FIFA takes aggressive stance amid ‘European Super League’ speculation
22 January 2021 | 2:13 pm
FIFA has gone on the offensive amid ongoing speculation about a European Super League, insisting that any breakaway by leading clubs "would not be recognised by either FIFA or the respective confederation" while players would risk being banned from the World Cup and other major tournaments if involved.
22 Nov 2021
FIFA held an official ceremony on Sunday (November 21) to mark one year to go until the opening match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with the tournament, played for the first time in a northern hemisphere winter, rapidly taking shape. The opening match will take place on Nov. 21 in the 60,000 capacity Al Bayt Stadium. Kickoff will no doubt come as some relief to organizers as the football takes centre stage, shifting the limelight away from the numerous off-pitch issues, such as labour rights for migrant workers, that have surrounded the event.
8 Dec 2021
Architects from Spain have completed a novel design for the upcoming FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Named the 974 Stadium, the 40,000-seater facility it's designed to be relatively easy to disassemble and rebuild, and was constructed using almost 1,000 shipping containers.
18 Jan 2022
Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski won the FIFA Best Men's Player award for 2021 with Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Alexia Putellas winning the FIFA Best Women's Player prize at Monday's (January 17) ceremony. The prolific Lewandowski won the award for the second straight year after a season in which he beat Gerd Mueller's 49-year old record of 40 goals in a single Bundesliga campaign.
9 Feb 2022
Amnesty International on Monday called on football's global governing body FIFA to put more pressure on 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar to improve conditions for workers in the Gulf country. But the rights group said Qatar was at risk of slipping backwards.
12 May 2022
FIFA open investigation into allegations that Ecuador used an ineligible player in their World Cup qualifying campaign.
11 Jul 2022
Football fans might be banned from buying beer at Qatari stadiums during World Cup games, according to sources cited by news agencies. But FIFA has said that those in stadium VIP lounges will have access to alcohol.
India's teams will not be able to play and the country can't host the upcoming under-17 World Cup after the All India Football Federation was suspended. FIFA took the decision "due to undue influence from third parties."
FIFA's president Gianni Infantino said on Monday that his organisation would invest in soccer infrastructure for Nicaragua.
Ex El Salvador soccer chief Reynaldo Vasquez sentenced to 16 months in prison after pleading guilty to a charge arising from a global FIFA corruption probe
From prison for premarital sex to not pointing your finger, there are a few things you should be aware of before traveling to Qatar for the World Cup. The country's poor human rights record is also in the spotlight.
Trade unions have described the working conditions as modern slavery: Migrant workers from across the world built the football stadiums in Qatar - in dubious conditions. This is their story.
Sepp Blatter, the former president of FIFA when Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup hosting rights in 2010, told Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger "Qatar is a mistake," adding that "the choice was bad."
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