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FIFA: International governing body of association football
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is a non-profit organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and efootball. It is the highest governing body of football.


Soccer: Former FIFA secretary general Valcke and BeIN sports chairman indicted

Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and the chairman of Qatar-based media group BeIN Sports, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, have been charged in connection with the award of television rights for the..
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PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi charged in Fifa bribery case

psg president nasser al-khelaifi charged in fifa bribery case
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi has been charged by Swiss federal prosecutors in connection with a wider bribery investigation linked to World Cup television rights. The office of..
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FIFA report reveals record spending on players [Video]FIFA report reveals record spending on players

FIFA's Global Transfer Market Report reveals spending in men’s soccer reached a new high of $7.35 billion in 2019, with transfers across the women's game also on the rise. Adam Reed reports.

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Bach says e-sports should be considered for future Olympics [Video]Bach says e-sports should be considered for future Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach says e-sports should be considered for future Olympics, FIFA's Infantino voted into IOC

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Infantino wants Africa Cup every 4 years, more youth WCups

infantino wants africa cup every 4 years, more youth wcups
The Africa Cup of Nations tournament should be played every four years instead of two, FIFA President Gianni Infantino urged the continent’s soccer leaders on Saturday. Infantino said revenue could..
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Wendie Renard loses Fifa trophy on a train and appeals for its return

Wendie Renard leaves a bag containing two trophies on a train and the Fifa trophy is missing when the bag is returned to her.
BBC News - Published

Racism Protocol Implemented for First Time in Premier League

racism protocol implemented for first time in premier league
FIFA’s protocol for dealing with discrimination at soccer games was implemented for the first time in the Premier League on Sunday with three stadium announcements during a London derby between..
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FIFA may be open to 'cross-border' leagues - Infantino

fifa may be open to 'cross-border' leagues - infantino
DOHA – FIFA could drop its long-standing opposition to cross-border leagues, as it looks to help countries who are struggling to compete with the giants of the game, president Gianni Infantino said..
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Fifa forced to change stadium for Club World Cup final

Fifa is forced to change the venue for the final of the Club World Cup in Qatar because the stadium where it was due to be held is not yet signed off.
BBC News - Published

Chelsea accuse Fifa of double standards over transfer ban

Chelsea say Fifa treated them more harshly than Premier League rivals Manchester City after their transfer ban is reduced on appeal.
BBC News - Published

Chelsea cleared to make signings in January transfer window

chelsea cleared to make signings in january transfer window
Champions League contenders Chelsea were cleared to make signings in the January transfer window on Friday, when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) halved a transfer ban imposed on the club last..
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Chelsea transfer ban reduced after appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport

Chelsea can sign players in January after having their Fifa transfer ban reduced following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
BBC News - Published

Arsene Wenger keen to ‘help football grow’ after joining FIFA

arsene wenger keen to ‘help football grow’ after joining fifa
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to use his knowledge of football to contribute to the growth of the game across the world after taking up a new role at FIFA. The 70-year-old has been..
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Arsene Wenger: Fifa appoints former Arsenal manager to senior role

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger agrees to become Fifa's new chief of global football development.
BBC News - Published

Fifa wants Iraq to play World Cup qualifiers at neutral venue

fifa wants iraq to play world cup qualifiers at neutral venue
Zurich: Global soccer’s governing body Fifa said on Wednesday it has told Iraq to play two 2022 World Cup qualifiers they were due to host this month at a neutral venue due to the security situation..
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Emiliano Sala: Cardiff City face Fifa transfer ban over fee dispute

Fifa tell Cardiff City they face a ban on signing players for three transfer windows in the dispute over the transfer of striker Emiliano Sala.
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The world's most powerful sporting organization is rife with corruption, says U.S. law enforcement authorities who have indicted FIFA officials. Steve Kroft reports.
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China confirmed as 2021 Club WCup host, slots to be settled

china confirmed as 2021 club wcup host, slots to be settled
FIFA selected China as host of the inaugural edition of the expanded Club World Cup in 2021 but delayed a decision on how the 24 slots for the tournament will be distributed. A proposal on how many..
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Racists must be 'kicked out' of stadiums: FIFA boss

racists must be 'kicked out' of stadiums: fifa boss
Racists must be "kicked out" of stadiums, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said, as he pressed for a ban on spectators who abuse black footballers. ......
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Soccer body FIFA may extend punishments globally after racism at Bulgaria-England match

Soccer body FIFA on Tuesday said it may extend punishments globally after racist incidents, including monkey chants directed at black players, marred a match between Bulgaria and England.
Reuters - Published

Iranian Women Cheer In Football Stadiums For The First Time In Decades

iranian women cheer in football stadiums for the first time in decades
Iranian women draped their national flag round their shoulders as they watched a World Cup qualifier in Tehran – the first time they have been allowed into a stadium in decades. The sight of women in..
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'This is a moment for real change' - Fifa 'firm' over women being allowed to watch games in Iran

Fifa says it is "firm and committed" over women's access to football matches in Iran despite claims quicker action could have saved the life of an activist.
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Cardiff to appeal to Cas after order to pay Emiliano Sala transfer fee

cardiff to appeal to cas after order to pay emiliano sala transfer fee
• Fifa ruled Cardiff must pay Nantes for striker • Sala was killed in plane crash in January Cardiff City will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against Fifa’s ruling that they must..
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Egyptian FA tries to defuse Salah row after 'missing' Fifa votes

The Egyptian Football Association writes to Fifa for clarification of its votes in the Best Fifa Awards as Mohamed Salah removes Egypt from Twitter profile.
BBC News - Published

Swiss AG Lauber, under cloud of FIFA scandal, elected to third term

The Swiss parliament on Wednesday approved Attorney General Michael Lauber for a third term, opting for continuity despite impending disciplinary proceedings over his handling of a soccer corruption..
Reuters - Published

Swiss parliament re-elects attorney general Lauber amid FIFA scandal

The Swiss parliament on Wednesday approved Attorney General Michael Lauber for a third term, opting for continuity despite disciplinary proceedings against him triggered by his handling of a soccer..
Reuters - Published

Megan Rapinoe calls on footballers to change the world at Fifa awards

US star Megan Rapinoe has called on footballers to tackle racism and sexism after winning Fifa's top award.
BBC News - Published

Rapinoe and Messi win FIFA Player of the Year awards

Lionel Messi beat Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and old rival Cristiano Ronaldo to win FIFA's player of the year award for a record sixth time on Monday, while USA's Megan Rapinoe took the women's award..
France 24 - Published

Liverpool manager Klopp wins Fifa coach of year award

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wins the men's coach of the year at the Best Fifa Football Awards in Milan.
BBC News - Published

FIFA Best Player Award: Dijk Threatens to Eclipse Ronaldo & Messi

fifa best player award: dijk threatens to eclipse ronaldo & messi
Virgil Van Dijk threatens to eclipse fellow European stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to lift FIFA's Best Player award on Monday, 23 September, to set himself up as favourite for this year's..
WorldNews - Published

Best Fifa Football Awards: Lucy Bronze, Megan Rapinoe or Alex Morgan?

Fifa will name its women's player of the year on Monday - we assess who out of finalists Lucy Bronze, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan should win the award.
BBC News - Published

FIFA chief appalled as Dalbert racist abuse halts Serie A game

fifa chief appalled as dalbert racist abuse halts serie a game
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Sunday the problem of racism in Italian football has "not improved" after a Serie A match between Atalanta and Fiorentina was halted for several minutes because of..
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FIFA Says Women ‘Have to Be Allowed’ Into Iran’s Soccer Stadiums

fifa says women ‘have to be allowed’ into iran’s soccer stadiums
FIFA said Saturday in an unambiguous statement that Iran must admin women into its soccer games. The sport’s global governing body stated “women have to be allowed into football stadiums in Iran...
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Infantino vows to push ahead with a new Women's World League

infantino vows to push ahead with a new women's world league
FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he will push again for the creation of a Women's World League despite having his initial plan blocked inside the organization. ......
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Van Dijk up against Ronaldo-Messi in world's best

van dijk up against ronaldo-messi in world's best
Virgil Van Dijk threatens to eclipse fellow European stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to lift FIFA's The Best Player award on Monday, to set himself up as favourite for this year's Ballon d'Or...
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Fifa 'assured' Iranian women will be able to attend football matches

Fifa says it received assurances from Iranian authorities, after the death of a woman this month.
BBC News - Published

FIFA boss pushes Iran on stadium ban after female soccer fan's death

"Our position is clear and firm. Women have to be allowed into football stadiums in Iran," the FIFA president said
CBS News - Published

Exclusive: FIFA officials to visit Iran after death of 'Blue Girl'

FIFA officials will visit Iran, following the death of a female fan who set herself on fire in protest at her arrest for attending a match, world soccer's governing body told Reuters on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Iranian women allowed to watch World Cup qualifier in stadium: official

Iranian women fans will be allowed to attend a men's soccer World Cub qualifying match in the Islamic Republic in October, the official IRNA news agency quoted a Sports Ministry official as saying on..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian-born striker Elkeson set to play for China

brazilian-born striker elkeson set to play for china
(CNN)A Brazilian striker is poised to become the first footballer without Chinese ancestry to play for China. Elkeson -- who qualifies to play for China under FIFA's residency rules having played in..
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Which are the goals which could win the Puskas Award?

which are the goals which could win the puskas award?
FIFA released its 10 nominations for the Puskas Award on Monday, with Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic the biggest names on the list. Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic lead the names nominated for..
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QPR: Fifa 'would look into' Under-18 racism allegations if complaint is made

Fifa say they will investigate allegations of racist abuse suffered by QPR's under-18 players if they receive a complaint.
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Manchester City fined by Fifa over recruitment of players under 18

manchester city fined by fifa over recruitment of players under 18
• City fined more than £310,000 but avoid transfer window ban • ‘The club accepts responsibility for the breaches’ Manchester City have avoided a transfer embargo from Fifa, instead being..
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Manchester City fined but avoid transfer ban for breaching Fifa rules on under-18 signings

Manchester City are fined but avoid a transfer ban after admitting breaching Fifa rules on signing youth players.
BBC News - Published

Qatar involved in new fraud case against former FIFA officials

qatar involved in new fraud case against former fifa officials
LONDON - Swiss federal prosecutors have filed fraud charges against three former senior German soccer officials and one Swiss over a suspect payment to a company belonging to a Qatari national, linked..
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Fifa eWorld Cup: Mohammed 'MoAuba' Harkous crowned 2019 champion

Mohammed 'MoAuba' Harkous wins the 2019 Fifa eWorld Cup after beating Saudi Arabia's reigning champion Mosaad 'Msdossary' Aldossary.
BBC News - Published

Liverpool trio and Kane on FIFA award list

liverpool trio and kane on fifa award list Sportsdesk August 1 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Liverpool trio and Kane on FIFA award list Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane and Tottenham's Harry Kane..
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Kerr takes on Rapinoe for FIFA best player

Matildas captain Sam Kerr will get a third shot at winning FIFA's best women's player award, while Arsenal Women coach Joe Montemurro is also up for a gong.
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Ronaldo, Messi, Rapinoe nominated for FIFA awards

Five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi among 10 candidates for the FIFA best player award, while United States forward Megan Rapinoe favored for women's award - Published

FIFA claims progress in letting women attend games in Iran

fifa claims progress in letting women attend games in iran
FIFA says Iran’s soccer federation supports letting women attend 2022 World Cup qualifying games of its men’s national team, though government approval is still needed. Advertising FIFA is working..
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