FIFA U-20, U-17 World Cups moved to 2023 due to COVID-19

Fri, 25 Dec 2020 - 02:19 GMT

Next year’s men’s Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia and Under-17 tournament in Peru have been moved to 2023.

FIFA approves maternity leave for women players

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 04:37 GMT

Professional women footballers are to be guaranteed maternity leave under new rules approved by FIFA, the global soccer body’s president Infantino said.

El Haddadi again barred from switching to Morocco after losing appeal

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 - 03:34 GMT

El Haddadi has lost an appeal for the second time against a FIFA decision that stops him switching allegiance from Spain to Morocco.

CAF president Ahmad tests positive for COVID-19

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 - 02:38 GMT

Ahmad Ahmad has become the latest senior global football figure to test positive for COVID-19 days after his FIFA counterpart Gianni Infantino.

LaLiga looks for the Egyptian champion in its first worldwide FIFA esports tournament

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 05:44 GMT

In the grand final in Madrid of May 8, players will compete for a prize pool of 10.000€.

FIFA President Infantino not interested in European Super League

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 - 11:24 GMT

“As FIFA president, I’m interested in the Club World Cup, not the Super league,” said Infantino.

FIFA confirms new international dates as fixtures pile up

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 - 12:45 GMT

FIFA has confirmed a new window for international matches in January 2022 as World Cup qualifying fixtures continue to pile up because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blatter calls for Infantino to be suspended

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 - 12:29 GMT

FIFA did not immediately reply to a request for comment on Blatter’s statement.

FIFA and EA Sports launch eChallenger series in Asia

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 - 08:51 GMT

Real-life professional soccer players will team up with esport gamers and social media influencers to compete in a new four-nation eChallenger series for Asia, organisers EA Sports and FIFA said on Monday.

FIFA celebrates Salah's 28th birthday

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 10:22 GMT

FIFA has celebrated the 28th birthday of the Egyptian King, Mohamed Salah, the striker of Liverpool and the Egyptian national team, as he was born on 15 June 1992 in the village of Nagrig in the city of Basyoun in Gharbia Governorate.

FIFA proposes use of 5 substitutions

Tue, 28 Apr 2020 - 10:11 GMT

FIFA has proposed a new temporary rule which allows football teams to make five substitutions in order to help clubs with the congested schedules which could occur when the season resumes.

Former Fox executives plead not guilty in FIFA soccer corruption probe

Fri, 10 Apr 2020 - 06:01 GMT

Bond was set at $15 million for Lopez and Martinez, who will also face nightly curfews.

Premier League clubs face backlash as FIFA urges action

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 - 04:27 GMT

Premier League clubs are facing a backlash after Liverpool tapped into public funds during the coronavirus pandemic while FIFA on Monday urged players and clubs to reach agreement over wage reductions.

Players born in 1997 to take part in 2021 Olympic Games

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 - 11:38 GMT

FIFA's decision allows players born after January 1997 to take part in Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021.

Infantino offers to move Club World Cup to accommodate Euro in 2021

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 - 02:05 GMT

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Tuesday proposed delaying next year's revamped 24-team Club World Cup in China after UEFA postponed the European Championship until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Audit report finds 'possible abuse of power' in CAF finances

Sun, 09 Feb 2020 - 11:53 GMT

An independent review of the running of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has found “potential elements of mismanagement” and “possible abuse of power” amidst concern about widespread use of cash payments.

FIFA ends intervention in African football

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 - 08:32 GMT

FIFA is ending its six-month intervention in African soccer’s governing body, it said on Sunday, after the mission to speed up the reform of football on the continent was “successfully completed”.

Infantino wants Africa Cup of Nations every four years, plans pan-African club competition

Sun, 02 Feb 2020 - 09:58 GMT

The FIFA president, speaking at a seminar in Rabat on the development of African football, complained that football in the region had not progressed as expected and that he wanted to “project African football to the top of the world.”

It is an indescribable feeling: Firmino

Mon, 23 Dec 2019 - 08:57 GMT

Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has not found enough words to describe his sense of crowning the Club World Cup

First Egyptian & Arab to do so, Salah crowns FIFA Club World Cup Best player award

Sun, 22 Dec 2019 - 11:08 GMT

Egyptian international Mohamed Salah, Liverpool player, was crowned the best player in the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar 2019.