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Biennial World Cup: Fifa plans would 'generate extra £3.3bn'Fifa says a biennial World Cup would generate more than £3.3bn in additional revenues over a four-year cycle.
Fifa fair play award 2021: Denmark, Scott Brown & Claudio Ranieri nominatedDenmark's national team and medical staff are nominated for the Fifa fair play award for their response to Christian Eriksen's on-field cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 in June.
Scotland fined for jeering Israel national anthem and 'inappropriate flag'Fifa fines the Scottish FA £8,000 for fans booing the Israeli national anthem at Hampden and the display of an inappropriate flag.
COP26: Fifa signs up to new UN climate targets for sport despite proposing biennial World CupWorld football governing body Fifa joins the IOC and other sporting organisations in signing up at COP26 for new climate change targets for sport, despite current proposals for a biennial World Cup.
Former FIFA officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini charged with fraudFormer FIFA president Sepp Blatter and his ex-UEFA counterpart Michel Platini have been charged with fraud in Switzerland.
World Cup every two years threatens other sports and gender equality, says IOCThe International Olympic Committee believes Fifa's plans to hold a men's World Cup every two years pose a threat to other sports and gender equality.
England 'false' racism claims should be punished, says Poland's football chiefThe head of Poland's football association wants Fifa to "punish" those behind what he says were false racism allegations against defender Kamil Glik in a match against England.
FIFA condemns crowd trouble at Wembley after Hungary fans clash with policeFootball's governing body FIFA has condemned the fan disturbances at Wembley Stadium during England's World Cup qualifier against Hungary.
FIFA 2022 hits UK shelves – and shakes up eSportsIt’s a resolute pillar of the gaming industry, and this year EA have pushed the FIFA brand to new limits.
Fifa calendar reforms destructive for club game - ECAFifa's calendar revamp would "lead to a direct and destructive impact on the club game", says the European Club Association.
Hungary fans banned from next match after England players racially abusedFIFA has ordered Hungary to play its next home match without fans after England players were racially abused in a World Cup qualifier.
Hungary to play matches behind closed doors after racist behaviour of fans at England gameHungary are ordered to play two matches behind closed doors by Fifa following the racism English players experienced at the World Cup qualifier in Budapest on 2 September.
Premier League: Eight Brazil players stopped from playing for their clubs this weekendEight Premier League players will be stopped from playing for their clubs this weekend after Brazilian football authorities trigger a Fifa rule to prevent them appearing.
Brazil v Argentina: Fifa 'regrets' scenes leading to match suspensionFifa says it "regrets" the scenes leading to the suspension of Brazil and Argentina's World Cup qualifier on Sunday.
FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings over racism during Hungary v England matchFIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings over the racist abuse aimed at England's footballers during the match against Hungary.
Hungary v England: Fifa investigating racial abuse aimed at players at Puskas ArenaFifa is investigating racial abuse aimed at England players during Thursday's 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier in Budapest.
Football transfers: More than £38bn spent on players worldwide in past decade, Fifa findsMore than £38bn ($48.5bn) has been spent on transfer fees worldwide over the past decade, according to research by Fifa.
FIFA boss urges PM to give footballers due to play red list internationals an exemptionThe president of FIFA has called on Boris Johnson to give footballers due to play games in red list countries during the upcoming international break an exemption from having to quarantine upon their..
Fifa writes to PM Boris Johnson over release of players to red-list countriesClubs have a responsibility to release players for World Cup qualifiers during the international break, says Fifa president Gianni Infantino.
Afghan women footballers evacuated by Australian government after pleaAfghan women footballers and athletes evacuated by the Australian government following Fifa and Fifpro pleas.
No away fans allowed at September's European internationals because of 'spike' in Covid casesNo away fans will be permitted at next month's international matches in Europe because of a "spike"in Covid-19 cases, Uefa and Fifa confirm.
World Cup: Fifa to consider holding men's and women's events every two yearsFootball's world governing body Fifa will launch a feasibility study into holding the men's and women's World Cups every two years instead of four.
Aymeric Laporte switch from France to Spain approved by FifaManchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has had his switch in nationality from France to Spain approved by Fifa.
The Players podcast: Visibility key to women's game growth - Rachel YankeyRachel Yankey says the inclusion of women's football in the Fifa video game and as part of Sky and BBC's coverage will help more young people have a connection to the sport.
Fifa hands former president Sepp Blatter new banFifa bans ex-president Sepp Blatter from football until 2028 after giving him a new suspension of six years and eight months.
Former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter given new multi-year ban from footballFIFA has given its former president, Sepp Blatter, a new ban from football lasting six years and eight months.
The Players podcast: Lucy Bronze finally admits she's 'best player in the world'England and Manchester City defender Lucy Bronze finally admits she is "the best in the world" on The Players podcast after winning best women's player at Fifa's 2020 awards.
Swiss launch impeachment process against attorney general over FIFA conductSwiss Attorney General Michael Lauber moved closer to being removed from office after a parliamentary committee started an impeachment process against him over his investigation into corruption..
Swiss attorney general answers questions ahead of possible impeachmentSwiss Attorney General Michael Lauber attended a meeting of the parliamentary judicial committee on Wednesday to answer questions about how he handled an investigation into corruption at soccer body..
Swiss attorney general is called for questioning in next stage of impeachment processSwiss Attorney General Michael Lauber has been called in for questioning over how he handled an investigation into corruption surrounding the world soccer body FIFA, a step towards his possible..
Soccer: Former FIFA secretary general Valcke and BeIN sports chairman indictedFormer FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and the chairman of Qatar-based media group BeIN Sports, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, have been charged in connection with the award of television rights for the..
Swiss AG Lauber, under cloud of FIFA scandal, elected to third termThe Swiss parliament on Wednesday approved Attorney General Michael Lauber for a third term, opting for continuity despite impending disciplinary proceedings over his handling of a soccer corruption..
Swiss parliament re-elects attorney general Lauber amid FIFA scandalThe Swiss parliament on Wednesday approved Attorney General Michael Lauber for a third term, opting for continuity despite disciplinary proceedings against him triggered by his handling of a soccer..
Exclusive: FIFA officials to visit Iran after death of 'Blue Girl'FIFA officials will visit Iran, following the death of a female fan who set herself on fire in protest at her arrest for attending a match, world soccer's governing body told Reuters on Wednesday.
Iranian women allowed to watch World Cup qualifier in stadium: officialIranian women fans will be allowed to attend a men's soccer World Cub qualifying match in the Islamic Republic in October, the official IRNA news agency quoted a Sports Ministry official as saying on..