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#FIFA

# fifa - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From The42 Ireland up in the FIFA rankings while Wales leap into highest ever position On The Up

Ireland up in the FIFA rankings while Wales leap into highest ever position

The latest list has been released today, with the Boys in Green up to 62nd and Chris Coleman’s men in 22nd.

# fifa - Thursday 19 March, 2015

From The42 Sepp says no to TV election debate offer from the BBC and Sky Mr President

Sepp says no to TV election debate offer from the BBC and Sky

The Fifa president was the only candidate to reject the invitation.

# fifa - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From The42 Qatar 2022 saga ‘damaging to Fifa’ – John Delaney Saga

Qatar 2022 saga ‘damaging to Fifa’ – John Delaney

The head of the FAI says Fifa should have been clear it was always going to be a winter tournament.

From The42 It looks like the 2022 World Cup final will be played two days before Christmas Festive Final

It looks like the 2022 World Cup final will be played two days before Christmas

A 23 December final is on the cards for Qatar.

# fifa - Sunday 22 February, 2015

From The42 Rio Ferdinand believes Fifa and Uefa have let football down over racism Straight Talking

Rio Ferdinand believes Fifa and Uefa have let football down over racism

The events of the past week have accentuated the failings to adequately address the issue in the sport.

# fifa - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From The42 Fifa president Sepp Blatter floats theory that racism is natural Theory

Fifa president Sepp Blatter floats theory that racism is natural

He was reacting to the incident involving Chelsea fans in Paris.

# fifa - Thursday 19 February, 2015

From The42 Luis Figo will expand the World Cup to over 40 teams if he becomes FIFA president JUST FOR MEN

Luis Figo will expand the World Cup to over 40 teams if he becomes FIFA president

So Ireland might well be the 33rd team some day.

# fifa - Monday 2 February, 2015

From The42 A Jordanian prince, a Dutchman and Luis Figo will take on Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency Political Football

A Jordanian prince, a Dutchman and Luis Figo will take on Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency

Football’s world governing body announced the four candidates today.

# fifa - Thursday 22 January, 2015

From The42 Champagne: Ginola’s Fifa campaign is a joke Having A Pop

Champagne: Ginola’s Fifa campaign is a joke

The former Newcastle player’s presidential campaign has been dismissed as a stunt by one rival.

# fifa - Thursday 15 January, 2015

From The42 David Ginola to challenge Sepp Blatter for Fifa presidency – Reports Presidential Race

David Ginola to challenge Sepp Blatter for Fifa presidency – Reports

The former French international is being bankrolled by Paddy Power.

# fifa - Monday 12 January, 2015

From The42 As it happened: Stephanie Roche claims runner-up spot for Puskas prize Updates This post contains a poll

As it happened: Stephanie Roche claims runner-up spot for Puskas prize

The Dubliner attended the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in Zurich but came up just short in the voting.

From The42 The incredible numbers behind Ronaldo, Messi and Neuer’s year Mindboggling

The incredible numbers behind Ronaldo, Messi and Neuer’s year

All three nominees for this year’s Ballon d’Or have enjoyed a remarkable last twelve months.

From The42 Ivan Yates on Stephanie Roche nomination: ‘It’s tokenism because she’s a woman’ Careful Now

Ivan Yates on Stephanie Roche nomination: ‘It’s tokenism because she’s a woman’

Broadcaster says there’s ‘no way’ Roche should win the Puskas Award at tonight’s Ballon d’Or ceremony.

From The42 Robin van Persie will miss tonight’s Ballon d’Or ceremony because of injury Hope For Steph

Robin van Persie will miss tonight’s Ballon d’Or ceremony because of injury

The Dutchman is nominated for the Puskas Award along with Ireland’s Stephanie Roche and James Rodriguez.

From The42 It’s your very last chance to help Stephanie Roche win the Puskas Award Get Voting

It’s your very last chance to help Stephanie Roche win the Puskas Award

Voting closes later today and the winner will be announced at this evening’s Ballon d’Or award ceremony.

# fifa - Friday 9 January, 2015

From The42 Robbie Keane backs Stephanie Roche for Puskas Award Support

Robbie Keane backs Stephanie Roche for Puskas Award

In an FAI video, the LA Galaxy star said that Roche “deserves” to win the award.

# fifa - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

From The42 Jordanian Prince to challenge Blatter for FIFA presidency, wants to make football ‘beautiful’ again Fabulous He

Jordanian Prince to challenge Blatter for FIFA presidency, wants to make football ‘beautiful’ again

“The headlines should be about football,” he says.

# fifa - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From The42 My sporting wish for 2015: Sepp Blatter to step down as FIFA President Nuisance

My sporting wish for 2015: Sepp Blatter to step down as FIFA President

The controversial 78-year-old has been head of the organisation since 1998.

# fifa - Friday 2 January, 2015

From The42 D-Day for trailblazing Roche finally on the horizon as she takes fame in her stride Goal Queen

D-Day for trailblazing Roche finally on the horizon as she takes fame in her stride

“Above all, the whole thing has showed women’s football is not crap because I’ve heard that said a few times.”

From The42 My sporting wish for 2015: football’s murky underworld is eradicated Sport Preview 2015

My sporting wish for 2015: football’s murky underworld is eradicated

The Ched Evans case was a horrible indictment of the sport at its absolute worst.

# fifa - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From The42 Fifa reject complaints of the man who investigated alleged corruption for them No Surprise

Fifa reject complaints of the man who investigated alleged corruption for them

Michael Garcia appealed the version of his report that was released, calling it ‘incomplete and erroneous’.

From The42 ‘I always beat him at Fifa!’ – Messi fired up to face Aguero Bragging Rights

‘I always beat him at Fifa!’ – Messi fired up to face Aguero

The Argentina captain says he is looking forward to the last 16 clash after Barca were drawn against City again

# fifa - Sunday 7 December, 2014

From The42 Fifa made a bit of a mess of the Women’s World Cup draw Oops This post contains videos

# fifa - Sunday 30 November, 2014

From The42 ‘We even f**ked up fiddling it’: The Sunday Times’ remarkable World Cup bid allegations Gripping Thriller

‘We even f**ked up fiddling it’: The Sunday Times’ remarkable World Cup bid allegations

A previously-unseen submission from the newspaper alleges the England 2018 team hired outside agencies to spy on rivals.

# fifa - Friday 28 November, 2014

From The42 Which 3 midfielders would you select from the FIFPro/FIFA shortlist? Decisions

Which 3 midfielders would you select from the FIFPro/FIFA shortlist?

The World XI will be announced in January.

# fifa - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

From The42 Another twist as FBI protection offered to Qatar World Cup 2022 whistleblower WC 2022

Another twist as FBI protection offered to Qatar World Cup 2022 whistleblower

‘It has cost me emotionally — I know for a fact I will be looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life’.

From The42 ‘I just hope people vote’ – Roche aiming for Fifa Puskas Award glory Flying The Flag

‘I just hope people vote’ – Roche aiming for Fifa Puskas Award glory

We spoke to the Ireland striker hoping to follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

# fifa - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

From The42 Fifa lodge criminal complaint over 2018 and 2022 World Cups Political Football

Fifa lodge criminal complaint over 2018 and 2022 World Cups

The world game’s governing body believes it has unearthed evidence of misconduct during its investigation into the World Cup bids.

# fifa - Saturday 15 November, 2014

House prices, Too Many Cooks, and Stephanie Roche: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people should have had their fingerprints taken by gardaí over the past two years but didn’t?

# fifa - Friday 14 November, 2014

From The42 Peter Crouch might bring down FIFA with this startling revelation Detective Work

Peter Crouch might bring down FIFA with this startling revelation

You can’t argue with the big man’s logic here.

# fifa - Thursday 13 November, 2014

From The42 Opinion: Fifa a toxic breeding ground for megalomaniacs Reaction

Opinion: Fifa a toxic breeding ground for megalomaniacs

The latest report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes says much about what the organisation is about.

From The42 Fifa report clears Qatar of any wrong-doing during 2022 World Cup bid process Not Guilty

Fifa report clears Qatar of any wrong-doing during 2022 World Cup bid process

The English FA found to have ‘damaged the image of Fifa and the bidding process’.

# fifa - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

From The42 Ancelotti: It’s impossible to shut Sepp Blatter up’ Irritated

Ancelotti: It’s impossible to shut Sepp Blatter up’

The Real Madrid boss is also heavily backing Cristiano Ronaldo to win another Ballon d’Or in January.

# fifa - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From The42 Blatter pledges ‘unconditional support’ for World Cup in Russia Russia 2018

Blatter pledges ‘unconditional support’ for World Cup in Russia

The FIFA president says he opposes any boycott of the 2018 tournament.

# fifa - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From The42 The aggro and the over-celebrator: What kind of FIFA player are you? It's In The Game

The aggro and the over-celebrator: What kind of FIFA player are you?

Are you a replay merchant or a commentator?

# fifa - Friday 17 October, 2014

From The42 QUIZ: How big a FIFA fan are you? Test Your Knowledge

QUIZ: How big a FIFA fan are you?

The legendary football computer game is going 21 years old but how much do you remember?

# fifa - Friday 26 September, 2014

FIFA president Blatter to stand for fifth term, says luxury watches are a ‘non-problem’

The 78-year-old has been FIFA’s leader since 1998, but has faced growing criticism from European football chiefs.

# fifa - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From The42 FIFA set to introduce three-minute concussion breaks About Time

FIFA set to introduce three-minute concussion breaks

After a string of incidents at the World Cup, football’s governing body prepare to take decisive action.

# fifa - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The42 A FIFA executive claims Qatar will be stripped of the 2022 World Cup Changes

A FIFA executive claims Qatar will be stripped of the 2022 World Cup

However the organisation say Theo Zwanziger’s comments are ‘a personal opinion’.

# fifa - Friday 12 September, 2014

From The42 FIFA 15 looks like a scarily realistic experience Virtual Reality

FIFA 15 looks like a scarily realistic experience

The FIFA creators are urging you to ‘feel the game’.

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