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# fifa - Friday 15 December, 2017

From The42 Fifa threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup over political interference Russia 2018

Fifa threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup over political interference

The issue centres on the Spanish football federation presidency.

# fifa - Thursday 14 December, 2017

A Dublin games giant has bought the firm that helps develop the FIFA series

Keywords Studios is splashing out €23 million to acquire US-based Sperasoft Studio.

# fifa - Thursday 7 December, 2017

From The42 Kevin Jonas, of Jonas Brothers fame, just testified in the Fifa trial for some reason Trying Times

Kevin Jonas, of Jonas Brothers fame, just testified in the Fifa trial for some reason

Jonas testified that a Paul McCartney concert did indeed take place on a certain date in 2010.

# fifa - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

From The42 2018 World Cup tainted as chair Vitaly Mutko gets lifetime Olympics ban but Fifa say little Damning

2018 World Cup tainted as chair Vitaly Mutko gets lifetime Olympics ban but Fifa say little

Mutko is the country’s deputy Prime Minister and president of the Russian Football Union.

# fifa - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

From The42 Disgraced trio banned for life by Fifa Corruption

Disgraced trio banned for life by Fifa

Rafael Esquivel, Julio Rocha and Richard Lai have been found guilty of taking bribes by a US court.

# fifa - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

From The42 Ex-Argentine football official takes his own life hours after corruption accusations in Fifa trial Bribery

Ex-Argentine football official takes his own life hours after corruption accusations in Fifa trial

Jorge Delhon allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for TV rights to broadcast matches.

# fifa - Saturday 11 November, 2017

From The42 'I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass': Hope Solo accuses ex-Fifa boss of sexual assault Allegation

'I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass': Hope Solo accuses ex-Fifa boss of sexual assault

The former United States goalkeeper alleges the incident took place at the Ballon d’Or award in January 2013.

# fifa - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

From The42 England warned over paper planes in latest Fifa clamp-down And Take Your Money

England warned over paper planes in latest Fifa clamp-down

FIFA has punished five nations in Central and South America following homophobic chants in recent World Cup qualifiers.

# fifa - Monday 30 October, 2017

From The42 Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales request permission to wear poppies FIFA

Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales request permission to wear poppies

The four nations were fined by Fifa in 2016 for displaying poppies on their shirts.

# fifa - Monday 23 October, 2017

From The42 Who should be crowned the world's best footballer at the Fifa Awards ceremony tonight? Poll This post contains a poll

Who should be crowned the world's best footballer at the Fifa Awards ceremony tonight?

Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite to beat Lionel Messi and Neymar to the prize.

# fifa - Friday 13 October, 2017

From The42 How a €7m Italian mansion is at the centre of bribery scandal involving PSG's owner Corruption

How a €7m Italian mansion is at the centre of bribery scandal involving PSG's owner

Nasser al-Khelaifi and Jerome Valcke are under investigation by Swiss prosecutors.

From The42 Good news for Ireland as no action will be taken against Robbie Brady for alleged 'headbutt' Relief This post contains videos

Good news for Ireland as no action will be taken against Robbie Brady for alleged 'headbutt'

The Burnley winger is now free to play for the Boys in Green in next month’s play-offs.

# fifa - Thursday 12 October, 2017

From The42 Criminal proceedings opened against PSG president Al-Khelaifi in World Cup bribery case FIFA

Criminal proceedings opened against PSG president Al-Khelaifi in World Cup bribery case

Nasser Al-Khelaifi will be investigated as part of criminal proceedings brought by the Swiss attorney general’s office.

# fifa - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From The42 Fifa investigating Robbie Brady's alleged 'headbutt' on Wales captain Ashley Williams Innocuous This post contains videos

Fifa investigating Robbie Brady's alleged 'headbutt' on Wales captain Ashley Williams

The Ireland wide man was involved in an incident during last night’s qualifier and could potentially miss the play-off if found guilty.

# fifa - Monday 25 September, 2017

From The42 Fifa scraps ban of poppies on football shirts

Fifa scraps ban of poppies on football shirts

The organisation’s initial stance was based on a strict interpretation of its laws.

# fifa - Friday 22 September, 2017

From The42 The usual suspects: Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo to battle it out for Fifa award The Three Amigos

The usual suspects: Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo to battle it out for Fifa award

The Portuguese claimed the prize in 2016 and is the favourite again this year.

# fifa - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

From The42 Chelsea are being investigated by Fifa over their recruitment of young players Probe

Chelsea are being investigated by Fifa over their recruitment of young players

World football’s governing body has opened an inquiry into the Blues’ youth transfer policy.

# fifa - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Chelsea striker Batshuayi unhappy with Fifa 18 rating

The Blues forward is less than pleased with his new score.

# fifa - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

From The42 England players urged not to use public Wi-Fi at Russia 2018 due to fears tactics will be hacked Wiffy

England players urged not to use public Wi-Fi at Russia 2018 due to fears tactics will be hacked

Fifa are aware of The FA’s concerns, but insist they cannot offer computer advice.

# fifa - Friday 8 September, 2017

From The42 Fifa opens proceedings against Dele Alli over middle finger gesture In Hot Water

Fifa opens proceedings against Dele Alli over middle finger gesture

TV pictures show the England player making the gesture in a World Cup qualifier on Monday night.

# fifa - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

From The42 Ireland's task of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup just got even more difficult OBSTACLES

Ireland's task of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup just got even more difficult

Fifa have confirmed in a statement that the rankings for the play-offs will be seeded.

# fifa - Thursday 27 July, 2017

From The42 Good news for O'Neill and McClean as Fifa decide against handing out bans Slap On The Wrist

Good news for O'Neill and McClean as Fifa decide against handing out bans

World football’s governing body will not punish the Ireland pair for their comments made about referee David Fernández Borbalán.

From The42 Suspended Spanish football president resigns as vice president of Fifa and Uefa amid corruption investigation Controversy

Suspended Spanish football president resigns as vice president of Fifa and Uefa amid corruption investigation

Angel Maria Villar had been head of the Spanish football federation for almost three decades before he was suspended following his arrest last Tuesday.

# fifa - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

From The42 Fifa discloses damaging Qatar World Cup bid report Developing Story

Fifa discloses damaging Qatar World Cup bid report

The decision comes after German publication Bild obtained what it said was a leaked copy of the findings.

From The42 $2m sent to child of Fifa member before 2022 World Cup awarded - report Claim

$2m sent to child of Fifa member before 2022 World Cup awarded - report

The German daily Bild is publishing allegations from American independent investigator Michael Garcia.

# fifa - Sunday 25 June, 2017

From The42 Russia slams report of doping probe into World Cup squad Refute

Russia slams report of doping probe into World Cup squad

The Mail on Sunday reports that a number of players are under investigation from FIFA.

# fifa - Thursday 22 June, 2017

From The42 World Cup in Russia will be safe vows sports minister Safety First

World Cup in Russia will be safe vows sports minister

The man in charge of sport for Russia’s Tatarstan region says there is no sign that the 2018 World Cup will be met with major problems.

# fifa - Monday 19 June, 2017

From The42 Ousted Fifa ethics heads were investigating Gianni Infantino - reports Claim

Ousted Fifa ethics heads were investigating Gianni Infantino - reports

The investigation stemmed from evidence provided by African representatives, a source said.

# fifa - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

From The42 Confederations Cup games in Russia can be abandoned via anti-discrimination measures Three Step Plan

Confederations Cup games in Russia can be abandoned via anti-discrimination measures

The tournament kicks off this weekend Saint Petersburg.

# fifa - Monday 5 June, 2017

From The42 It's crunch time at the Under-20 World Cup so here's what you need to know State Of Play

It's crunch time at the Under-20 World Cup so here's what you need to know

England have reached the final four of the tournament for the first time since 1993.

From The42 As Middle East is hit with massive political instability, Qatar's 2022 World Cup is in jeopardy Crisis

As Middle East is hit with massive political instability, Qatar's 2022 World Cup is in jeopardy

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen were among those to cut diplomatic ties with the country.

From The42 Why our love of football makes its betrayal by Fifa so hurtful House Of Cards

Why our love of football makes its betrayal by Fifa so hurtful

In his latest book, The Fall of the House of Fifa, David Conn shows that not everything is black and white at the top of world football.

# fifa - Thursday 11 May, 2017

From The42 Revealed: Cristiano Ronaldo’s worth and how much it costs to ‘rent’ the Real Madrid star Excess

Revealed: Cristiano Ronaldo’s worth and how much it costs to ‘rent’ the Real Madrid star

The four-time Ballon d’Or winner is the latest subject of information released by those behind the Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football book.

From The42 Infantino channels Trump as he bemoans 'fake news' about Fifa Congress

Infantino channels Trump as he bemoans 'fake news' about Fifa

The new president’s critics say the governing body has not changed since Sepp Blatter’s departure.

# fifa - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

From The42 Fury after Fifa agrees to replace Blatter ethics judge Unimpressed

Fury after Fifa agrees to replace Blatter ethics judge

The decision prompted a response that his removal was “politically motivated”

# fifa - Friday 5 May, 2017

From The42 Argentina World Cup hopes boosted as Messi gets four-game ban quashed FIFA

Argentina World Cup hopes boosted as Messi gets four-game ban quashed

Fifa have decided to keep the game’s biggest star in with a chance of playing in their biggest tournament.

# fifa - Monday 10 April, 2017

From The42 US, Mexico and Canada join forces in bid to become first three-way co-hosts of World Cup Making A Bid

# fifa - Thursday 6 April, 2017

From The42 Ireland slip two places in latest Fifa rankings as Brazil return to top spot Movers And Shakers

Ireland slip two places in latest Fifa rankings as Brazil return to top spot

Martin O’Neill’s side are down to 26th in the latest rankings released this morning.

# fifa - Thursday 30 March, 2017

From The42 Argentina crisis: Messi ban, humiliating defeat and World Cup qualification in doubt Don't Cry For Me

Argentina crisis: Messi ban, humiliating defeat and World Cup qualification in doubt

The country could miss the biggest event in international football for the first time since 1970.

# fifa - Monday 27 March, 2017

From The42 Fifa to pay Seamus Coleman's salary during rehab Compensation

Fifa to pay Seamus Coleman's salary during rehab

The Everton and Ireland defender is set for a long spell on the sidelines after breaking his leg against Wales.

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