Blatter in Russia as a fan, but has met Putin and praises Infantino
21 June 2018 | 1:16 pm
Former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, who is serving a six-year ban from soccer, said on Thursday (June 21) that he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Wednesday (June 20) during a trip to the World Cup.
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23 Nov 2020
The Madagascan official has been handed a five-year ban from all football-related activity for financial misconduct. His misappropriation of funds included a pilgrimage to Mecca.
7 Dec 2020
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22 Jan 2021
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25 Feb 2021
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2 Mar 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the "right time" for the United Kingdom and Ireland to launch a bid to host the 2030 soccer World Cup, while he added the country would also be willing to host extra Euro 2020 matches this year if required.
3 Mar 2021
This year's women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand is set to be pushed back until next year after the sport's global governing body said it was difficult to host the event as planned due to uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 Apr 2021
President of FIFA Gianni Infantino names host cities for 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
20 Apr 2021
FIFA president Gianni Infantino warns that clubs involved in the European Super League could face "consequences", as the backlash builds against the deeply divisive plans, including from British Prime Minister Boris who has threatened to take "legislative action" to protect "the basic principles of competition."
16 May 2021
New Zealand's national women's team, the Black Ferns, showcase their own version of the haka at an exhibition in Auckland. Team captain Lesley Ketu says the fearsome Maori challenge would motivate the five-time World Cup winners as they defend their title on home soil for the first time.
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Captain Hugo Lloris admits France must "regain confidence" as they prepare for the first of three World Cup qualifiers, after a humiliating early exit at this summer's Euros. "We've had very little time to prepare for this match, but we're enthusiastic, we're motivated," says the French goalkeeper.
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