Home / Tag Archives: FIFA

Tag Archives: FIFA

Nigeria docked points, World Cup qualification unaffected

Nigeria have been docked two points for fielding an ineligible player in a World Cup qualifier against Algeria but their place at next year’s finals in Russia has not been affected, FIFA said on Tuesday. Nigeria, already qualified for the finals, drew 1-1 but FIFA awarded the match to Algeria …

Read More »

FIFA World Cup final draw for Russia 2018

FIFA World Cup draw for Russia 2018 holding from June 14 to July 15: GROUP A Russia Uruguay Egypt Saudi Arabia GROUP B Portugal Spain Iran Morocco GROUP C France Peru Denmark Australia GROUP D Argentina Croatia Iceland Nigeria GROUP E Brazil Switzerland Costa Rica Serbia GROUP F Germany Mexico …

Read More »

Putin welcomes soccer world to Kremlin for World Cup draw

MOSCOW (AP) – Vladimir Putin welcomes soccer luminaries to the Kremlin on Friday for a World Cup draw that provides a global audience for the Russian president to attempt to burnish the image of a country scandalized by sports corruption. By staging the ceremony for the 32 World Cup finalists …

Read More »

Italy coach Ventura fired after missing World Cup place

Italy coach Ventura fired after missing World Cup place

ROME (AP) – Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has been fired following the Azzurri’s failure to qualify for the World Cup. Ventura leaves in disgrace, widely criticized for his tactical decisions that left Italy out of football’s biggest competition for the first time in six decades. A football federation statement …

Read More »

Associate of former FIFA vice president sentenced to 15 months

Oct 31 (Reuters) – A former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty in a money laundering conspiracy, the second person sentenced in a U.S. investigation of bribery involving the world soccer governing body FIFA. Costas …

Read More »

Football: FIFA fails to take decision in Israel-Palestinian dispute

FIFA’s leadership refused Friday to intervene in a dispute between Israel and the Palestinians over football in the occupied territories, opening up a likely confrontation at the international sports tribunal. The world body’s ruling council declined to adopt any of three possible actions recommended by an international commission which spent …

Read More »