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FIFA to sanction Hungary over racist abuse of England players

FIFA to sanction Hungary over racist abuse of England players

Football’s ruling body FIFA on Friday promised “adequate actions” in response to the racist abuse, which marred England’s World Cup qualifying win in Hungary. England players, Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were targeted by monkey chants by home supporters during the game in Budapest, which England won 4-0. Sterling was also pelted with cups after […]
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FIFA postpone The Best awards ceremony scheduled for Milan in September

FIFA postpone The Best awards ceremony scheduled for Milan in September

FIFA’s The Best awards ceremony, scheduled to be held in Milan on September 21, has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus crisis, world football’s governing body confirmed on Friday. It is unclear if or when the ceremony will be rearranged, with a FIFA spokesperson saying that “the consequences and different alternatives are being […]

FIFA open probe into Fernandes Man United transfer

FIFA open probe into Fernandes Man United transfer

FIFA have launched an investigation into Bruno Fernandes’ transfer from Sporting Lisbon to Man Utd after a complaint from former club Sampdoria. Sampdoria have made a complaint that they are still owed money from a sell-on clause they inserted into his contract when he left Italy in 2007 for £7.5m. The clause meant the Serie […]

Sporting CP face FIFA over dispute in Fernandes transfer

Sporting CP face FIFA over dispute in Fernandes transfer

Sporting CP are at risk of being reported to FIFA over the January transfer that saw star midfielder Bruno Fernandes join Manchester United. The player’s former club, Sampdoria, believe they are owed a sell-on fee from the deal that has not been paid. After weeks of speculation and negotiation, United eventually agreed to a deal […]

FIFA proposes up to 5 substitutions per match on a temporary basis

FIFA proposes up to 5 substitutions per match on a temporary basis

FIFA has proposed that teams should be allowed to make up to five substitutions per match, instead of the usual three, as a temporary measure to help cope with potential fixture congestion in the aftermath of the novel Coronavirus outbreak. Football has been at a standstill since mid-March but many leagues and federations are still […]

Qatar denies bribery allegations on 2022 World Cup

Qatar denies bribery allegations on 2022 World Cup

The organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have strongly denied allegations from the U.S. Department of Justice that bribes were paid to secure votes for the hosting rights to the tournament. Suspicion and rumours have long surrounded both the 2010 vote by FIFA’s executive to hand the 2018 World Cup to Russia and […]