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.

FIFA's Jerome Valcke favours 'goal-line' but opposes video replay
FIFA's Jerome Valcke favours 'goal-line' but opposes video replay

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said he is against the use of video replay during games because it takes away the essence of football.

Suarez given credit for apology by Valcke

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has given disgraced Uruguayan star Luis Suarez credit for apologising over the biting incident that saw him expelled from the World Cup.

World Cup drunkeness worries FIFA

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has expressed concern about the level of drunkeness in Brazil`s World Cup stadiums.

FIFA secretary general concerned over match fixing

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has expressed concern over match fixing in international football.

FIFA defends Suarez biting ban that many call excessive

FIFA defended the harsh punishment it handed down to Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for biting an opponent during the World Cup, despite complaints on Friday from his coach, politicians and even the man he bit that the record penalty was excessive.

FIFA lifts ban on Beckenbauer

A 90-day provisional ban by FIFA on World Cup-winning player and coach Franz Beckenbauer has been lifted after only 15 days with world soccer`s governing body saying on Friday the German was now welcome at the tournament.

FIFA`s Valcke says Suarez needs treatment

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who has been kicked out of the World Cup for biting an opponent, needs treatment to overcome his disciplinary problems, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said on Friday.