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FIFA

# fifa - Thursday 17 April, 2014

There are at least 2,022 fake FIFA World Cups floating around China

China has started a major crackdown on football products that infringe on trademarks.

# fifa - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From The Score Former FIFA boss paid millions by Qataris – report Allegation

Former FIFA boss paid millions by Qataris – report

The Telegraph said a former vice-president of the organisation appeared to have been personally paid $1.2 million.

From The Score English FA want FIFA to enforce Anelka’s punishment Ban

English FA want FIFA to enforce Anelka’s punishment

The Frenchman’s sacking shouldn’t mean he escapes a ban.

# fifa - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From The Score FIFA authorise wearing of veils and turbans during matches Changes

FIFA authorise wearing of veils and turbans during matches

The move follows a request from the Asian Football Confederation.

# fifa - Friday 7 February, 2014

Pictures: Tear gas fired & running battles with police, in protest at transport hikes in Rio

“We want FIFA-standard trains,” demonstrators chanted. It’s the latest example of social tensions in Brazil in the run-up to the World Cup.

# fifa - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From The Score FIFA hands life ban to referee who match-fixed for sexual favours Sanctioned

FIFA hands life ban to referee who match-fixed for sexual favours

Lebanese official Ali Sabbagh is forbidden from all football-related activities and prohibited from entering any stadium in the world.

# fifa - Monday 20 January, 2014

From The Score Jerome Champagne, the brilliantly-named FIFA candidate, wants sin bins and orange cards Champagne Football

Jerome Champagne, the brilliantly-named FIFA candidate, wants sin bins and orange cards

This is the man who hopes to topple Sepp Blatter as the head of world football.

# fifa - Monday 13 January, 2014

From The Score FIFA’s policeman vows match-fixing won’t ruin World Cup Promise

FIFA’s policeman vows match-fixing won’t ruin World Cup

“We must assume that organised crime gangs will also try to fix matches,” he says.

# fifa - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From The Score FIFA chief says Qatar World Cup could actually be held in 2023 Shambles

FIFA chief says Qatar World Cup could actually be held in 2023

General secretary Jerome Valcke has confirmed the 2022 finals won’t take place during the traditional June-July period.

# fifa - Monday 30 December, 2013

From The Score 7 sporting tweets we’d love to see in 2014 Football This post contains images

7 sporting tweets we’d love to see in 2014

From Seanie’s new contract to Paul Galvin’s love of Pennys.

# fifa - Monday 16 December, 2013

From The Score Croatian defender Simunic hit with 10-game ban, will miss World Cup Disciplined

Croatian defender Simunic hit with 10-game ban, will miss World Cup

The veteran international has been sanctioned by FIFA for pro-Nazi chanting after their play-off win over Iceland.

# fifa - Friday 6 December, 2013

From The Score FIFA are holding the World Cup draw in the middle of nowhere Luxury This post contains images

FIFA are holding the World Cup draw in the middle of nowhere

The lavish resort features swan boats, turtles, horseback rides, and white sand beaches.

# fifa - Thursday 5 December, 2013

From The Score How the very complicated draw for the World Cup will work tomorrow Explainer

How the very complicated draw for the World Cup will work tomorrow

It’s basically harder than time travel.

# fifa - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

From The Score Two deaths reported after World Cup stadium accident Accident

Two deaths reported after World Cup stadium accident

Part of one of the stands at the unfinished Arena Corinthians stadium collapsed

# fifa - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

FIFA approves vanishing spray at Club World Cup

Vanishing spray, which disappears within in a minute, is a foam squirted onto the pitch to mark the line where the defending team set up their defensive wall before a free kick.

From The Score Croats celebrate World Cup berth with pro-Nazi chants – reports Probe

Croats celebrate World Cup berth with pro-Nazi chants – reports

Defender Joe Simunic took to the pitch with a microphone after the win over Iceland last night.

From The Score FIFA extend Ballon d’Or ballot deadline due to lack of votes Quorum

FIFA extend Ballon d’Or ballot deadline due to lack of votes

Good news if your name is Cristiano and you scored a hat-trick last night.

# fifa - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From The Score VIDEO: German man smashes up his TV after losing it over FIFA 14 Anger Management

VIDEO: German man smashes up his TV after losing it over FIFA 14

It’s important to remember — it’s only a game, lads.

# fifa - Friday 8 November, 2013

From The Score Ding dong Blatter open to hearing Qatar’s side in worker abuse claims Clocked

Ding dong Blatter open to hearing Qatar’s side in worker abuse claims

‘I have listened to the ding from lots critics and I am going to Qatar to listen to the dong.’

# fifa - Monday 4 November, 2013

From The Score PFA demand that all concussed players be automatically substituted Heavy Blow

PFA demand that all concussed players be automatically substituted

The club’s medical staff could not convince their goalkeeper to come off after he was temporarily knocked out.

# fifa - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

From The Score Sepp Blatter makes bizarre Ronaldo ‘hairdresser’ quip Hair Raising

Sepp Blatter makes bizarre Ronaldo ‘hairdresser’ quip

The FIFA president was asked if Messi or the Real Madrid star was his favourite.

# fifa - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

From The Score As it happened: World Cup 2014 qualifiers match tracker Road To Rio

As it happened: World Cup 2014 qualifiers match tracker

It was a big night of football action in Europe. Join us to see how it all unfolded.

From The Score Ski chief fears impact of winter World Cup on 2022 Olympics FIFA

Ski chief fears impact of winter World Cup on 2022 Olympics

A 2022 football World Cup in Qatar could detract from the traditional quadrennial winter Games.

# fifa - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Football bosses told to worry about Qatar workers – and not just players

A recent investigation found that dozens of migrant labourers have died in workplace accidents.

From The Score Dundalk and Limerick stars to appear on the cover of FIFA 14 with Leo Messi Legends

Dundalk and Limerick stars to appear on the cover of FIFA 14 with Leo Messi

The Barcelona player has some prestigious company on the cover of the popular video game.

# fifa - Saturday 21 September, 2013

From The Score Michel Platini says politics influenced Qatar 2022 World Cup win Interview

Michel Platini says politics influenced Qatar 2022 World Cup win

The Uefa President also mocked Sepp Blatter in an interview that will likely cause controversy.

# fifa - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

From The Score There’s Gareth Bale in his new kit chasing Leo Messi on the cover of FIFA Rebranding

There’s Gareth Bale in his new kit chasing Leo Messi on the cover of FIFA

Is it just us, or is he not as happy as he used to be?

# fifa - Friday 6 September, 2013

From The Score ‘We played into their hands’: O’Shea and Keane bemoan lack of Irish creativity 1 Dimensional

‘We played into their hands’: O’Shea and Keane bemoan lack of Irish creativity

The experienced pair also refused to be drawn on the subject of Trapattoni’s future as Ireland manager.

# fifa - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

From The Score Poker and FIFA – the way to relax the night before an All-Ireland hurling final Rebels

Poker and FIFA – the way to relax the night before an All-Ireland hurling final

Here’s how the Cork team are going to chill out before Sunday’s showdown.

# fifa - Thursday 22 August, 2013

From The Score 2.3 million World Cup tickets go on sale Road To Rio

2.3 million World Cup tickets go on sale

Get em while they’re hot, Ireland fans! Right?

# fifa - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

From The Score Jamaican footballer facing suspension after positive doping test FIFA World Cup

Jamaican footballer facing suspension after positive doping test

A team official is also set for an initial 30-day ban after the banned substance was detected after a World Cup qualifier.

# fifa - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

From The Score FIFA executive brands Qatar World Cup ‘a blatant mistake’ World Cup 2022

FIFA executive brands Qatar World Cup ‘a blatant mistake’

A bit of sense with this man.

# fifa - Monday 24 June, 2013

From The Score The ‘Dancing Sepp Blatter’ FIFA hack is very clever — but also very fake Sambahack

The ‘Dancing Sepp Blatter’ FIFA hack is very clever — but also very fake

Solidar Switzerland met Blatter in Zurich today as part of their campaign for a fairer World Cup.

# fifa - Friday 21 June, 2013

From The Score FIFA: No plans to cancel Confederations Cup despite protest in Brazil Unrest

FIFA: No plans to cancel Confederations Cup despite protest in Brazil

Local media reported today that football’s world governing body may call time on the World Cup warm-up tournament.

# fifa - Friday 3 May, 2013

From The Score David O’Leary is €4 million richer now Cha-ching!

David O’Leary is €4 million richer now

The former Republic of Ireland captain has won his contract dispute with Al Ahli.

# fifa - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

From The Score Former FIFA chief Joao Havelange resigns over bribes scandal Corruption

Former FIFA chief Joao Havelange resigns over bribes scandal

But current president Sepp Blatter has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

# fifa - Sunday 28 April, 2013

From The Score It’s in the game: 6 of our favourite goals recreated on FIFA Thumb Wars

It’s in the game: 6 of our favourite goals recreated on FIFA

Whoever makes these things are really, really cool.

# fifa - Sunday 21 April, 2013

From The Score The 15 best sports video games of all time Gaming Greats

The 15 best sports video games of all time

Because mashing buttons is much better than real exercise.

# fifa - Saturday 13 April, 2013

From The Score The 50 greatest songs you listened to while playing FIFA Gaming

The 50 greatest songs you listened to while playing FIFA

You’ve got to hand it to the folks at EA Sports.

# fifa - Thursday 11 April, 2013

From The Score Ireland up 1 place in FIFA rankings to 39th, North slump to 119th Road To Rio

Ireland up 1 place in FIFA rankings to 39th, North slump to 119th

Ireland drew with Sweden and Austria last month.

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