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Fifa & Uefa Write To FAI To Warn About Government Interference

FIFA and UEFA have written a letter to the FAI. In the letter, the football governing bodies have expressed concerns over Shane Ross’s request for Donal Conway to withdraw his nomination to be re-elected president of the association. Conway was nominated by FAI AGM members to continue in his role. Ross, the minister for transport, tourism and sport, asked Conway …

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Guardiola Admits FIFA Plan Will Change City’s Transfer Policy

Pep Guardiola says FIFA proposals designed to limit the number of players allowed to be loaned out to rival clubs will seriously alter Manchester City’s business model. City and Chelsea are among the Premier League teams who will be most seriously impacted by the proposals that, from 2020, clubs will only be allowed to have between six and eight players …

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Infantino Plays Down Hopes Of Expanded World Cup In Qatar

FIFA president Gianni Infantino all but wrote off the chances of an expanded 48-team competition at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Wednesday. Last month Infantino told the Asian Football Confederation’s annual congress in Kuala Lumpur that increasing the number of teams from the 32 that made up the tournament in Russia this year was “feasible”. However he appeared …

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Report: FIFA President “Directly Negotiated” To Reduce City FFP Fine

Manchester City allegedly attempted to bypass UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations by allowing their Abu Dhabi-based sponsors to make cash injections. The German news magazine, Der Spiegel, said it had seen internal documents in which the club’s officials discussed how to wipe out a shortfall of almost £10 million. The allegations are the latest in the so-called Football Leaks …

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FIFA Postpone Controversial Plans To Revamp Tournaments

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has delayed any decision over his plans for a lucrative new Club World Cup and global Nations League amid widespread opposition, instead, a taskforce to further look into the proposals will be set up. Speaking at a press conference in the Rwandan capital Kigali, where the FIFA Council has been meeting, Infantino said the taskforce will …

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FIFA To Increase Prize Money For Next Women’s World Cup

FIFA are to double the prize money on offer at the women’s World Cup in time for next year’s tournament in France, president Gianni Infantino confirmed on Friday. Speaking at the end of a FIFA Council meeting in the Rwandan capital Kigali, Infantino confirmed an overall contribution of $50 million for the 24 participating nations. This is, he said, “more …

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Ireland Drop In FIFA World Rankings As Belgium Take Top Spot

The Republic of Ireland have dropped three places to 33rd in the FIFA world rankings as Belgium moved up to claim the top spot on Thursday. Following dismal results against Denmark and Wales in the UEFA Nations League earlier this month, Martin O’Neill’s men have dropped five points and now sit on 1473, one point ahead of Northern Ireland. The two …

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Qatar Aim To Make World Cup 2022 “Even Better” Than Russia 2018

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Qatar’s football World Cup 2022 will aim to surpass the most recent World Cup in Russia and have also revealed plans for a “carbon-neutral” tournament.  The country’s environment minister told a sustainability conference that the tournament will have zero harmful emissions on Wednesday. Mohammed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi said strict standards in design and construction would offset the tournament’s carbon footprint, …

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FIFA Launch Strategy To Bring Number Of Female Players To 60 Million

FIFA has launched its first-ever global strategy for women’s football in an effort to increase grassroots participation and enhance the commercial value of the women’s game. A major goal of the strategy is to double the number of women and girls playing football by 2026, bringing the total number to 60 million. ↕️ Grow participation? Enhance commercial value?️ Build foundations …

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European Leagues Break New Spending Records In Transfer Window

Europe’s big five leagues spent a record $4.21 billion (3.62 billion euros) in the summer transfer window, according to a study published on Wednesday by FIFA. The total amount of money spent by clubs in England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France was up 6.6 percent on the $3.95 billion spent in the same transfer window last year. The English Premier …

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Ronaldo Beats Messi To Top Spot In FIFA 19 Rankings

Cristiano Ronaldo has retained his spot as the world’s best player in FIFA 19, making it the third year in a row he has beaten Lionel Messi to top spot. Neymar Jr. Messi. CR7. It’s the top 10 ? #FIFARatings ➡️ https://t.co/F9mv3nMUb8 #FIFA19 pic.twitter.com/MlPd5Vj87Z — EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) September 12, 2018 Although the two superstars have the same overall …

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Former Brazil Football Boss Jailed Over FIFA Corruption Scandal

A US federal judge on Wednesday sentenced Jose Maria Marin, the 86-year-old former head of the Brazilian football federation, to four years in an American prison over the massive FIFA corruption scandal. Marin was found guilty on December 22 in connection with nearly $6.6 million in bribes from sports marketing companies in exchange for contracts to broadcast major tournaments like …

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Gareth Southgate Among Nominees For FIFA Men’s Coach 2018

England manager, Gareth Southgate is one of eleven nominees for FIFA’s Men’s Coach award 2018. Southgate was hailed for his role in getting England to the World Cup semi-final where they lost out to Croatia. OFFICIAL | The nominees for #TheBest FIFA Men’s Coach 2018:Massimiliano AllegriStanislav CherchesovZlatko DalicDidier DeschampsPep GuardiolaJurgen KloppRoberto MartinezDiego SimeoneGareth SouthgateErnesto ValverdeZinedine Zidane For the period 3 July …

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Croatia’s Vida Avoids Ban Over Pro-Ukraine Celebration

Croatia defender Domagoj Vida escaped a FIFA ban on Sunday after posting a clip dedicating his country’s victory over Russia in the World Cup quarter-final to Ukraine. Vida scored an extra-time goal and one of Croatia’s penalties in a 4-3 shootout win over the World Cup hosts in Sochi on Saturday. Croatia will play England in the semi-final on Wednesday …

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FIFA Planning New 24-Team Club World Cup [Report]

According to a report in The Times, FIFA are planning the creation of a 24-team club World Cup.  The competition would be held every four years and it would replace the current club World Cup competition which takes place on an annual basis and it would also see the removal of the Confederations Cup, which is being proposed to alleviate …

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Russian Football Federation Fined For Racist Chants From Fans

FIFA have sanctioned the Russian Soccer Federation following a matchup between their national side and France back in March. Towards the end of March this year, France’s trip to Saint Petersburg to face Russia played host to some rather ugly scenes as certain members of the crowd subjected some of the French players – most notably Manchester United star Paul …

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