Iran ‘assures’ FIFA women can attend World Cup qualifier
23 September 2019 | 10:39 am
Attention has been focused on Iran since a woman killed herself after being detained for trying to enter a football match. FIFA has been pushing for Iran to lift a 40-year-old ban on women attending matches.
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2 Sep 2020
EX-FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrives at the Swiss public prosecutor's office to be heard in the investigation about a payment of 2 million Swiss francs he made to Michel Platini.
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28 Oct 2020
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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.
22 Jan 2021
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.
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."
5 Jul 2021
For the first time in Algerian football history, four female match officials were appointed to referee in a match held on Saturday between ES Ben Aknoun and RC Kouba in Algiers. The referee committee of the Algerian Football Association appointed four female officials to run the 22nd and last round of the Ligue 2.
23 Aug 2021
The French Ligue 1 game between Nice and Marseille was abandoned when fans of the home side invaded the pitch and angrily confronted opposing player Dimitri Payet, who had thrown a bottle lobbed at him back into the crowd, before an ugly brawl broke out involving players and spectators. Marseille eventually refused to restart the match with club officials claiming their players' safety could not be guaranteed.
12 Oct 2021
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro says he was prevented from seeing a football match in the city of Peruibe when he could not provide a Covid pass. The mandate applies for access to popular tourist spots and other public spaces such as cinemas, theaters, gyms, museums, sports stadiums and conference venues -- but not restaurants, bars or shopping malls. Brazil had a late start with coronavirus vaccination but is now the country with the fourth-most doses administered.
15 Oct 2021
Amid reports that EA may be severing ties with FIFA, and are looking to rename their annual football series, it has come out that FIFA are asking for more money to retain the license.
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.
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