Fifa reveals harsher punishment for racist behaviour

Fifa wants teams to automatically forfeit matches if their supporters are found to be guilty of racist and other discriminatory behaviour, world football’s governing body has announced. “Unless there are exceptional circumstances, if a match is abandoned by the referee…

Women’s World Cup: Fifa open disciplinary action against Cameroon

Fifa on Wednesday announced disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon for misconduct and offensive behaviour in their women’s World Cup match against England. England won Sunday’s last 16 tie 3-0 but the game at Valenciennes was marked by Cameroon players’ furious response…

CAF boss Ahmad questioned by French authorities in anti-graft probe

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad was detained and questioned by French authorities on Thursday in the latest criminal investigation to hit the governing body of world soccer, a day before the start of the Women’s World Cup. Ahmad, who doubles as…

Fifa to stick with 32 teams for Qatar World Cup

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organisers Fifa said on Wednesday. Fifa President Gianni Infantino had proposed expanding the tournament and explored the idea of adding additional…

Five-man Fifa/GoG Task Force against corruption [All You Need To Know]

World football governing body, Fifa, has announced a joint task force of five people with the Government of Ghana. This was made known at a joint press conference with the Normalization Committee whose mandate has now been officially extended to…

48-team Qatar World Cup would be too long – Xavi

Former Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez says Fifa should abandon a proposal to increase the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 from 32. The World Cup will feature 48 teams for the 2026 edition, to…

Africa ‘will support’ 2022 World Cup expansion

Africa “will definitely support” expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams, says the Confederation of African Football (Caf) vice-president. Fifa’s Council is meeting in Miami on Thursday and Friday when it will discuss the possible expansion. With…

World Cup expansion to dominate FIFA agenda in Miami

The possible expansion of the 2022 World Cup is poised to dominate discussions when FIFA’s ruling council meets in Miami on Friday. FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to increase the number of teams due to take part in the footballing…

2022 World Cup: Fifa warned of human rights issues if tournament is expanded

Fifa has been urged to consider countries’ human rights records as it prepares to discuss expanding the 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48 teams. The event will be staged in Qatar, but matches could be played in other Gulf…

Tokyo 2020: Sierra Leone, Angola out of Women’s football qualifiers

Due to their current suspension by Fifa, Sierra Leone have been disqualified from the Caf Women’s qualifiers to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games football event. Following the decision, Cote d’Ivoire progress to the next round. Meanwhile, Angola has withdrawn from…

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