FIFA President Downplays Hooligan Threat at 2018 World Cup in Russia

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has played down the concerns about the threat of hooliganism at next year’s World Cup in Russia, despite numerous incidents...

FIFA Opens Proceedings Against Costa Rica, Guatemala Association Heads

The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee, under its chairman Hans-Joachim Eckert, has opened formal adjudicatory proceedings against the former president of the...

FIFA Council Unanimously Approves World Cup Expansion to 48 Teams After 2026

FIFA have unanimously decided on a 48-team World Cup from 2026 onward during their Council meeting here today, it has been announced. The format will...

Ronaldo, Lloyd Win Top Prizes at Inaugural Best FIFA Football Awards

Cristiano Ronaldo and Carli Lloyd received the respective male and female players of 2016 accolades at the inaugural Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony here...

The Golden Score: Solving the Problem of Overtime and Shootouts in Sports

Today it’s the world junior hockey championships. Team USA won the gold medal. But Canadians are agonizing over the fact that their team lost...
Argentina Football Players

Argentina End Year at Top of FIFA Rankings

Argentina will end the year at the top of the FIFA rankings after world football’s governing body published the last update of 2016. The South...
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko

Mutko Confirmed As Candidate for Place on FIFA Council Despite Russian Doping Allegations

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko is among five confirmed candidates for the vacant European member seats on the FIFA Council. Mutko, who has been...

Bolivian Officials Blame Airline and Pilot for Chapecoense Plane Crash

The plane crash that killed 71 people last month, including 19 players of Brazilian football club Chapecoense, was the fault of the pilot and...

FIFA Fines Teams for Poppy Displays During International Matches in November

FIFA has fined the Football Associations in England and Scotland after players from both countries wore armbands depicting poppies during last month’s 2018 World...

Ronaldo Claims Fourth Ballon d’Or Award

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or for a fourth time after he beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Frenchman Antoine Griezmann to the title. The...

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