Third party owner ban would be bad for Brazil, says club lawyer
Third party owner ban would be bad for Brazil, says club lawyer

A leading Brazilian football lawyer believes FIFA’s move to outlaw third-party ownership (TPO) of players could seriously harm the game in South America.

Michel Platini tells EU to outlaw third party ownership of players
Michel Platini tells EU to outlaw third party ownership of players

 UEFA boss Michel Platini on Tuesday urged the European Union to outlaw third-party ownership of footballers, casting doubt on whether FIFA would act effectively to stamp out the practice.

2018 WC bid head laughs off suggestions of Russia having 'racism' problem
2018 WC bid head laughs off suggestions of Russia having 'racism' problem

The head of the Russia 2018 World Cup bid has laughed off suggestions that the country has a problem with racism, ahead of CSKA Moscow's Champions League tie against Manchester City.

FIFA inspectors back Russia`s World Cup work
FIFA inspectors back Russia`s World Cup work

FIFA inspectors on Monday expressed satisfaction with the results of their first tour of stadiums that Russia is preparing for the 2018 World Cup.

Nepal FA chiefs ask FIFA to investigate own president
Nepal FA chiefs ask FIFA to investigate own president

Senior officials at Nepal`s football association (ANFA) have asked FIFA`s ethics chief Michael Garcia to launch an investigation into their own president Ganesh Thapa.

Malaysian launches bid to join FIFA exco

Malaysian Football President Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah is targeting more places for Asian sides at future World Cups after launching a bid to join the all-powerful FIFA executive committee.

India signs up with FIFA subsidiary to check corruption in ISL
India signs up with FIFA subsidiary to check corruption in ISL

All India Football Federation has signed up with FIFA's subsidiary, Early Warning System (EWS), to ensure that the Indian Super League and other domestic and international matches in the country are corruption free.

Full publication of Garcia report impossible: FIFA judge

The report into the turbulent bidding process for the rights to host the next two World Cups cannot be made fully public for legal reasons, though excerpts of it may be, FIFA`s ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert said on Friday.

India signs up with FIFA`s anti-corruption watchdog
India signs up with FIFA`s anti-corruption watchdog

India`s football chiefs have inked a deal with FIFA to ensure the Indian Super League and other domestic competitions are corruption free, the world governing body said.

European football clubs worry about Ebola risk
European football clubs worry about Ebola risk

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp on Thursday raised fears expressed by a growing number of European clubs about African players being exposed to the risk of Ebola contamination while on international duty.

FIFA confident Zenit Arena will be ready for World Cup
FIFA confident Zenit Arena will be ready for World Cup

FIFA have no doubts the Zenit Arena in St Petersburg will be completed in time for the 2018 World Cup after an inspection on Thursday.

Michel Platini wants to see sin-bin introduced
Michel Platini wants to see sin-bin introduced

UEFA president Michel Platini says he wants to see the sin bin introduced in football, but only to combat back-chat from players.

Michel Platini backs new Qatar 2022 vote if corruption proved
Michel Platini backs new Qatar 2022 vote if corruption proved

Michel Platini on Wednesday backed a fresh vote on the 2022 World Cup if proof ever emerged of corruption in the awarding of Qatar as the venue.

India may get to host FIFA Club World Cup
India may get to host FIFA Club World Cup

Amidst the ISL fever prevalent among the country's football fans, an ambitious India are also eyeing to host the glamorous FIFA Club World Cup.

I-League gets priority over ISL from FIFA, AIFF
I-League gets priority over ISL from FIFA, AIFF

With comparisons aplenty between I-League and the newly-started Indian Super League, FIFA and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said that the older league will always get priority.

Big names in ISL will benefit Indian football: FIFA
Big names in ISL will benefit Indian football: FIFA

FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke on Wednesday said the presence of big names in the Indian Super League (ISL) will help the cricket-obsessed nation develop a football culture and could brighten the national team's chances of qualifying for the World Cup.

Big names in Indian Super League will attract youngsters: Jerome Valcke
Big names in Indian Super League will attract youngsters: Jerome Valcke

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke Wednesday said the presence of big stars in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) will lure youngsters into taking up football, helping the growth of the sport in India.

U-17 World Cup: FIFA, government assure help to AIFF
U-17 World Cup: FIFA, government assure help to AIFF

The All India Football Federation was today assured of all help by the government as well as FIFA as far as hosting and successful conduct of the Under-17 World Cup in 2017 was concerned.

FIFA delegation calls on Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
FIFA delegation calls on Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday met a high-level FIFA delegation, led by Secretary General Jerome Valcke, and promised support for the organisation of the Under-17 Football World Cup in 2017.

My ''Clasico'' comeback is fate, says Barca's Luis Suarez
My ''Clasico'' comeback is fate, says Barca's Luis Suarez

 Luis Suarez is likely to play his first competitive game for Barcelona in La Liga`s "Clasico" against Real Madrid later this month and he says it is no coincidence his four-month biting ban expires the day before one of biggest fixtures in world soccer.