Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Dublin: 17°C Monday 15 August 2022

#FIFA

# fifa - Thursday 11 July, 2019

It's time for women's sport to take the prime time stage following the success of the World Cup
# Insights And Opinion
# Insights And Opinion

It's time for women's sport to take the prime time stage following the success of the World Cup

Jul 11th 2019, 10:55 AM 262 Views 0 Comments

The curtain may be falling on this inspiring episode in women’s sport, but it can’t be the end of the story.

# fifa - Sunday 7 July, 2019

USA star Rapinoe tells Fifa president she wants action on equal pay
# Demand
From The42
# Demand

USA star Rapinoe tells Fifa president she wants action on equal pay

Jul 7th 2019, 9:54 PM 57,779 Views 149 Comments

Gianni Infantino congratulated the player, and she had a message for him.

# fifa - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Collina 'surprised' by furore over refereeing at Women's World Cup
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Collina 'surprised' by furore over refereeing at Women's World Cup

Jun 26th 2019, 10:19 PM 7,801 Views 10 Comments

There have been several controversial refereeing decisions at the Women’s World Cup, but Pierluigi Collina has defended the new laws.

# fifa - Friday 21 June, 2019

Fifa reduces encroachment punishment after World Cup controversy
# Rule Change
From The42
# Rule Change

Fifa reduces encroachment punishment after World Cup controversy

Jun 21st 2019, 5:24 PM 6,924 Views 2 Comments

The rule change comes ahead of the knockout stages in France.

# fifa - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

'This organisation went from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be' - 4 more years for Infantino
# Staying On
From The42
# Staying On

'This organisation went from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be' - 4 more years for Infantino

Jun 5th 2019, 11:30 AM 4,017 Views 5 Comments

The 49-year-old stood unopposed for re-election.

# fifa - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

'I want to sue him' - Sepp Blatter hits out at Infantino and Fifa
# Animosity
From The42
# Animosity

'I want to sue him' - Sepp Blatter hits out at Infantino and Fifa

May 29th 2019, 7:09 PM 4,560 Views 9 Comments

The current president is running unopposed in his bid for a second term as the head of world football’s governing body

# fifa - Saturday 11 May, 2019

FAI 'welcome visit' from Fifa delegation to Dublin having met with Uefa president Ceferin
# Governance
From The42
# Governance

FAI 'welcome visit' from Fifa delegation to Dublin having met with Uefa president Ceferin

May 11th 2019, 9:02 PM 3,373 Views 1 Comment

An FAI delegation met with the Uefa president on Tuesday and will welcome Fifa to Dublin next week.

# fifa - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

RTÉ and TG4 join forces to show every game of this year's Fifa Women's World Cup
# Free-to-air
From The42
# Free-to-air

RTÉ and TG4 join forces to show every game of this year's Fifa Women's World Cup

Apr 16th 2019, 12:40 PM 13,705 Views 46 Comments

The two networks have reached an agreement to broadcast the tournament to Irish viewers.

# fifa - Friday 5 April, 2019

Phil Neville says England women must earn equal pay
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Phil Neville says England women must earn equal pay

Apr 5th 2019, 11:18 AM 6,104 Views 6 Comments

The former Manchester United defender, who took charge of the Lionesses last year, praised Fifa’s increase in prize money.

# fifa - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital
# On The Mend
From The42
# On The Mend

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital

Apr 4th 2019, 8:39 AM 1,490 Views 0 Comments

The 78-year-old was receiving antibiotics prior to the long flight back to his home country.

# fifa - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

German FA president resigns over payment and gift scandals
# Stepping Down
From The42
# Stepping Down

German FA president resigns over payment and gift scandals

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:17 PM 4,852 Views 7 Comments

Reinhard Grindel apologised for accepting a €6,000 watch from Hryhoriy Surkis, a UEFA vice-president and honorary president of the Ukrainian football federation.

# fifa - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Spain legend Xavi says 48-team World Cup in Qatar 'will not be good'
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Spain legend Xavi says 48-team World Cup in Qatar 'will not be good'

Mar 19th 2019, 10:23 PM 5,661 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s good for football to have 32. That’s more than enough,’ he added.

# fifa - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Southgate rules out England exit before Euro 2020
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

Southgate rules out England exit before Euro 2020

Mar 14th 2019, 2:06 PM 3,320 Views 2 Comments

After guiding the Three Lions to a World Cup semi-final, the 48-year-old says he is unfazed by links to Premier League clubs.

# fifa - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Chelsea appeal Fifa's two-window transfer ban and could still make summer signings
# Transfer Policy
From The42
# Transfer Policy

Chelsea appeal Fifa's two-window transfer ban and could still make summer signings

Mar 5th 2019, 3:53 PM 2,777 Views 1 Comment

World football’s governing body confirmed ‘any decision on the sanction remaining in place during the appeal process’ is still to be taken.

# fifa - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Nantes make formal complaint to Fifa as Cardiff miss first Sala payment
# Dispute
From The42
# Dispute

Nantes make formal complaint to Fifa as Cardiff miss first Sala payment

Feb 27th 2019, 2:35 PM 5,513 Views 7 Comments

The clubs are wrangling over payment of the transfer fee following the tragic death of the striker last month.

# fifa - Friday 22 February, 2019

Chelsea placed under transfer ban for next two windows
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

Chelsea placed under transfer ban for next two windows

Feb 22nd 2019, 11:20 AM 23,072 Views 22 Comments

The club have been punished for breaching rules on the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

# fifa - Monday 18 February, 2019

'You can avoid all this questioning if they change the rule on it' - O'Shea on Declan Rice controversy
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

'You can avoid all this questioning if they change the rule on it' - O'Shea on Declan Rice controversy

Feb 18th 2019, 10:41 PM 10,618 Views 14 Comments

The West Ham youngster switched international allegiance from Ireland to England last week.

# fifa - Sunday 10 February, 2019

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears
# Online
# Online

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears

Feb 10th 2019, 10:00 PM 32,851 Views 35 Comments

Future gambling legislation could include provisions on loot boxes in video games.

# fifa - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Fifa exploring possibility of 48-team 2022 World Cup - Infantino
# Qatar
From The42
# Qatar

Fifa exploring possibility of 48-team 2022 World Cup - Infantino

Jan 2nd 2019, 7:01 PM 6,398 Views 17 Comments

The tournament takes place in Qatar in three years.

# fifa - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Fifa president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar
# Bold Claim
From The42
# Bold Claim

Fifa president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar

Nov 21st 2018, 10:55 PM 3,039 Views 8 Comments

FIFA’s decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup has been heavily criticised.

# fifa - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Players in breakaway European Super League could be banned from World Cup
# Threat
From The42
# Threat

Players in breakaway European Super League could be banned from World Cup

Nov 7th 2018, 7:50 PM 5,873 Views 8 Comments

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has warned teams of the consequences of stepping away from the organisation.

# fifa - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Wolves reach €18 million agreement for Portugal's number one
# Compromise
From The42
# Compromise

Wolves reach €18 million agreement for Portugal's number one

Oct 31st 2018, 10:57 PM 9,089 Views 0 Comments

After the Portuguese side went to Fifa to demand compensation for the goalkeeper, the two teams have now worked out an agreement.

# fifa - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Northern Ireland block Kyle Lafferty from playing for Rangers on Sunday following international no-show
# Blocked
From The42
# Blocked

Northern Ireland block Kyle Lafferty from playing for Rangers on Sunday following international no-show

Oct 17th 2018, 2:03 PM 11,206 Views 8 Comments

The Fermanagh-born striker ruled himself out of Northern Ireland’s Nations League games this week.

# fifa - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Fifa seek to double number of women footballers by 2026
# Growing The Game
From The42
# Growing The Game

Fifa seek to double number of women footballers by 2026

Oct 11th 2018, 1:17 PM 1,564 Views 0 Comments

Fifa is aiming for 60 million women footballers worldwide, while professionalising clubs and national leagues.

# fifa - Friday 5 October, 2018

FIFA maker EA Sports issues statement to describe Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegations as 'concerning'
# Kathryn Mayorga
# Kathryn Mayorga

FIFA maker EA Sports issues statement to describe Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegations as 'concerning'

Oct 5th 2018, 12:04 PM 22,380 Views 0 Comments

The footballer’s relationship with his sponsors could be in jeopardy over the allegations.

# fifa - Thursday 27 September, 2018

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season
# Var
From The42
# Var

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season

Sep 27th 2018, 12:35 PM 1,814 Views 2 Comments

The technology will also be used at the 2020 European Championships.

# fifa - Monday 24 September, 2018

Surprise as Salah's Merseyside derby strike wins Fifa Puskas award
# Puskas Award
From The42
# Puskas Award

Surprise as Salah's Merseyside derby strike wins Fifa Puskas award

Sep 24th 2018, 8:27 PM 18,129 Views 19 Comments

The Liverpool forward beat competition from the likes of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

World Cup-winning boss Deschamps beats Zidane to Fifa's best coach award
# Top Boss
From The42
# Top Boss

World Cup-winning boss Deschamps beats Zidane to Fifa's best coach award

Sep 24th 2018, 8:10 PM 3,100 Views 4 Comments

Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic was also in the running at Monday’s Fifa Best Awards in London.

# fifa - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Two nations share Fifa rankings top spot for the first time ever as Ireland drop one place
# Movers And Shakers
From The42
# Movers And Shakers

Two nations share Fifa rankings top spot for the first time ever as Ireland drop one place

Sep 20th 2018, 11:05 AM 11,081 Views 5 Comments

World Cup winners France and third-placed Belgium both sit at the summit.

# fifa - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Welsh FA hold talks over 'Home Nations' bid for 2030 World Cup
# It's Coming Home
From The42
# It's Coming Home

Welsh FA hold talks over 'Home Nations' bid for 2030 World Cup

Aug 30th 2018, 11:51 AM 5,480 Views 8 Comments

A ‘Home Nations’ tournament held across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a possibility, with discussions being held.

# fifa - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Trump gives media red card after meeting Fifa boss Infantino
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Trump gives media red card after meeting Fifa boss Infantino

Aug 29th 2018, 8:18 AM 7,388 Views 17 Comments

The head of football’s governing body met the US president on Tuesday to discuss the 2026 World Cup.

# fifa - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'Wantonly greedy' former Brazil federation president Marin given four-year jail term
# Corruption
From The42
# Corruption

'Wantonly greedy' former Brazil federation president Marin given four-year jail term

Aug 22nd 2018, 10:50 PM 3,456 Views 6 Comments

He’s the first person to be imprisoned as the result of the U.S. investigation into Fifa corruption.

# fifa - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

England preparing bid to host 2030 Fifa World Cup
# First Steps
From The42
# First Steps

England preparing bid to host 2030 Fifa World Cup

Aug 1st 2018, 5:45 PM 15,103 Views 37 Comments

Having missed out in 2006 and 2018, the FA are looking into the possibility of securing the finals in 12 years’ time.

# fifa - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim
# Smear Campaign
From The42
# Smear Campaign

Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim

Jul 29th 2018, 9:01 PM 9,516 Views 16 Comments

Allegations of nefarious schemes by the successful bid team for the 2022 World Cup have been strongly denied.

# fifa - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

No room for Neymar as Fifa name 10 Player of the Year contenders
# The Best
From The42
# The Best

No room for Neymar as Fifa name 10 Player of the Year contenders

Jul 24th 2018, 8:00 PM 61,549 Views 43 Comments

Don’t worry, Kylian Mbappe, Mo Salah and Raphael Varane all made the cut this time.

# fifa - Friday 13 July, 2018

Fifa wants TV cameras to avoid any 'suggestions of sexual connotations'
# Guidance
From The42
# Guidance

Fifa wants TV cameras to avoid any 'suggestions of sexual connotations'

Jul 13th 2018, 8:37 PM 7,137 Views 18 Comments

Football’s world governing body sent AFP a statement about its policy.

Fifa confirms no positive World Cup doping tests, starts investigation into England chants
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Fifa confirms no positive World Cup doping tests, starts investigation into England chants

Jul 13th 2018, 10:21 AM 6,767 Views 16 Comments

The governing body has confirmed that all doping tests from the tournament have come back negative.

# fifa - Monday 9 July, 2018

Croatia sack former international over Vida's 'pro-Ukraine' video
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Croatia sack former international over Vida's 'pro-Ukraine' video

Jul 9th 2018, 8:24 PM 14,802 Views 2 Comments

The pair came under scrutiny after releasing what was construed as a politically motivated message across social media

# fifa - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Croatia star Vida could be in hot water over allegations of anti-Russian comments
# Investigation
From The42
# Investigation

Croatia star Vida could be in hot water over allegations of anti-Russian comments

Jul 8th 2018, 1:04 PM 17,553 Views 13 Comments

The defender appeared in a social media video after last night’s World Cup quarter-final win over Russia.

# fifa - Friday 6 July, 2018

Fifa president Infantino invites trapped Thai soccer team to World Cup final
# Thai Cave Rescue
From The42
# Thai Cave Rescue

Fifa president Infantino invites trapped Thai soccer team to World Cup final

Jul 6th 2018, 4:41 PM 6,522 Views 5 Comments

Gianni Infantino is hopeful the children and their coach can be rescued and taken to the showpiece event.