African football must rid itself of the corruption tag

2018-08-19 10:30

The football fraternity was shaken to its foundation last week when Fifa announced that it had slapped Zambian legend Kalusha Bwalya with a two-year ban.

Bafana unchanged in latest FIFA rankings

2018-08-16 11:49

South Africa remained in lowly 74th position in the latest FIFA world rankings while holding firm as the 15th-best team in Africa.

FIFA bans ex-Zambian chief Bwalya for 2 years

2018-08-10 18:25

FIFA suspended the former head of the Zambian football federation and former African footballer of the year, Kalusha Bwalya.

CAS upholds ex-FIFA Valcke's 10-year ban

2018-07-27 12:48

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed an appeal by former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke seeking to overturn his 10 year ban from football over corruption.

Fraudsters scam Nigerians with Russia World Cup passes

2018-07-13 21:32

Fraudsters have tricked scores of Nigerians by selling them football World Cup fan passes to travel to Russia, leaving many stranded and penniless, victims and anti-trafficking campaigners say.

Patricio and Wolves in FIFA probe

2018-07-13 10:38

FIFA are investigating a complaint from Sporting CP relating to Rui Patricio's free transfer to Premier League newcomers Wolves last month.

FIFA to take legal action against World Cup pirate broadcasters

2018-07-12 08:39

FIFA said it is preparing to take legal action in Saudi Arabia against pirate broadcasters illegally showing World Cup matches in the kingdom.

Rescued Thai boys won't attend SWC final - FIFA

2018-07-10 17:00

Football's governing body FIFA welcomed the rescue of 12 Thai boys from a cave, but said they were too weak to attend the Soccer World Cup final.

FIFA boss invites Thai cave boys to World Cup final

2018-07-06 12:11

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has invited the Thai boys' football team trapped in a cave to the World Cup final.

European, South American referees picked for SWC QFs

2018-07-04 21:40

FIFA has picked European and South American referees to handle the World Cup quarter-finals that feature only teams from their regions


Ghana reaches deal with FIFA to avert dissolution of FA

2018-08-16 18:59

Ghana has backed away from controversial plans to dissolve its graft-ridden football federation, as it reached a deal with FIFA.

FIFA threatens to suspend Nigeria, Ghana

2018-08-14 19:01

FIFA threatened to suspend the Nigeria and Ghana football federations over government interference.

SWC: Why the increase from 32 to 48 teams?

2018-08-03 13:39

If it "ain't broke", what are the motives behind FIFA's controversial increase of SWC teams from 32 to 48 in 2026? asks Sy Lerman.

FIFA asks TV producers to cut down on fan close-ups over sexism fears

2018-07-13 23:07

FIFA has asked TV producers to reduce the number of close-up shots of spectators at the Soccer World Cup final to avoid any "suggestions of sexual connotations".

Russia 2018 'best SWC ever' - FIFA president

2018-07-13 11:30

FIFA president Gianni Infantino celebrated what he described as the "best Soccer World Cup" ever, thanks to the quality of football and organisation in Russia.

Saudi Arabia welcomes FIFA action on World Cup pirate broadcasters

2018-07-12 21:16

Saudi Arabia welcomed FIFA's move towards legal action in the country over pirate broadcasters illegally showing World Cup matches.

Nigeria risks FIFA rap over court battle

2018-07-10 20:55

Nigeria edged closer to a possible showdown with FIFA after a judge adjourned a long-running court case over the disputed leadership.

Jordaan interested in Fifa council position

2018-07-08 05:59

Cosafa has received three letters from candidates interested in the vacant position on the Fifa council.

FIFA condemns Maradona comments

2018-07-05 06:35

FIFA's patience with Diego Maradona's World Cup antics has finally run out after the legend was again involved in controversy.

Caribbean football chief banned over ticket scam

2018-07-03 18:07

FIFA's ethics committee have banned a Caribbean football chief for two years over a ticket scam at the 2014 World Cup.

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