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#FIFA

# fifa - Friday 5 August, 2022

Ireland achieve their highest ever Fifa women's world ranking position
# Ireland WNT
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# Ireland WNT

Ireland achieve their highest ever Fifa women's world ranking position

Aug 5th 2022, 10:33 AM 5,495 Views 1 Comment

Vera Pauw’s outfit are up to 26th place.

# fifa - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Swiss prosecutors mull appeal in Blatter and Platini fraud case
# Legal
From The42
# Legal

Swiss prosecutors mull appeal in Blatter and Platini fraud case

Jul 19th 2022, 11:12 AM 2,216 Views 1 Comment

The pair were cleared on 8 July by the Federal Criminal Court following a mammoth investigation that began in 2015.

# fifa - Monday 11 July, 2022

European Super League back in the spotlight as defining court hearing begins From The42

European Super League back in the spotlight as defining court hearing begins

Jul 11th 2022, 10:39 AM 2,614 Views 2 Comments

A potentially seismic hearing at the European Court of Justice begins today.

# fifa - Friday 8 July, 2022

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini acquitted in Fifa trial
# Verdict
From The42
# Verdict

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini acquitted in Fifa trial

Jul 8th 2022, 9:24 AM 22,384 Views 24 Comments

Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court in the southern city of Bellinzona rejected the prosecution’s request for a suspended prison sentence.

# fifa - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Fifa increases squads to 26 players for 2022 World Cup
# Qatar
From The42
# Qatar

Fifa increases squads to 26 players for 2022 World Cup

Jun 23rd 2022, 6:14 PM 3,010 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
From The42
# American Dream

FIFA announces 16 host cities for 2026 World Cup

Jun 17th 2022, 8:11 AM 12,799 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
From The42
# Trial

Prosecutor calls for suspended sentence for Blatter, Platini

Jun 15th 2022, 1:48 PM 5,297 Views 2 Comments

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
From The42
# Laws Of The Game

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

Jun 13th 2022, 12:32 PM 6,318 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 21,417 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 17,291 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
From The42
# CAF

Banned Kenya and Zimbabwe to be included in 2023 AFCON draw

Apr 18th 2022, 8:30 AM 4,593 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 3,142 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 2,211 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 51,907 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 7,982 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 5,139 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 3,671 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 6,026 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 4,572 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 58,955 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 9,748 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 3,087 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 5,811 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 4,313 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 4,964 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 10,193 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 5,228 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 14,600 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 14,068 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 3,056 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 5,919 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 2,747 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 4,600 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 3,541 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 9,527 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 4,193 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 3,191 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 7,199 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 5,496 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 3,812 Views 5 Comments

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

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