ARTICLES RELATING TO FIFA

Ginola's FIFA bid over

2015-01-30 21:19

Former France winger David Ginola's bid for the FIFA presidency ended after he failed to receive the required five nominations.

Confusion over Ginola's FIFA bid

2015-01-29 21:55

Former France winger David Ginola's bid for the FIFA presidency has been plunged into confusion.

Champagne ready for the fight

2015-01-28 15:07

Frenchman Jerome Champagne said he will fight until the end to secure the support of five member federations.

Blatter goads UEFA

2015-01-27 10:44

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has goaded UEFA by saying it lacks courage to field an election candidate against him.

Bayern boss lashes out at UEFA

2015-01-26 15:24

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has criticised UEFA over their position on a rival to Sepp Blatter.

2022 SWC likely held in winter

2015-01-25 21:15

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar looks increasingly likely to be played in winter to avoid the region's blazing summer heat.

'White elephant' under repair

2015-01-23 12:29

A new stadium in Cuiaba is being closed for "emergency repairs" just seven months after it held four World Cup matches.

FIFA returns $100m to Brazil

2015-01-21 10:23

Football's world governing body FIFA has set up a $100 million 2014 World Cup Legacy Fund for hosts, Brazil.

Ginola to challenge Blatter

2015-01-16 12:42

Former France international David Ginola is set to stand against incumbent Sepp Blatter for the presidency of FIFA.

FIFA transfers cost $4bn

2015-01-14 07:15

FIFA online transfer system handles $4.1bn in deals in 2014 and English clubs spent $1.2bn on importing players.

Ronaldo wins Golden Boot

2015-01-12 21:06

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the coveted Ballon d'Or at a glittering ceremony held in Zurich.

FIFA labelled 'secretive'

2015-01-10 14:36

FIFA presidential hopeful Prince Ali bin Al Hussein has called world football's governing body "secretive".

Bayern earn big FIFA cash

2015-01-09 10:36

Bayern Munich's $1.7 million share tops FIFA cash payouts to clubs for release of players to Soccer World Cup.

British MP wants 'new FIFA'

2015-01-09 09:36

The time has come for a "new FIFA" following years of scandal and corruption, say campaigners in Brussels.

Ali needs Asia support

2015-01-08 10:12

Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein's bid to oust Sepp Blatter will get a huge boost if he can count on the Asia confederation.

Prince Ali's charm offensive begins

2015-01-07 10:21

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein heads to the AFC Extraordinary Congress.

Prince Ali to challenge Blatter

2015-01-06 15:30

FIFA vice-president Prince Ali bin Al Hussein has thrown down the gauntlet to incumbent Sepp Blatter.

Official questions 2018 bid

2014-12-22 09:15

A FIFA official says England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender".

'Earthquake' needed to change SWC hosts

2014-12-19 17:51

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has ruled out moving the 2018 and 2022 Soccer World Cups tournaments from Russia and Qatar.

FIFA open crisis talks

2014-12-19 07:52

FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee amid a storm of controversy.

Platini takes swipe at FIFA

2014-12-18 08:32

Michel Platini said that the resignation of corruption investigator Michael Garcia was a "new failure" for FIFA.

Garcia rejection 'predictable'

2014-12-17 08:53

FIFA's rejection of Michael Garcia's appeal over misrepresentations in the bidding probe was labeled as "predictable".

FIFA rejects appeal over corruption report

2014-12-16 14:48

FIFA rejected an appeal by a former US prosecutor against the handling of his inquiry into alleged corruption around the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Platini won't back Blatter

2014-12-09 12:19

UEFA president Michel Platini will not support incumbent Sepp Blatter in the next FIFA presidential election.

FIFA to step up anti-racism efforts for WC

2014-12-03 09:58

FIFA commit to tackling racism incidents harder at World Cup matches after criticism of its lackluster efforts in Brazil.

 

Blatter joins FIFA election race

2015-01-30 09:48

Current FIFA president Sepp Blatter joins election race on deadline day without naming his five nominees

Blatter submits bid for 5th term

2015-01-29 11:35

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has confirmed that he had submitted his bid to run for re-election on Thursday.

Luis Figo enters FIFA presidential race

2015-01-28 15:00

Former Portugal star Luis Figo has entered the FIFA presidential race against Sepp Blatter.

Dutchman to challenge Blatter

2015-01-26 20:25

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag is to stand as a candidate for the presidency of world soccer body FIFA.

Ginola's FIFA bid may be illegal

2015-01-26 10:59

Bookmaker-funded Ginola bid to unseat Blatter could breach FIFA rules, even if he gains the requried nominations.

FIFA lose three major sponsors

2015-01-23 12:53

Three of world governing body FIFA's major sponsors have ended their relationships with the organisation.

'New FIFA Now' launched

2015-01-22 12:52

FIFA faces potentially the greatest challenge to its authority following the launch of the 'New FIFA Now' coalition.

FIFA candidate fights to stay in race

2015-01-19 13:24

Candidate Jerome Champagne faces an uphill battle to stay in the FIFA presidential race as he waits on outstanding letters.

FIFA presidency bid not my plan

2015-01-16 10:02

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein admits he had no intention of running for soccer's top job.

FIFA finds SWC trophy base

2015-01-13 15:04

FIFA has found a piece of the original Soccer World Cup trophy and will display it in the new FIFA museum.

Iran held back by sanctions

2015-01-12 11:16

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz is angered at how international sanctions are damaging his plans to build for the team's future.

Blatter welcomes challenge

2015-01-09 10:52

Sepp Blatter has welcomed Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein's decision to challenge him for the FIFA presidency in May.

Germany top first 2015 FIFA rankings

2015-01-09 09:39

Soccer World Cup winners Germany comfortably top the year-opening FIFA national team rankings.

Prince Ali's FIFA bid doomed

2015-01-09 08:04

Asia's top sports leaders refused to back Prince Ali bin Al Hussein's election challenge to FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Job 'too early' for Prince Ali

2015-01-07 11:11

Asian Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah underlined his support for Sepp Blatter to remain as FIFA president.

Oceania endorses Blatter

2015-01-07 08:18

The Oceania Football Confederation have expressed unanimous support for the re-election of Sepp Blatter.

FIFA delegation visits Gaza

2015-01-05 21:01

A FIFA delegation is visiting Gaza for the first time in 12 years to donate money to build 20 soccer fields.

FIFA promises SWC bonuses

2014-12-20 00:17

FIFA plans to give a further $300 000 bonus to each of its 209 member federations from 2014 Soccer World Cup revenues.

FIFA to release investigators findings

2014-12-19 15:29

FIFA has asked their ethics committee to publish a report in "an appropriate form" of the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups.

Blatter opens FIFA meeting

2014-12-18 18:45

Sepp Blatter has opened a FIFA meeting amid controversy over an inquiry into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 SWCs.

Garcia quits role at FIFA

2014-12-17 18:13

Michael Garcia has resigned as chief corruption investigator for FIFA after football's governing body rejected his appeal.

FIFA dismisses secret whistleblowers' complaints

2014-12-16 15:29

The FIFA disciplinary panel has dismissed complaints by two whistleblowers who were interviewed during the 2018-2022 World Cup bid investigation.

FIFA to vote on SWC report

2014-12-12 09:17

FIFA face a vote next week on whether or not to publish the controversial and sensitive report into alleged corruption.

Valcke slams discrimination claim

2014-12-06 07:19

FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke says it was "crazy" to say the planned use of plastic pitches at the WWC was discriminatory.

FIFA to target cricket-mad SL

2014-12-02 18:52

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has vowed to make football Sri Lanka's most popular game by overtaking cricket.

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