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FIFA: International governing body of association football
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and eFootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.

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FIFA gives life ban to Ecuador official for bribery

The FIFA ethics committee has given a life ban to a South American soccer official who took bribes linked to the Copa America and Copa Libertadores
USATODAY.com - Published

Togolese FA official Fagla gets life ban for bribery

togolese fa official fagla gets life ban for bribery
(Reuters) - Togolese Football Association official Kokou Hougnimon Fagla has been banned from all soccer-related activities for life after being found guilty of accepting bribes to manipulate an..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for FIFA

FIFA votes for new Club World Cup [Video]FIFA votes for new Club World Cup

FIFA will go ahead with a new 24-team club World Cup starting in 2021

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:36Published

U.S. women's soccer team sues for discrimination [Video]U.S. women's soccer team sues for discrimination

The U.S. women’s national soccer team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation on Friday with allegations of gender discrimination just three months before they open their World Cup title defense in France...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

FIFA looking into Sala transfer after Nantes claim [Video]FIFA looking into Sala transfer after Nantes claim

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he hopes world soccer's governing body can help settle the dispute over the late Emiliano Sala's transfer fee.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:01Published

Europe briefing: Labour MP quits, FIFA sanctions Chelsea, and Pope Francis on sexual abuse [Video]Europe briefing: Labour MP quits, FIFA sanctions Chelsea, and Pope Francis on sexual abuse

Here are the top European stories you need to know about today.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:39Published

 

Record nine countries want to host 2023 Women's World Cup

record nine countries want to host 2023 women's world cup
A record nine countries including Brazil, Japan and South Africa tell Fifa they want to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.
BBC News - Published

Korean plan among 9 possible bids for 2023 Women's World Cup

FIFA says nine soccer federations are interested in hosting the 2023 Women's World Cup including South Korea, which could jointly bid with North Korea
USATODAY.com - Published

World Cup 2022: Xavi tells Fifa to abandon plans for 48-team tournament

world cup 2022: xavi tells fifa to abandon plans for 48-team tournament
Former Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez says Fifa should abandon a proposal to increase the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 from 32. The World Cup will feature 48 teams for the 2026..
WorldNews - Published

MLS relegation: Major League Soccer row continues with Fifa president Gianni Infantino called to spark shakeup

mls relegation: major league soccer row continues with fifa president gianni infantino called to spark shakeup
Fifa president Gianni Infantino has been dragged into the debate over introducing promotion and relegation to football in the USA. Infantino was presented with a letter this weekend calling for FIFA to..
WorldNews - Published

Bangladesh Fifa official held for 'defaming' PM Hasina

bangladesh fifa official held for 'defaming' pm hasina
During a recent TV talk show, Ms Kiron said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was neglecting football in the cricket-mad Bangladesh. This prompted local sport official Abul Hasan...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

FIFA to make public the vote for 2023 Women's World Cup

FIFA agrees to make public its vote on host for 2023 Women's World Cup
USATODAY.com - Published

Fifa approve 24-team Club World Cup

fifa approve 24-team club world cup
Fifa has approved a revised 24-team Club World Cup starting in 2021 despite top European clubs saying they would boycott the tournament. The new competition is expected to include eight teams from..
WorldNews - Published

World Cup 2022: FIFA says 48-team tournament 'feasible'

world cup 2022: fifa says 48-team tournament 'feasible'
(CNN)A decision on whether to increase the size of the 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48 teams will be made in June, the head of football's world governing body FIFA has said. The FIFA...
WorldNews - Published

FIFA plans to expand the World Cup from 32 teams to 48

fifa plans to expand the world cup from 32 teams to 48
MIAMI (AP) — The FIFA Council on Friday approved working with Qatar to explore expanding the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams by adding at least one more country in the Persian Gulf to host matches. FIFA..
WorldNews - Published

The Latest: FIFA seeks council OK to pursue bigger 2022 WCup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will ask his ruling council to agree that the 2022 World Cup should be expanded to 48 teams if at least one of Qatar's neighbors can stage matches
USATODAY.com - Published

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