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World Cup 2026 host venues to be revealed by FIFA on June 16

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2022 by ESPN39 hits

FIFA intends to announce the 2026 World Cup sites during a news conference in New York on June 16. Seventeen U.S. stadiums in 16 areas remain in the bidding for the first 48-team World Cup, with the Los Angeles area submitting both SoFi Stadium in Inglewood and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, site of the 1994 World Cup final. Three stadiums each in Canada and Mexico are expected to be used. The b...Full Story »

FIFA laws could see deals like Haaland’s outlawed

Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2022 by Caughtoffside.com90 hits

Erling Haaland’s transfer fee of ‘just’ £51m looks like excellent business and compared to many other transfers, but the true cost goes far beyond just the transfer fee. Yet a change in FIFA regulations might mean that agent fees become significantly cheaper. According to The Athletic, the late Mino Raiola’s agency was due to make £34m alongside Haaland’...Full Story »

Former UEFA president Michel Platini files criminal complaint against FIFA's Gianni Infantino

Posted Wednesday, April 06, 2022 by ESPN38 hits

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has filed a criminal complaint against FIFA president Gianni Infantino. A statement on behalf of Platini, who during his time as president was Infantino's boss, was released Tuesday. Platini's lawyers said they filed the complaint in France alleging Infantino peddled influence and that Marco Villiger, FIFA's legal director until 2018, was complicit. Plat...Full Story »

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal hits out at FIFA over staging World Cup in Qatar

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2022 by Skysports.com24 hits

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal says it is "ridiculous" that this year's World Cup is being played in Qatar, accusing FIFA of taking the tournament to the Middle East for money and commercial reasons. Van Gaal said FIFA's reasons for awarding the finals to Qatar, where his side will be competing in the November and December finals, were spurious. "Now, everybody knows that I find that ridic...Full Story »

Mexico soccer riot: Fans ask FIFA to take the 2026 World Cup away from Mexico

Posted Monday, March 07, 2022 by Marca.com63 hits

Fans want exemplary punishment for Mexico Mexico soccer riot. Liga MX suspended all matches scheduled for Sunday after a large brawl between fans during the previous day's match between Queretaro and Atlas. "We regret and condemn these events, which run contrary to the spirit of our soccer," the Mexican Soccer Federation said in a statement. The suspension affected three matches scheduled for...Full Story »

CHRIS CLEAR Christian Eriksen WILL be able to play at 2022 World Cup even if heart screening flags potential problem, confirms Fifa

Posted Thursday, February 03, 2022 by hits

Danish ace Eriksen signed for Brentford last week, seven months after “dying” on the pitch during his country’s Euro 2020 game with Finland. Christian Eriksen looks set to get the green light to play for Denmark at the World Cup Credit: Reuters The former Spurs and Inter Milan schemer revealed his target was to return to Denmark colours in time to play in Qatar when the Wor...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo And Pele Have Heart-Warming Exchange After Manchester United Striker Wins Special FIFA Award

Posted Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by sportbible.com76 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo is accustomed winning individual awards on a regular basis and the Manchester United forward added two more to his collection at The FIFA Best ceremony on Monday. Ronaldo was named in the FIFPRO Men's World11 for 2021 and was also handed a special FIFA award for breaking the all-time goal scoring record in men's international football. Portugal captain Ronaldo broke the rec...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo jets to Zurich with Georgina and son to pick up special Fifa goalscoring gong at 'The Best' awards

Posted Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by hits

CRISTIANO RONALDO was handed a special gong at Fifa's 'The Best' awards after becoming the all-time leading international goalscorer. Ronaldo, 36, moved above Iran's Ali Daei when he netted his 110th and 111th strikes for Portugal against the Republic of Ireland in September. Cristiano Ronaldo won a special Fifa award for becoming the all-time leading international goalscorerCredit: Getty Ron...Full Story »

Bayern Munich star Lewandowski crowned FIFA Best Men's Player

Posted Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by Tribalfootball.com58 hits

Robert Lewandowski has been crowned the 2021 FIFA Best Men's Player. The Bayern Munich star controversially finished runner-up to PSG star Lionel Messi for the Ballon D'Or, having scored 69 goals in all competitions last year. It is Lewandowski's second successive time winning the award. He finished in front of Messi and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah in voting. "Thank you very much for the ...Full Story »

Mo Salah left out of FIFA FIFPro XI as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi named

Posted Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by hits

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were among those named in FIFA's World XI at the Best FIFA awards in Zurich, Switzerland, on Monday evening - with Mohamed Salah missing out. FIFA's The Best awards are separate from the Ballon d'Or ceremony which was held last November and recognises both individual and team achievements across football. The Best Men's Player and Best Women's Players were ...Full Story »

FIFA's biennial World Cup proposal has majority backing - president Gianni Infantino

Posted Tuesday, December 21, 2021 by ESPN58 hits

FIFA president Gianni Infantino believes he has majority backing for his biennial World Cup plan, after national football leaders were told the switch would create an extra $4.4 billion in revenues for the world body. FIFA held a "global summit" of leaders of national football federations to discuss its proposal to increase the frequency of the World Cup from every four years to two. The fin...Full Story »

FIFA president Infantino says biennial World Cup will help smaller nations

Posted Monday, December 06, 2021 by ESPN54 hits

FIFA president Gianni Infantino stressed how the proposal to hold the World Cup once every two years could be a game changer for smaller nations such as Singapore. Arriving in Singapore on Sunday, Infantino made his way to Jalan Besar Stadium -- the home of Singaporean football -- to witness its reopening, which also included the laying of a new artificial playing surface. The upgrade, which ...Full Story »

7M Daily Laugh - CR7 calls FIFA President

Posted Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by 7M Sport172 hits

Let's start our 7M Daily Laugh today.   Cristiano Ronaldo calls FIFA President   England fans right now   A World Cup winner and Dani Alves   Poor Cristiano...   ouch   Cristiano Ronaldo had this goal disallowed the last time Portugal faced Serbia. If it had counted, they'd already have qualified for the World Cup   Every class has..   P...Full Story »

Thibaut Courtois: Belgium goalkeeper criticises UEFA, FIFA over match schedule after Nations League third-place play-off defeat

Posted Monday, October 11, 2021 by Skysports.com63 hits

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has accused football authorities of prioritising revenue over player welfare in a damning assessment of the global football calendar. Courtois, 29, was speaking after his country lost 2-1 against European champions Italy in UEFA's Nations League third-place play-off on Sunday - a match he described as "pointless" in the build-up. Both countries made a number...Full Story »

FIFA launch investigation into racial abuse suffered by England players

Posted Saturday, September 04, 2021 by ESPN53 hits

FIFA are investigating racial abuse aimed at England players during their 4-0 World Cup Qualifier win over Hungary at the Puskas Arena on Thursday. England players were booed when they took a knee before the match in a protest against racism while Raheem Sterling was pelted with cups and bottles when he scored. A flare was thrown onto the pitch when England went 3-0 ahead and Jude Bellingham a...Full Story »

Erling Haaland could be banned from playing in World Cup as FIFA wait on external decision

Posted Friday, June 18, 2021 by hits

Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland, is the potentially the biggest star to miss out on Euro 2020, and he could be banned from playing in World Cup next year too Norwegian megastar Erling Haaland could miss out on the 2026 World Cup - set to be hosted in the USA, Canada, and Mexico - due to FIFA sanctions should they boycott the 2022 iteration. Norway's players - including Haaland - hav...Full Story »

FIFA give Sepp Blatter six-year ban from football for breaking ethics code

Posted Thursday, March 25, 2021 by Marca.com91 hits

FIFA's Ethics Committee have given former FIFA president Sepp Blatter a further six-year ban from football for ethical breaches. The ban relates to various breaches of the organisation's ethics code, but particularly with regards to bonus payments to top officials. "The investigations into Messrs Blatter and [Jerome] Valcke covered various charges, in particular concerning bonus payments in ...Full Story »

Diogo Jota Calls Out EA Sports After Experiencing Bizarre FIFA 21 Bug

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2020 by sportbible92 hits

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota has called out EA Sports after experiencing a bizarre bug on FIFA 21. The Portugal international is bound to be spending plenty of time playing the virtual football game having recently been ruled out for months after suffering a knee injury. But already Jota's patience is being tested. He posted a video of him playing on FUT champions and seeing the game complet...Full Story »

Marcus Rashford bags Fifa Foundation Award after Man Utd star's dedicated charity work

Posted Friday, December 18, 2020 by hits

MARCUS RASHFORD has won this year's Fifa Foundation Award for his dedicated charity work. The Manchester United star, 23, received the prestigious 'Fair Play' trophy after successfully lobbying the UK government for free school meals for vulnerable kids. The Man Utd star took home the award for his food charity work Rashford also helped raise over £20million and has spent his free time h...Full Story »

Chelsea star Mason Mount 'speechless' after being honoured with FIFA 21 mural next to Stamford Bridge

Posted Wednesday, November 25, 2020 by hits

CHELSEA star Mason Mount has admitted he was left 'speechless' after being honoured with a mural next to Stamford Bridge. The stunning artwork of the England international is one of just five across the country as part of a campaign to launch FIFA 21 on PS5. Chelsea star Mason Mount has been honoured with a FIFA 21 muralCredit: Instagram / @ chelseafc The artwork of the England ace has been p...Full Story »

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