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#FIFA

# fifa - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

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

England plan to wear poppies for Scotland clash despite Fifa ban

Nov 2nd 2016, 7:30 PM 8,777 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 2nd 2016, 2:49 PM 4,496 Views 23 Comments

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
# Better Than All The Rest
From The42
# Better Than All The Rest

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

Oct 31st 2016, 5:52 PM 7,789 Views 5 Comments

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

# fifa - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

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

New Fifa boss Infantino proposes 48-team World Cup

Oct 4th 2016, 12:05 AM 6,673 Views 12 Comments

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

# fifa - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 20th 2016, 6:03 PM 14,105 Views 4 Comments

No Thunder Clap for you, lads…

# fifa - Thursday 15 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 15th 2016, 10:21 AM 6,760 Views 7 Comments

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

# fifa - Thursday 8 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 8th 2016, 10:16 PM 7,342 Views 9 Comments

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

# fifa - Thursday 1 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 1st 2016, 1:37 PM 32,724 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 28th 2016, 7:23 PM 5,775 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 26th 2016, 3:45 PM 2,928 Views 5 Comments

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

# fifa - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Former Fifa president Havelange dies at 100
# FIFA
From The42
# FIFA

Former Fifa president Havelange dies at 100

Aug 16th 2016, 5:01 PM 3,332 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 5th 2016, 12:53 PM 2,434 Views 4 Comments

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

# fifa - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 19th 2016, 6:45 AM 6,139 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 14th 2016, 9:46 AM 13,070 Views 28 Comments

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

# fifa - Saturday 4 June, 2016

'Everything is clean and fair,' claims Blatter
# Fifa Investigations
From The42
# Fifa Investigations

'Everything is clean and fair,' claims Blatter

Jun 4th 2016, 8:37 PM 2,951 Views 7 Comments

Sepp Blatter says claims he received improper bonus payments during the last five years at FIFA are untrue.

# fifa - Saturday 14 May, 2016

A new crisis looms at Fifa as 'consternated' key reform figure resigns in protest
# Sounds Familiar
From The42
# Sounds Familiar

A new crisis looms at Fifa as 'consternated' key reform figure resigns in protest

May 14th 2016, 1:37 PM 2,383 Views 0 Comments

Domenico Scala had been in charge of the organisation’s Audit and Compliance Committee.

# fifa - Monday 9 May, 2016

Platini resigns as Uefa president as ban is reduced to 4 years
# Suspended
From The42
# Suspended

Platini resigns as Uefa president as ban is reduced to 4 years

May 9th 2016, 10:32 AM 3,247 Views 5 Comments

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the former French star’s appeal.

# fifa - Friday 29 April, 2016

'Today the match begins, a new match, the final': Platini in court to appeal ethics ban
# CAS
From The42
# CAS

'Today the match begins, a new match, the final': Platini in court to appeal ethics ban

Apr 29th 2016, 8:39 AM 1,956 Views 0 Comments

The Frenchman is currently serving a six-year ban.

# fifa - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Anthony Joshua reveals that Fifa addiction could have ruined his boxing career
# Own Goal
From The42
# Own Goal

Anthony Joshua reveals that Fifa addiction could have ruined his boxing career

Apr 13th 2016, 11:31 AM 6,307 Views 6 Comments

New heavyweight champ says he could stay up till 5am playing video games.

# fifa - Monday 11 April, 2016

Ex-Fifa vice-president facing lengthy jail term after pleading guilty to corruption
# Guilty
From The42
# Guilty

Ex-Fifa vice-president facing lengthy jail term after pleading guilty to corruption

Apr 11th 2016, 8:12 PM 6,637 Views 4 Comments

Alfredo Hawit admitted the four charges at a New York court today.

# fifa - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Uefa offices raided by Swiss police after Panama Papers link
# Panama Papers
From The42
# Panama Papers

Uefa offices raided by Swiss police after Panama Papers link

Apr 6th 2016, 4:22 PM 9,915 Views 15 Comments

Leaked documents have connected football’s European governing body with the dramatic scandal.

# fifa - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

New Fifa president dragged into corruption scandal by Panama Papers - reports
# Trouble Ahead
From The42
# Trouble Ahead

New Fifa president dragged into corruption scandal by Panama Papers - reports

Apr 5th 2016, 9:52 PM 5,791 Views 11 Comments

Gianni Infantino responded to the reports by issuing a statement this evening.

# fifa - Monday 28 March, 2016

West Ham keeper scores classic Fifa goal in real life
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

West Ham keeper scores classic Fifa goal in real life

Mar 28th 2016, 4:59 PM 16,408 Views 9 Comments

Plenty of fun was had during Mark Noble’s testimonial this afternoon.

# fifa - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Fifa makes massive damages claim against officials involved in bribery scandals
# Compensation
From The42
# Compensation

Fifa makes massive damages claim against officials involved in bribery scandals

Mar 16th 2016, 11:57 AM 2,581 Views 1 Comment

Football’s governing body has accepted that World Cup votes were sold but wants compensation from those involved for ‘tarnishing its brand’.

# fifa - Saturday 5 March, 2016

New Fifa boss Infantino approves testing of video technology for goals, red cards and penalties
# Moving With The Times
From The42
# Moving With The Times

New Fifa boss Infantino approves testing of video technology for goals, red cards and penalties

Mar 5th 2016, 2:31 PM 3,641 Views 6 Comments

Trials will be carried out over a two-year period.

# fifa - Friday 4 March, 2016

One of the greatest footballers of all time is facing huge questions about possible corruption
# Der Kaiser
From The42
# Der Kaiser

One of the greatest footballers of all time is facing huge questions about possible corruption

Mar 4th 2016, 3:43 PM 12,464 Views 2 Comments

Franz Beckenbauer has been investigated by the German football association over the 2006 World Cup.

# fifa - Monday 29 February, 2016

The new Fifa president enjoyed a kick around with a host of football legends on his first day
# El Presidente
From The42
# El Presidente

The new Fifa president enjoyed a kick around with a host of football legends on his first day

Feb 29th 2016, 10:01 PM 7,924 Views 5 Comments

Sure it’s all fun and games at Fifa HQ.

Richard Keys met Sepp Blatter and Twitter was not impressed
# Sepp Banter
From The42
# Sepp Banter

Richard Keys met Sepp Blatter and Twitter was not impressed

Feb 29th 2016, 11:59 AM 7,113 Views 6 Comments

The former Sky Sports presenter gave plenty of fuel to his haters’ fire earlier.

# fifa - Friday 26 February, 2016

Here's everything you need to know about today's Fifa election and the 5 candidates
# In The Running
From The42
# In The Running

Here's everything you need to know about today's Fifa election and the 5 candidates

Feb 26th 2016, 12:30 AM 3,407 Views 6 Comments

One man will be voted in to replace Sepp Blatter as the head of world football’s governing body in Zurich.

# fifa - Friday 12 February, 2016

Sepp Blatter's former right-hand man gets 12-year football ban
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

Sepp Blatter's former right-hand man gets 12-year football ban

Feb 12th 2016, 3:47 PM 2,197 Views 1 Comment

The 54-year-old Frenchman had previously denied any wrongdoing.

# fifa - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Ireland climb into top 30 in Fifa rankings but still one place behind Northern Ireland
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

Ireland climb into top 30 in Fifa rankings but still one place behind Northern Ireland

Feb 4th 2016, 11:38 AM 7,656 Views 19 Comments

Meanwhile, Euro 2016 opponents remain number one in the world.

# fifa - Friday 29 January, 2016

Missing Sepp Blatter? Don't worry, the man ready to succeed him as Fifa boss is a great guy
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Missing Sepp Blatter? Don't worry, the man ready to succeed him as Fifa boss is a great guy

Jan 29th 2016, 10:17 AM 16,659 Views 19 Comments

Tommy Martin takes a look at the man trying to firm up election support, Sheikh Salman of Bahrain.

# fifa - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

The clear-out continues as Fifa sacks secretary general
# FIFA
From The42
# FIFA

The clear-out continues as Fifa sacks secretary general

Jan 13th 2016, 9:58 AM 2,080 Views 5 Comments

Jerome Valcke has been dismissed with immediate effect following allegations of corruption.

# fifa - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Ireland World XI features Luis Suarez but not Neymar
# Alternative
From The42
# Alternative

Ireland World XI features Luis Suarez but not Neymar

Jan 12th 2016, 5:00 PM 9,379 Views 11 Comments

The PFAI members voted for a team with a decidedly stronger Barcelona flavour and no Bayern Munich representatives.

# fifa - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Suspended Uefa chief Platini throws in the towel in Fifa presidential race
# On The Defence
From The42
# On The Defence

Suspended Uefa chief Platini throws in the towel in Fifa presidential race

Jan 7th 2016, 9:30 PM 12,529 Views 17 Comments

The Frenchman has confirmed he is to pull out from the election to become the new head of world football.

# fifa - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Nine-year ban on the cards for Fifa secretary general
# Jerome Valcke
From The42
# Jerome Valcke

Nine-year ban on the cards for Fifa secretary general

Jan 5th 2016, 3:02 PM 2,526 Views 2 Comments

The French man is set for the suspension over corruption allegations.

# fifa - Friday 25 December, 2015

From Aviva to Zlatan, an A to Z of the 2015 sporting year
# NEWS MAKERS
From The42
# NEWS MAKERS

From Aviva to Zlatan, an A to Z of the 2015 sporting year

Dec 25th 2015, 11:00 PM 5,777 Views 5 Comments

We take a look at the individuals and events that made a mark over the past 12 months.

# fifa - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

'I will fight to clear my name' - banned Platini disgusted with decision
# On A Mission
From The42
# On A Mission

'I will fight to clear my name' - banned Platini disgusted with decision

Dec 22nd 2015, 2:17 PM 3,309 Views 9 Comments

Frenchman is also still planning to run for FIFA presidency in February.

# fifa - Monday 21 December, 2015

Tim Roth: I hated playing Blatter in awful Fifa film
# Brutal Honesty
From The42
# Brutal Honesty

Tim Roth: I hated playing Blatter in awful Fifa film

Dec 21st 2015, 6:27 PM 9,049 Views 11 Comments

United Passions was recently confirmed as the lowest grossing film in US history.

Invincible no more - Blatter's fall from grace
# Power Struggle
From The42
# Power Struggle

Invincible no more - Blatter's fall from grace

Dec 21st 2015, 10:03 AM 4,478 Views 7 Comments

The 79-year-old is no stranger to scandal but he appears to be fighting a losing battle.