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#FIFA

# fifa - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Ivory Coast dealt a blow ahead of AFCON opener as first-choice goalkeeper handed doping ban
# Suspended
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# Suspended

Ivory Coast dealt a blow ahead of AFCON opener as first-choice goalkeeper handed doping ban

Wed 11:22 AM 4,261 Views 0 Comments

The Elephants play Equatorial Guinea this evening.

# fifa - Monday 20 December, 2021

Fifa president thinks there is already majority support for biennial World Cup
# Global Football
From The42
# Global Football

Fifa president thinks there is already majority support for biennial World Cup

Dec 20th 2021, 11:02 PM 4,933 Views 8 Comments

Gianni Infantino: ‘If I was going to a vote tomorrow probably the majority would vote in favour of World Cups every two years.’

# fifa - Friday 17 December, 2021

Brazil and Argentina among the teams set to join Nations League from 2024
# New Look
From The42
# New Look

Brazil and Argentina among the teams set to join Nations League from 2024

Dec 17th 2021, 6:35 PM 9,975 Views 9 Comments

Uefa vice-president Zbigniew Boniek made the announcement today.

# fifa - Thursday 2 December, 2021

European clubs seek urgent Fifa talks over Africa Cup of Nations safety concerns
# AFCON
From The42
# AFCON

European clubs seek urgent Fifa talks over Africa Cup of Nations safety concerns

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:18 PM 5,204 Views 0 Comments

The European Club Association is understood to be desperate to avoid a repeat of the problems which surrounded the September international window.

# fifa - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Scott Brown earns Fifa fair play nomination after show of support to Rangers player
# Recognition
From The42
# Recognition

Scott Brown earns Fifa fair play nomination after show of support to Rangers player

Nov 23rd 2021, 8:23 PM 14,568 Views 0 Comments

The former Celtic captain has been added to the shortlist for a gesture of solidarity towards Glen Kamara.

# fifa - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment
# Corruption
From The42
# Corruption

Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment

Nov 2nd 2021, 3:19 PM 14,024 Views 0 Comments

Swiss prosecutors have today indicted the pair, who have been banned from football since 2015.

# fifa - Friday 15 October, 2021

Uefa to stand against Fifa over World Cup plans until ‘common sense prevails’
# Doubling Down
From The42
# Doubling Down

Uefa to stand against Fifa over World Cup plans until ‘common sense prevails’

Oct 15th 2021, 8:10 PM 3,023 Views 2 Comments

Fifa wants to shorten the gap between its flagship men’s and women’s tournaments to two years.

# fifa - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings after violent clashes at England-Hungary clash
# Violence
From The42
# Violence

Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings after violent clashes at England-Hungary clash

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 8:51 PM 5,866 Views 2 Comments

Hungary fans clashed with police at Wembley on Tuesday night, while there was also trouble at the Albania-Poland fixture.

# fifa - Friday 1 October, 2021

Fully-vaccinated Premier League players given exemption to travel to red list countries
# International Duty
From The42
# International Duty

Fully-vaccinated Premier League players given exemption to travel to red list countries

Oct 1st 2021, 3:25 PM 2,725 Views 0 Comments

Upon their return, the players must quarantine for 10 days at a club facility, which they can only leave once a day to train or play.

# fifa - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Wenger criticises 'emotional' response to controversial World Cup plan
# Splitting Opinion
From The42
# Splitting Opinion

Wenger criticises 'emotional' response to controversial World Cup plan

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:57 PM 4,561 Views 3 Comments

Wenger’s idea to stage the World Cup once every two years led to widespread criticism, while Uefa issued a scathing response

# fifa - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Fifa hand Hungary two-match stadium ban, with one of those matches suspended, for fans' racism v England
# Slap On The Wrist
From The42
# Slap On The Wrist

Fifa hand Hungary two-match stadium ban, with one of those matches suspended, for fans' racism v England

Sep 21st 2021, 4:08 PM 3,508 Views 3 Comments

The Hungarian FA have also been fined just under €185,000 after Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were targeted with monkey chants earlier this month.

# fifa - Monday 20 September, 2021

Fifa to discuss plans for biennial World Cups at associations summit next week
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Fifa to discuss plans for biennial World Cups at associations summit next week

Sep 20th 2021, 10:00 AM 9,494 Views 8 Comments

The world governing body is in favour of shortening the gap between its showpiece event from four to two years.

# fifa - Friday 10 September, 2021

Klopp has no idea if he can play Brazilian pair this weekend over club v country row
# Fall-out
From The42
# Fall-out

Klopp has no idea if he can play Brazilian pair this weekend over club v country row

Sep 10th 2021, 2:32 PM 4,160 Views 3 Comments

Ireland international Caoimhin Kelleher is in line to start against Leeds on Sunday if Alisson isn’t available.

# fifa - Monday 6 September, 2021

FIFA investigating Brazil-Argentina abandonment after coronavirus fiasco From The42

FIFA investigating Brazil-Argentina abandonment after coronavirus fiasco

Sep 6th 2021, 3:54 PM 3,162 Views 0 Comments

Premier League players Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso, Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia were said to have breached Covid-19 regulations.

# fifa - Sunday 5 September, 2021

The trailblazing coach who helped usher in a new era for Irish football
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

The trailblazing coach who helped usher in a new era for Irish football

Sep 5th 2021, 8:15 AM 6,938 Views 1 Comment

Sue Ronan discusses her time with Ireland as a player and manager, and the work she has done since.

# fifa - Friday 3 September, 2021

Uefa have ‘grave concerns’ over plans to stage World Cup every two years
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

Uefa have ‘grave concerns’ over plans to stage World Cup every two years

Sep 3rd 2021, 10:58 PM 5,454 Views 5 Comments

The Fifa Congress voted in May to conduct a feasibility study into holding the competition more regularly.

# fifa - Monday 9 August, 2021

Ex-Fifa boss Blatter meets Swiss prosecutor in payment probe
# Investigation
From The42
# Investigation

Ex-Fifa boss Blatter meets Swiss prosecutor in payment probe

Aug 9th 2021, 12:23 PM 3,789 Views 5 Comments

Former Fifa president Blatter, 85, is being investigated over a €1.85million payment to Michel Platini.

# fifa - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Fifa back Uefa against Super League clubs as backlash intensifies
# Battle Lines Drawn
From The42
# Battle Lines Drawn

Fifa back Uefa against Super League clubs as backlash intensifies

Apr 20th 2021, 12:59 PM 3,656 Views 6 Comments

The European governing body appear to have a crucial ally in the battle against a breakaway competition.

# fifa - Friday 26 March, 2021

Fifa won't punish Germany for human rights protest aimed at Qatar
# FIFA
From The42
# FIFA

Fifa won't punish Germany for human rights protest aimed at Qatar

Mar 26th 2021, 11:59 AM 3,934 Views 6 Comments

The German team lined up to display the message before Thursday’s 3-0 win over Iceland.

# fifa - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Ex-Fifa President Sepp Blatter given new ban of six years
# Suspended
From The42
# Suspended

Ex-Fifa President Sepp Blatter given new ban of six years

Mar 24th 2021, 11:44 AM 4,517 Views 8 Comments

The ban has been imposed for multiple breaches of Fifa’s ethics code.

# fifa - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson by telephone about joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# World Cup 2030
# World Cup 2030

Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson by telephone about joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:09 PM 17,413 Views 52 Comments

Micheál Martin said the Irish government would be “very happy to co-operate” with the UK.

# fifa - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Fifa chief threatens World Cup ban for players involved in potential European Super League
# Battle Lines Drawn
From The42
# Battle Lines Drawn

Fifa chief threatens World Cup ban for players involved in potential European Super League

Jan 21st 2021, 12:06 PM 4,976 Views 8 Comments

Reports of a breakaway league made of Europe’s top clubs resurfaced last year.

# fifa - Monday 18 January, 2021

Fifa dismisses appeal against Kieran Trippier betting ban
# Development
From The42
# Development

Fifa dismisses appeal against Kieran Trippier betting ban

Jan 18th 2021, 12:38 PM 2,726 Views 1 Comment

The 30-year-old Atletico Madrid and defender was hit with a 10-week suspension last month.

# fifa - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Fifa temporarily lifts 10-week ban of England international Kieran Trippier
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

Fifa temporarily lifts 10-week ban of England international Kieran Trippier

Jan 3rd 2021, 1:08 PM 8,238 Views 6 Comments

The Atletico Madrid player was barred from football activity last week for breaching betting rules.

# fifa - Friday 25 December, 2020

Covid forces FIFA to postpone U20, U17 World Cups
# Called Off
From The42
# Called Off

Covid forces FIFA to postpone U20, U17 World Cups

Dec 25th 2020, 11:25 AM 3,793 Views 1 Comment

‘The global situation has failed to normalise to a sufficient level to address the challenges associated with hosting both tournaments.’

# fifa - Friday 4 December, 2020

Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football

Dec 4th 2020, 10:25 PM 47,167 Views 34 Comments

The days of Irish minors moving to UK clubs may be about to end.

# fifa - Friday 18 September, 2020

Fifa vote to change rules around players' international eligibility
# More Change
From The42
# More Change

Fifa vote to change rules around players' international eligibility

Sep 18th 2020, 9:17 PM 9,581 Views 11 Comments

The new rules would, in theory, allow players in a similar situation to Michael Obafemi change their allegiance.

# fifa - Monday 24 August, 2020

Fifa relaxes rules on release of players for internationals
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Fifa relaxes rules on release of players for internationals

Aug 24th 2020, 11:59 PM 5,918 Views 2 Comments

Clubs are usually obliged to release players to national teams during those parts of the calendar.

# fifa - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Fifa ethics committee drops violation case against president
# Case Closed
From The42
# Case Closed

Fifa ethics committee drops violation case against president

Aug 19th 2020, 6:14 PM 3,624 Views 2 Comments

It was determined that there was insufficient evidence to warrant further pursuing the case.

# fifa - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Criminal proceedings brought against Fifa president Infantino
# FIFA
From The42
# FIFA

Criminal proceedings brought against Fifa president Infantino

Jul 30th 2020, 2:47 PM 24,208 Views 18 Comments

Swiss federal prosecutor Stefan Keller says there are ‘indications of criminal conduct’.

# fifa - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

10am kick-offs and four group matches a day as 2022 World Cup schedule announced
# Qatar
From The42
# Qatar

10am kick-offs and four group matches a day as 2022 World Cup schedule announced

Jul 15th 2020, 2:26 PM 20,458 Views 28 Comments

The tournament’s final will take place in Doha on Sunday, 18 December – a week before Christmas Day.

# fifa - Friday 8 May, 2020

Football's lawmakers approve use of five substitutions per match
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Football's lawmakers approve use of five substitutions per match

May 8th 2020, 7:29 PM 4,588 Views 4 Comments

The International Football Association Board have also given the green light to any competition that wishes to scrap VAR.

# fifa - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Players who spit should receive yellow card due to Covid-19 risk, recommends Fifa doctor
# Unhygienic
From The42
# Unhygienic

Players who spit should receive yellow card due to Covid-19 risk, recommends Fifa doctor

Apr 28th 2020, 11:18 AM 4,321 Views 11 Comments

Medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe believes bookings should be handed out to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

# fifa - Monday 27 April, 2020

Inter-county stars to face off in Fifa tournament to raise funds for frontline workers
# For A Good Cause
From The42
# For A Good Cause

Inter-county stars to face off in Fifa tournament to raise funds for frontline workers

Apr 27th 2020, 8:40 PM 9,745 Views 1 Comment

One player from each county will participate in the All-Ireland Fifa 20 tournament this weekend.

Teams will be allowed to make up to five substitutes when football resumes
# Empty The Bench
From The42
# Empty The Bench

Teams will be allowed to make up to five substitutes when football resumes

Apr 27th 2020, 2:56 PM 9,156 Views 22 Comments

Changes will be permitted in a maximum of three slots, plus half-time.

# fifa - Friday 24 April, 2020

FAI given advance of €460,000 as Fifa help out all members amid Covid-19 shutdown
# Relief
From The42
# Relief

FAI given advance of €460,000 as Fifa help out all members amid Covid-19 shutdown

Apr 24th 2020, 3:54 PM 2,737 Views 5 Comments

The governing body have granted an advance to all 211 of their member associations.

# fifa - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Fifa allows transfer window movement and extension to contracts amid football shutdown
# Adjustments
From The42
# Adjustments

Fifa allows transfer window movement and extension to contracts amid football shutdown

Apr 7th 2020, 9:00 PM 2,769 Views 0 Comments

Contracts covering the 2019/20 season in England are set to expire on 30 June.

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court
# Probe
From The42
# Probe

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court

Apr 7th 2020, 7:57 AM 13,064 Views 11 Comments

The updated indictment in the US investigation into football corruption alleges multi-million dollar bribes for World Cup votes and broadcast rights.

# fifa - Thursday 20 February, 2020

PSG boss and ex-Fifa number two charged in bribery case
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

PSG boss and ex-Fifa number two charged in bribery case

Feb 20th 2020, 12:22 PM 4,399 Views 4 Comments

Nasser Al-Khelaifi and disgraced former secretary general Jerome Valcke are accused of corruption.

# fifa - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Wenger proposes new offside rule for Euro 2020 which would benefit attackers
# Forward Thinking
From The42
# Forward Thinking

Wenger proposes new offside rule for Euro 2020 which would benefit attackers

Feb 19th 2020, 10:54 AM 5,953 Views 11 Comments

Football’s offside rule is expected to be discussed by its lawmaking body in Belfast on 29 February.

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