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FIFA 'concerned' by arrest in Chechnya of rights activist

FIFA 'concerned' by arrest in Chechnya of rights activist

FIFA said on Thursday they were "deeply concerned" about the detention in Russia of a rights campaigner that drew international condemnation ahead of the World Cup.

May 24, 2018, 17:10 PM IST
FIFA declares Russia squad for Football World Cup doping-free

FIFA declares Russia squad for Football World Cup doping-free

The declaration comes after McLaren report had uncovered widespread cheating across more than 30 sports in the country.

May 23, 2018, 12:36 PM IST
Uvena Fernandes to officiate in FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

Uvena Fernandes to officiate in FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

Uvena Fernandes has been selected to officiate as an assistant referee in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup to be held in France from August 5-24.

May 10, 2018, 19:55 PM IST
England must inspire at FIFA World Cup, says FA's Dan Ashworth

England must inspire at FIFA World Cup, says FA's Dan Ashworth

England are determined to get past the group stage at the World Cup in Russia but the main target is to "inspire the nation," the Football Association`s technical director Dan Ashworth has said.

May 01, 2018, 12:51 PM IST
FIFA begins talks on ambitious new competitions

FIFA begins talks on ambitious new competitions

FIFA began talks on Monday over two new proposed competitions which could reshape international soccer and be worth billions of dollars to the global soccer body.

May 01, 2018, 09:32 AM IST
FIFA probes Russia over racist chants

FIFA probes Russia over racist chants

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against World Cup hosts Russia over monkey chants heard during a friendly international against France, a spokesman told AFP on Tuesday.

Apr 17, 2018, 16:45 PM IST
Germany retain top spot in FIFA world rankings, Belgium jump to third

Germany retain top spot in FIFA world rankings, Belgium jump to third

Reigning world champions Germany has retained top spot in the FIFA world rankings

Apr 13, 2018, 12:18 PM IST
No English referees, assistants in 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

No English referees, assistants in 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

The referees representing UEFA-affiliated countries are from Germany, Turkey, Russia, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Slovenia and France.

Mar 29, 2018, 21:03 PM IST
FIFA probes racist abuse at Russia-France friendly

FIFA probes racist abuse at Russia-France friendly

The incident sparked calls to persevere in the fight against racism in soccer with less than three months before the World Cup.

Mar 28, 2018, 22:06 PM IST
FIFA World Cup at risk from match-fixing, say betting experts

FIFA World Cup at risk from match-fixing, say betting experts

The World Cup is not immune from the threat of match-fixing, experts have warned, with sophisticated monitoring systems in place to identify suspicious activity during the tournament in Russia.

Mar 22, 2018, 17:17 PM IST
FIFA lifts three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international matches

FIFA lifts three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international matches

FIFA has lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football, a move hailed by the country`s sports authorities on Saturday as a boost for its most popular game.

Mar 17, 2018, 17:29 PM IST
Video assistant referee (VAR) to get FIFA green signal for 2018 World Cup

Video assistant referee (VAR) to get FIFA green signal for 2018 World Cup

Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, will oversee the governing body's meeting in Bogota happy to give the green light to the system despite a long, personal spell of scepticism.

Mar 15, 2018, 15:07 PM IST
Greek soccer faces FIFA expulsion because of violence

Greek soccer faces FIFA expulsion because of violence

Greece could be expelled from international soccer competitions because of widespread violence, a FIFA representative said on Wednesday.

Mar 14, 2018, 20:22 PM IST
 Pep Guardiola's ribbon is a political symbol, says FA chief Martin Glenn

Pep Guardiola's ribbon is a political symbol, says FA chief Martin Glenn

"You can’t have and we don’t want football equipment to display political symbols." Glenn said

Mar 05, 2018, 11:47 AM IST
Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter not in favour of VAR being employed in 2018 World Cup

Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter not in favour of VAR being employed in 2018 World Cup

The sport`s law-making body IFAB is due to decide on Saturday whether to approve VAR on a permanent basis and FIFA has already said it intends to use the system at the World Cup in Russia in June and July.

Mar 01, 2018, 16:59 PM IST
FIFA claims attempt to contact doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov

FIFA claims attempt to contact doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov

Rodchenkov is the former director of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory. He fled to the United States in 2016 saying he feared for his life after the sudden death of two senior officials in the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).

Dec 31, 2017, 19:30 PM IST
FIFA president Gianni Infantino gives his backing to the controversial video assistant referee technology

FIFA president Gianni Infantino gives his backing to the controversial video assistant referee technology

FIFA have yet to confirm whether the VAR will be used at next year's World Cup in Russia.

Dec 28, 2017, 22:21 PM IST
Football: Brazil's road to redemption faces Euro resistance in Russia

Football: Brazil's road to redemption faces Euro resistance in Russia

A rejuvenated Brazil looking to heal the wounds of home soil humiliation four years ago will lead the South American charge for the World Cup in 2018, but a slew of European powerhouses stand in the way of redemption in Russia.

Dec 28, 2017, 13:01 PM IST
FIFA trial: New York jury acquits former Peru soccer boss

FIFA trial: New York jury acquits former Peru soccer boss

The panel found 60-year-old Manuel Burga, who led football in Peru until 2014 and once served as a FIFA development committee member, not guilty on one count of racketeering conspiracy, a spokesperson for the US Attorney`s office in Brooklyn confirmed.

Dec 26, 2017, 22:09 PM IST
CAS bans soccer player Jose Angulo for 4 years in cocaine case

CAS bans soccer player Jose Angulo for 4 years in cocaine case

He was suspended for 12 months by a tribunal of South American confederation CONMEBOL but FIFA appealed against that punishment in April this year.

Dec 18, 2017, 23:39 PM IST