Clubs spend record $7.35 bn on transfers in 2019 - FIFA

2020-01-22 20:27

Football clubs worldwide splashed out a record $7.35 billion (6.63 million euros) on transfers in the men's game in 2019, FIFA revealed in a report released on Wednesday.

Qatar, FIFA publish World Cup rights pledges

2020-01-21 12:12

Qatar and FIFA published the first jointly issued legacy planning strategy ahead of a football World Cup, with pledges on labour and LGBT rights.

FIFA bans Panamanian Alvarado for life for bribery

2019-12-19 22:32

Ariel Alvarado, a Panamanian who was a member of FIFA's ethics committee, has been banned from football for life, the governing body has announced.

Everyone welcome? Gay football fans prepare for Qatar

2019-12-16 07:45

World Cup 2022 host Qatar has given the clearest indication yet that LGBT fans will be welcome.

Blatter happy to testify in France on Qatar World Cup

2019-12-11 18:49

Sepp Blatter, the former president of FIFA, says that he had opposed awarding the 2020 World Cup to Qatar, but that he has a "clear conscience."

FIFA to take legal action to recover money from Platini

2019-12-11 16:09

FIFA is to take legal action by the end of the year to force Michel Platini to return two million Swiss francs he received "illegally" during Sepp Blatter's reign.

French judge tasked with Qatar 2022 World Cup inquiry

2019-12-09 19:24

French prosecutors say that they had handed to an investigating judge their inquiry into suspected corruption in the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Messi, Rapinoe expected to take Ballon d'Or honours

2019-12-01 06:59

The biggest names in world football will descend on Paris for the 2019 Ballon d'Or ceremony, with Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe tipped to leave with the honours.

'Super-agent' Raiola threatens FIFA with legal action over commission caps

2019-11-14 20:48

A group of football agents led by "super-agent" Mino Raiola has threatened FIFA with legal action over a proposed cap on transfer commissions.

FIFA bans 3 for life over South American corruption

2019-11-12 19:48

FIFA has banned three former top South American football officials for life in connection with a corruption scandal that has shaken world football since 2015.


FIFA chief spots new top athlete... Trump

2020-01-21 21:54

As head of world football, Gianni Infantino knows a thing or two about athletes and on Tuesday he talent-spotted one he said was world class: President Donald Trump.

Bahraini footballer gets 10-match ban for racist gesture

2019-12-23 19:07

FIFA on Monday banned Bahrain defender Sayed Baqer for 10 matches for having made a racist gesture at the end of a World Cup qualifying match against Hong Kong.

FIFA files court claims to retrieve $2m from Platini

2019-12-16 20:57

FIFA has filed court claims in Switzerland to force Michel Platini to return $2 million he received during Sepp Blatter's reign at world football's governing body.

SA pulls out of race to host 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

2019-12-14 08:22

The South African Football Association has withdrawn its bid for the rights to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.

FIFA chief Infantino denies backing breakaway super league

2019-12-11 17:40

FIFA has not given its backing to reported plans for a closed European super league, its president Gianni Infantino has said.

Blatter ready to testify in France over 2022 World Cup

2019-12-11 14:49

Sepp Blatter, the former president of FIFA says that he had opposed awarding the 2020 World Cup to Qatar, but that he has a "clear conscience."

Swiss quiz PSG boss, ex-FIFA No.2 in bribery case

2019-12-02 17:29

PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi and former FIFA's secretary general, Jerome Valcke are currently being questioned regarding alleged corruption.

FIFA puts SA broadcasters on alert for CAF TV rights

2019-11-20 13:16

FIFA has put SA broadcasters on alert following an announcement of the tender process for the TV rights of CAF's qualifiers for the 2022 Soccer World Cup.

FIFA name Arsene Wenger global football development chief

2019-11-13 17:29

Arsene Wenger has been named FIFA's chief of global football development, the governing body has announced.

African players 'not respected' in Ballon d'Or vote, says Eto'o

2019-11-07 14:13

African players still do not get the recognition they deserve, Samuel Eto'o says, as he hopes another player wins the Ballon d'Or.

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