Chelsea ‘astonished’ by FIFA decision

Chelsea have said they are “astonished” by FIFA’s decision not to delay their two-window transfer ban while their appeal is heard. FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee sanctioned Chelsea in relation to 29 cases where the Premier League club were found to have breached regulations relating to the international transfer and registration of players

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay announce joint World Cup 2030 bid

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay have agreed to launch a joint bid to host the World Cup in 2030, it has been confirmed. Chile’s president Sebastian Pinera announced the move via social media on Thursday, with Uruguay bidding to host the tournament for the first time since the inaugural 1930 competition.

Fifa consider moving World Cup to every two years

Talks were confirmed by CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez Wilson-Smith The World Cup could be moved from a four-year cycle to a two-year one if Fifa accept recent proposals. There are also discussions to extend the new Uefa Nations League to make it a global tournament, the head of South America’s

FIFA president Infantino pledges best ever World Cup in Qatar

FIFA’s decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup was criticised, but Gianni Infantino believes it will be the best tournament ever. FIFA president Gianni Infantino predicts the 2022 World Cup will be the “best ever” despite a continuing lack of clarity over the number of teams involved and where matches

Portugal deny joint World Cup bid with Spain and Morocco

Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa says they have not been consulted about a three-nation bid to host the World Cup. On Monday, Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez claimed they would be joining forces with Portugal and Morocco to rival England’s bid for the 2030 tournament. Sánchez paid a visit to

Infantino accused of changing FIFA ethics code

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has been alleged to have broken the game’s global governing body’s rules by interfering in the rewriting of its ethics code, according to German magazine Der Spiegel and European Investigative Collaborations, a network of international media. FIFA’s Ethics Committee, which banned and suspended dozens of officials

Fifa’s best player: Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah in final three

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah are the finalists for Best Fifa Men’s Player award for 2018. Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, missed out on a place in the top three. There was also no place for any member of France’s World Cup

FIFA rebukes Diego Maradona’s criticism of American ref Mark Geiger

 FIFA says it “strongly rebukes” comments made by its ambassador Diego Maradona criticising American referee Mark Geiger’s handling of England’s win against Colombia in the World Cup round of 16 on Tuesday. It’s the third controversy involving the Argentina great at the World Cup, which he has mostly attended as