FIFA lifts ban on All India Football Federation; U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held as planned

The football’s governing body FIFA has lifted the suspension on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) due to undue third-party influence. FIFA’s decision to lift the ban on the Indian football federation came after it received confirmation that the AIFF had regained the full control of the body. Also Read: FIFA suspends All India Football … Read more

FIFA suspends All India Football Federation with immediate effect; future of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 in doubt

The football world governing body FIFA has suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect due to ‘undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA Statutes.’ The suspension means that India cannot play any international matches now. FIFA said that the suspension will be lifted once an order … Read more

FIFA, UEFA suspend Russian national, club teams from all competitions after global condemnation

In a dramatic development, the world football’s governing body Fifa and Europe’s governing body Uefa have suspended Russian national and club teams from all competitions with immediate effect. The decision was taken after global condemnation for FIFA for not banning Russia in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine. A statement from FIFA said, “Following … Read more

FIFA faces condemnation for ‘unacceptable’ decision on Russia; Poland, Sweden and Czech Republic refuse to play World Cup qualifying matches after Ukraine’s invasion

Poland Football Association President Cezary Kulesza has lashed out at the football governing body FIFA for its ‘unacceptable’ decision on Russia after the country invaded a sovereign country, Ukraine. Elsewhere, Poland, Sweden and the Czech Republic have refused to play their World Cup qualifying matches against Russia in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s decision to … Read more

भारतीय फुटबॉल टीम की छह साल में सर्वश्रेष्ठ फीफा रैंकिंग, 11 पायदान की छलांग लगा 137वें क्रम पर आई

भारतीय फुटबॉल टीम ताजा फीफा रैंकिंग में 11 पायदान की छलांग लगाकर 137वें स्थान पर पहुंच गई जो पिछले छह साल में उसकी सर्वश्रेष्ठ रैंकिंग है। भारत ने मुंबई में सितंबर में अंतरराष्ट्रीय नुमाइशी मैच में 114वीं रैंकिंग वाले पुएर्तो रिको को हराया था जिससे उसे 230 अंक मिले। भाषा की खबर के अनुसार, अगस्त … Read more

Argentina and Barcelona goal machine Lionel Messi wins FIFA Ballon d’Or for record fifth time

Argentina and Barcelona goal machine Lionel Messi has been declared the best footballer of the year, for record fifth time. He beat Portugal and Real Madrid player Christiano Ronaldo and his Barcelona teammate Neymar. After winning the Ballon d’Or, Messi said,  “It is a special moment to win another Ballon d’Or after watching Cristiano win. … Read more

Platini, Blatter face several years’ ban from football: FIFA

UEFA chief Michel Platini and FIFA president Sepp Blatter will “be suspended for several years”, the football governing body’s Ethics Committee spokesman Andreas Bantel has said. The duo is currently serving 90-day bans from football-related activities while an investigation is carried out into an alleged £1.3 million payment made to the Frenchman by world football’s … Read more

Colombia football chief Bedoya quits

Colombian football federation (FCF) president Luis Bedoya has quit amid allegations linking him to FIFA’s corruption scandal, a media report said. In a statement issued on Monday, Bedoya cited personal reasons for his decision, Xinhua reported. Earlier this year, Bedoya said he had made all his own personal bank accounts and those of the FCF … Read more

Don’t intend to be FIFA president, Pele

Football king Pele on Monday said he had no intention to be the president of FIFA, even as he refused to answer queries about the crisis engulfing the world football governing body. The Brazilian legend told media persons in Kolkata, “No, I don’t have any intention to be president of FIFA.” However, when a journalist asked … Read more

Ben Affleck to produce a movie on FIFA scandal

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon may soon have a collaboration with Warner Bros. to produce a film based on the high-profile FIFA scandal with their production company Pearl Street Films. According to Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. have attained the rights of a book Houses of Deceit written by BuzzFeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger, that will … Read more

Russia, Qatar will lose World Cup hosting rights if corruption proof emerges against them: FIFA

According to latest reports, Russia and Qatar might face cancellation of their World Cup hosting rights if any evidence of bribery emerges. The announcement was made by FIFA official Domenico Scala. Scala, who heads the FIFA’s audit and compliance committee, confirmed that World Cup hosting rights could be cancelled should there be any proof supporting … Read more

World reacts to Blatter’s resignation

In a shocking announcement on Tuesday at a hastily arranged press conference at FIFA’s Zurich headquarters, FIFA President Sepp Blatter expressed his intention to resign after an “extraordinary elective congress” elects a new boss. Blatter will until then act as the interim leader. This came against the backdrop of corruption scandals hovering over FIFA’s top officials. Blatter, … Read more

Game series FIFA 16 to feature women’s team for the first time

FIFA and Electronic Arts announced on Thursday that EA Sports FIFA 16 video game will feature 12 Women’s national soccer teams for the first time in the game’s history. The game which released in 1993, only featured men’s team so far. Steph Houghton, England women’s team captain and her team-mates have been included for play in one of the several … Read more

FIFA chief holds emergency meeting over corruption in game

Fifa’s chief Sepp Blatter is reportedly chairing an emergency meeting as the game’s world governing body officials face serious charges of corruption. Six high ranking FIFA officials were arrested by the Swiss police on charges of corruption in an overnight raid in Zurich on Wednesday. The suspects have allegedly been involved in schemes to make … Read more

FIFA officials arrested in Zurich on corruption charges

Six high ranking FIFA officials were arrested by the Swiss police on charges of corruption in an overnight raid in Zurich on Wednesday. The suspects have allegedly been involved in schemes to make payments to FIFA delegates and other functionaries of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) sub-organizations totaling more than $100 million, reports suggest. … Read more