Football

Serbia "win" abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier with Albania - but docked three points

By Paul Osborne

Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifying match was abandoned, however, the team have also been handed a three point deduction due to the violence that ensued at the game ©Getty ImagesSerbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover over Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifying match was abandoned due to politically charged violence earlier this month, although they have received a three point deduction.

European Football Leagues body claims Qatar 2022 should remain in summer

By Daniel Etchells

The Association of European Professional Football Leagues' General Assembly was held in Stockholm today ©EPFLThe FIFA World Cup in 2022 should still be held in the summer in Qatar despite numerous calls for it to be moved, the Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) has claimed.

FIFA Inspection Committee chief says preparations for 2018 World Cup are on track

By Daniel Etchells

Christian Unger, head of FIFA's Inspection Committee, addressed the media outside the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow ©Getty ImagesChristian Unger, head of FIFA's Inspection Committee, claims preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia are "going according to plan" after world football's governing body completed their inspection of five of the tournament's venues.

Head of FIFA World Cup Inspection Group wants matches at Qatar 2022 after midnight

By Daniel Etchells

Harold Mayne-Nicholls (right) led FIFA's technical commission which assessed the Qatar 2022 bid ©Getty ImagesThe administrator who led the FIFA Inspection Group that evaluated the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has claimed matches could be staged after midnight in Qatar to avoid the searing heat in the Gulf country. 

English FA secretary general Alex Horne set to step down at the end of January

By Paul Osborne

FA secretary general Alex Horne will step down from his role at the end of January next year ©Getty ImagesAlex Horne, secretary general of the English Football Association (FA), is due to leave his role at the end of January, it has been announced today. 

Platini hails "historic" step for European sports policy

By David Owen

UEFA President Michel Platini has hailed the so-called "Cooperation Arrangement" as a "historic step forward for European sports policy" ©Getty ImagesMichel Platini, President of UEFA, the European football body, has hailed the so-called "Cooperation Arrangement" signed in Brussels with the European Commission, the European Union (EU)'s executive arm, last week as a "historic step forward for European sports policy".

Russia 2018 will project better image of country than Sochi 2014, claims World Cup chief

By Nick Butler

Alexey Sorokin has vowed that Russia 2018 will project a better image of the country than the build-up to Sochi 2014 did ©Russia 2018 via FIFARussia 2018 chief executive Alexey Sorokin has vowed to learn from "things done wrong" for earlier this year, and use the FIFA World Cup to show a "true, open and hospitable" host nation.

Champagne calls for stronger National Associations within FIFA in latest Presidential candidacy letter

By Paul Osborne

Jérôme Champagne has outlined a number of his key plans as he pushes ahead with his FIFA Presidency campaign ©Getty ImagesJérôme Champagne has called for a strengthening of National Associations as he detailed his "programme for the twenty-first century FIFA" and reform of the the world governing body's Executive Committee.

FIFA satisfied with 2018 World Cup venue visit so far, says Inspection Committee chief

By Daniel Etchells

Christian Unger, the head of FIFA's Inspection Committee, said world football's governing body is satisfied with what it's seen thus far ©Getty ImagesChristian Unger, head of FIFA's Inspection Committee, claimed they are satisfied with the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi after completing the third leg of the week-long visit to Russia to view the venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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