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FIFA increases punishment for racism in football?

FIFA Increases Punishment For Racism in Football

The world football governing body, FIFA has increased punishment for racist incidents. They will be doubling their minimum ban for racist incidents to 10 games and will allow players to make victim statements and participate in the proceedings. In a statement released, FIFA…

12th July 2019
Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura (left), Fifa President Gianni Infantino (centre) and Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad (right).

FIFA Confirms Appointment of Fatma Samoura in Africa

Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura will assist the Confederation of African Football Football’s world governing body has confirmed that its secretary general Fatma Samoura has been appointed ‘Fifa General Delegate for Africa’ in a bid to improve governance on the continent.…

20th June 2019
Michel Platini

Michel Platini Questioned Over Awarding of World Cup To Qatar

Michel Platini was head of Uefa from 2007 until he was banned in 2015 Former Uefa president Michel Platini is being questioned by French anti-corruption investigators over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Platini, 63, was head of…

18th June 2019
Gianni Infantino

FIFA: Gianni Infantino Re-Elected As President For A Second Term

Gianni Infantino is from Brig in Switzerland, less than six miles from his predecessor Sepp Blatter’s home town Visp Gianni Infantino has been re-elected as president of football’s world governing body Fifa for a second term. The Swiss-Italian, 49, was re-elected…

5th June 2019
France celebrate World Cup win

World Cup: FIFA Drops Plans To Expand Qatar 2022 To 48 Teams

France won the 2018 World Cup in Russia Plans to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams have been abandoned by Fifa. Fifa president Gianni Infantino said last year the expansion from 32 teams could be brought forward from 2026 to…

23rd May 2019
Bertrand Traore holding a Chelsea shirt after signing in 2014

Chelsea Transfer Ban: FIFA Rejects Premier League Club’s Appeal

Bertrand Traore scored four goals in 16 first-team appearances for Chelsea in all competitions Chelsea have lost their appeal against Fifa’s decision to ban them from signing players during the next two transfer windows. The only change to the ban, until the end…

8th May 2019

Check Out Nigeria’s New FIFA Ranking Position

The Super eagles of Nigeria defeated Seychelles 3-0 on Sept. 8 to put themselves back in contention for a place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). This has improved Nigeria’s position from 6th to the 5th best team in…

21st September 2018

FIFPro Announces Nominees For 2018 FIFA World XI

FIFPro has announced the 55 nominees for the 2018 FIFA World XI, and two Africans made the list. The list revealed on Monday has 5 Goalkeepers, 20 Defenders, 15 Midfielders together with 15 strikers, and from the nominees, one goalkeeper, four…

11th September 2018

Nominees For 2018 FIFA Best Men World Coach of The Year

FIFA has released eleven nominees for FIFA’s Men’s Coach Award, 2018. The world football governing body disclosed this through its official Twitter page on Tuesday. England manager, Gareth Southgate, Premier League and Champions League winning managers, Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane…

25th July 2018