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#FIFA

# 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 3,681 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 4,009 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 4,550 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 17,448 Views 52 Comments

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

# fifa - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Fifa chief threatens World Cup ban for players involved in potential European Super League
# Battle Lines Drawn
From The42
# Battle Lines Drawn

Fifa chief threatens World Cup ban for players involved in potential European Super League

Jan 21st 2021, 12:06 PM 4,987 Views 8 Comments

Reports of a breakaway league made of Europe’s top clubs resurfaced last year.

# fifa - Monday 18 January, 2021

Fifa dismisses appeal against Kieran Trippier betting ban
# Development
From The42
# Development

Fifa dismisses appeal against Kieran Trippier betting ban

Jan 18th 2021, 12:38 PM 2,776 Views 1 Comment

The 30-year-old Atletico Madrid and defender was hit with a 10-week suspension last month.

# fifa - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Fifa temporarily lifts 10-week ban of England international Kieran Trippier
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

Fifa temporarily lifts 10-week ban of England international Kieran Trippier

Jan 3rd 2021, 1:08 PM 8,270 Views 6 Comments

The Atletico Madrid player was barred from football activity last week for breaching betting rules.

# fifa - Friday 25 December, 2020

Covid forces FIFA to postpone U20, U17 World Cups
# Called Off
From The42
# Called Off

Covid forces FIFA to postpone U20, U17 World Cups

Dec 25th 2020, 11:25 AM 3,817 Views 1 Comment

‘The global situation has failed to normalise to a sufficient level to address the challenges associated with hosting both tournaments.’

# fifa - Friday 4 December, 2020

Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football

Dec 4th 2020, 10:25 PM 47,265 Views 33 Comments

The days of Irish minors moving to UK clubs may be about to end.

# fifa - Friday 18 September, 2020

Fifa vote to change rules around players' international eligibility
# More Change
From The42
# More Change

Fifa vote to change rules around players' international eligibility

Sep 18th 2020, 9:17 PM 9,599 Views 11 Comments

The new rules would, in theory, allow players in a similar situation to Michael Obafemi change their allegiance.

# fifa - Monday 24 August, 2020

Fifa relaxes rules on release of players for internationals
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Fifa relaxes rules on release of players for internationals

Aug 24th 2020, 11:59 PM 5,946 Views 2 Comments

Clubs are usually obliged to release players to national teams during those parts of the calendar.

# fifa - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Fifa ethics committee drops violation case against president
# Case Closed
From The42
# Case Closed

Fifa ethics committee drops violation case against president

Aug 19th 2020, 6:14 PM 3,638 Views 2 Comments

It was determined that there was insufficient evidence to warrant further pursuing the case.

# fifa - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Criminal proceedings brought against Fifa president Infantino
# FIFA
From The42
# FIFA

Criminal proceedings brought against Fifa president Infantino

Jul 30th 2020, 2:47 PM 24,223 Views 18 Comments

Swiss federal prosecutor Stefan Keller says there are ‘indications of criminal conduct’.

# fifa - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

10am kick-offs and four group matches a day as 2022 World Cup schedule announced
# Qatar
From The42
# Qatar

10am kick-offs and four group matches a day as 2022 World Cup schedule announced

Jul 15th 2020, 2:26 PM 20,522 Views 28 Comments

The tournament’s final will take place in Doha on Sunday, 18 December – a week before Christmas Day.

# fifa - Friday 8 May, 2020

Football's lawmakers approve use of five substitutions per match
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Football's lawmakers approve use of five substitutions per match

May 8th 2020, 7:29 PM 4,611 Views 4 Comments

The International Football Association Board have also given the green light to any competition that wishes to scrap VAR.

# fifa - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Players who spit should receive yellow card due to Covid-19 risk, recommends Fifa doctor
# Unhygienic
From The42
# Unhygienic

Players who spit should receive yellow card due to Covid-19 risk, recommends Fifa doctor

Apr 28th 2020, 11:18 AM 4,347 Views 11 Comments

Medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe believes bookings should be handed out to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

# fifa - Monday 27 April, 2020

Inter-county stars to face off in Fifa tournament to raise funds for frontline workers
# For A Good Cause
From The42
# For A Good Cause

Inter-county stars to face off in Fifa tournament to raise funds for frontline workers

Apr 27th 2020, 8:40 PM 9,763 Views 1 Comment

One player from each county will participate in the All-Ireland Fifa 20 tournament this weekend.

Teams will be allowed to make up to five substitutes when football resumes
# Empty The Bench
From The42
# Empty The Bench

Teams will be allowed to make up to five substitutes when football resumes

Apr 27th 2020, 2:56 PM 9,203 Views 22 Comments

Changes will be permitted in a maximum of three slots, plus half-time.

# fifa - Friday 24 April, 2020

FAI given advance of €460,000 as Fifa help out all members amid Covid-19 shutdown
# Relief
From The42
# Relief

FAI given advance of €460,000 as Fifa help out all members amid Covid-19 shutdown

Apr 24th 2020, 3:54 PM 2,744 Views 5 Comments

The governing body have granted an advance to all 211 of their member associations.

# fifa - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Fifa allows transfer window movement and extension to contracts amid football shutdown
# Adjustments
From The42
# Adjustments

Fifa allows transfer window movement and extension to contracts amid football shutdown

Apr 7th 2020, 9:00 PM 2,783 Views 0 Comments

Contracts covering the 2019/20 season in England are set to expire on 30 June.

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court
# Probe
From The42
# Probe

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court

Apr 7th 2020, 7:57 AM 13,084 Views 11 Comments

The updated indictment in the US investigation into football corruption alleges multi-million dollar bribes for World Cup votes and broadcast rights.

# fifa - Thursday 20 February, 2020

PSG boss and ex-Fifa number two charged in bribery case
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

PSG boss and ex-Fifa number two charged in bribery case

Feb 20th 2020, 12:22 PM 4,427 Views 4 Comments

Nasser Al-Khelaifi and disgraced former secretary general Jerome Valcke are accused of corruption.

# fifa - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Wenger proposes new offside rule for Euro 2020 which would benefit attackers
# Forward Thinking
From The42
# Forward Thinking

Wenger proposes new offside rule for Euro 2020 which would benefit attackers

Feb 19th 2020, 10:54 AM 5,970 Views 11 Comments

Football’s offside rule is expected to be discussed by its lawmaking body in Belfast on 29 February.

# fifa - Friday 13 December, 2019

Fifa confirms final four bidders for Women's World Cup
# Candidates
From The42
# Candidates

Fifa confirms final four bidders for Women's World Cup

Dec 13th 2019, 10:21 PM 4,142 Views 0 Comments

Brazil, Colombia and Japan will rival Australia and New Zealand for the right to host the event.

# fifa - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Blatter insists he has a 'clear conscience' and that he's willing to testify about Qatar World Cup vote
# Testify
From The42
# Testify

Blatter insists he has a 'clear conscience' and that he's willing to testify about Qatar World Cup vote

Dec 11th 2019, 4:51 PM 2,990 Views 6 Comments

Qatar beat Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States to win the vote. However, the result has been consistently questioned.

# fifa - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Arsene Wenger has a new job
# OFFICIAL
From The42
# OFFICIAL

Arsene Wenger has a new job

Nov 13th 2019, 3:47 PM 11,761 Views 6 Comments

The former Arsenal boss has been confirmed as Fifa’s new chief of global football development.

# fifa - Monday 4 November, 2019

Cardiff City threatened with three-window transfer ban over Sala payment
# Refusal
From The42
# Refusal

Cardiff City threatened with three-window transfer ban over Sala payment

Nov 4th 2019, 1:22 PM 7,284 Views 7 Comments

Fifa say the Championship club must hand over €6 million to Nantes for the deceased Argentine striker.

# fifa - Thursday 24 October, 2019

China to host expanded Club World Cup in 2021, featuring 8 European teams
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

China to host expanded Club World Cup in 2021, featuring 8 European teams

Oct 24th 2019, 9:26 AM 3,936 Views 4 Comments

The revamped Fifa Club World Cup will include 24 teams, taking place every four years and replacing the Confederations Cup.

# fifa - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Fifa president calls for stronger fight against racism as Southgate hails his side's reaction to abuse in Bulgaria
# Kick It Out
From The42
# Kick It Out

Fifa president calls for stronger fight against racism as Southgate hails his side's reaction to abuse in Bulgaria

Oct 16th 2019, 8:39 AM 1,876 Views 3 Comments

‘Join us and think together of new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football,’ Gianna Infantino said.

# fifa - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

For the first time in decades, women will be freely permitted to attend football matches in Iran
# Progress
From The42
# Progress

For the first time in decades, women will be freely permitted to attend football matches in Iran

Oct 9th 2019, 10:44 AM 2,181 Views 5 Comments

The Islamic republic has barred female spectators from football and other stadiums for around 40 years.

# fifa - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Cardiff City refuse to believe they should pay €6m for plane crash victim Sala
# TRANSFER FEE
From The42
# TRANSFER FEE

Cardiff City refuse to believe they should pay €6m for plane crash victim Sala

Oct 2nd 2019, 10:37 AM 5,178 Views 10 Comments

The Championship club say they will appeal this week’s Fifa decision to the Court of Arbitration in Sport.

# fifa - Monday 30 September, 2019

Cardiff City ordered to pay €6m transfer fee to Nantes for plane crash victim Sala
# Dispute
From The42
# Dispute

Cardiff City ordered to pay €6m transfer fee to Nantes for plane crash victim Sala

Updated Sep 30th 2019, 4:26 PM 13,488 Views 5 Comments

Fifa stepped in after the two clubs failed to agree a settling payment for the Argentine striker, who died tragically in January.

# fifa - Friday 27 September, 2019

Fifa hit out at 'unfair and misleading' reports over voting for The Best awards
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Fifa hit out at 'unfair and misleading' reports over voting for The Best awards

Sep 27th 2019, 7:01 PM 3,919 Views 4 Comments

Mohamed Salah appeared to be upset when the full list of voting was released without his country’s selections.

# fifa - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Pogba, Salah and Sterling join Messi and Ronaldo on FIFPro World 11 list
# Stars
From The42
# Stars

Pogba, Salah and Sterling join Messi and Ronaldo on FIFPro World 11 list

Sep 5th 2019, 8:17 PM 6,273 Views 8 Comments

Premier League clubs boast the most players on the 55-man shortlist.

# fifa - Monday 2 September, 2019

Liverpool stars nominated for Fifa awards
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

Liverpool stars nominated for Fifa awards

Sep 2nd 2019, 2:59 PM 5,305 Views 3 Comments

Virgil van Dijk, Alisson and Jurgen Klopp are among those to have been recognised.

# fifa - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Manchester City avoid transfer ban for breaching Fifa regulations around signing minors
# Ruling
From The42
# Ruling

Manchester City avoid transfer ban for breaching Fifa regulations around signing minors

Aug 13th 2019, 5:37 PM 4,780 Views 26 Comments

Instead, football’s governing body has fined the Premier League side €340,000.

# fifa - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Man United sign highly-rated Monaco teenager
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

Man United sign highly-rated Monaco teenager

Aug 11th 2019, 3:26 PM 17,648 Views 11 Comments

16-year-old Hannibal Mejbri is on his way to Old Trafford.

# fifa - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Fifa confirm Women's World Cup expansion to 32 teams from 2023
# Global Game
From The42
# Global Game

Fifa confirm Women's World Cup expansion to 32 teams from 2023

Jul 31st 2019, 7:30 PM 2,695 Views 5 Comments

The Fifa Council this evening unanimously voted in favour of adding an additional eight teams.

Guardiola and Klopp lead nominees for Fifa coach awards
# Top Bosses
From The42
# Top Bosses

Guardiola and Klopp lead nominees for Fifa coach awards

Jul 31st 2019, 3:01 PM 2,832 Views 19 Comments

Jill Ellis and Phil Neville are among the contenders for the Women’s accolade.

# fifa - Friday 19 July, 2019

Fifa and Uefa 'seriously concerned' over government interference on FAI
# Letter
From The42
# Letter

Fifa and Uefa 'seriously concerned' over government interference on FAI

Jul 19th 2019, 8:23 PM 26,900 Views 53 Comments

The FAI announced that they received a joint letter from the governing bodies today.