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No club compensation for a 2022 winter World Cup: FIFA
No club compensation for a 2022 winter World Cup: FIFA

Soccer`s world governing body FIFA flexed its muscles again on Wednesday when it announced that clubs will not get compensation for losing players and suffering domestic disruption due to a 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar.

FIFA says no World Cup compensation for European clubs
FIFA says no World Cup compensation for European clubs

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said Wednesday that European football clubs would not receive financial compensation for the 2022 World Cup being moved to November-December.

FIFA clears top official over World Cup corruption claims
FIFA clears top official over World Cup corruption claims

FIFA on Tuesday cleared its longest serving executive board member Michel D`Hooghe of Belgium of four corruption charges in the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups won by Russia and Qatar.

FIFA task force recommends shorter Nov-Dec World Cup for Qatar 2022
FIFA task force recommends shorter Nov-Dec World Cup for Qatar 2022

A FIFA task force examining dates for the Qatar World Cup has recommended the Gulf state hosts a shorter tournament, staged over the cooler months of November and December 2022.

FIFA seeks accord on 2022 World Cup dates
FIFA seeks accord on 2022 World Cup dates

A FIFA task force meets in Qatar this week to try to set dates for the 2022 World Cup -- with a groundbreaking but highly controversial winter tournament likely.

Luis Figo keen on FIFA presidential debate
Luis Figo keen on FIFA presidential debate

FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo put pressure on current president Sepp Blatter on Thursday by adding his voice to calls for a public pre-election debate between the four candidates.

Chelsea suspend three fans after racist incident in Paris
Chelsea suspend three fans after racist incident in Paris

Chelsea have suspended three people from their Stamford Bridge stadium following an investigation into a racist incident, captured in amateur video footage on the Paris metro, the club said on Thursday.

Luis Figo calls for `zero-tolerance` on racism
Luis Figo calls for `zero-tolerance` on racism

FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo said on Thursday that Arrigo Sacchi`s comments about black players and an incident involving Chelsea fans in Paris emphasised the need for "zero-tolerance" towards racism.

FIFA candidate Luis Figo proposes 48-team World Cup
FIFA candidate Luis Figo proposes 48-team World Cup

Former Portugal winger Luis Figo launched his campaign for the FIFA presidency on Thursday by revealing plans to expand the World Cup to up to 48 teams.

"They picked on me because of my skin colour": Paris racism victim
"They picked on me because of my skin colour": Paris racism victim

The victim of a racist incident involving Chelsea football fans in the Paris metro did not know the incident had been filmed and widely broadcast and will now lodge an official complaint with police, he told French daily Le Parisien.

Chelsea fans video `disturbing`: David Cameron
Chelsea fans video `disturbing`: David Cameron

Video footage of self-proclaimed racist Chelsea fans pushing a black man off a Paris metro train was "extremely disturbing and very worrying", British prime minister David Cameron said on Wednesday.

Authorities probe `racist` Chelsea fans video
Authorities probe `racist` Chelsea fans video

French prosecutors and British police on Wednesday pledged to investigate footage of self-proclaimed "racist" Chelsea supporters preventing a black man from boarding a Paris subway train.

Sepp Blatter "shocked" by Arrigo Sacchi's comments
Sepp Blatter "shocked" by Arrigo Sacchi's comments

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he was shocked at comments from former AC Milan and Italy coach Arrigo Sacchi who reportedly complained about the number of coloured players in Italian youth football. 

FIFA, UEFA join Chelsea in condemning racist incident
FIFA, UEFA join Chelsea in condemning racist incident

FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA have joined Chelsea in condemning an incident captured on video in the Paris metro, showing Chelsea fans pushing a black man off a train and chanting "we`re racist".

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter praises Ghana's AFCON performance
FIFA chief Sepp Blatter praises Ghana's AFCON performance

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has lauded the performance of Ghana at the just-concluded 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea, where the Black Stars finished runners-up to Cote d'Ivoire.

Interpol investigates Ugandan football match fixing claims
Interpol investigates Ugandan football match fixing claims

Officials from the Interpol head office in France are set to arrive here to investigate claims that some of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier games were fixed.

FIFA president to visit Kenya in March
FIFA president to visit Kenya in March

 FIFA president Sepp Blatter will visit Kenya in March to open a stadium that was refurbished by world football's governing body.

Cristiano Ronaldo slump hurts Real as in-form Messi drives Barca
Cristiano Ronaldo slump hurts Real as in-form Messi drives Barca

 When Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo collected his third FIFA Ballon d`Or award last month he was enjoying a run of form that was spectacular even by his standards and the European champions were riding high.

India meet Nepal as Russia qualifiers kick off in Asia
India meet Nepal as Russia qualifiers kick off in Asia

The world`s lowest ranked soccer team, Bhutan, will take on Sri Lanka next month, while sleeping giants India face Nepal in the first qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup.

Kind draw for Argentina at U20 World Cup
Kind draw for Argentina at U20 World Cup

Six-time FIFA Under-20 World Cup champions Argentina on Tuesday secured a dream draw in the tournament that is credited with launching the careers of superstars Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi.