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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
FIFA ends Kuwait's suspension for political meddling

FIFA ends Kuwait's suspension for political meddling

On Sunday, the Kuwaiti parliament passed a new law in line with FIFA's requirements and on Tuesday, Kuwaiti clubs elected the head of a new football federation.

Dec 06, 2017, 23:14 PM IST
AIFF vice-president Subrata Dutta to attend Europe's sport business meet

AIFF vice-president Subrata Dutta to attend Europe's sport business meet

The AIFF senior vice-president is expected to meet and interact with high-profile delegates such as German FA (DFB) President Reinhard Grindel, Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness, La Liga President Javier Tebas Medrano and many other leading key decision makers from sports business during the two-day event.

Dec 04, 2017, 22:15 PM IST
Kuwait passes new sport law aimed at ending FIFA, IOC bans

Kuwait passes new sport law aimed at ending FIFA, IOC bans

Kuwait has been barred from taking part in qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, the 2019 Asian Cup, and before that the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Dec 04, 2017, 00:05 AM IST
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