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#FIFA

# fifa - Thursday 22 June, 2017

World Cup in Russia will be safe vows sports minister
# Safety First
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# Safety First

World Cup in Russia will be safe vows sports minister

Jun 22nd 2017, 3:17 PM 2,413 Views 4 Comments

The man in charge of sport for Russia’s Tatarstan region says there is no sign that the 2018 World Cup will be met with major problems.

# fifa - Monday 19 June, 2017

Ousted Fifa ethics heads were investigating Gianni Infantino - reports
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Ousted Fifa ethics heads were investigating Gianni Infantino - reports

Jun 19th 2017, 9:09 PM 3,778 Views 2 Comments

The investigation stemmed from evidence provided by African representatives, a source said.

# fifa - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Confederations Cup games in Russia can be abandoned via anti-discrimination measures
# Three Step Plan
From The42
# Three Step Plan

Confederations Cup games in Russia can be abandoned via anti-discrimination measures

Jun 14th 2017, 9:35 PM 5,055 Views 3 Comments

The tournament kicks off this weekend Saint Petersburg.

# fifa - Monday 5 June, 2017

It's crunch time at the Under-20 World Cup so here's what you need to know
# State Of Play
From The42
# State Of Play

It's crunch time at the Under-20 World Cup so here's what you need to know

Jun 5th 2017, 9:18 PM 7,658 Views 3 Comments

England have reached the final four of the tournament for the first time since 1993.

As Middle East is hit with massive political instability, Qatar's 2022 World Cup is in jeopardy
# Crisis
From The42
# Crisis

As Middle East is hit with massive political instability, Qatar's 2022 World Cup is in jeopardy

Jun 5th 2017, 4:23 PM 11,575 Views 13 Comments

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen were among those to cut diplomatic ties with the country.

Why our love of football makes its betrayal by Fifa so hurtful
# House Of Cards
From The42
# House Of Cards

Why our love of football makes its betrayal by Fifa so hurtful

Jun 5th 2017, 10:00 AM 22,368 Views 9 Comments

In his latest book, The Fall of the House of Fifa, David Conn shows that not everything is black and white at the top of world football.

# fifa - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Revealed: Cristiano Ronaldo’s worth and how much it costs to ‘rent’ the Real Madrid star
# Excess
From The42
# Excess

Revealed: Cristiano Ronaldo’s worth and how much it costs to ‘rent’ the Real Madrid star

May 11th 2017, 8:02 PM 19,197 Views 8 Comments

The four-time Ballon d’Or winner is the latest subject of information released by those behind the Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football book.

Infantino channels Trump as he bemoans 'fake news' about Fifa
# Congress
From The42
# Congress

Infantino channels Trump as he bemoans 'fake news' about Fifa

May 11th 2017, 6:13 PM 2,527 Views 6 Comments

The new president’s critics say the governing body has not changed since Sepp Blatter’s departure.

# fifa - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Fury after Fifa agrees to replace Blatter ethics judge
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

Fury after Fifa agrees to replace Blatter ethics judge

May 9th 2017, 10:35 PM 4,278 Views 3 Comments

The decision prompted a response that his removal was “politically motivated”

# fifa - Friday 5 May, 2017

Argentina World Cup hopes boosted as Messi gets four-game ban quashed
# FIFA
From The42
# FIFA

Argentina World Cup hopes boosted as Messi gets four-game ban quashed

May 5th 2017, 3:11 PM 3,628 Views 12 Comments

Fifa have decided to keep the game’s biggest star in with a chance of playing in their biggest tournament.

# fifa - Monday 10 April, 2017

US, Mexico and Canada join forces in bid to become first three-way co-hosts of World Cup
# Making A Bid
From The42
# Making A Bid

US, Mexico and Canada join forces in bid to become first three-way co-hosts of World Cup

Apr 10th 2017, 8:16 PM 7,630 Views 32 Comments

Each country would host 10 games each.

# fifa - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Ireland slip two places in latest Fifa rankings as Brazil return to top spot
# Movers And Shakers
From The42
# Movers And Shakers

Ireland slip two places in latest Fifa rankings as Brazil return to top spot

Apr 6th 2017, 10:42 AM 6,410 Views 8 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s side are down to 26th in the latest rankings released this morning.

# fifa - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Argentina crisis: Messi ban, humiliating defeat and World Cup qualification in doubt
# Don't Cry For Me
From The42
# Don't Cry For Me

Argentina crisis: Messi ban, humiliating defeat and World Cup qualification in doubt

Mar 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 6,992 Views 4 Comments

The country could miss the biggest event in international football for the first time since 1970.

# fifa - Monday 27 March, 2017

Fifa to pay Seamus Coleman's salary during rehab
# Compensation
From The42
# Compensation

Fifa to pay Seamus Coleman's salary during rehab

Mar 27th 2017, 4:15 PM 44,030 Views 22 Comments

The Everton and Ireland defender is set for a long spell on the sidelines after breaking his leg against Wales.

# fifa - Monday 20 March, 2017

Fifa ban referee for life after controversial penalty decision in World Cup qualifier
# Banned
From The42
# Banned

Fifa ban referee for life after controversial penalty decision in World Cup qualifier

Mar 20th 2017, 4:46 PM 13,406 Views 9 Comments

The Ghanaian official has been found guilty of match fixing.

# fifa - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Ireland climb a place in latest Fifa world rankings
# Progress
From The42
# Progress

Ireland climb a place in latest Fifa world rankings

Mar 9th 2017, 1:47 PM 8,185 Views 16 Comments

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland remain unchanged in 35th, as do Wales (12th) and Scotland (67th).

# fifa - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Ireland's chances of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup will improve if Uefa get their way
# Euro Vision
From The42
# Euro Vision

Ireland's chances of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup will improve if Uefa get their way

Feb 9th 2017, 12:22 PM 3,937 Views 4 Comments

European football’s governing body will ask for 16 places at the tournament.

# fifa - Thursday 19 January, 2017

'Immeasurable bulls**t' - Ligue 1 coach destroys Van Basten's offside plan
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

'Immeasurable bulls**t' - Ligue 1 coach destroys Van Basten's offside plan

Jan 19th 2017, 10:45 PM 15,284 Views 7 Comments

Rennes coach Christian Gourcuff has questioned the Dutch legend in the strongest terms.

Fifa considering penalty shootouts with a difference for 2026 World Cup group games
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Fifa considering penalty shootouts with a difference for 2026 World Cup group games

Jan 19th 2017, 9:37 PM 34,818 Views 39 Comments

Technical Director Marco van Basten has admitted US-style format may be introduced.

# fifa - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

'All that money was properly accounted for' - Delaney defends FAI dealings with Fifa €5m payment
# Question Time
From The42
# Question Time

'All that money was properly accounted for' - Delaney defends FAI dealings with Fifa €5m payment

Jan 18th 2017, 7:26 PM 18,370 Views 6 Comments

The FAI CEO rejected suggestions he is a friend of Sepp Blatter and welcomed a 48-team World Cup.

# fifa - Monday 16 January, 2017

Fifa warn Liverpool over Joel Matip selection
# Stumbling Block
From The42
# Stumbling Block

Fifa warn Liverpool over Joel Matip selection

Jan 16th 2017, 11:05 PM 10,648 Views 17 Comments

The key central defender missed the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.

# fifa - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Matip withdrawn for United game as Liverpool still haven't heard from Fifa over player's eligibilty
# Sit This One Out
From The42
# Sit This One Out

Matip withdrawn for United game as Liverpool still haven't heard from Fifa over player's eligibilty

Jan 15th 2017, 3:02 PM 9,727 Views 10 Comments

There’s uncertainty over whether the Cameroon player is currently eligible.

# fifa - Friday 13 January, 2017

GAA's CPA have a cause but Fifa showed changes in sport are usually about the bottom line
# Fix The Fixtures
From The42
# Fix The Fixtures

GAA's CPA have a cause but Fifa showed changes in sport are usually about the bottom line

Jan 13th 2017, 3:02 PM 8,761 Views 9 Comments

The CPA’s cause is right and fair, that alone doesn’t mean they will be successful, argues Tommy Martin.

# fifa - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

How will it impact Ireland and more talking points from the 48-team World Cup decision
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

How will it impact Ireland and more talking points from the 48-team World Cup decision

Jan 10th 2017, 1:08 PM 20,027 Views 28 Comments

The new format will see an increase from 64 to 80 games.

Will the new 48-team World Cup be a good idea or ruin the tournament?
# Poll
From The42
# Poll

Will the new 48-team World Cup be a good idea or ruin the tournament?

Jan 10th 2017, 12:45 PM 4,944 Views 7 Comments

Whether you think it’s good, bad or you don’t care, the 48-team format will be introduced in 2026.

Fifa Council unanimously approve 48-team World Cup proposal
# OFFICIAL
From The42
# OFFICIAL

Fifa Council unanimously approve 48-team World Cup proposal

Jan 10th 2017, 9:49 AM 15,044 Views 63 Comments

The new format will be introduced in 2026.

# fifa - Monday 9 January, 2017

Ronaldo sees off competition from Messi to land Fifa's best player award
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

Ronaldo sees off competition from Messi to land Fifa's best player award

Jan 9th 2017, 7:23 PM 5,626 Views 15 Comments

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has been named best men’s coach.

# fifa - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Fifa president claims all federations are in favour of an expanded World Cup
# Proposal 48
From The42
# Proposal 48

Fifa president claims all federations are in favour of an expanded World Cup

Dec 28th 2016, 10:52 AM 2,676 Views 11 Comments

Gianni Infantino is confident that proposals to include as many as 48 teams will be implemented.

# fifa - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'Jack tells the press that Fifa are playing with our lives. He warns that someone could die'
# Remember When
From The42
# Remember When

'Jack tells the press that Fifa are playing with our lives. He warns that someone could die'

Dec 22nd 2016, 9:00 PM 7,207 Views 2 Comments

In an extract from his recently released book, Jason McAteer looks back on the highs and lows of the 1994 World Cup.

# fifa - Monday 19 December, 2016

English FA to appeal against poppy fine
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

English FA to appeal against poppy fine

Dec 19th 2016, 8:08 PM 2,922 Views 16 Comments

After being fined £35,000 by FIFA for wearing black armbands featuring poppies against Scotland, the FA will contest the decision.

'FIFA are not world doping police' - Infantino
# McLaren Report
From The42
# McLaren Report

'FIFA are not world doping police' - Infantino

Dec 19th 2016, 11:04 AM 1,884 Views 3 Comments

Football’s governing body will not strip Russia of the World Cup.

# fifa - Friday 9 December, 2016

83 suspects and hundreds of victims identified in football sex abuse scandal
# English Clubs
# English Clubs

83 suspects and hundreds of victims identified in football sex abuse scandal

Dec 9th 2016, 12:03 PM 7,893 Views 0 Comments

98% of the victims identified so far are male – with their ages at the time of the alleged abuse ranging from seven to 20.

# fifa - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Not before time! Video referees to make 'history' at this week's Fifa Club World Cup
# At Last
From The42
# At Last

Not before time! Video referees to make 'history' at this week's Fifa Club World Cup

Dec 7th 2016, 8:58 PM 5,221 Views 2 Comments

A new video system will be trialed at the tournament in Japan.

The new Fifa president wants a 48-team World Cup with 16 groups
# Supersize Me
From The42
# Supersize Me

The new Fifa president wants a 48-team World Cup with 16 groups

Dec 7th 2016, 5:43 PM 4,633 Views 12 Comments

Fifa President Gianni Infantino backs proposal, which will face vote in January 2017.

# fifa - Monday 5 December, 2016

CAS rejects Blatter appeal, says ex-FIFA leader 'breached code of ethics'
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

CAS rejects Blatter appeal, says ex-FIFA leader 'breached code of ethics'

Dec 5th 2016, 2:07 PM 1,735 Views 6 Comments

The suspension stands.

# fifa - Friday 2 December, 2016

No Messi or Neymar as the final shortlist for FIFA Puskas award is announced
# Top Trio
From The42
# Top Trio

No Messi or Neymar as the final shortlist for FIFA Puskas award is announced

Dec 2nd 2016, 4:28 PM 10,838 Views 12 Comments

Marlone, Daniuska Rodrigeuz and Mohd Faiz are the players in contention.

# fifa - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Northern Ireland and Wales to face disciplinary action over poppy displays
# FIFA
From The42
# FIFA

Northern Ireland and Wales to face disciplinary action over poppy displays

Nov 23rd 2016, 11:48 AM 15,606 Views 46 Comments

Fifa will investigate “several incidents involving the display of poppy symbols” during games in Belfast and Cardiff.

# fifa - Monday 21 November, 2016

From scorpion kicks to ridiculous individual goals, here's the Fifa Puskas Award shortlist
# 10 Of The Best
From The42
# 10 Of The Best

From scorpion kicks to ridiculous individual goals, here's the Fifa Puskas Award shortlist

Nov 21st 2016, 4:53 PM 22,253 Views 8 Comments

Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanu is alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar as nominees for world football’s Goal of the Year.

# fifa - Friday 4 November, 2016

Fifa charge Ireland over Easter Rising commemorative jersey
# Charged
From The42
# Charged

Fifa charge Ireland over Easter Rising commemorative jersey

Nov 4th 2016, 12:00 PM 40,439 Views 146 Comments

The kit has come to the fore in recent days because England and Scotland both want to wear the poppy in their upcoming game.

# fifa - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Fifa considers political symbol sanction against Ireland for 1916 shirt tribute
# FIFA
From The42
# FIFA

Fifa considers political symbol sanction against Ireland for 1916 shirt tribute

Nov 3rd 2016, 12:00 PM 33,209 Views 81 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s side wore a special commemorative jersey against Switzerland in March.