FIFA announces bidding process for Women’s World Cup in 2027

March 25, 2023 Editorial V 0

FIFA has launched the most robust and comprehensive bidding process in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with the Congress expected to appoint, for the first time ever, the host(s) of the 2027 edition on 17 May 2024. The process for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027 maintains all key elements from the successful FIFA Women’s World Cup Read More

Breaking: Gianni Infantino reelected as FIFA President

March 16, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Gianni Infantino was re-elected as FIFA president during the 73rd Congress in Kigali on Thursday, promising record revenues in the next four-year cycle of $11 billion as he called for more football to be played around the world. Infantino stood unopposed, making his re-election as head of football’s governing body a formality, even if he is not universally popular among Read More

Breaking: Real Madrid squeeze Al Hilal, lift FIFA Club World Cup

February 11, 2023 BBC 0

European champions, Real Madrid beat Saudi Arabia side, Al-Hilal 5-3 on Saturday to win 5th FIFA Club World Cup trophy in Rabat, Morocco. Vinicius Jr and Federico Valverde put European champions Real 2-0 up and Moussa Marega gave Al-Hilal hope before Vinicius set up Karim Benzema’s goal. Valverde netted again and Luciano Vietto scored before Vinicius’ second. Vietto swivelled in the Read More

2022 FIFA best player award: Messi, Mbappe, Benzema make final shortlist

February 11, 2023 Editorial V 0

Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi and France’s superstar forward Kylian Mbappe head the three-player shortlist for the FIFA Best Men’s Player award for 2022 announced by FIFA on Friday, eight weeks after leading their teams in an epic final in Qatar. Karim Benzema completed the top three in the voting by a global panel of national team captains and Read More

FIFA suspends Cavani, 3 other Uruguay players

January 28, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

FIFA banned Uruguay players Fernando Muslera and José María Giménez for four games each on Friday for aggressively confronting match officials when the team was eliminated from the World Cup last month. Veterans Edinson Cavani and Diego Godín must also serve one-game bans when Uruguay next plays, FIFA said in announcing disciplinary verdicts. The players must all carry out community Read More

Messi in, Ronaldo out as FIFA shortlists 14 for best players’ award

January 13, 2023 Mail Online 0

Lionel Messi heads a 14-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s player award after leading Argentina to World Cup glory last month. The list was announced on Thursday, with voting opening straight away and running through until February 3 before the winner is announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony. Messi is the standout name, having scored seven goals in Read More

Super Falcons remain Africa’s number one in latest FIFA ranking

December 10, 2022 Administrator 0

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have maintained their 45th position in the latest FIFA Women’s World ranking. The latest ranking released on Friday December 9 via the website of the world football governing body FIFA, is the final list for the year 2022. The Nigerian women team had lost their African crown to the Banyana Banyana of South Africa during the African Read More

Freedom for Kenyan football as FIFA ends ban

November 28, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

World governing body FIFA has confirmed lifting the indefinite ban previously slapped on Kenya following government interference. Fifa has confirmed in a letter addressed to FKF CEO Barry Otieno that the ban has been lifted unconditionally. “We would like to inform you that the situation of the FKF was submitted to the Bureau of Fifa Council for consideration and the Read More

Happening now: Watch as Qatar ’s Emir welcomes crowd at opening ceremony of FIFA 2022 World Cup (VIDEO)

November 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

His Highness, the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has arrived at Al Bayt Stadium for the opening ceremony of the #FIFA #WorldCup #Qatar2022. The Emir while speaking at the opening ceremony, welcomed fans from all over the world. “How beautiful it is for people to put aside what divides them in order to celebrate their diversity,” he said. Read More

2 days to 2022 World Cup kick-off, FIFA bans alcohol sales at Qatar stadiums

November 19, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

USE QATAR STADIUM PICTURE World football governing body, FIFA, has declared that alcohol sales will be banned at the eight World Cup stadiums in Qatar, two days before the world’s biggest sporting event begins. FIFA while revealing this in a statement, said the decision had been made “following discussions between host country authorities and FIFA.” According to the statement, sales Read More

Qatar bans alcohol at World Cup stadiums in late reversal

November 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

World Cup organisers have banned the sale of alcohol around stadiums in Qatar after last-minute showdown talks, FIFA announced on Friday. First reported by British newspaper The Times, FIFA and Qatari organisers were engaged in late negotiations over whether beer would be sold at the stadiums during the tournament, which begins on Sunday. FIFA said in a statement: “Following discussions Read More

Israelis, Palestinians to board same flight to FIFA World Cup

November 12, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As the 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to begin, direct charter flights between Israel and Qatar have been agreed for the first time.Israel agreement with Qatar will see the first-ever direct flights between Tel Aviv and Qatar. The two countries do not have diplomatic relations, but Qatar has agreed to allow Israelis to enter the country for the duration Read More

FIFA condoles NFF over Kofarmata’s death

November 5, 2022 Administrator 0

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has sent a message of condolence to the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, over the death on Monday, 31st October 2022 of former Nigeria international forward Bello Kofarmata. The FIFA boss, in his letter dated 4th November, wrote: “I would like to express my sincerest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Read More

‘FIFA may throw Tunisia out of 2022 World Cup’

October 29, 2022 Editor 0

Tunisia may face sudden ouster from 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar over supposed government interference in the running of the game. World football governing body Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) takes exception to governments unnecessarily meddling into the affairs of the running of football associations. Tunisia were given ultimatum to clarify statements made by Tunisia’s Youth and Sports Read More

FIFA throws out bids for 2022 Women’s World Cup TV rights

October 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

World football’s governing body, FIFA, rejected recent bids for the television rights to the 2023 Women’s World Cup as too low and challenged broadcasters to offer better value. “This is not a case of being priced out, but rather testament to a lack of willingness of broadcasters to pay what the women’s game deserves,” Romy Gai, Fifa’s chief partnerships and Read More

FIFA hits Nigerian football star with more ban

September 17, 2022 Editor 0

Former Nigeria junior international Orji Okonkwo has had his four-year ban for doping violation by the Italian National Anti-Doping Tribunal extended worldwide by world football –governing body, FIFA. In its ruling on the case for worldwide extension of the ban, brought before it by Italian NADO, Chairperson of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, Jorge Ivan Palacio affirmed that the player had been Read More

FIFA foundation board gets new officials

August 12, 2022 Administrator 0

Former Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) President and a top African football administrator Isha Johansen has been elected to the Fifa Foundation Board on Friday during a virtual meeting. The FIFA Foundation was established in March 2018, as an independent entity with the objectives to help promote positive social change around the world and raise support for the recovery and Read More

Breaking: Ex-FIFA, UEFA chiefs cleared of fraud

July 8, 2022 Editor 0

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and France footballing legend Michel Platini were both cleared of corruption charges by a Swiss court on Friday. Blatter, who led FIFA for 17 years, was cleared of fraud by the Federal Criminal Court in the southern city of Bellinzona. Platini, a former France national team captain and manager, was also acquitted of fraud.  The Read More

2022 World Cup: FIFA introduces offside technology

July 1, 2022 Administrator 0

Semi-automated offside technology will be used at this year’s World Cup, promising decisions that are more accurate and a lot quicker, world soccer’s governing body FIFA said on Friday. In what can be considered an extraordinary development in the officiating of the game, technology will be able to resolve contentious offside calls with a speed and accuracy unimaginable less than Read More

Pictures: Abuja stadium gets new FIFA-approved VIP team shelter

June 25, 2022 Editor 0

In what represents another major achievement on sporting infrastructure in Nigeria, Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has expressed delight with the on-going face-lift at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. Earlier in the week the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development acquired a new customised VIP team shelter (FIFA designed and approved) for the stadium. Also, two Read More