IFAB announces temporary amendment to football rules
The International Football Association Board (IFAB), FIFA's governing body, approved the new regulations which will apply from July 1. And one of the new rule is the modification of the offside rule in a 'desire to encourage attacking football and the scoring of goals' among other rules.
Africa records 54,130 cases of COVID-19 as WHO says 190,000 could die on the continent and more
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Tinubu’s chief security officer Lati Raheem is dead, FIFA to give members $150m of virus relief fund
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FIFA proposes $1bn fund for African stadiums
After effectively taking control of African soccer, FIFA says its mission to speed up reforms on the continent is complete.
FIFA president says "never again" to corruption scandals in football
FIFA President Gianni Infantino meets with Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado, during a trip to the Central American country to study the possibility of Costa Rica and Panama co-hosting the U20 Women's World Cup. During a press conference, Infantino also said that he "never again" wants to see the corruption scandals that shook the world of football in recent years.
Chelsea's transfer ban appeal to be heard on Wednesday
English Premier League side Chelsea's appeal against a transfer ban imposed by world soccer governing body FIFA will be held at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Wednesday.
Iran women to see football freely for first time in decades
Iranian sports journalist Raha Purbakhsh says she 'can't believe' she will be among the thousands of women to freely enter a football stadium for the first time in decades to watch Iran's 2022 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia at Tehran's Azadi Stadium. World football's governing body FIFA last month ordered Iran to allow women access to stadiums without restrictions and in numbers determined by demand for tickets.
Iran 'assures' FIFA women can attend World Cup qualifier
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.
Trump and FIFA President Gianni Infantino meet on 2026 World Cup and women players equity
FIFA boss Gianni Infantino met with President Trump at the White House on Monday to discuss preparations for the 2026 World Cup as well as bringing equality to the women's game.