ENGLISH Premier League players will be able to show solidarity with the George Floyd justice campaign during games without the prospect of facing sanctions.The Football Association on Tuesday endorsed FIFA's new stance that "common sense" would be applied when ...
Jun 3, 2020
FIFA urged football competition organizers on Monday to apply "common sense" and consider not sanctioning players demanding justice for George Floyd during matches.The recognition by Fifa of the "depth of sentiment" over Floyd's death came in a rare statement ...
Jun 2, 2020
ROME - While football leagues around Europe are still debating whether and when to resume playing amid the coronavirus pandemic, the leader of the continent's Federation of Sports Medicine Associations is calling for a detailed series of tests to clear athletes ...
Apr 15, 2020
MOST international soccer might not be played until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions and the need to give club competitions the chance to resume, a FIFA vice president said Monday.Victor Montagliani, a Canadian who is president of the governing ...
Apr 14, 2020
GENEVA - In a legal victory for former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, federal prosecutors in Switzerland plan to drop one of two cases open against him for suspected criminal mismanagement.The Swiss attorney general's office on Saturday confirmed reports they intend ...
Apr 12, 2020
GENEVA - Football players in Belarus are worried about playing games in the only European top-tier league still in action during the coronavirus pandemic, their global union said Tuesday."Frankly, it's not comprehendible how this can be going on," Jonas ...
Apr 1, 2020
AS the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic ripple across world football, FIFA sees a "duty" to offer a lifeline from its vast cash reserves.Talks are underway about how the governing body's support fund will be distributed, with the ...
Apr 1, 2020
ZURICH - FIFA is investigating suspected match-fixing in Myanmar's 7-0 loss in a World Cup qualifier last year."We are looking into this matter," FIFA said Tuesday, confirming reports in Myanmar media which said officials had visited the country ...
Feb 19, 2020
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
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