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21st September 2023
Ireland drop to 55th in latest Fifa rankings
A difficult international window saw the side lose two vital Euros qualifiers against France and the Netherlands.
Last month
August 2023
Spanish football chief Rubiales to quit over World Cup kiss scandal - reports
Rubiales has faced heavy criticism and calls for him to resign.
Spanish football chief Rubiales to quit over World Cup kiss scandal - reports
Rubiales has faced heavy criticism and calls for him to resign.
Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales
Rubiales has faced heavy criticism and calls to resign in relation to his conduct at the World Cup final in Sydney on Sunday.
This year
Fifa blocks wearing of rainbow armbands at Women's World Cup
However, they will be allowed to promote peace, gender equality, indigenous peoples and ending violence against women among other causes.
Fifa threatens European TV blackout of Women's World Cup - but RTÉ won't be affected
The Fifa president said broadcasters had offered ’100 times less’ to screen the Women’s World Cup compared to the men’s tournament.
European clubs back Fifa's plans for expanded Club World Cup
The new event is set to feature 12 European teams and be played every four years from 2025.
Hopes for Women’s World Cup prize money to match men’s by 2027, Saudi sponsorship plans dropped
Vera Pauw’s Ireland will feature at this summer’s tournament.
Gianni Infantino re-elected Fifa president until 2027
The 52-year-old Swiss lawyer stood unopposed at the congress of world football’s governing body.
Gianni Infantino set to be re-elected Fifa president without formal vote
Infantino will be re-elected by acclimation as he is the only candidate.
2026 World Cup set to include a new last-32 stage in extended tournament
The PA news agency understands qualifiers are set to be split into 12 groups of four rather than 16 groups of three.
Barcelona Deadline Day transfer may be foiled by 18-second delay
LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo’s paperwork was filed late with Fifa.
Hosts want 'urgent' answers over Saudi sponsorship of Women's World Cup
Visit Saudi is reportedly poised to be named among the sponsors.
Spanish court reinstates ban on Uefa punishing Super League clubs
The decision was in response to an appeal by the league’s promoters.
Fifa bans four Uruguay players over World Cup incidents
The Uruguayan football federation has also been fined €50,000 and handed a partial stadium closure for their next home match.
Emery backs Argentina 'keeper Martinez as Fifa investigates World Cup celebrations
Argentina have been cited by Fifa after their World Cup win.
Fifa chief Infantino quizzed by Swiss prosecutors
The boss of world football has been facing proceedings since July 2020.
Fifa boss Infantino under fire for behaviour at Pele's wake
The organisation’s president took a selfie with some of the late star’s old teammates on Monday right beside the open coffin.
Last year
Fifa readies 48-team World Cup
For the first time, football’s greatest tournament will be held across three host nations — the United States, Canada and Mexico.
‘It’s closer to Game of Thrones’ - The story of football’s biggest administration scandal
Writer and producer Miles Coleman on the Netflix documentary series ‘Fifa Uncovered’.
Fifa announce expanded 32-team Club World Cup from 2025
New-look club competition to take place every four years, while Fifa also plan new ‘World Series’ international friendly tournament.
Uefa and Fifa win key decision in bid to halt breakaway Super League
Court ruling sinks any hopes of a Super League operating within European football’s mainstream without Uefa and Fifa approval.
Fifa bans fans from dressing as crusaders at England versus USA World Cup match
Fans have been spotted at the tournament dressed in chainmail while carrying plastic swords and shields with the St George cross.
Fifa accused of 'sinister abuse of power' over OneLove armband
Fifa threatened sporting sanctions, starting at a yellow card for the captains, if the armbands were worn.
Coveney criticises Fifa's 'extraordinary' decision on One Love armbands
Under Fifa’s rules, players wearing kit that is not authorised by the governing body could be shown a yellow card.
Fifa open disciplinary case against Ecuador fans over alleged homophobic chanting
The disciplinary case follows days after Fifa outlawed the wearing of a rainbow-coloured One Love armband by players.
Fifa cite commercial reasons and force Belgium to remove the word 'Love' from jersey
Belgium have been forced into a last-minute alteration ahead of their opening game with Canada.
World Cup 2022: Fifa's clampdown on rainbow armbands conflicts with its own human rights guidelines
Sophie King-Hill of Birmingham University looks at the controversy at this tournament.
Gay Australian footballer Cavallo 'lost respect' for Fifa
‘All the work my fellow allies and the LGBTQ+ community are doing to make football inclusive, you have shown that football isn’t a place for everyone.’
'A terrible face for football': How RTÉ, BBC and beIN opened World Cup coverage
Gary Neville, Alan Shearer and Richie Sadlier were among those to weigh in on the controversial tournament.
Preview: A World Cup in Qatar is not an aberration - It is football's logical end
The Qatar World Cup distills the essence of what the sport has become.
Alcohol u-turn as Fifa ban beer in stadiums two days before Qatar World Cup begins
The move follows ‘discussions’ with the host nation.
Fifa President Infantino to stand unopposed for third term
Infantino is just the third president of the organisation since 1974.
Opinion: 'Football fans - it's time to make some noise on human rights ahead of this World Cup'
Fiona Crowley of Amnesty International Ireland says it’s time Fifa showed it really cares about human rights ahead of the tournament.
Fifa appeals for ceasefire in Ukraine during World Cup
Fifa suspended Russia days after its invasion of Ukraine, booting the team from World Cup qualifying matches
Joe Lycett urges David Beckham to abandon Qatar football deal due to country's LGBTQ laws
The comedian encouraged former footballer Beckham to turn his back on a £10 million ambassadorship deal.
Poll: Will you watch the World Cup?
The country has an abysmal record on human rights.
Fifa forbid Danish World Cup squad from wearing pro-human rights shirts
Qatar has faced criticism for its treatment of foreign workers.
Sepp Blatter: The choice of Qatar to host the World Cup was a mistake
Former Fifa president says that former Uefa president Michel Platini helped turn the vote in Gulf state’s favour.
Campaigner Peter Tatchell ‘arrested in Doha while protesting Qatar's LGBT rights record’
The Peter Tatchell Foundation said the campaigner was detained as he demonstrated against ‘one of the most homophobic regimes on Earth’.