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FIFA Bans Third Party Ownership

Fri 26th Sep 2014 | FIFA

FIFA’s Executive Committee have voted to ban Third-Party Ownership of players. The ban was announced by FIFA President Sepp Blatter and football’s governing body will now set up a working...

Can Qatar Accommodate Alcohol At World Cup?

Tue 16th Sep 2014 | FIFA

The issue of alcohol consumption is the latest in a long line of talking points raised by the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, according to research from Taylor & Francis....

Jeffrey Webb Calls For Complete Overhaul Of FIFA

Tue 9th Sep 2014 | FIFA

CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb has called for a complete overhaul of FIFA to reflect the changing face of the game. Webb, a FIFA vice-president whose confederation covers North and Central America...

FIFA Vice-President Calls For Term Limits

Mon 8th Sep 2014 | FIFA

FIFA vice-president Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan says he is in favour of term limits for senior employees even though the concept was rejected at June’s FIFA Congress in Sao Paolo. Prince...

Blatter Confirms Standing For Fifa Presidency

Mon 8th Sep 2014 | FIFA

So now we know for definite. Europe, in the shape of Uefa, may not like it but Sepp Blatter will be standing for a fifth term as Fifa president next May. Confirming the most open secret in football...

Academics Question Fairness of FIFA World Cup Qualification

Wed 11th Jun 2014 | FIFA

On the eve of the World Cup in Brazil, two academics have called into question the fairness of the qualification system of the world’s most glamorous and lucrative sporting tournament. 208...

Pressure Mounts On Blatter To Stand Down

Wed 11th Jun 2014 | FIFA

Pressure is mounting on FIFA President, Sepp Blatter not to stand for a fifth term of office following criticism from UEFA members at a meeting on Tuesday. In an astonishing turn of events at a...

Global Transfer Activity Rose 4% In 2013

Wed 29th Jan 2014 | FIFA

Global transfer activity rose 4% in 2013 according to data compiled by FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS). Releasing its third consecutive annual report covering the international transfer of...

Jerome Champagne To Stand For FIFA Presidency

Mon 20th Jan 2014 | FIFA

Sepp Blatter faces a challenge to his FIFA presidency from Jérôme Champagne should he decide to stand for a fifth term. The former FIFA deputy general secretary, Jérôme...

FIFA and CIES Collaboration Extension

Mon 2nd Dec 2013 | FIFA

FIFA and CIES have signed a new agreement that will see their collaboration extend until 2018. The extension was signed in the presence of Joseph S. Blatter, FIFA President, Jérôme...

FIFA Meets Trade Bodies Over Qatar Construction Worker Abuse

Wed 20th Nov 2013 | FIFA

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and the President of the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) and of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Michael Sommer, today agreed that fair...

Opposition Increases To Qatar Winter World Cup Plans

Thu 3rd Oct 2013 | FIFA

Plans to move the World Cup in Qatar 2022 to the winter are looking increasingly unlikely after Michel Platini said it would be ‘impossible’ to vote on the plans when they are discussed on...

FIFA Provisionally Ban Chuck Blazer

Tue 7th May 2013 | FIFA

FIFA have confirmed that former CONCACAF General Secretary and FIFA Ex-Co member, Chuck Blazer has been provisionally banned for 90 days. Blazer will be banned from taking part in any football-related...

Bin Hammam's FIFA Ban Overturned

Thu 19th Jul 2012 | FIFA

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have upheld Mohamed Bin Hammam’s appeal against his lifetime ban from football related activity due to insufficient evidence. Bin Hammam, the former...

Extent of Ex-FIFA Presidentís Bribery Revealed

Thu 12th Jul 2012 | FIFA

Court documents released yesterday show former FIFA president Joao Havelange was paid huge sums in bribes by collapsed marketing company ISL. The document published by FIFA revealed how Havelange...

FIFA and MATCH Hospitality extend agreement until 2023

Tue 1st Nov 2011 | FIFA

FIFA have today announced an extension to the appointment of MATCH Hospitality as the exclusive hospitality rights holder for the 2018 and the 2022 FIFA World Cups™. Following an industry...

Blatter Believes FA are out to destroy FIFA

Tue 30th Aug 2011 | FIFA

FIFA president Blatter believes the FA have failed to accept the ousting of Sir Stanley Rous as the organisation's head in 1974. The Football Association failed in their call for a delay to the FIFA...

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge joins in calls for FIFA reforms

Thu 2nd Jun 2011 | FIFA

FIFA president, Sepp Blattere’s re-election yesterday came as no surprise, but European Club Association (ECA) chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has called for a drastic change of FIFA’s...

Scottish FA joins in calls for delay in FIFA presidential election

Tue 31st May 2011 | FIFA

The Scottish FA have joined in the calls for FIFA to postpone the presidential elections due to take place tomorrow (Wednesday). In a statement released earlier today, Scottish FA chief executive...

FA call on FIFA to postpone presidential elections

Tue 31st May 2011 | FIFA

The Football Association’s chairman, David Bernstein has called on FIFA to postpone tomorrow’s (Wednesday) presidential election. Bernstein also wants FIFA to appoint an independent body...

FIFA sponsors voice concerns over corruption allegations

Tue 31st May 2011 | FIFA

The crisis that is engulfing football’s world governing body FIFA, has prompted two of its main sponsors to express their concerns over the damage being done by the allegations of corruption....

Sepp Blatter faces ethics probe

Fri 27th May 2011 | FIFA

Sepp Blatter will appear before FIFA's ethics committee on Sunday to answer charges that he knew about alleged cash payments, the world governing body have announced. The charge has been made by...

FIFA to launch investigation into bribery claims

Wed 25th May 2011 | FIFA

FIFA’s Ethics Committee are to launch an internal investigation into bribery allegations regarding Jack Warner and Mohamed Bin Hammam. In a statement released today, FIFA announced it would...

FA to abstain from voting in FIFA presidential election

Thu 19th May 2011 | FIFA

The Football Association has agreed to abstain in the vote for the Presidency of FIFA next month. In what is a clear message to world football’s governing body, FIFA, the FA board, led by...

4 FIFA members sought bribes claims Triesman

Tue 10th May 2011 | FIFA

Lord Triesman claims four FIFA members sought "bribes" in return for backing England's failed 2018 World Cup bid. Former Football Association chairman Lord Triesman - who was initially chairman of...

Bin Hammam sole challanger to Blatter's presidency

Mon 4th Apr 2011 | FIFA

FIFA have confirmed that Mohamed Bin Hammam will stand against Sepp Blatter as President of football’s world governing body. In a statement released today. FIFA confirmed they had received two...

Bin Hamman to challenge for FIFA presidency

Fri 18th Mar 2011 | FIFA

Mohamed Bin Hammam has announced he is to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. Hammam, president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), will use a news conference in Kuala Lumpur on...

FIFA profit from World Cup in South Africa

Fri 4th Mar 2011 | FIFA

FIFA, world football’s governing body made a profit of around USD 613m for the four-year period 2007-2010. The announcement of the profit was made during a two-day meeting held in Zurich on 2...

Blatter should go, says Bin Hammam

Tue 25th Jan 2011 | FIFA

Mohamed Bin Hammam believes that Sepp Blatter has been FIFA president for too long and should be replaced. Speaking to Associated Press, Bin Hamman, president of the Asian Football Confederation,...

Cameron attacks FIFA and the 'murky' football world

Mon 10th Jan 2011 | FIFA

Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a scathing attack on the way world football is governed by FIFA after the failed England 2018 World Cup bid. Cameron described the running of the game as...

Chelsea & Liverpool take lions share of World Cup money

Thu 6th Jan 2011 | FIFA

400 clubs to receive share of 2010 FIFA World Cup ™ benefits FIFA have announce that 400 clubs affiliated from 55 Member Associations around the globe are set to obtain a share of the benefits...

Blatter defends World Cup decisions

Wed 22nd Dec 2010 | FIFA

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has defended the decision to give the World Cup to Russia and Qatar - and insisted that losing bids should accept defeat gracefully. He told www.fifa.com: "When I became...

Blatter backs plans for winter World Cup

Fri 17th Dec 2010 | FIFA

The prospect of a winter World Cup looks increasingly likely after FIFA president Sepp Blatter backed plans to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar during the winter to avoid the heat problems. The move...

Beckenbauer criticises World Cup bid process

Wed 15th Dec 2010 | FIFA

Franz Beckenbauer, a leading member of the FIFA executive committee, has criticised the publication of voting details in the recent tender for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup host countries. Beckenbauer,...

FIFA defend 'Political' decisions

Tue 7th Dec 2010 | FIFA

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has defended the world body’s “political” decisions to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 event to Qatar. “It’s a...

FIFA must change before we bid again says Anson

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 | FIFA

England’s dejected World Cup bid chief executive Andy Anson, has said there is no point in the country bidding for the tournament again until FIFA changes. After a humiliating defeat in which...

Russia to host the World Cup in 2018

Thu 2nd Dec 2010 | FIFA

England fail in their attempt to host the World Cup in 2018 after FIFA decide that Russia should host the tournament. After nearly two years of intense lobbying, England’s bid was not strong...

England face anxious wait after excellent final presentation

Thu 2nd Dec 2010 | FIFA

FIFA will make their final decisions on who will host the World Cups in 2018/2022 later today after the final presentations were concluded this morning. The England bid team will be hopeful of...

Beckham urges to 'trust' FIFA

Wed 1st Dec 2010 | FIFA

David Beckham insists he has "trust" in FIFA to judge England's 2018 World Cup bid on its merits ahead of Thursday's vote in Zurich. Many believe that England’s hopes of hosting the World Cup in...

FIFA under investigation by Swiss corruption officials

Fri 26th Nov 2010 | FIFA

Following the last weeks suspension of six officials for corruption Football’s world governing body, FIFA finds itself under investigation from the Swiss federal authorities. According to the...

FIFA Vice-President dismisses BBC programme as 'nonsense'

Thu 25th Nov 2010 | FIFA

BBC Panorama's investigation into World Cup bidding has been attacked by FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, claiming the "nonsense" programme will have "negative fall-out" for England's World Cup bid....

FIFA exco members found guilty of corruption

Thu 18th Nov 2010 | FIFA

The FIFA Ethics Committee, under the chairmanship of Claudio Sulser, has decided to provisionally suspend, with immediate effect, the members of the FIFA Executive Committee Amos Adamu and Reynald...

England Bid chiefs ask FIFA not to 'negatively judge' because of media

Mon 15th Nov 2010 | FIFA

Worries over the potential harmful impact of the BBC’s Panorama investigation into corruption at FIFA, football’s world governing body has prompted England bid chiefs to write a letter...

FIFA voting scandal evidence full of errors

Fri 12th Nov 2010 | FIFA

FIFA’s Ethics Committee meet in Zurich on the 15 th November to decide the future of two of its Executive Committee members who were suspended pending allegations of corruption, an action...

FIFA's reputation 'damaged' by corruption claims

Tue 9th Nov 2010 | FIFA

A member of FIFA's ruling executive committee has admitted that claims of corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 World Cup have damaged the world governing body's reputation. Junji Ogura, the...

Bill Clinton to travel to Zurich for final presentation of US 2022 bid

Mon 8th Nov 2010 | FIFA

Bill Clinton, honorary chairman of the USA Bid Committee, will speak on behalf of the United States’ bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ when the U.S. delegation makes its final...

England's World Cup bid 'significantly damaged'

Thu 4th Nov 2010 | FIFA

The undercover investigation by The Sunday Times into alleged corruption of FIFA officials has led to England 2018 leaders admitting that the bid has been "significantly damaged". Two FIFA executive...

England 2018 Bid chiefs make complaint over Sorokin comments

Tue 26th Oct 2010 | FIFA

England 2018 bid chiefs have made a formal complaint to FIFA about the head of Russia's rival campaign after he make derogatory comments about London. Andrei Sorokin, chief executive of Russia 2018,...

IFAB agrees to re-examine goal-line technology

Thu 21st Oct 2010 | FIFA

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) convened for its Annual Business Meeting (ABM) yesterday (Wednesday, 20 October 2010) at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. During the...

FIFA vote scandal won't damage England's 2018 Bid

Mon 18th Oct 2010 | FIFA

The damaging claims regarding FIFA executive members selling votes in a leading Sunday paper should not harm England’s bid to host the World Cup 2018 according to a senior FIFA member. The...

Blatter impressed by England's 2018 bid

Thu 14th Oct 2010 | FIFA

Yesterday’s visit by FIFA president Sepp Blatter may have boosted England’s hopes of winning the race to host the 2018 World Cup after signaling that the country has ‘made football...

FIFA look set to deregulate football agents

Wed 6th Oct 2010 | FIFA

FIFA looks set to axe its system for regulating football agents as around 70 per cent of international transfers are concluded without licensed agents. It’s understood that the Football...

FIFA's Transfer Matching System becomes mandatory

Wed 29th Sep 2010 | FIFA

As of 1 October 2010, the FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) must be used for all international football transfers. TMS is an online system that makes international transfers quicker, smoother and,...

2018 inspectors hail England's bid

Thu 26th Aug 2010 | FIFA

FIFA's six-man inspection team of the England 2018 World Cup bid today issued a glowing closing statement at the conclusion of their four-day visit, with just one question mark - accommodation. The...

CLEGG BACKS ENGLAND`S `UNBEATABLE` BID

Mon 23rd Aug 2010 | FIFA

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today highlighted England's "unbeatable bid" as he met the FIFA team inspecting the country's bid to host the 2018 World Cup. Welcoming the team to Downing Street,...

Blatter boost for England 2018 Bid

Mon 23rd Aug 2010 | FIFA

England's hopes of staging the 2018 World Cup have been boosted at the very start of a four-day inspection of their bid, with FIFA president Sepp Blatter admitting it would be "easy" to stage the...

World Cup stars increase Liverpoolís Fifa payout

Wed 18th Aug 2010 | FIFA

English Premier League (EPL) soccer team Liverpool will receive a bumper World Cup payout following the exploits of star players Fernando Torres and Dirk Kuyt. The 2005 Champions League winners are in...

FIFA consider goalline technology

Fri 9th Jul 2010 | FIFA

The strongest indication yet that the refereeing system will change for the next World Cup with goalline technology and extra officials being considered, according to a FIFA executive. Speaking to the...

FIFA President Blatter Apologises to the FA

Wed 30th Jun 2010 | FIFA

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has apologized to the Football Association over England’s disallowed goal against Germany. Blatter also revealed that the rule-making body International Football...

FIFA plan to scrap '6+5 ' rule

Thu 10th Jun 2010 | FIFA

The BBC has reported that FIFA’s plans for a minimum of six "home-grown" players in clubs' starting line-ups may be scrapped . The so-called "6+5" rule had been expected to be brought in by 2012...

PRESIDENT CLINTON HOSTS USA BID BOARD MEMBERS IN EFFORT TO BRING FIFA WORLD CUP TO UNITED STATES IN 2018 OR 2022

Wed 26th May 2010 | FIFA

President William Jefferson Clinton, honorary chairman of the USA Bid Committee, today hosted members of the USA Bid Committee Board of Directors who span the sectors of public service, sports,...

FIFA probes Triesman bribe claim

Tue 18th May 2010 | FIFA

World governing body Fifa is to probe ex-Football Association chairman Lord Triesman's "bribery" comments over the bidding process for the 2018 World Cup. Triesman was caught up in a tabloid sting...

FIFA's tax exemptions for England's World Cup bid

Thu 13th May 2010 | FIFA

FIFA are reported to by expecting substantial tax exemptions from England to host the World Cup in 2018. An article by the BBC reveals the full scale of the remarkable tax concessions that the world...

Beckham to hand over the England 2018 Bid Book

Mon 10th May 2010 | FIFA

David Beckham will front the presentation of England's 2018 World Cup bid book to FIFA in Zurich on Friday according to the BBC. Officials from the 2018 bid are set to confirm on Monday that the...

World Cup tickets go on sale in South African supermarkets

Wed 14th Apr 2010 | FIFA

South African supermarkets and shopping malls will get a boost from Thursday when half a million unsold World Cup tickets will go on sale. Fifa officials are hoping to avoid the "tragic" spectacle of...

FIFA claim Portsmouth situation should be a warning to football!

Thu 25th Feb 2010 | FIFA

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke claims the Portsmouth financial crisis stands as a warning to the rest of football. Portsmouth football club are expected to go into administration on Friday to...

FIFA blasts England for World Cup scare mongering

Wed 27th Jan 2010 | FIFA

FIFA have named England and Germany as two of the many culprits that continue to portray South Africa in a negative light ahead of the World Cup. The world governing body have released figures from...