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How a 'peace' offering helped Morocco qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup

How a 'peace' offering helped Morocco qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup

A peace offering in an Amsterdam coffee shop proved a catalyst for Morocco’s late rally to success in the World Cup qualifiers and their first appearance at the finals in 20 years since the 1998 tournament in France.

Nov 23, 2017, 11:21 AM IST
FIFA panel bans three former soccer officials for life

FIFA panel bans three former soccer officials for life

All three men had pleaded guilty in the United States to separate federal charges ranging from wire fraud to racketeering and money laundering.

Nov 21, 2017, 19:13 PM IST
Argentina lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide: Police

Argentina lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide: Police

A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

Nov 16, 2017, 09:31 AM IST
Global media paid bribes, FIFA trial hears

Global media paid bribes, FIFA trial hears

In US federal court, he detailed how his Torneos y Competencias S.A. company paid millions of dollars in bribes to South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) executives for more than a decade to secure television rights to major tournaments.

Nov 15, 2017, 13:05 PM IST
Switzerland secure 2018 FIFA World Cup spot edging out Northern Ireland

Switzerland secure 2018 FIFA World Cup spot edging out Northern Ireland

Switzerland held off Northern Ireland to seal a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a 0-0 second-leg draw on Sunday that secured a 1-0 aggregate play-off victory.

Nov 13, 2017, 10:31 AM IST
US goalie Hope Solo accuses former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of grabbing her

US goalie Hope Solo accuses former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of grabbing her

Solo was present on the stage alongside Blatter to present the FIFA Women’s World Player of The Year award to her USA teammate Abby Wambach.

Nov 11, 2017, 15:08 PM IST
After Praful Patel's ouster as AIFF boss, FIFA warns Indian federation over outside interference

After Praful Patel's ouster as AIFF boss, FIFA warns Indian federation over outside interference

Touted as a revolutionary moment for Indian football, India had hosted the most attended U-17 World Cup in the history last month.

Nov 04, 2017, 15:59 PM IST
FIFA thanks West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's role in India's successful hosting of U-17 World Cup

FIFA thanks West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's role in India's successful hosting of U-17 World Cup

The Salt Lake Stadium had hosted 11 matches of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, including the final. Kolkata co-hosted the mega event along with New Delhi, Guwahati, Navi Mumbai, Kochi and Margao.

Nov 04, 2017, 12:51 PM IST
FIFA no longer 'toxic' as World Cup prize money rises to 400m USD

FIFA no longer 'toxic' as World Cup prize money rises to 400m USD

Infantino hailed the increase to $400 million in prize money for next year`s World Cup in Russia -- including $38 million for the winning team -- as a sign of FIFA`s success.

Oct 27, 2017, 20:41 PM IST
FIFA likely to replace Confederations Cup with new club competition

FIFA likely to replace Confederations Cup with new club competition

The Confederations Cup is held in the year before a World Cup and features the respective national team champions of each continent.

Oct 27, 2017, 18:29 PM IST
India to have Centre of Excellence with FIFA help: AIFF

India to have Centre of Excellence with FIFA help: AIFF

Praful Patel said six AIFF academies will be established spread across the country, each one housing 30-50 young boys and girls.

Oct 26, 2017, 21:01 PM IST
India is a football country now, says FIFA chief Giani Infantino

India is a football country now, says FIFA chief Giani Infantino

"India is a football country now," FIFA president Giani Infantino declared after arriving here to chair the FIFA Council meeting on Friday and attend the U-17 World Cup final.

Oct 26, 2017, 13:18 PM IST
US judge announces 8-month jail sentence for Guatemalan in FIFA scandal

US judge announces 8-month jail sentence for Guatemalan in FIFA scandal

A US judge on Wednesday imposed the first sentence in the sweeping FIFA corruption scandal, sending a Guatemalan former official to jail for eight months and saying that he had destroyed people's faith in soccer.

Oct 26, 2017, 08:48 AM IST
Swiss prosecutors interview Nasser Al-Khelaifi over World Cup deals

Swiss prosecutors interview Nasser Al-Khelaifi over World Cup deals

Al-Khelaifi is also president of French club Paris Saint Germain. Valcke, who was in charge of the day-to-day running of Swiss-based global soccer body FIFA, is also under investigation.

Oct 25, 2017, 19:45 PM IST
US judge to sentence first official in FIFA scandal

US judge to sentence first official in FIFA scandal

A 63-year-old former Guatemalan football official is expected Wednesday to become the first person sentenced by a US judge over the sweeping corruption scandal that rocked world soccer.

Oct 25, 2017, 13:53 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: FIFA website glitches leave fans ticket-less for Brazil vs England semifinal in Kolkata

FIFA U-17 World Cup: FIFA website glitches leave fans ticket-less for Brazil vs England semifinal in Kolkata

Technical flaws on the official FIFA website and long online queues kept football fans in Kolkata without tickets for the Under-17 World Cup semifinal between Brazil and England, according to a report in The Indian Expres.

Oct 25, 2017, 08:55 AM IST
Leicester won't approach CAS over Adrien Silva signing

Leicester won't approach CAS over Adrien Silva signing

 Leicester will now only be able to sign the him when the transfer window reopens in January.

Oct 24, 2017, 18:16 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Battle of contrasting styles as Spain clash with Mali

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Battle of contrasting styles as Spain clash with Mali

A battle of contrasting styles of football will be on view when classical Spain cross swords with robust Mali in the semifinal of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Wednesday.

Oct 24, 2017, 13:58 PM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo eyes more FIFA success as Real Madrid dominate awards

Cristiano Ronaldo eyes more FIFA success as Real Madrid dominate awards

Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on a "lucky seventh" piece of FIFA silverware after collecting his fifth Men's Player of the Year award on Monday.

Oct 24, 2017, 13:51 PM IST
Regal Cristiano Ronaldo tipped for Best FIFA award

Regal Cristiano Ronaldo tipped for Best FIFA award

The Portuguese superstar, who won last year's inaugural award, fired Madrid to glory in La Liga and scored 12 goals as they won the Champions League for the third time in four seasons.

Oct 23, 2017, 10:51 AM IST