Fifa have shown a thumbs up to the creation of a Club World Cup set to begin in 2021. The tournament, which would take place in June and July, would see 24 of the biggest club sides in the world compete. Gianni Infantino confirmed the move in Miami on Friday.
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
Fifa have hit Chelsea with a transfer ban for the next two windows.Football’s governing body have ruled the Blues breached regulations around the signing of foreign players under 18. The Fifa statement says Chelsea have breached Article 19 on 29 separate occasions. Players under the age of 18 cannot sign
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.
A gala ceremony in Doha revealed the picturesque Lusail Stadium – the venue for the 2022 World Cup opener as well as the tournament decider. World Cup organisers unveiled the 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium, which will host the 2022 final in Qatar. A gala ceremony in Doha on Saturday revealed the
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’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’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
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
Marco van Basten has announced he will step down from his role as FIFA’s head of technical development at the end of October in a decision made by mutual consent. The Netherlands great said his decision to leave the position after two years was driven in part by a desire
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 offered justification for the overhaul of its code of ethics, saying people who tarnish and damage others’ reputation with false information must be banned from the sport. On Monday, FIFA revealed that a defamation offence had been added to the document which governs conducts of players and staff under
Sterling is yet to net a goal in the World Cup despite being in the team in four matches out of five and has also been missing goal-scoring opportunities in the tournament on a regular basis. The attacker was also a subject to social media abuse during the halftime break
FIFA has fined the Swedish Football Association $70,000 and warned it for breaching media and marketing regulations during the World Cup, the governing body said on Friday. FIFA said that it had previously asked the FA to stop displaying unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items but that members of
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
Colombia’s captain was an injury doubt for the round of 16 fixture after being withdrawn in La Tricolor’s final group game against Senegal with a calf injury. Rodriguez, 26, had carried the strain since earlier in the tournament, but was unable to pass a late fitness test and had to