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#FIFA

# fifa - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

England preparing bid to host 2030 Fifa World Cup

Having missed out in 2006 and 2018, the FA are looking into the possibility of securing the finals in 12 years’ time.

# fifa - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim

Allegations of nefarious schemes by the successful bid team for the 2022 World Cup have been strongly denied.

# fifa - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

No room for Neymar as Fifa name 10 Player of the Year contenders

Don’t worry, Kylian Mbappe, Mo Salah and Raphael Varane all made the cut this time.

# fifa - Friday 13 July, 2018

Fifa wants TV cameras to avoid any 'suggestions of sexual connotations'

Football’s world governing body sent AFP a statement about its policy.

Fifa confirms no positive World Cup doping tests, starts investigation into England chants

The governing body has confirmed that all doping tests from the tournament have come back negative.

# fifa - Monday 9 July, 2018

Croatia sack former international over Vida's 'pro-Ukraine' video

The pair came under scrutiny after releasing what was construed as a politically motivated message across social media

# fifa - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Croatia star Vida could be in hot water over allegations of anti-Russian comments

The defender appeared in a social media video after last night’s World Cup quarter-final win over Russia.

# fifa - Friday 6 July, 2018

Fifa president Infantino invites trapped Thai soccer team to World Cup final

Gianni Infantino is hopeful the children and their coach can be rescued and taken to the showpiece event.

Maradona apologises to Fifa over England 'monumental theft' claim

Referee Mark Geiger was slammed by the outspoken Argentina legend, who has now admitted he went too far in his criticisms.

# fifa - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Fifa rebukes Maradona's 'inappropriate' referee claims

The Argentina great said Colombia were victims of a “monumental theft” against England.

# fifa - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Senegal complain to Fifa over fair play rule

‘Japan literally refused to play when it learned that Colombia had just scored a goal against Senegal… which is contrary to the principles governing football.’

# fifa - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'He said in football there were 2 types of people - those who pay bribes and those who accept them'

Buzzfeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger chats about his acclaimed new book on the Fifa corruption scandal.

# fifa - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter would back a UK and Ireland World Cup bid Claim This post contains videos

Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter would back a UK and Ireland World Cup bid

The controversial figure also believes a 48-team tournament is a bad idea.

# fifa - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Fifa to take action over Palestinan FA chief's Messi comment

Jibril Rajoub had demanded that the Barcelona star not take part in the pre-World Cup friendly against Israel.

# fifa - Monday 11 June, 2018

Tomorrow Fifa will choose between North America and Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

On the eve of the World Cup in Russia, 207 Fifa member nations will cast their vote in a congress of world football’s governing body.

Talks for 48-team World Cup put on hold - Infantino

Plans for the 2022 Qatar tournament to feature 48 teams have been shelved according to the Fifa president.

# fifa - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Fifa files criminal complaint against Viagogo over World Cup ticket sales

World football’s governing body says it is attempting ‘to protect the fans and prevent unauthorised ticket resales’ at this month’s tournament in Russia.

# fifa - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Almost 23 years after Bosman rule, Belgian court to hear appeal on third-party ownership

Fifa has banned third-party ownership of players, but a Belgian club has received backing to challenge the rule.

# fifa - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Fifa dismiss Brewster racism complaint from U17 World Cup final

An investigation into alleged racial discrimination of Morgan Gibbs-White has been dropped.

# fifa - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Fifa plans to scrap the Confederations Cup and replace it with a bigger Club World Cup

The expanded competition will take place every four years instead of the current World Cup warm-up tournament.

# fifa - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Fifa open disciplinary proceedings against Russia over alleged monkey chants

Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele were targeted by racist taunts while playing for France against the World Cup hosts last month.

# fifa - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Ibrahimovic: Fifa can't stop me playing in the World Cup

Zlatan makes the rules.

# fifa - Thursday 29 March, 2018

World Cup referees selected - Two from MLS, none from Premier League

FIFA has announced its referees for the 2018 World Cup, and none are English.

# fifa - Monday 1 January, 2018

Fifa say they attempted to contact whistleblower amid doping in football claims

In an interview to the Associated Press, Grigory Rodchenkov’s lawyer said his client had information that could be of interest.

# fifa - Friday 15 December, 2017

Fifa threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup over political interference

The issue centres on the Spanish football federation presidency.

# fifa - Thursday 14 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A Dublin games giant has bought the firm that helps develop the FIFA series Media And Arts

A Dublin games giant has bought the firm that helps develop the FIFA series

Keywords Studios is splashing out €23 million to acquire US-based Sperasoft Studio.

# 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.

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