Football

Nigeria given ultimatum by FIFA over election dispute

By Paul Osborne

Nigeria could face suspension from FIFA if a court case annulling the recent elections is not withdrawn ©Getty ImagesThe Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have been warned they have until Friday (October 31) to settle disputes over its most recent elections otherwise it could face a lengthy suspension by FIFA.

Russia 2018 emblem launched from space as FIFA praise World Cup preparations

By Nick Butler

The 2018 FIFA World Cep emblem was revealed this evening ©Russia 2018FIFA President Sepp Blatter reiterated how football's world governing body "unconditionally supports the staging of the World Cup by Russia", as the official emblem for the tournament was launched in spectacular fashion this evening.

International Ski Federation chief warns FIFA against 2022 World Cup clash

By Paul Osborne

FIS President Gian-Franco Kasper has warned FIFA against hosting the World Cup on dates that would clash with ther Winter Olympics ©Getty ImagesInternational Ski Federation (FIS) President Gian-Franco Kasper has warned FIFA against hosting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at the same time as the Winter Olympics. 

Official emblem for 2018 FIFA World Cup to be unveiled on Bolshoi Theatre

By Paul Osborne

Russia is set to unveil the emblem for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tomorrow ©Russia 2018The official emblem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is set to be revealed on the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow tomorrow.

South Africa's football team captain shot dead

By Daniel Etchells

Senzo Meyiwa has been shot dead in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg ©Getty ImagesThe captain of South Africa's national football team Senzo Meyiwa has been shot dead after two armed men entered his girlfriend's house in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg, last night.

African teams could boycott 2018 FIFA World Cup matches if Russian racism continues, warns top official

By Daniel Etchells

CSKA Moscow played last week's Champions League group game against Manchester City behind closed doors ©Getty ImagesPiara Powar, executive director of Football Against Racism in Europe and a member of FIFA's anti-discrimination task force, has warned African teams may boycott matches at the 2018 World Cup in Russia unless the racism there is tackled effectively.

Nigeria set to face FIFA ban after court annuls NFF elections

By Daniel Etchells

The court ruling could have serious implications for Nigerian football ©Getty ImagesFIFA is expected to impose a ban on Nigeria after the Federal High Court sitting in Jos ruled that last month's Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) elections in Warri, which saw Amaju Pinnick named as President, were invalid.

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.
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