil, looking to offset the carbon emissions related to the 2014 Soccer World Cup, says it wants holders of UN-backed carbon credits to swap them for publicity during the games.

200k SWC tickets go on sale

2014-04-15 09:03

FIFA says nearly 200 000 tickets will be available in the last online sales phase for the Soccer World Cup in Brazil.

SWC will be 'well done'

2014-04-04 09:02

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the SWC will be "well done," but he criticized Brazilian authorities for starting late on projects.

Work halted at SWC stadium

2014-04-01 09:03

Labour officials are suspending work on part of the World Cup stadium where a worker died this weekend.

FIFA has '$1.4bn cash pile'

2014-03-22 11:27

FIFA has increased its cash pile to $1.432 billion, justifying the sum as a safety net should a World Cup have to be cancelled.

FIFA not making 'fast buck'

2014-03-14 07:45

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke insisted that football's governing body does not have its hand in Brazil's pocket.

Neymar gets Pele's backing

2014-03-10 20:04

The pressure will be on Neymar to end Brazil's fear of failing on home territory at the SWC, according to all-time great Pele.

Video replays to aid refs?

2014-02-28 14:13

Football bosses meeting in Zurich this weekend will discuss the possibility of allowing match officials to use video replays.

Blatter to stand for 5th term

2014-02-07 14:39

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he is ready to stand for a fifth term if he receives the backing of member associations.

Blatter pays homage to Madiba

2014-01-31 22:35

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has visited and paid homage at the Houghton home of the late former president Nelson Mandela.

SWC song to feature J-Lo

2014-01-24 07:43

FIFA says Jennifer Lopez will team with rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte to perform the official SWC song.

Champagne in bid to lead FIFA

2014-01-17 17:15

Sepp Blatter's former right-hand man Jerome Champagne is set to launch a bid to succeed his ex-boss as FIFA president.

FIFA name SWC referees

2014-01-15 11:36

SWC final referee Howard Webb has been chosen by FIFA among 25 who will officiate at this year's tournament in Brazil.

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Cristiano cries tears of joy

2014-01-14 08:20

Watch a tearful Cristiano Ronaldo win the Ballon d'Or for best player of 2014.

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Ronaldo tipped for Ballon d'Or

2014-01-12 16:01

After years living in the shadow of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to lift the 2013 Ballon d'Or.

Ballon d'Or mess for duo

2014-01-09 16:30

Should Cristiano Ronaldo or Franck Ribery win the Ballon D'Or, neither will be able to fully cash in on the accolade.

Brazil's SWC prep work blasted

2014-01-06 16:10

FIFA president Sepp Blatter cannot remember a World Cup host nation falling as far behind with their preparations as Brazil have.

Blatter angered by simulation

2014-01-03 12:42

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is fed up with "preposterous" simulation and "extravagant" diving by players.

Valcke: Safety top priority

2013-12-21 07:15

FIFA's Jerome Valcke says no compromises have been made on workers' safety as organisers try to overcome construction delays.

Monterrey thrash Al-Ahly

2013-12-18 21:39

Monterrey of Mexico have thrashed African Champions Al-Ahly of Egypt to finish fifth at the FIFA Club World Cup.

FIFA gives $1m football aid

2013-12-13 07:47

FIFA will give a special $1 million grant to help rebuild football facilities damaged in the Philippines' deadliest typhoon.

Club WC to honour Madiba

2013-12-10 16:13

Fans will be asked to applaud Nelson Mandela before kickoff at all eight FIFA Club World Cup matches in Morocco this month.

Ballon d'Or shortlist named

2013-12-09 16:21

FIFA have named Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo on the shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or.

Brazucas for bouncing babies

2013-12-04 19:52

The latest army of Brazil fans born in the country have been offered a free World Cup ball by German sporting goods maker Adidas.

New SWC ball unveiled

2013-12-04 07:44

The new ball for next year's SWC - called the "Brazuca," in honour of Brazil, of course - has been unveiled in Rio de Janeiro.

 

High demand for SWC tickets

2014-04-16 07:44

FIFA opened the final sales phase for SWC tickets and reported 126 837 of 199 519 available were snapped up within four hours.

Bafana drop in rankings

2014-04-10 11:58

Following last month’s loss to Brazil, South Africa have dropped two places to 66th in the latest FIFA world rankings.

Valcke: We are not ready

2014-04-03 07:39

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has again raised concerns over Brazil's SWC preparations, saying "we are not ready".

Platini: I can beat Blatter

2014-03-27 14:41

UEFA president Michel Platini says he is the only person capable of stopping Sepp Blatter in an election for FIFA president.

FIFA fears over SWC stadiums

2014-03-21 10:15

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will visit Rio de Janeiro next week, with less than 100 days to go until the Soccer World Cup.

Blatter wants flares outlawed

2014-03-13 21:45

FIFA president Sepp Blatter does not want to see flares in soccer stadiums and described the people who let them off as arsonists.

Zuma booing infused in Satanism - Mbalula

2014-03-06 18:20
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Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has lambasted those who booed President Jacob Zuma when he walked onto the pitch at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

FIFA criticises SWC city

2014-02-17 09:17

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke on Sunday criticised the decision of a Brazilian host city to cancel its Fan Fest.

Blatter: Scrap IOC age limit

2014-02-06 12:00

FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants the International Olympic Committee to scrap its age limits for members.

Blatter cools SWC fears

2014-01-24 09:20

Brazil and FIFA played down concern about SWC preparations, with President Dilma Rousseff insisting stadiums would be ready.

Fifa's missing millions

2014-01-21 11:44

Whatever happened to Safa's R450m soccer world cup bonanza, asks James-Brent Styan.

Brazil combats 'abusive' World Cup prices

2014-01-17 09:12

Government-backed Brazilian consumer groups have struck a deal with Rio hoteliers to ban "abusive" pricing and prevent fans being ripped off during the upcoming World Cup.

FIFA signs new Visa deal

2014-01-14 14:39

FIFA has extended its sponsorship deal with Visa until the 2022 Soccer World Cup, president Sepp Blatter has announced.

Ronaldo wins 2nd Ballon d'Or

2014-01-13 21:09
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Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world's best footballer for the second time.

Valke puts FIFA under fire

2014-01-09 18:54

FIFA came under withering fire following Jerome Valcke's claim that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in winter.

FIFA shifts 2022 SWC to winter

2014-01-08 13:24

The 2022 Soccer World Cup in Qatar will not be held in June-July and would best be held in winter, FIFA has confirmed.

Elite force to boost Brazil World Cup security

2014-01-03 20:24

Brazil will put a 10 000-strong elite security force on standby at the World Cup to prevent a repeat of the disorder that marred last year's Confederations Cup.

FIFA sued for ticket 'fraud'

2013-12-23 07:44

Brazilian prosecutors want FIFA to pay nearly $2 million in damages for alleged ticket irregularities at a Confederations Cup venue.

SWC to use vanishing spray

2013-12-19 19:45

Referees will use vanishing spray at the World Cup next year to stop defensive walls creeping forward at free kicks.

FIFA on SWC tickets alert

2013-12-15 13:58

FIFA has announced that 130 companies are being investigated for selling World Cup tickets on the black market.

'Madiba-moment' at FIFA CWC

2013-12-12 07:42

Deceased former president Nelson Mandela will be honoured at the start of all games during the upcoming FIFA CWC in Morocco.

Fans request 1.1m SWC tickets

2013-12-10 07:45

FIFA says fans applied for more than 1.1m tickets for the SWC in Brazil in the first 24 hours after the latest sales phase opened.

FIFA mourns 'great humanist'

2013-12-06 07:11

Sepp Blatter has described Nelson Mandela as one of the "greatest humanists of our time" after the former president passed away.

2014 SWC on track: Blatter

2013-12-04 10:27

Global football chief Sepp Blatter insists preparations for the 2014 SWC in Brazil are on track despite construction delays.

FIFA names SWC draw pots

2013-12-03 19:11

FIFA have announced the pots for the final SWC draw when the 32 teams will be placed into eight first-round groups of four.

 
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