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Fifa corruption probe: House searches in Switzerland

Swiss authorities conduct searches linked to bribery allegations over Germany's 2006 World Cup bid.

Police swoop on ex-FIFA executive in 2006 World Cup probe

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Lausanne (AFP) – A Swiss corruption probe into the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany was broadened on Wednesday to include former FIFA general secretary Urs Linsi after police raided homes. Switzerland’s attorney general’s office...Show More Summary

Soccer Star Becky Sauerbrunn Shares the Groundbreaking New Adidas Women's Shoe

Becky Sauerbrunn - Olympic gold medalist, FIFA Women's World Cup champion, and all-around badass - has been training her tail off for years. After all, gold medals and World Cups aren't won without dedication and hard work. Becky walks...Show More Summary

Putin pledges swift fix to St Petersburg stadium issues

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Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Friday assured FIFA boss Gianni Infantino that problems with the World Cup venue in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg would be solved by the end of the year.  “It’s a very sad story,”...Show More Summary

Putin promises troubled World Cup stadium will be ready

Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised FIFA that a much-delayed stadium in St. Petersburg will be ready in time to host Confederations Cup and World Cup matches. The 69,000-seat stadium … Click to Continue »

U.S. falls four spots in November FIFA world rankings

The U.S. soccer team tumbled four spots, to No. 28 overall, in FIFA’s latest world rankings released Thursday. Mexico and Costa Rica, the two countries that beat the U.S. in World Cup qualifiers this month, swapped places, with Costa Rica moving to 17th overall and Mexico sliding to 18th. There...

FIFA boss Infantino confronts numbers game in World Cup expansion

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Paris (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Wednesday that everyone agrees on the need to expand the World Cup finals but there are divisions on whether there should be 40 or 48 teams. Infantino campaigned for the FIFA leadership this year on the back of adding to the 32 nations at the current World Cup. Show More Summary

FIFA chief Infantino kicks off talks on World Cup expansion

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Paris (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino wrapped up the first of 11 executive meetings with federation representatives Wednesday by saying those gathered in Paris were all in favour of expanding the World Cup. Infantino is all for growing the cash cow tournament from 32 to as many as 48 teams. Show More Summary

FIFA chief Infantino wants video refs for next World Cup

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he is in favour of introducing video refereeing for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after previously expressing fears it would break up games too much. The head of world football’s governing...Show More Summary

Scams Surround London Olympics

In 2009, I alerted our readers about malicious campaigns exploiting the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Important sport events continue to attract spammers and scammers, so you can guess which big event is now on their radar. The Olympic...Show More Summary

FIFA President wants to expand the Club World Cup from 7 to 32 teams

FIFA president Gianni Infantino By Roland Kesler Friday, November 18th, 2016 16:08 Tournament expansion FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed a 32-team expansion to the FIFA Club World Cup in 2019. Despite its name, the Club World Cup is not highly regarded by football fans.In almost every edition, the continental champions of Europe and South America […]

FIFA boss touts Club World Cup shake-up

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Rome (AFP) – Gianni Infantino wants a radical shake-up to the Club World Cup, increasing the number of teams taking part in the annual event from seven to 32. The existing format brings together champions from each of the continental federations and is held in December with Japan the 2016 hosts. Show More Summary

Fifa takes action against England & Scotland over poppies

Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against England and Scotland for wearing poppies in Friday's World Cup qualifier.

FIFA Opens Disciplinary Case Against England, Scotland for Wearing Poppies

FIFA have officially opened disciplinary cases against the English and Scottish Football Association after the two teams wore armbands with poppies on them in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on November 11. As reported by the Associated Press,...Show More Summary

North Korea Aiming to Produce Future Lionel Messi

North Korea are attempting to produce “super-talented players who can surpass the skills of Lionel Messi,” with World Cup glory the ultimate goal for Kim Jong-un’s Hermit Kingdom. Despite their lowly position of 126th in the FIFA rankings,...Show More Summary

FIFA bans top Qatari football official

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Munich (Germany) (AFP) – FIFA’s ethics tribunal on Wednesday banned top Qatari and Asia football official Saoud al-Mohannadi for one year for refusing to help in an investigation. Al-Mohannadi is vice-president of the 2022 World CupShow More Summary

Lionel Messi: Barcelona Star Leads Argentina Protest against Media

Lionel Messi led the Argentina team in an extraordinary protest against the media following the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying victory over Colombia in San Juan on Tuesday. Argentina defeated Colombia 3-0, with Messi scoring once and...Show More Summary

Costa Rica vs. USA: Score and Reaction for World Cup 2018 Qualifying

The United States lost its second consecutive 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying game on Tuesday, this time in commanding fashion to Costa Rica at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica. Costa Rica steamrolled their way to a 4-0 victory against the Americans after already beating Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 in their previous qualifying game. Show More Summary

Peru vs. Brazil: World Cup 2018 Qualifying Live Stream, Preview

Peru host Brazil in FIFA World Cup qualification on Tuesday night, as the Selecao attempt to take their final steps towards Russia 2018. The Brazilians lead the CONMEBOL group after a five-match winning streak, but their hosts were the...Show More Summary

France vs. Ivory Coast: Date, Time, TV Info and Live Stream for Friendly

With the serious business of FIFA World Cup qualifying on hold for now for European sides, the international stage will play host to some glamorous friendlies this week. France will host African champions Ivory Coast at the Stade Bollaert...Show More Summary

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