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#FIFA

# fifa - Friday 6 July, 2018

Maradona apologises to Fifa over England 'monumental theft' claim
# El Diez
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# El Diez

Maradona apologises to Fifa over England 'monumental theft' claim

Jul 6th 2018, 9:35 AM 6,170 Views 7 Comments

Referee Mark Geiger was slammed by the outspoken Argentina legend, who has now admitted he went too far in his criticisms.

# fifa - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Fifa rebukes Maradona's 'inappropriate' referee claims
# El Diez
From The42
# El Diez

Fifa rebukes Maradona's 'inappropriate' referee claims

Jul 5th 2018, 9:03 AM 4,346 Views 0 Comments

The Argentina great said Colombia were victims of a “monumental theft” against England.

# fifa - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Senegal complain to Fifa over fair play rule
# Crying Foul
From The42
# Crying Foul

Senegal complain to Fifa over fair play rule

Jul 1st 2018, 9:20 PM 15,614 Views 17 Comments

‘Japan literally refused to play when it learned that Colombia had just scored a goal against Senegal… which is contrary to the principles governing football.’

# fifa - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'He said in football there were 2 types of people - those who pay bribes and those who accept them'
# Red Card
From The42
# Red Card

'He said in football there were 2 types of people - those who pay bribes and those who accept them'

Jun 24th 2018, 5:07 PM 29,203 Views 7 Comments

Buzzfeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger chats about his acclaimed new book on the Fifa corruption scandal.

# fifa - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter would back a UK and Ireland World Cup bid
# Claim
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# Claim

Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter would back a UK and Ireland World Cup bid

Jun 20th 2018, 12:30 PM 6,423 Views 16 Comments

The controversial figure also believes a 48-team tournament is a bad idea.

# fifa - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Fifa to take action over Palestinan FA chief's Messi comment
# RETORT
From The42
# RETORT

Fifa to take action over Palestinan FA chief's Messi comment

Jun 14th 2018, 9:28 PM 12,225 Views 12 Comments

Jibril Rajoub had demanded that the Barcelona star not take part in the pre-World Cup friendly against Israel.

# fifa - Monday 11 June, 2018

Tomorrow Fifa will choose between North America and Morocco to host 2026 World Cup
# Decisions Decisions
From The42
# Decisions Decisions

Tomorrow Fifa will choose between North America and Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

Jun 11th 2018, 9:12 PM 9,851 Views 16 Comments

On the eve of the World Cup in Russia, 207 Fifa member nations will cast their vote in a congress of world football’s governing body.

Talks for 48-team World Cup put on hold - Infantino
# Qatar 2022
From The42
# Qatar 2022

Talks for 48-team World Cup put on hold - Infantino

Jun 11th 2018, 10:53 AM 5,035 Views 12 Comments

Plans for the 2022 Qatar tournament to feature 48 teams have been shelved according to the Fifa president.

# fifa - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Fifa files criminal complaint against Viagogo over World Cup ticket sales
# Russia 2018
From The42
# Russia 2018

Fifa files criminal complaint against Viagogo over World Cup ticket sales

Jun 5th 2018, 11:48 AM 3,411 Views 1 Comment

World football’s governing body says it is attempting ‘to protect the fans and prevent unauthorised ticket resales’ at this month’s tournament in Russia.

# fifa - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Almost 23 years after Bosman rule, Belgian court to hear appeal on third-party ownership
# Transfer Rules
From The42
# Transfer Rules

Almost 23 years after Bosman rule, Belgian court to hear appeal on third-party ownership

May 23rd 2018, 1:41 PM 4,058 Views 1 Comment

Fifa has banned third-party ownership of players, but a Belgian club has received backing to challenge the rule.

# fifa - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Fifa dismiss Brewster racism complaint from U17 World Cup final
# FIFA
From The42
# FIFA

Fifa dismiss Brewster racism complaint from U17 World Cup final

Apr 19th 2018, 1:56 PM 4,739 Views 1 Comment

An investigation into alleged racial discrimination of Morgan Gibbs-White has been dropped.

# fifa - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Fifa plans to scrap the Confederations Cup and replace it with a bigger Club World Cup
# New Plans
From The42
# New Plans

Fifa plans to scrap the Confederations Cup and replace it with a bigger Club World Cup

Apr 18th 2018, 1:01 PM 7,246 Views 6 Comments

The expanded competition will take place every four years instead of the current World Cup warm-up tournament.

# fifa - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Fifa open disciplinary proceedings against Russia over alleged monkey chants
# Probe
From The42
# Probe

Fifa open disciplinary proceedings against Russia over alleged monkey chants

Apr 17th 2018, 11:23 AM 3,650 Views 5 Comments

Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele were targeted by racist taunts while playing for France against the World Cup hosts last month.

# fifa - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Ibrahimovic: Fifa can't stop me playing in the World Cup
# Defiant
From The42
# Defiant

Ibrahimovic: Fifa can't stop me playing in the World Cup

Apr 10th 2018, 10:05 AM 9,921 Views 13 Comments

Zlatan makes the rules.

# fifa - Thursday 29 March, 2018

World Cup referees selected - Two from MLS, none from Premier League
# Russia 2018
From The42
# Russia 2018

World Cup referees selected - Two from MLS, none from Premier League

Mar 29th 2018, 9:52 PM 10,994 Views 8 Comments

FIFA has announced its referees for the 2018 World Cup, and none are English.

# fifa - Monday 1 January, 2018

Fifa say they attempted to contact whistleblower amid doping in football claims
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Fifa say they attempted to contact whistleblower amid doping in football claims

Jan 1st 2018, 3:46 PM 3,694 Views 0 Comments

In an interview to the Associated Press, Grigory Rodchenkov’s lawyer said his client had information that could be of interest.

# fifa - Friday 15 December, 2017

Fifa threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup over political interference
# Russia 2018
From The42
# Russia 2018

Fifa threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup over political interference

Dec 15th 2017, 7:39 PM 11,108 Views 6 Comments

The issue centres on the Spanish football federation presidency.

# fifa - Thursday 14 December, 2017

A Dublin games giant has bought the firm that helps develop the FIFA series
# Media And Arts
# Media And Arts

A Dublin games giant has bought the firm that helps develop the FIFA series

Dec 14th 2017, 6:39 PM 370 Views 0 Comments

Keywords Studios is splashing out €23 million to acquire US-based Sperasoft Studio.

# fifa - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Kevin Jonas, of Jonas Brothers fame, just testified in the Fifa trial for some reason
# Trying Times
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# Trying Times

Kevin Jonas, of Jonas Brothers fame, just testified in the Fifa trial for some reason

Dec 7th 2017, 4:29 PM 5,895 Views 2 Comments

Jonas testified that a Paul McCartney concert did indeed take place on a certain date in 2010.

# fifa - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

2018 World Cup tainted as chair Vitaly Mutko gets lifetime Olympics ban but Fifa say little
# Damning
From The42
# Damning

2018 World Cup tainted as chair Vitaly Mutko gets lifetime Olympics ban but Fifa say little

Dec 5th 2017, 11:34 PM 4,035 Views 2 Comments

Mutko is the country’s deputy Prime Minister and president of the Russian Football Union.

# fifa - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Disgraced trio banned for life by Fifa
# Corruption
From The42
# Corruption

Disgraced trio banned for life by Fifa

Nov 21st 2017, 1:22 PM 5,168 Views 4 Comments

Rafael Esquivel, Julio Rocha and Richard Lai have been found guilty of taking bribes by a US court.

# fifa - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Ex-Argentine football official takes his own life hours after corruption accusations in Fifa trial
# Bribery
From The42
# Bribery

Ex-Argentine football official takes his own life hours after corruption accusations in Fifa trial

Nov 15th 2017, 5:07 PM 8,550 Views 4 Comments

Jorge Delhon allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for TV rights to broadcast matches.

# fifa - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass': Hope Solo accuses ex-Fifa boss of sexual assault
# Allegation
From The42
# Allegation

'I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass': Hope Solo accuses ex-Fifa boss of sexual assault

Nov 11th 2017, 12:01 AM 16,745 Views 20 Comments

The former United States goalkeeper alleges the incident took place at the Ballon d’Or award in January 2013.

# fifa - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

England warned over paper planes in latest Fifa clamp-down
# And Take Your Money
From The42
# And Take Your Money

England warned over paper planes in latest Fifa clamp-down

Nov 7th 2017, 6:22 PM 6,344 Views 6 Comments

FIFA has punished five nations in Central and South America following homophobic chants in recent World Cup qualifiers.

# fifa - Monday 30 October, 2017

Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales request permission to wear poppies
# FIFA
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# FIFA

Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales request permission to wear poppies

Oct 30th 2017, 12:00 PM 5,865 Views 30 Comments

The four nations were fined by Fifa in 2016 for displaying poppies on their shirts.

# fifa - Monday 23 October, 2017

Who should be crowned the world's best footballer at the Fifa Awards ceremony tonight?
# Poll
From The42
# Poll

Who should be crowned the world's best footballer at the Fifa Awards ceremony tonight?

Oct 23rd 2017, 11:18 AM 8,307 Views 28 Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite to beat Lionel Messi and Neymar to the prize.

# fifa - Friday 13 October, 2017

How a €7m Italian mansion is at the centre of bribery scandal involving PSG's owner
# Corruption
From The42
# Corruption

How a €7m Italian mansion is at the centre of bribery scandal involving PSG's owner

Oct 13th 2017, 11:42 PM 6,105 Views 1 Comment

Nasser al-Khelaifi and Jerome Valcke are under investigation by Swiss prosecutors.

Good news for Ireland as no action will be taken against Robbie Brady for alleged 'headbutt'
# Relief
From The42
# Relief

Good news for Ireland as no action will be taken against Robbie Brady for alleged 'headbutt'

Oct 13th 2017, 9:01 AM 5,397 Views 12 Comments

The Burnley winger is now free to play for the Boys in Green in next month’s play-offs.

# fifa - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Criminal proceedings opened against PSG president Al-Khelaifi in World Cup bribery case
# FIFA
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# FIFA

Criminal proceedings opened against PSG president Al-Khelaifi in World Cup bribery case

Oct 12th 2017, 5:51 PM 3,571 Views 3 Comments

Nasser Al-Khelaifi will be investigated as part of criminal proceedings brought by the Swiss attorney general’s office.

# fifa - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Fifa investigating Robbie Brady's alleged 'headbutt' on Wales captain Ashley Williams
# Innocuous
From The42
# Innocuous

Fifa investigating Robbie Brady's alleged 'headbutt' on Wales captain Ashley Williams

Oct 10th 2017, 3:06 PM 47,837 Views 39 Comments

The Ireland wide man was involved in an incident during last night’s qualifier and could potentially miss the play-off if found guilty.

# fifa - Monday 25 September, 2017

Fifa scraps ban of poppies on football shirts From The42

Fifa scraps ban of poppies on football shirts

Sep 25th 2017, 11:39 AM 3,788 Views 7 Comments

The organisation’s initial stance was based on a strict interpretation of its laws.

# fifa - Friday 22 September, 2017

The usual suspects: Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo to battle it out for Fifa award
# The Three Amigos
From The42
# The Three Amigos

The usual suspects: Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo to battle it out for Fifa award

Sep 22nd 2017, 5:59 PM 4,135 Views 20 Comments

The Portuguese claimed the prize in 2016 and is the favourite again this year.

# fifa - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Chelsea are being investigated by Fifa over their recruitment of young players
# Probe
From The42
# Probe

Chelsea are being investigated by Fifa over their recruitment of young players

Sep 20th 2017, 5:13 PM 3,150 Views 1 Comment

World football’s governing body has opened an inquiry into the Blues’ youth transfer policy.

# fifa - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Chelsea striker Batshuayi unhappy with Fifa 18 rating
# Difference Of Opinion
From The42
# Difference Of Opinion

Chelsea striker Batshuayi unhappy with Fifa 18 rating

Sep 13th 2017, 11:41 PM 12,420 Views 10 Comments

The Blues forward is less than pleased with his new score.

# fifa - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

England players urged not to use public Wi-Fi at Russia 2018 due to fears tactics will be hacked
# Wiffy
From The42
# Wiffy

England players urged not to use public Wi-Fi at Russia 2018 due to fears tactics will be hacked

Sep 12th 2017, 12:21 PM 2,590 Views 10 Comments

Fifa are aware of The FA’s concerns, but insist they cannot offer computer advice.

# fifa - Friday 8 September, 2017

Fifa opens proceedings against Dele Alli over middle finger gesture
# In Hot Water
From The42
# In Hot Water

Fifa opens proceedings against Dele Alli over middle finger gesture

Sep 8th 2017, 10:43 AM 4,004 Views 4 Comments

TV pictures show the England player making the gesture in a World Cup qualifier on Monday night.

# fifa - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Ireland's task of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup just got even more difficult
# OBSTACLES
From The42
# OBSTACLES

Ireland's task of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup just got even more difficult

Sep 6th 2017, 11:32 AM 7,740 Views 7 Comments

Fifa have confirmed in a statement that the rankings for the play-offs will be seeded.

# fifa - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Good news for O'Neill and McClean as Fifa decide against handing out bans
# Slap On The Wrist
From The42
# Slap On The Wrist

Good news for O'Neill and McClean as Fifa decide against handing out bans

Jul 27th 2017, 12:10 PM 4,658 Views 4 Comments

World football’s governing body will not punish the Ireland pair for their comments made about referee David Fernández Borbalán.

Suspended Spanish football president resigns as vice president of Fifa and Uefa amid corruption investigation
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Suspended Spanish football president resigns as vice president of Fifa and Uefa amid corruption investigation

Jul 27th 2017, 11:17 AM 2,308 Views 8 Comments

Angel Maria Villar had been head of the Spanish football federation for almost three decades before he was suspended following his arrest last Tuesday.

# fifa - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Fifa discloses damaging Qatar World Cup bid report
# Developing Story
From The42
# Developing Story

Fifa discloses damaging Qatar World Cup bid report

Jun 27th 2017, 5:23 PM 7,875 Views 9 Comments

The decision comes after German publication Bild obtained what it said was a leaked copy of the findings.