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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
Brazilian football chief Marco Polo Del Nero given 90-day FIFA ban

Brazilian football chief Marco Polo Del Nero given 90-day FIFA ban

The 76-year-old, a former member of the FIFA Council, is the latest prominent South American official to be banned by the sport`s governing body as part of its investigation into a vast corruption scandal.

Dec 15, 2017, 20:33 PM IST
Colombia's Edwin Cardona gets five-game ban for racist gesture

Colombia's Edwin Cardona gets five-game ban for racist gesture

FIFA said the suspension would be "served during the upcoming friendly matches of the Colombian representative team" and includes a stadium ban for those five matches and a fine of 20,000 Swiss Francs.

Dec 12, 2017, 22:35 PM IST
Nigeria forfeit Algeria match but World Cup qualification not affected

Nigeria forfeit Algeria match but World Cup qualification not affected

The fixture on Nov. 10 ended 1-1 and FIFA added that the decision did not affect the final standings in African Group B, nor Nigeria's qualification for next year's World Cup in Russia, as they had finished six points clear of Zambia.

Dec 12, 2017, 22:00 PM IST
African footballers star in Europe

African footballers star in Europe

Morocco defender Hakimi became only the sixth African to score for reigning European champions Real Madrid as they routed Sevilla 5-0 in La Liga.

Dec 11, 2017, 19:16 PM IST
European lawmakers slam FIFA, IOC for leadership issues

European lawmakers slam FIFA, IOC for leadership issues

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said in two reports that "never before have sports faced such unprecedented loss of trust."

Dec 08, 2017, 21:10 PM IST