DRC football chief provisionally released in embezzlement probe

2018-04-19 19:19

The head of the Democratic Republic of Congo's football association, who also serves on world governing body FIFA, was provisionally released, after being held for 21 hours as part of an embezzlement probe, an investigating magistrate has said.

VAR, giant screen replays at every WC match - FIFA

2018-04-19 08:10

Four video assistant referees will be present at every game at the World Cup with replays to be shown on giant screens inside the stadiums.

European leagues oppose plan for 48-team 2022 World Cup

2018-04-17 09:49

Top European leagues will oppose FIFA plans to add 16 teams to a 48-team tournament and playing days at the 2022 World Cup.

Bafana up 4 spots in FIFA rankings

2018-04-12 11:08

South Africa have climbed four places to 72nd in the world - while remaining 15th in Africa - in the latest FIFA world rankings.

Messi, Suarez to support South American SWC host bid

2018-04-09 22:38

Stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are set to offer their backing to a joint bid from Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay to host the 2030 World Cup.

FIFA vice president David Chung quits for 'personal reasons'

2018-04-06 12:47

FIFA vice president David Chung has resigned as head of the Oceania Football Confederation after seven years in power

French sports minister blasts racist Russian chants

2018-03-28 14:14

France's sports minister has condemned the "inadmissible" monkey chants aimed at French players Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele in Russia.

Fifa to rule on Safa polls

2018-03-25 06:04

The fate of the SA Football Association’s (Safa’s) elective congress now lies in the hands of Fifa.

FIFA gives VAR green light for SWC

2018-03-17 09:06

Video assistant referee technology (VAR) will make its debut at the World Cup in Russia despite lingering opposition from within and outside football.

FIFA to give VAR green light at World Cup

2018-03-15 18:02

FIFA are expected to rubber-stamp VAR for this summer's World Cup despite lingering opposition from within and outside football.


FIFA closes case of alleged racism in U17 WC final

2018-04-19 12:18

In the third recent case FIFA will take no action into a Spain player allegedly racially abusing an England opponent in the Under-17 World Cup final.

FIFA charge Russia over fan racism chants

2018-04-17 12:12

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Russian Football Union over monkey chants heard during a friendly international against France.

Qatar urges FIFA talks before any SWC expansion

2018-04-14 22:59

Qatar SWC organisers have told FIFA it is "important" to hold talks before any final decision was taken to expand the 2022 tournament to 48 teams.

FIFA committee begins tour of North America 2026 bid

2018-04-10 08:54

A FIFA evaluation committee launched a five-day inspection tour of the United States, Canada and Mexico in the bidding battle for the 2026 World Cup.

FIFA corruption concerns prompt Oceania probe

2018-04-09 07:32

The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) said it will investigate "potential wrongdoings" after a FIFA audit into construction of its new headquarters.

Snubbed! No English refs, assistants at 2018 SWC

2018-03-29 17:06

June/July's Soccer World Cup will feature no English referees for the first time in post-war history, nor assistants, after FIFA confirmed its official list of 99 match officials.

Morocco touts gun safety in 2026 World Cup bid against US

2018-03-27 07:00

Morocco has touted its limited gun violence in a 2026 World Cup bidding proposal to take on the United States-led rival for the soccer showpiece

FIFA lifts three-decade ban on Iraq

2018-03-17 15:11

FIFA has lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football, a move hailed by the country's sports authorities.

Chicago, Minneapolis drop out of 2026 SWC bid

2018-03-16 09:31

Chicago and Minneapolis dropped out of the North American bid to host the 2026 Soccer World Cup because of burdensome financial demands by FIFA.

Bafana Bafana up 1 spot in FIFA rankings

2018-03-15 11:29

South Africa have climbed one place to 76th in the world - and Africa - in the latest FIFA world rankings.

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