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FIFA publishes Global Transfer Report 2022 with all-time record-setting numbers

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 - 04:43 GMT

There were 20,209 international transfers in men’s professional football in 2022, representing an increase of 11.6% compared to 2021 and even exceeding the levels of 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic.

FIFA President visits Algeria as Nelson Mandela Stadium is inaugurated

Thu, 12 Jan 2023 - 08:31 GMT

The inauguration ceremony of the 40,000-seater stadium took place a day in advance of the opening game of the African Nations Championship (CHAN).

FIFA President Infantino lands in Algeria for CHAN opener

Thu, 12 Jan 2023 - 02:29 GMT

The Chan, Africa's second nations flagship tournament reserved solely for players plying their trade in their domestic championships.

FIFA's Infantino shows support for Umtiti, Banda after racist abuse

Thu, 05 Jan 2023 - 10:12 GMT

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport reported the match was paused for several minutes while an announcement was made in the stadium calling for the chants to be stopped.

No decision on Russia's potential switch to Asian confederation - RFU head

Sat, 31 Dec 2022 - 10:44 GMT

Both UEFA and global football's governing body FIFA had decided in February that all Russian teams - whether national or club sides - would be suspended from participation in their competitions following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Super league project still very much alive, says CEO of A22

Fri, 16 Dec 2022 - 11:49 GMT

soccer governing bodies UEFA and FIFA won the backing of an adviser to Europe's top court on a case brought by the advocates of the European Super League who want to challenge their monopoly on tournaments.

FIFA to introduce enhanced football intelligence at FIFA World Cup 2022™️

Sat, 12 Nov 2022 - 09:10 GMT

Every match will have its own unique set of in-match and post-match enhanced football intelligence visuals presented as augmented reality and traditional graphics.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino on FWWC TV rights

Sat, 22 Oct 2022 - 02:18 GMT

“We are in the process of commercialising this Women’s World Cup. In terms of the preparation, everything is well on track. Beautiful stadiums, beautiful venues. We started the ticketing sales, great numbers as well.

Infantino : FIFA is committed to protecting the integrity of the game in a spirit of solidarity and transparency

Sat, 22 Oct 2022 - 02:06 GMT

The FIFA Council approved the FIFA Clearing House Regulations, a major step in safeguarding transparency and accountability in the global transfer system.

Infantino: Clearing house will bring transparency to transfer market

Sat, 22 Oct 2022 - 12:07 GMT

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said the creation of a centralised clearing house will bring "transparency and accountability" as the sport's governing body looks to crack down on the multi-billion dollar global transfer market.

FIFA urges broadcasters to 'pay what women's game deserves' for 2023 World Cup rights

Thu, 20 Oct 2022 - 10:48 GMT

FIFA has rejected a number of bids for the 2023 Women's World Cup broadcast rights for being too low, the body's Chief Business Officer Romy Gai said as he called on broadcasters to seize the "opportunity" provided by the women's game.

Women's rights group calls on FIFA to kick Iran out of World Cup

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 - 12:40 GMT

Rights group Open Stadiums have called on FIFA to throw Iran out of the World Cup finals in Qatar in November because of the country's treatment of women.

World Cup players to get FIFA data analysis app

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 - 12:09 GMT

When the World Cup kicks off in Qatar on Nov. 20 fans can expect a flurry of stats and match footage on social media and FIFA is hoping that includes data and content from a new player app.

Ecuador keep World Cup spot after FIFA dismiss Chile's appeal

Sat, 17 Sep 2022 - 10:21 GMT

Ecuador will play at the 2022 World Cup after FIFA dismissed an appeal in the case of Ecuadorean player Byron Castillo whom Chile claimed was ineligible for the qualifiers, world soccer's governing body said on Friday.

Bosnia criticised for playing Russia in November friendly

Sat, 10 Sep 2022 - 11:14 GMT

Bosnia and Herzegovina will play Russia in a friendly match in November, the Bosnia Football Association announced on its official website on Friday, sparking criticism from Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic and the mayor of Sarajevo.

“One of the biggest changes in the history of football” – Collina reflects on six years of VAR

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 - 04:14 GMT

1 September marks six years since VAR was first used during international match

FIFA set date for Chile appeal over Ecuador World Cup player

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 - 12:18 GMT

The Chilean Football Association has appealed FIFA’s June 10th decision to dismiss their complaint that Ecuador’s Byron Castillo was born in Tumaco, Colombia in 1995 and not in the Ecuadorean city of General Villamil Playas in 1998 as stated on his official documents.

FIFA lifts Indian federation ban, U-17 World Cup to go ahead as planned

Sat, 27 Aug 2022 - 11:08 GMT

The lifting of the ban also means that the Under-17 women's World Cup, which was scheduled to take place in India from Oct. 11-30, will be held in the country as planned.

FIFA sells 2.45 million tickets for Qatar World Cup

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 - 11:38 GMT

FIFA said the biggest number of allocated tickets were for group stage matches like Cameroon v Brazil, Brazil v Serbia, Portugal v Uruguay, Costa Rica v Germany and Australia v Denmark.

Qatar to kick off World Cup as finals brought forward by one day.

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 - 12:14 GMT

The change is in line with the long-standing tradition of opening matches involving hosts or holders.

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