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# fifa - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Fifa increases squads to 26 players for 2022 World Cup
# Qatar
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# Qatar

Fifa increases squads to 26 players for 2022 World Cup

Thu 6:14 PM 2,982 Views 3 Comments

National teams had named squads of 23 players ever since the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.

# fifa - Friday 17 June, 2022

FIFA announces 16 host cities for 2026 World Cup
# American Dream
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# American Dream

FIFA announces 16 host cities for 2026 World Cup

Jun 17th 2022, 8:11 AM 12,771 Views 16 Comments

The expanded tournament will be the first to feature 48 teams.

# fifa - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Prosecutor calls for suspended sentence for Blatter, Platini
# Trial
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# Trial

Prosecutor calls for suspended sentence for Blatter, Platini

Jun 15th 2022, 1:48 PM 5,285 Views 1 Comment

The Swiss prosecutor’s demand is more lenient than he could have asked for – a maximum of five years in prison if found guilty.

# fifa - Monday 13 June, 2022

Permanent change to five substitutes approved, automatic offside detector edges closer
# Laws Of The Game
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# Laws Of The Game

Permanent change to five substitutes approved, automatic offside detector edges closer

Jun 13th 2022, 12:32 PM 6,308 Views 1 Comment

The news was announced following the International Football Associations Board’s annual meeting in Doha.

# fifa - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Sepp Blatter avoids testifying at start of Fifa fraud trial
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Sepp Blatter avoids testifying at start of Fifa fraud trial

Jun 8th 2022, 4:56 PM 21,398 Views 13 Comments

The former president of football’s governing body and French football legend Michel Platini were appearing at a Swiss criminal court.

# fifa - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

EA Sports to stop making popular Fifa video game series after split
# It's In The Game
From The42
# It's In The Game

EA Sports to stop making popular Fifa video game series after split

May 10th 2022, 7:25 PM 17,264 Views 21 Comments

The game will be rebranded as EA Sports FC.

# fifa - Monday 18 April, 2022

Banned Kenya and Zimbabwe to be included in 2023 AFCON draw
# CAF
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# CAF

Banned Kenya and Zimbabwe to be included in 2023 AFCON draw

Apr 18th 2022, 8:30 AM 4,585 Views 2 Comments

They were banned by FIFA over government interference.

# fifa - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

Date set for fraud trial of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini
# United Passions
From The42
# United Passions

Date set for fraud trial of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini

Apr 12th 2022, 4:53 PM 3,130 Views 0 Comments

This will be the final hearing in a long-running saga that began in 2011.

# fifa - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Amnesty International report into Qatar World Cup work highly critical of Fifa
# Abuse
From The42
# Abuse

Amnesty International report into Qatar World Cup work highly critical of Fifa

Apr 7th 2022, 10:53 AM 2,191 Views 0 Comments

The organisation has been urged to do more to end abusive practices in the Qatari private security sector.

# fifa - Friday 1 April, 2022

Here's the full draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
# World Cup 2022
From The42
# World Cup 2022

Here's the full draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Apr 1st 2022, 6:29 PM 51,864 Views 35 Comments

The winners of the play-off path containing Scotland, Wales and Ukraine will face England in Qatar.

# fifa - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Norwegian football president makes powerful speech criticising Qatar World Cup
# Human Rights
From The42
# Human Rights

Norwegian football president makes powerful speech criticising Qatar World Cup

Mar 31st 2022, 2:31 PM 7,927 Views 8 Comments

Speaking at the Fifa Congress in Doha, Lise Klaveness said the 2022 finals were awarded ‘in unacceptable ways, with unacceptable consequences’.

# fifa - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Opponents bury Fifa's biennial World Cup campaign
# Arsene Knows?
From The42
# Arsene Knows?

Opponents bury Fifa's biennial World Cup campaign

Mar 30th 2022, 9:26 AM 5,129 Views 1 Comment

An idea to enlarge Europe’s Nations League to take in South American countries has also been mooted.

# fifa - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Fifa allows Ukrainian players to move clubs
# Rules Relaxed
From The42
# Rules Relaxed

Fifa allows Ukrainian players to move clubs

Mar 16th 2022, 7:28 PM 3,655 Views 0 Comments

The announcement comes on the third week of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

# fifa - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Swiss prosecutor seeks 28-month prison sentence for PSG president
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Swiss prosecutor seeks 28-month prison sentence for PSG president

Mar 8th 2022, 10:14 PM 6,009 Views 0 Comments

Fifa’s former number two Jerome Valcke is also in hot water.

# fifa - Thursday 3 March, 2022

Russian Football Union to appeal against ban imposed by Fifa and Uefa
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

Russian Football Union to appeal against ban imposed by Fifa and Uefa

Mar 3rd 2022, 7:40 PM 4,555 Views 9 Comments

The ban means Russia will not participate in the upcoming men’s World Cup qualifying play-offs or UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 this summer.

# fifa - Monday 28 February, 2022

Russia expelled from World Cup, clubs banned from international competitions
# Crime And Punishment
From The42
# Crime And Punishment

Russia expelled from World Cup, clubs banned from international competitions

Updated Feb 28th 2022, 7:57 PM 58,934 Views 55 Comments

The men’s team had been due to play in qualifying play-offs in March for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

# fifa - Sunday 27 February, 2022

Poland blast FIFA's plan for Russia to play in neutral countries with no fans, flag or anthem
# Ukraine War
From The42
# Ukraine War

Poland blast FIFA's plan for Russia to play in neutral countries with no fans, flag or anthem

Updated Feb 27th 2022, 8:41 PM 9,728 Views 23 Comments

The nation will have to play under the name ‘Football Union of Russia’.

# fifa - Friday 25 February, 2022

Talking point: Football's gestures of support to Ukraine undermined by its rotten industry
# Money Talks
From The42
# Money Talks

Talking point: Football's gestures of support to Ukraine undermined by its rotten industry

Feb 25th 2022, 4:11 PM 3,072 Views 3 Comments

The Wembley arch will reportedly be lit to support Ukraine, ahead of a match featuring a club owned and bankrolled by a Russian oligarch.

# fifa - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

'Unacceptable' - Fifa president Infantino comes under fire for remark on African migrants
# Not On
From The42
# Not On

'Unacceptable' - Fifa president Infantino comes under fire for remark on African migrants

Jan 26th 2022, 4:24 PM 5,797 Views 4 Comments

Infantino controversially referenced migrants risking drowning in the Mediterranean during a speech.

# fifa - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Ivory Coast dealt a blow ahead of AFCON opener as first-choice goalkeeper handed doping ban
# Suspended
From The42
# Suspended

Ivory Coast dealt a blow ahead of AFCON opener as first-choice goalkeeper handed doping ban

Jan 12th 2022, 11:22 AM 4,303 Views 1 Comment

The Elephants play Equatorial Guinea this evening.

# fifa - Monday 20 December, 2021

Fifa president thinks there is already majority support for biennial World Cup
# Global Football
From The42
# Global Football

Fifa president thinks there is already majority support for biennial World Cup

Dec 20th 2021, 11:02 PM 4,950 Views 8 Comments

Gianni Infantino: ‘If I was going to a vote tomorrow probably the majority would vote in favour of World Cups every two years.’

# fifa - Friday 17 December, 2021

Brazil and Argentina among the teams set to join Nations League from 2024
# New Look
From The42
# New Look

Brazil and Argentina among the teams set to join Nations League from 2024

Dec 17th 2021, 6:35 PM 10,178 Views 9 Comments

Uefa vice-president Zbigniew Boniek made the announcement today.

# fifa - Thursday 2 December, 2021

European clubs seek urgent Fifa talks over Africa Cup of Nations safety concerns
# AFCON
From The42
# AFCON

European clubs seek urgent Fifa talks over Africa Cup of Nations safety concerns

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:18 PM 5,219 Views 0 Comments

The European Club Association is understood to be desperate to avoid a repeat of the problems which surrounded the September international window.

# fifa - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Scott Brown earns Fifa fair play nomination after show of support to Rangers player
# Recognition
From The42
# Recognition

Scott Brown earns Fifa fair play nomination after show of support to Rangers player

Nov 23rd 2021, 8:23 PM 14,591 Views 0 Comments

The former Celtic captain has been added to the shortlist for a gesture of solidarity towards Glen Kamara.

# fifa - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment
# Corruption
From The42
# Corruption

Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment

Nov 2nd 2021, 3:19 PM 14,053 Views 0 Comments

Swiss prosecutors have today indicted the pair, who have been banned from football since 2015.

# fifa - Friday 15 October, 2021

Uefa to stand against Fifa over World Cup plans until ‘common sense prevails’
# Doubling Down
From The42
# Doubling Down

Uefa to stand against Fifa over World Cup plans until ‘common sense prevails’

Oct 15th 2021, 8:10 PM 3,045 Views 2 Comments

Fifa wants to shorten the gap between its flagship men’s and women’s tournaments to two years.

# fifa - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings after violent clashes at England-Hungary clash
# Violence
From The42
# Violence

Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings after violent clashes at England-Hungary clash

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 8:51 PM 5,898 Views 2 Comments

Hungary fans clashed with police at Wembley on Tuesday night, while there was also trouble at the Albania-Poland fixture.

# fifa - Friday 1 October, 2021

Fully-vaccinated Premier League players given exemption to travel to red list countries
# International Duty
From The42
# International Duty

Fully-vaccinated Premier League players given exemption to travel to red list countries

Oct 1st 2021, 3:25 PM 2,738 Views 0 Comments

Upon their return, the players must quarantine for 10 days at a club facility, which they can only leave once a day to train or play.

# fifa - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Wenger criticises 'emotional' response to controversial World Cup plan
# Splitting Opinion
From The42
# Splitting Opinion

Wenger criticises 'emotional' response to controversial World Cup plan

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:57 PM 4,581 Views 3 Comments

Wenger’s idea to stage the World Cup once every two years led to widespread criticism, while Uefa issued a scathing response

# fifa - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Fifa hand Hungary two-match stadium ban, with one of those matches suspended, for fans' racism v England
# Slap On The Wrist
From The42
# Slap On The Wrist

Fifa hand Hungary two-match stadium ban, with one of those matches suspended, for fans' racism v England

Sep 21st 2021, 4:08 PM 3,531 Views 3 Comments

The Hungarian FA have also been fined just under €185,000 after Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were targeted with monkey chants earlier this month.

# fifa - Monday 20 September, 2021

Fifa to discuss plans for biennial World Cups at associations summit next week
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Fifa to discuss plans for biennial World Cups at associations summit next week

Sep 20th 2021, 10:00 AM 9,518 Views 8 Comments

The world governing body is in favour of shortening the gap between its showpiece event from four to two years.

# fifa - Friday 10 September, 2021

Klopp has no idea if he can play Brazilian pair this weekend over club v country row
# Fall-out
From The42
# Fall-out

Klopp has no idea if he can play Brazilian pair this weekend over club v country row

Sep 10th 2021, 2:32 PM 4,184 Views 3 Comments

Ireland international Caoimhin Kelleher is in line to start against Leeds on Sunday if Alisson isn’t available.

# fifa - Monday 6 September, 2021

FIFA investigating Brazil-Argentina abandonment after coronavirus fiasco From The42

FIFA investigating Brazil-Argentina abandonment after coronavirus fiasco

Sep 6th 2021, 3:54 PM 3,182 Views 0 Comments

Premier League players Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso, Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia were said to have breached Covid-19 regulations.

# fifa - Sunday 5 September, 2021

The trailblazing coach who helped usher in a new era for Irish football
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

The trailblazing coach who helped usher in a new era for Irish football

Sep 5th 2021, 8:15 AM 7,103 Views 1 Comment

Sue Ronan discusses her time with Ireland as a player and manager, and the work she has done since.

# fifa - Friday 3 September, 2021

Uefa have ‘grave concerns’ over plans to stage World Cup every two years
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

Uefa have ‘grave concerns’ over plans to stage World Cup every two years

Sep 3rd 2021, 10:58 PM 5,483 Views 5 Comments

The Fifa Congress voted in May to conduct a feasibility study into holding the competition more regularly.

# fifa - Monday 9 August, 2021

Ex-Fifa boss Blatter meets Swiss prosecutor in payment probe
# Investigation
From The42
# Investigation

Ex-Fifa boss Blatter meets Swiss prosecutor in payment probe

Aug 9th 2021, 12:23 PM 3,804 Views 5 Comments

Former Fifa president Blatter, 85, is being investigated over a €1.85million payment to Michel Platini.

# fifa - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Fifa back Uefa against Super League clubs as backlash intensifies
# Battle Lines Drawn
From The42
# Battle Lines Drawn

Fifa back Uefa against Super League clubs as backlash intensifies

Apr 20th 2021, 12:59 PM 3,675 Views 6 Comments

The European governing body appear to have a crucial ally in the battle against a breakaway competition.

# fifa - Friday 26 March, 2021

Fifa won't punish Germany for human rights protest aimed at Qatar
# FIFA
From The42
# FIFA

Fifa won't punish Germany for human rights protest aimed at Qatar

Mar 26th 2021, 11:59 AM 3,988 Views 6 Comments

The German team lined up to display the message before Thursday’s 3-0 win over Iceland.

# fifa - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Ex-Fifa President Sepp Blatter given new ban of six years
# Suspended
From The42
# Suspended

Ex-Fifa President Sepp Blatter given new ban of six years

Mar 24th 2021, 11:44 AM 4,540 Views 8 Comments

The ban has been imposed for multiple breaches of Fifa’s ethics code.

# fifa - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson by telephone about joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# World Cup 2030
# World Cup 2030

Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson by telephone about joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:09 PM 17,446 Views 52 Comments

Micheál Martin said the Irish government would be “very happy to co-operate” with the UK.

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