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#FIFA

# fifa - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Kevin Jonas, of Jonas Brothers fame, just testified in the Fifa trial for some reason

Jonas testified that a Paul McCartney concert did indeed take place on a certain date in 2010.

# fifa - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

2018 World Cup tainted as chair Vitaly Mutko gets lifetime Olympics ban but Fifa say little

Mutko is the country’s deputy Prime Minister and president of the Russian Football Union.

# fifa - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Disgraced trio banned for life by Fifa

Rafael Esquivel, Julio Rocha and Richard Lai have been found guilty of taking bribes by a US court.

# fifa - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Ex-Argentine football official takes his own life hours after corruption accusations in Fifa trial

Jorge Delhon allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for TV rights to broadcast matches.

# fifa - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass': Hope Solo accuses ex-Fifa boss of sexual assault

The former United States goalkeeper alleges the incident took place at the Ballon d’Or award in January 2013.

# fifa - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

England warned over paper planes in latest Fifa clamp-down

FIFA has punished five nations in Central and South America following homophobic chants in recent World Cup qualifiers.

# fifa - Monday 30 October, 2017

Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales request permission to wear poppies

The four nations were fined by Fifa in 2016 for displaying poppies on their shirts.

# fifa - Monday 23 October, 2017

Who should be crowned the world's best footballer at the Fifa Awards ceremony tonight? Poll This post contains a poll

Who should be crowned the world's best footballer at the Fifa Awards ceremony tonight?

Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite to beat Lionel Messi and Neymar to the prize.

# fifa - Friday 13 October, 2017

How a €7m Italian mansion is at the centre of bribery scandal involving PSG's owner

Nasser al-Khelaifi and Jerome Valcke are under investigation by Swiss prosecutors.

Good news for Ireland as no action will be taken against Robbie Brady for alleged 'headbutt' Relief This post contains videos

Good news for Ireland as no action will be taken against Robbie Brady for alleged 'headbutt'

The Burnley winger is now free to play for the Boys in Green in next month’s play-offs.

# fifa - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Criminal proceedings opened against PSG president Al-Khelaifi in World Cup bribery case

Nasser Al-Khelaifi will be investigated as part of criminal proceedings brought by the Swiss attorney general’s office.

# fifa - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Fifa investigating Robbie Brady's alleged 'headbutt' on Wales captain Ashley Williams Innocuous This post contains videos

Fifa investigating Robbie Brady's alleged 'headbutt' on Wales captain Ashley Williams

The Ireland wide man was involved in an incident during last night’s qualifier and could potentially miss the play-off if found guilty.

# fifa - Monday 25 September, 2017

Fifa scraps ban of poppies on football shirts

Fifa scraps ban of poppies on football shirts

The organisation’s initial stance was based on a strict interpretation of its laws.

# fifa - Friday 22 September, 2017

The usual suspects: Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo to battle it out for Fifa award

The Portuguese claimed the prize in 2016 and is the favourite again this year.

# fifa - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Chelsea are being investigated by Fifa over their recruitment of young players

World football’s governing body has opened an inquiry into the Blues’ youth transfer policy.

# fifa - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Chelsea striker Batshuayi unhappy with Fifa 18 rating

The Blues forward is less than pleased with his new score.

# fifa - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

England players urged not to use public Wi-Fi at Russia 2018 due to fears tactics will be hacked

Fifa are aware of The FA’s concerns, but insist they cannot offer computer advice.

# fifa - Friday 8 September, 2017

Fifa opens proceedings against Dele Alli over middle finger gesture

TV pictures show the England player making the gesture in a World Cup qualifier on Monday night.

# fifa - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Ireland's task of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup just got even more difficult

Fifa have confirmed in a statement that the rankings for the play-offs will be seeded.

# fifa - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Good news for O'Neill and McClean as Fifa decide against handing out bans

World football’s governing body will not punish the Ireland pair for their comments made about referee David Fernández Borbalán.

Suspended Spanish football president resigns as vice president of Fifa and Uefa amid corruption investigation

Angel Maria Villar had been head of the Spanish football federation for almost three decades before he was suspended following his arrest last Tuesday.

# fifa - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Fifa discloses damaging Qatar World Cup bid report

The decision comes after German publication Bild obtained what it said was a leaked copy of the findings.

$2m sent to child of Fifa member before 2022 World Cup awarded - report

The German daily Bild is publishing allegations from American independent investigator Michael Garcia.

# fifa - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Russia slams report of doping probe into World Cup squad

The Mail on Sunday reports that a number of players are under investigation from FIFA.

# fifa - Thursday 22 June, 2017

World Cup in Russia will be safe vows sports minister

The man in charge of sport for Russia’s Tatarstan region says there is no sign that the 2018 World Cup will be met with major problems.

# fifa - Monday 19 June, 2017

Ousted Fifa ethics heads were investigating Gianni Infantino - reports

The investigation stemmed from evidence provided by African representatives, a source said.

# fifa - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Confederations Cup games in Russia can be abandoned via anti-discrimination measures

The tournament kicks off this weekend Saint Petersburg.

# fifa - Monday 5 June, 2017

It's crunch time at the Under-20 World Cup so here's what you need to know

England have reached the final four of the tournament for the first time since 1993.

As Middle East is hit with massive political instability, Qatar's 2022 World Cup is in jeopardy

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen were among those to cut diplomatic ties with the country.

Why our love of football makes its betrayal by Fifa so hurtful

In his latest book, The Fall of the House of Fifa, David Conn shows that not everything is black and white at the top of world football.

# fifa - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Revealed: Cristiano Ronaldo’s worth and how much it costs to ‘rent’ the Real Madrid star

The four-time Ballon d’Or winner is the latest subject of information released by those behind the Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football book.

Infantino channels Trump as he bemoans 'fake news' about Fifa

The new president’s critics say the governing body has not changed since Sepp Blatter’s departure.

# fifa - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Fury after Fifa agrees to replace Blatter ethics judge

The decision prompted a response that his removal was “politically motivated”

# fifa - Friday 5 May, 2017

Argentina World Cup hopes boosted as Messi gets four-game ban quashed

Fifa have decided to keep the game’s biggest star in with a chance of playing in their biggest tournament.

# fifa - Monday 10 April, 2017

# fifa - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Ireland slip two places in latest Fifa rankings as Brazil return to top spot

Martin O’Neill’s side are down to 26th in the latest rankings released this morning.

# fifa - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Argentina crisis: Messi ban, humiliating defeat and World Cup qualification in doubt

The country could miss the biggest event in international football for the first time since 1970.

# fifa - Monday 27 March, 2017

Fifa to pay Seamus Coleman's salary during rehab

The Everton and Ireland defender is set for a long spell on the sidelines after breaking his leg against Wales.

# fifa - Monday 20 March, 2017

Fifa ban referee for life after controversial penalty decision in World Cup qualifier

The Ghanaian official has been found guilty of match fixing.

# fifa - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Ireland climb a place in latest Fifa world rankings

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland remain unchanged in 35th, as do Wales (12th) and Scotland (67th).

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