Football

FIFA warns Ghanaian Football Association over Government interference

By Gary Anderson

The football authorities in Ghana have been warned by FIFA over Government interference ©Getty Images World football governing body FIFA has written to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) expressing concerns over a Government investigation into the team's performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Bien-Aime named Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association President

By Emily Goddard

Sonia Bien-Aime has become the first female President of the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association ©Getty ImagesSonia Bien-Aime has been elected as the new President of the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA).

We certainly hope our FIFA ticketing deal will be extended, says Match chairman amid police probe

By Emily Goddard

Jaime Byrom has said he hopes Match's ticketing deal with FIFA will be extended ©Getty ImagesJaime Byrom, executive chairman of Match, has said he hopes his firm's World Cup ticketing deal with FIFA will be extended despite being embroiled in an investigation into a $100 million (£59 million/€74 million) touting operation.

FIFA President visits Qatar to discuss 2022 World Cup with Emir

By Paul Osborne

FIFA President Sepp Blatter with Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani ©Getty Images/FIFAFIFA President Sepp Blatter has met with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani in an effort to review preparations for the 2022 World Cup. 

Ethics Committee investigation into 2018 and 2022 World Cups will not be made public

By Nick Butler

Lawyer Michael Garcia's report is expected to shed more light on the Qatar 2022 scandal ©AFP/Getty ImagesAn Ethics Committee investigation into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 editions of the FIFA World Cup to Russia and Qatar respectively will not be completed for another six weeks, and when it is finished, it will not be made public.

English FA chairman Greg Dyke compares FIFA Congress to North Korea

By Zjan Shirinian

Greg Dyke has said the Football Association will not bid for the World Cup while Sepp Blatter remains President of FIFA ©Getty ImagesEnglish Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke has jokingly compared last month's FIFA Congress to "like something out of North Korea".

FIFA lifts suspension on Nigeria after national football officials reinstated

By Emily Goddard

FIFA has lifted its suspension on the Nigeria Football Federation ©Getty ImagesFIFA has lifted its suspension of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after the national governing body's Board was reinstated.

Ukrainian and Russian teams banned from meeting in European football competitions due to security risk

By Nick Butler

UEFA have announced that teams from Ukraine and Russia will be barred from facing each other due to the ongoing political tension ©UEFANo Ukrainian or Russian teams will be permitted to face each other in European club football competitions until further notice in a reflection of the ongoing political tension between the two countries, a UEFA Emergency Panel has warned. 

Continental becomes 2015 Asian Cup sponsor amid rumours of end of World Cup partnership

By Emily Goddard
Continental has become the exclusive tyre partner and official sponsor of the 2015 Asian Cup ©Continental

Continental has become the exclusive tyre partner and official sponsor of the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup as news reports suggests the firm is to end its partnership with the FIFA World Cup.
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