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# fifa - Yesterday’s News

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# fifa - Thursday 22 June, 2017

World Cup in Russia will be safe vows sports minister

The man in charge of sport for Russia’s Tatarstan region says there is no sign that the 2018 World Cup will be met with major problems.

# fifa - Monday 19 June, 2017

Ousted Fifa ethics heads were investigating Gianni Infantino - reports

The investigation stemmed from evidence provided by African representatives, a source said.

# fifa - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Confederations Cup games in Russia can be abandoned via anti-discrimination measures

The tournament kicks off this weekend Saint Petersburg.

# fifa - Monday 5 June, 2017

It's crunch time at the Under-20 World Cup so here's what you need to know

England have reached the final four of the tournament for the first time since 1993.

As Middle East is hit with massive political instability, Qatar's 2022 World Cup is in jeopardy

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen were among those to cut diplomatic ties with the country.

Why our love of football makes its betrayal by Fifa so hurtful

In his latest book, The Fall of the House of Fifa, David Conn shows that not everything is black and white at the top of world football.

# fifa - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Revealed: Cristiano Ronaldo’s worth and how much it costs to ‘rent’ the Real Madrid star

The four-time Ballon d’Or winner is the latest subject of information released by those behind the Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football book.

Infantino channels Trump as he bemoans 'fake news' about Fifa

The new president’s critics say the governing body has not changed since Sepp Blatter’s departure.

# fifa - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Fury after Fifa agrees to replace Blatter ethics judge

The decision prompted a response that his removal was “politically motivated”

# fifa - Friday 5 May, 2017

Argentina World Cup hopes boosted as Messi gets four-game ban quashed

Fifa have decided to keep the game’s biggest star in with a chance of playing in their biggest tournament.

# 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 TheJournal.ie 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.

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