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#FIFA

# fifa - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Collina 'surprised' by furore over refereeing at Women's World Cup
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Collina 'surprised' by furore over refereeing at Women's World Cup

Jun 26th 2019, 10:19 PM 7,782 Views 10 Comments

There have been several controversial refereeing decisions at the Women’s World Cup, but Pierluigi Collina has defended the new laws.

# fifa - Friday 21 June, 2019

Fifa reduces encroachment punishment after World Cup controversy
# Rule Change
From The42
# Rule Change

Fifa reduces encroachment punishment after World Cup controversy

Jun 21st 2019, 5:24 PM 6,910 Views 2 Comments

The rule change comes ahead of the knockout stages in France.

# fifa - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

'This organisation went from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be' - 4 more years for Infantino
# Staying On
From The42
# Staying On

'This organisation went from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be' - 4 more years for Infantino

Jun 5th 2019, 11:30 AM 3,993 Views 5 Comments

The 49-year-old stood unopposed for re-election.

# fifa - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

'I want to sue him' - Sepp Blatter hits out at Infantino and Fifa
# Animosity
From The42
# Animosity

'I want to sue him' - Sepp Blatter hits out at Infantino and Fifa

May 29th 2019, 7:09 PM 4,544 Views 9 Comments

The current president is running unopposed in his bid for a second term as the head of world football’s governing body

# fifa - Saturday 11 May, 2019

FAI 'welcome visit' from Fifa delegation to Dublin having met with Uefa president Ceferin
# Governance
From The42
# Governance

FAI 'welcome visit' from Fifa delegation to Dublin having met with Uefa president Ceferin

May 11th 2019, 9:02 PM 3,343 Views 1 Comment

An FAI delegation met with the Uefa president on Tuesday and will welcome Fifa to Dublin next week.

# fifa - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

RTÉ and TG4 join forces to show every game of this year's Fifa Women's World Cup
# Free-to-air
From The42
# Free-to-air

RTÉ and TG4 join forces to show every game of this year's Fifa Women's World Cup

Apr 16th 2019, 12:40 PM 13,673 Views 46 Comments

The two networks have reached an agreement to broadcast the tournament to Irish viewers.

# fifa - Friday 5 April, 2019

Phil Neville says England women must earn equal pay
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Phil Neville says England women must earn equal pay

Apr 5th 2019, 11:18 AM 6,051 Views 6 Comments

The former Manchester United defender, who took charge of the Lionesses last year, praised Fifa’s increase in prize money.

# fifa - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital
# On The Mend
From The42
# On The Mend

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital

Apr 4th 2019, 8:39 AM 1,464 Views 0 Comments

The 78-year-old was receiving antibiotics prior to the long flight back to his home country.

# fifa - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

German FA president resigns over payment and gift scandals
# Stepping Down
From The42
# Stepping Down

German FA president resigns over payment and gift scandals

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:17 PM 4,819 Views 7 Comments

Reinhard Grindel apologised for accepting a €6,000 watch from Hryhoriy Surkis, a UEFA vice-president and honorary president of the Ukrainian football federation.

# fifa - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Spain legend Xavi says 48-team World Cup in Qatar 'will not be good'
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Spain legend Xavi says 48-team World Cup in Qatar 'will not be good'

Mar 19th 2019, 10:23 PM 5,641 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s good for football to have 32. That’s more than enough,’ he added.

# fifa - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Southgate rules out England exit before Euro 2020
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

Southgate rules out England exit before Euro 2020

Mar 14th 2019, 2:06 PM 3,300 Views 2 Comments

After guiding the Three Lions to a World Cup semi-final, the 48-year-old says he is unfazed by links to Premier League clubs.

# fifa - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Chelsea appeal Fifa's two-window transfer ban and could still make summer signings
# Transfer Policy
From The42
# Transfer Policy

Chelsea appeal Fifa's two-window transfer ban and could still make summer signings

Mar 5th 2019, 3:53 PM 2,765 Views 1 Comment

World football’s governing body confirmed ‘any decision on the sanction remaining in place during the appeal process’ is still to be taken.

# fifa - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Nantes make formal complaint to Fifa as Cardiff miss first Sala payment
# Dispute
From The42
# Dispute

Nantes make formal complaint to Fifa as Cardiff miss first Sala payment

Feb 27th 2019, 2:35 PM 5,473 Views 7 Comments

The clubs are wrangling over payment of the transfer fee following the tragic death of the striker last month.

# fifa - Friday 22 February, 2019

Chelsea placed under transfer ban for next two windows
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

Chelsea placed under transfer ban for next two windows

Feb 22nd 2019, 11:20 AM 23,064 Views 22 Comments

The club have been punished for breaching rules on the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

# fifa - Monday 18 February, 2019

'You can avoid all this questioning if they change the rule on it' - O'Shea on Declan Rice controversy
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

'You can avoid all this questioning if they change the rule on it' - O'Shea on Declan Rice controversy

Feb 18th 2019, 10:41 PM 10,604 Views 14 Comments

The West Ham youngster switched international allegiance from Ireland to England last week.

# fifa - Sunday 10 February, 2019

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears
# Online
# Online

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears

Feb 10th 2019, 10:00 PM 32,822 Views 35 Comments

Future gambling legislation could include provisions on loot boxes in video games.

# fifa - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Fifa exploring possibility of 48-team 2022 World Cup - Infantino
# Qatar
From The42
# Qatar

Fifa exploring possibility of 48-team 2022 World Cup - Infantino

Jan 2nd 2019, 7:01 PM 6,390 Views 17 Comments

The tournament takes place in Qatar in three years.

# fifa - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Fifa president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar
# Bold Claim
From The42
# Bold Claim

Fifa president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar

Nov 21st 2018, 10:55 PM 3,014 Views 8 Comments

FIFA’s decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup has been heavily criticised.

# fifa - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Players in breakaway European Super League could be banned from World Cup
# Threat
From The42
# Threat

Players in breakaway European Super League could be banned from World Cup

Nov 7th 2018, 7:50 PM 5,859 Views 8 Comments

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has warned teams of the consequences of stepping away from the organisation.

# fifa - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Wolves reach €18 million agreement for Portugal's number one
# Compromise
From The42
# Compromise

Wolves reach €18 million agreement for Portugal's number one

Oct 31st 2018, 10:57 PM 9,053 Views 0 Comments

After the Portuguese side went to Fifa to demand compensation for the goalkeeper, the two teams have now worked out an agreement.

# fifa - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Northern Ireland block Kyle Lafferty from playing for Rangers on Sunday following international no-show
# Blocked
From The42
# Blocked

Northern Ireland block Kyle Lafferty from playing for Rangers on Sunday following international no-show

Oct 17th 2018, 2:03 PM 11,199 Views 8 Comments

The Fermanagh-born striker ruled himself out of Northern Ireland’s Nations League games this week.

# fifa - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Fifa seek to double number of women footballers by 2026
# Growing The Game
From The42
# Growing The Game

Fifa seek to double number of women footballers by 2026

Oct 11th 2018, 1:17 PM 1,546 Views 0 Comments

Fifa is aiming for 60 million women footballers worldwide, while professionalising clubs and national leagues.

# fifa - Friday 5 October, 2018

FIFA maker EA Sports issues statement to describe Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegations as 'concerning'
# Kathryn Mayorga
# Kathryn Mayorga

FIFA maker EA Sports issues statement to describe Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegations as 'concerning'

Oct 5th 2018, 12:04 PM 22,338 Views 0 Comments

The footballer’s relationship with his sponsors could be in jeopardy over the allegations.

# fifa - Thursday 27 September, 2018

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season
# Var
From The42
# Var

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season

Sep 27th 2018, 12:35 PM 1,796 Views 2 Comments

The technology will also be used at the 2020 European Championships.

# fifa - Monday 24 September, 2018

Surprise as Salah's Merseyside derby strike wins Fifa Puskas award
# Puskas Award
From The42
# Puskas Award

Surprise as Salah's Merseyside derby strike wins Fifa Puskas award

Sep 24th 2018, 8:27 PM 18,116 Views 19 Comments

The Liverpool forward beat competition from the likes of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

World Cup-winning boss Deschamps beats Zidane to Fifa's best coach award
# Top Boss
From The42
# Top Boss

World Cup-winning boss Deschamps beats Zidane to Fifa's best coach award

Sep 24th 2018, 8:10 PM 3,086 Views 4 Comments

Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic was also in the running at Monday’s Fifa Best Awards in London.

# fifa - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Two nations share Fifa rankings top spot for the first time ever as Ireland drop one place
# Movers And Shakers
From The42
# Movers And Shakers

Two nations share Fifa rankings top spot for the first time ever as Ireland drop one place

Sep 20th 2018, 11:05 AM 11,040 Views 5 Comments

World Cup winners France and third-placed Belgium both sit at the summit.

# fifa - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Welsh FA hold talks over 'Home Nations' bid for 2030 World Cup
# It's Coming Home
From The42
# It's Coming Home

Welsh FA hold talks over 'Home Nations' bid for 2030 World Cup

Aug 30th 2018, 11:51 AM 5,459 Views 8 Comments

A ‘Home Nations’ tournament held across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a possibility, with discussions being held.

# fifa - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Trump gives media red card after meeting Fifa boss Infantino
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Trump gives media red card after meeting Fifa boss Infantino

Aug 29th 2018, 8:18 AM 7,369 Views 17 Comments

The head of football’s governing body met the US president on Tuesday to discuss the 2026 World Cup.

# fifa - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'Wantonly greedy' former Brazil federation president Marin given four-year jail term
# Corruption
From The42
# Corruption

'Wantonly greedy' former Brazil federation president Marin given four-year jail term

Aug 22nd 2018, 10:50 PM 3,439 Views 6 Comments

He’s the first person to be imprisoned as the result of the U.S. investigation into Fifa corruption.

# fifa - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

England preparing bid to host 2030 Fifa World Cup
# First Steps
From The42
# First Steps

England preparing bid to host 2030 Fifa World Cup

Aug 1st 2018, 5:45 PM 15,087 Views 37 Comments

Having missed out in 2006 and 2018, the FA are looking into the possibility of securing the finals in 12 years’ time.

# fifa - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim
# Smear Campaign
From The42
# Smear Campaign

Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim

Jul 29th 2018, 9:01 PM 9,509 Views 16 Comments

Allegations of nefarious schemes by the successful bid team for the 2022 World Cup have been strongly denied.

# fifa - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

No room for Neymar as Fifa name 10 Player of the Year contenders
# The Best
From The42
# The Best

No room for Neymar as Fifa name 10 Player of the Year contenders

Jul 24th 2018, 8:00 PM 61,528 Views 43 Comments

Don’t worry, Kylian Mbappe, Mo Salah and Raphael Varane all made the cut this time.

# fifa - Friday 13 July, 2018

Fifa wants TV cameras to avoid any 'suggestions of sexual connotations'
# Guidance
From The42
# Guidance

Fifa wants TV cameras to avoid any 'suggestions of sexual connotations'

Jul 13th 2018, 8:37 PM 7,121 Views 18 Comments

Football’s world governing body sent AFP a statement about its policy.

Fifa confirms no positive World Cup doping tests, starts investigation into England chants
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Fifa confirms no positive World Cup doping tests, starts investigation into England chants

Jul 13th 2018, 10:21 AM 6,760 Views 16 Comments

The governing body has confirmed that all doping tests from the tournament have come back negative.

# fifa - Monday 9 July, 2018

Croatia sack former international over Vida's 'pro-Ukraine' video
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Croatia sack former international over Vida's 'pro-Ukraine' video

Jul 9th 2018, 8:24 PM 14,795 Views 3 Comments

The pair came under scrutiny after releasing what was construed as a politically motivated message across social media

# fifa - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Croatia star Vida could be in hot water over allegations of anti-Russian comments
# Investigation
From The42
# Investigation

Croatia star Vida could be in hot water over allegations of anti-Russian comments

Jul 8th 2018, 1:04 PM 17,528 Views 13 Comments

The defender appeared in a social media video after last night’s World Cup quarter-final win over Russia.

# fifa - Friday 6 July, 2018

Fifa president Infantino invites trapped Thai soccer team to World Cup final
# Thai Cave Rescue
From The42
# Thai Cave Rescue

Fifa president Infantino invites trapped Thai soccer team to World Cup final

Jul 6th 2018, 4:41 PM 6,504 Views 5 Comments

Gianni Infantino is hopeful the children and their coach can be rescued and taken to the showpiece event.

Maradona apologises to Fifa over England 'monumental theft' claim
# El Diez
From The42
# El Diez

Maradona apologises to Fifa over England 'monumental theft' claim

Jul 6th 2018, 9:35 AM 6,152 Views 7 Comments

Referee Mark Geiger was slammed by the outspoken Argentina legend, who has now admitted he went too far in his criticisms.

# fifa - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Fifa rebukes Maradona's 'inappropriate' referee claims
# El Diez
From The42
# El Diez

Fifa rebukes Maradona's 'inappropriate' referee claims

Jul 5th 2018, 9:03 AM 4,321 Views 0 Comments

The Argentina great said Colombia were victims of a “monumental theft” against England.