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# fifa - Monday 20 March, 2017

From The42 Fifa ban referee for life after controversial penalty decision in World Cup qualifier Banned

Fifa ban referee for life after controversial penalty decision in World Cup qualifier

The Ghanaian official has been found guilty of match fixing.

# fifa - Thursday 9 March, 2017

From The42 Ireland climb a place in latest Fifa world rankings Progress

Ireland climb a place in latest Fifa world rankings

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland remain unchanged in 35th, as do Wales (12th) and Scotland (67th).

# fifa - Thursday 9 February, 2017

From The42 Ireland's chances of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup will improve if Uefa get their way Euro Vision

Ireland's chances of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup will improve if Uefa get their way

European football’s governing body will ask for 16 places at the tournament.

# fifa - Thursday 19 January, 2017

From The42 'Immeasurable bulls**t' - Ligue 1 coach destroys Van Basten's offside plan Unimpressed

'Immeasurable bulls**t' - Ligue 1 coach destroys Van Basten's offside plan

Rennes coach Christian Gourcuff has questioned the Dutch legend in the strongest terms.

From The42 Fifa considering penalty shootouts with a difference for 2026 World Cup group games Controversial

Fifa considering penalty shootouts with a difference for 2026 World Cup group games

Technical Director Marco van Basten has admitted US-style format may be introduced.

# fifa - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From The42 'All that money was properly accounted for' - Delaney defends FAI dealings with Fifa €5m payment Question Time

'All that money was properly accounted for' - Delaney defends FAI dealings with Fifa €5m payment

The FAI CEO rejected suggestions he is a friend of Sepp Blatter and welcomed a 48-team World Cup.

# fifa - Monday 16 January, 2017

From The42 Fifa warn Liverpool over Joel Matip selection Stumbling Block

Fifa warn Liverpool over Joel Matip selection

The key central defender missed the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.

# fifa - Sunday 15 January, 2017

From The42 Matip withdrawn for United game as Liverpool still haven't heard from Fifa over player's eligibilty Sit This One Out

Matip withdrawn for United game as Liverpool still haven't heard from Fifa over player's eligibilty

There’s uncertainty over whether the Cameroon player is currently eligible.

# fifa - Friday 13 January, 2017

From The42 GAA's CPA have a cause but Fifa showed changes in sport are usually about the bottom line Fix The Fixtures

GAA's CPA have a cause but Fifa showed changes in sport are usually about the bottom line

The CPA’s cause is right and fair, that alone doesn’t mean they will be successful, argues Tommy Martin.

# fifa - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

From The42 How will it impact Ireland and more talking points from the 48-team World Cup decision Changes

How will it impact Ireland and more talking points from the 48-team World Cup decision

The new format will see an increase from 64 to 80 games.

From The42 Will the new 48-team World Cup be a good idea or ruin the tournament? Poll This post contains a poll

Will the new 48-team World Cup be a good idea or ruin the tournament?

Whether you think it’s good, bad or you don’t care, the 48-team format will be introduced in 2026.

From The42 Fifa Council unanimously approve 48-team World Cup proposal OFFICIAL

Fifa Council unanimously approve 48-team World Cup proposal

The new format will be introduced in 2026.

# fifa - Monday 9 January, 2017

From The42 Ronaldo sees off competition from Messi to land Fifa's best player award Top Dog

Ronaldo sees off competition from Messi to land Fifa's best player award

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has been named best men’s coach.

# fifa - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

From The42 Fifa president claims all federations are in favour of an expanded World Cup Proposal 48

Fifa president claims all federations are in favour of an expanded World Cup

Gianni Infantino is confident that proposals to include as many as 48 teams will be implemented.

# fifa - Thursday 22 December, 2016

From The42 'Jack tells the press that Fifa are playing with our lives. He warns that someone could die' Remember When

'Jack tells the press that Fifa are playing with our lives. He warns that someone could die'

In an extract from his recently released book, Jason McAteer looks back on the highs and lows of the 1994 World Cup.

# fifa - Monday 19 December, 2016

From The42 English FA to appeal against poppy fine Political Football

English FA to appeal against poppy fine

After being fined £35,000 by FIFA for wearing black armbands featuring poppies against Scotland, the FA will contest the decision.

From The42 'FIFA are not world doping police' - Infantino McLaren Report

'FIFA are not world doping police' - Infantino

Football’s governing body will not strip Russia of the World Cup.

# fifa - Friday 9 December, 2016

83 suspects and hundreds of victims identified in football sex abuse scandal

98% of the victims identified so far are male – with their ages at the time of the alleged abuse ranging from seven to 20.

# fifa - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

From The42 Not before time! Video referees to make 'history' at this week's Fifa Club World Cup At Last

Not before time! Video referees to make 'history' at this week's Fifa Club World Cup

A new video system will be trialed at the tournament in Japan.

From The42 The new Fifa president wants a 48-team World Cup with 16 groups Supersize Me

The new Fifa president wants a 48-team World Cup with 16 groups

Fifa President Gianni Infantino backs proposal, which will face vote in January 2017.

# fifa - Monday 5 December, 2016

From The42 CAS rejects Blatter appeal, says ex-FIFA leader 'breached code of ethics' Political Football

# fifa - Friday 2 December, 2016

From The42 No Messi or Neymar as the final shortlist for FIFA Puskas award is announced Top Trio

No Messi or Neymar as the final shortlist for FIFA Puskas award is announced

Marlone, Daniuska Rodrigeuz and Mohd Faiz are the players in contention.

# fifa - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

From The42 Northern Ireland and Wales to face disciplinary action over poppy displays FIFA

Northern Ireland and Wales to face disciplinary action over poppy displays

Fifa will investigate “several incidents involving the display of poppy symbols” during games in Belfast and Cardiff.

# fifa - Monday 21 November, 2016

From The42 From scorpion kicks to ridiculous individual goals, here's the Fifa Puskas Award shortlist 10 Of The Best This post contains videos

From scorpion kicks to ridiculous individual goals, here's the Fifa Puskas Award shortlist

Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanu is alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar as nominees for world football’s Goal of the Year.

# fifa - Friday 4 November, 2016

From The42 Fifa charge Ireland over Easter Rising commemorative jersey Charged

Fifa charge Ireland over Easter Rising commemorative jersey

The kit has come to the fore in recent days because England and Scotland both want to wear the poppy in their upcoming game.

# fifa - Thursday 3 November, 2016

From The42 Fifa considers political symbol sanction against Ireland for 1916 shirt tribute FIFA

Fifa considers political symbol sanction against Ireland for 1916 shirt tribute

Martin O’Neill’s side wore a special commemorative jersey against Switzerland in March.

# fifa - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

From The42 England plan to wear poppies for Scotland clash despite Fifa ban Controversy

England plan to wear poppies for Scotland clash despite Fifa ban

FA chairman Greg Clarke insists the players will be marking Remembrance Day but world football’s governing body is standing firm.

From The42 Ranieri, Klopp and Coleman among nominees for Fifa Coach of the Year Voting Time

Ranieri, Klopp and Coleman among nominees for Fifa Coach of the Year

Unai Emery and Massimiliano Allegri are two of the high-profile names that didn’t make the 10-strong shortlist.

# fifa - Monday 31 October, 2016

Fifa introduces new 'The Best' football awards to rival Ballon d'Or

Fifa has launched ‘The Best’ football awards, with the gongs being handed out in January.

# fifa - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

From The42 New Fifa boss Infantino proposes 48-team World Cup Big Plans

New Fifa boss Infantino proposes 48-team World Cup

Sepp Blatter’s successor has put forward the idea at a Colombian university.

# fifa - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

From The42 Euro 2016 cult favourites Iceland have refused to be in the new Fifa game Frozen Out

Euro 2016 cult favourites Iceland have refused to be in the new Fifa game

No Thunder Clap for you, lads…

# fifa - Thursday 15 September, 2016

From The42 No change for Ireland in Fifa rankings as Wales break into top 10 while Spain and Italy drop out Numbers Add Up

No change for Ireland in Fifa rankings as Wales break into top 10 while Spain and Italy drop out

It’s 31st again for Martin O’Neill’s side.

# fifa - Thursday 8 September, 2016

From The42 Real Madrid and Atletico hit with massive blow as transfer ban appeals are rejected by FIFA Setback

Real Madrid and Atletico hit with massive blow as transfer ban appeals are rejected by FIFA

Both clubs were sanctioned in January but gave themselves time to bring in signings by appealing the decision.

# fifa - Thursday 1 September, 2016

From The42 One of the greatest footballers ever is being investigated for suspected money laundering Der Kaiser

One of the greatest footballers ever is being investigated for suspected money laundering

The 70-year-old has previously said he made ‘a mistake’ regarding the bidding process for the 2006 World Cup.

# fifa - Sunday 28 August, 2016

From The42 Gianni Infantino has Sepp Blatter's wine cellar removed as part of Fifa reform commitment Reform

Gianni Infantino has Sepp Blatter's wine cellar removed as part of Fifa reform commitment

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has explained some of his efforts towards championing reform, including the removal of a wine cellar.

# fifa - Friday 26 August, 2016

From The42 Fifa proposes two-and-a-half-year ban for Qatar official Al-Mohannadi Ethics

Fifa proposes two-and-a-half-year ban for Qatar official Al-Mohannadi

The governing body’s Ethics Committee have also called for an €18,000 fine.

# fifa - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

From The42 Former Fifa president Havelange dies at 100 FIFA

Former Fifa president Havelange dies at 100

The Brazilian, who was predecessor to Sepp Blatter at world football’s governing body, serving as president between 1974 and 1998, has died in his native Rio

# fifa - Friday 5 August, 2016

From The42 Fifa clears its president of ethics violations after probe into personal expenses Transparency

Fifa clears its president of ethics violations after probe into personal expenses

The head of world football’s governing body has been cleared of wrongdoing by the Ethics Committee.

# fifa - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

From The42 'Foreign footballer in Russia was protected after failed drugs test' - report Scandal

'Foreign footballer in Russia was protected after failed drugs test' - report

As a result Wada has called on Fifa to investigate sports minister Vitaly Mutko, the president of the Russian football federation and chief organiser of the 2018 World Cup.

# fifa - Thursday 14 July, 2016

From The42 Ireland up two places in Fifa world rankings while Wales overtake England Moving On Up

Ireland up two places in Fifa world rankings while Wales overtake England

Martin O’Neill’s side are in 31st, three places behind Northern Ireland.

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