Sports games have been around since the dawn of gaming. Ever since 1972's Pong on the Atari console, they've been a staple on every gaming generation since. We've come a long way since then, and the past decade ...
Dec 27, 2019
ZURICH - FIFA filed court claims in Switzerland on Monday against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini to recover more than $2 million from an irregular payment that led to both men being banned from international soccer.FIFA said in a statement that any ...
Dec 17, 2019
NO less than Fifa president Gianni Infantino paid tribute to the leadership of Philippine Football Federation president Mariano "Nonong" Araneta.In his first visit to the country recently, Infantino expressed satisfaction on the performance of the PFF under Araneta, who is seeking ...
Oct 28, 2019
ZURICH - Former FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo has been banned for life for bribery worth millions of dollars that was exposed by a sprawling American federal investigation of corruption in international soccer.FIFA's ethics committee found the Uruguayan official guilty of ...
Oct 3, 2019
FIFA scrapped plans to expand the 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 nations, deciding Wednesday to stick with 32 countries due to the political and logistical complexities of using another Persian Gulf nation.FIFA President Gianni Infantino's hopes of expanding ...
May 23, 2019
MADRID - Lionel Messi's international return didn't do much to help Argentina regain top form.Messi was back on Friday for the first time since the 2018 World Cup but couldn't stop his team losing 3-1 ...
Mar 23, 2019
THE European members attending the Fifa Council voted against introducing a 24-team Club World Cup in 2021, and clubs are refusing to participate.The seven dissenting voices on Friday could not stop Fifa President Gianni Infantino from securing approval for a ...
Mar 16, 2019
LONDON - A FIFA feasibility study concluded the 2022 World Cup can expand to 48 teams by using at least one of Qatar's neighbors as an additional host, and found there is a low legal risk to changing the format and ...
Mar 12, 2019
AN agenda for FIFA's ruling council says plans to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams will be assessed at next week's meeting.FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said fast-tracking the increase which was due to ...
Mar 8, 2019
ZURICH - Qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup will begin in Asia in June, though political tensions between Qatar and its neighbors means FIFA's push to expand the tournament is still uncertain.FIFA's committee for organizing competitions confirmed ...
Mar 5, 2019
ZURICH - FIFA has stripped Peru of Under-20 World Cup hosting rights, citing concerns about the infrastructure.The decision was taken by the bureau of the FIFA Council which features the six regional confederation presidents and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.The tournament ...
Feb 23, 2019
NEW YORK - Brayan Jimenez, a former head of Guatemalan soccer's governing body, was sentenced Tuesday to time served and fined $350,000 after pleading guilty for his role in the FIFA corruption scandal uncovered by U.S. prosecutors.Judge Pamela ...
Feb 6, 2019
LONDON - Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were far from the auditorium by the River Thames when Luka Modric broke their decade-long grip on FIFA's award for the world's best player.Football's biggest individual accolade was ...
Sep 25, 2018
PETERSBURG, Russia - Kylian Mbappe's breakout performances, 12 own goals and very few red cards despite all Neymar's dives.Here is a look at the records set and broken during the World Cup in Russia, and what it tells ...
Jul 16, 2018
MOSCOW - FIFA's patience with Diego Maradona's World Cup antics finally ran out on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).Soccer's world body said it "strongly rebukes" comments by the Argentina great criticizing American referee Mark Geiger's ...
Jul 5, 2018
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Two wins, eight goals and almost certainly a place in the knockout stage for first time since the Soviet era.Russia is enjoying quite the party at its own World Cup - and not even the highly anticipated return of ...
Jun 20, 2018
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during the team's 1-0 win over Germany.Some Mexican supporters chanted the slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer prepared to take a ...
Jun 19, 2018
VOLGOGRAD, Russia - Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defense just as time was running out.Kane found an open area of space at the far post and used his head to meet ...
Jun 18, 2018
MOSCOW - North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament.The football showpiece will return ...
Jun 13, 2018
ROME - After a career spanning five countries and countless titles both as a player and a coach, Fabio Capello announced his retirement on Monday.The former AC Milan, Real Madrid, Roma and Juventus coach told RAI state radio he was not interested ...
Apr 10, 2018
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