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# fifa - Yesterday’s News


# fifa - Monday 10 April, 2017

# fifa - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Ireland slip two places in latest Fifa rankings as Brazil return to top spot

Martin O’Neill’s side are down to 26th in the latest rankings released this morning.

# fifa - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Argentina crisis: Messi ban, humiliating defeat and World Cup qualification in doubt

The country could miss the biggest event in international football for the first time since 1970.

# fifa - Monday 27 March, 2017

Fifa to pay Seamus Coleman's salary during rehab

The Everton and Ireland defender is set for a long spell on the sidelines after breaking his leg against Wales.

# fifa - Monday 20 March, 2017

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

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

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

'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.

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

'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

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

Matip withdrawn for United game as Liverpool still haven't heard from Fifa over player's eligibilty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

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

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.

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.

Fifa Council unanimously approve 48-team World Cup proposal

The new format will be introduced in 2026.

# fifa - Monday 9 January, 2017

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

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

'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

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.

'FIFA are not world doping police' - Infantino

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

# fifa - Friday 9 December, 2016

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

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

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.

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

# fifa - Friday 2 December, 2016

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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