FIFA Club World Cup returns to Japan
FIFA Club World Cup returns to Japan

The FIFA Club World Cup will return to Japan in December 2015 and 2016, three years after it last hosted the competition, FIFA announced on Thursday.

Japan to host FIFA Club World Cup in 2015 and 2016
Japan to host FIFA Club World Cup in 2015 and 2016

Japan have been reappointed as hosts of the FIFA Club World Cup for the next two years, the sport`s world governing body announced on Thursday.

FIFA warns Indonesia govt not to meddle in domestic league
FIFA warns Indonesia govt not to meddle in domestic league

FIFA has warned the Indonesian government not to interfere in the running of the country`s domestic league, the sports ministry said Sunday as it rejected the accusation.

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 kicks off talks on 2022 World Cup dates
FIFA kicks off talks on 2022 World Cup dates

A FIFA taskforce met Tuesday in Doha to discuss moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter due to scorching summer temperatures in the Gulf state.

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.

Holders Japan await Women's World Cup fate
Holders Japan await Women's World Cup fate

Defending champions Japan are among four previous winners who will find out later on Saturday how tough their group will be at next year`s Women`s World Cup when the draw takes place in Ottawa.

Equal pay for women many World Cups away, says FIFA
Equal pay for women many World Cups away, says FIFA

Women should not expect to be paid the same as men for many World Cups to come, said FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Friday, adding that any comparisons between the two tournaments was not worth debating.

FIFA dismiss discrimination claims as nonsense
FIFA dismiss discrimination claims as nonsense

FIFA prepared on Friday to stand their ground in a turf war with top women soccer players, dismissing as "nonsense" any suggestion that staging next year`s World Cup on artificial grass was discrimination.

Hard to quantify damage done by non publication of report - Valcke
Hard to quantify damage done by non publication of report - Valcke

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday he did not know how much damage had been done to the organisation by the row over the non-publication of the Garcia report in full.

Brazil welcomes FIFA $100 million World Cup legacy fund
Brazil welcomes FIFA $100 million World Cup legacy fund

The President of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Jose Maria Marin, Monday welcomed the signing of a memorandum enshrining implementation of FIFA`s $100 million World Cup Legacy Fund.

Men's World Cup could be played on artificial turf, says Jerome Valcke
Men's World Cup could be played on artificial turf, says Jerome Valcke

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has dismissed allegations of gender discrimination over the decision to play the women`s World Cup on artificial turf, saying the surface could also be used for the men`s tournament in the future.

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.

FIFA hails Indian Super League
FIFA hails Indian Super League

The inaugural Indian Super League will help the cricket-mad nation develop a football culture with the ultimate aim of qualifying for the World Cup, a top FIFA official said Wednesday.

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.

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to visit India in October
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to visit India in October

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke will be visiting India in October in what will be his second visit to the country in two years.