Football

European football clubs take 98 per cent of FIFA injury compensation cash

By David Owen

English clubs received the most compensation for players injured on international duty ©Getty ImagesEurope is virtually monopolising payments to clubs under world football governing body FIFA's Club Protection Programme (CPP).

Platini elected unopposed as UEFA President as criticism of Blatter intensifies

By Liam Morgan

Frenchman Michel Platini has been re-elected unopposed as UEFA President ©Getty ImagesFrenchman Michel Platini has been elected unopposed as President of UEFA for a third four-year term at the European governing body's Congress in Vienna. 

Successful World Cup ticket and hospitality programmes buoy FIFA as legal costs surge

By David Owen

FIFA's report for the final year of its 2011-14 cycle put the net result for the year at $140.7 million ©Getty ImagesWorld Cup ticketing income combined with a bonus from a well-subscribed hospitality programme has enabled FIFA to shoulder a number of additional costs in 2014 without slipping into deficit or dipping into its reserves, it has been claimed. 

Decision to stage Qatar 2022 World Cup in winter "seriously damaging" for European leagues, warns EPFL

By Daniel Etchells

The European Professional Football Leagues is "very disappointed" with FIFA's decision to stage the 2022 World Cup in November and December ©EPFLThe European Professional Football League (EPFL) has claimed the decision to stage the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup in November and December as "seriously damaging" for the European leagues, both from a sporting and financial standpoint.

Hopes of Great Britain entering football teams at Rio 2016 dashed by FIFA ruling

By Liam Morgan

Hopes of Britain competing in the Olympic football tournament at Rio 2016 appear to be over following a FIFA ruling ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain will not be allowed to enter men's and women's football teams at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro unless all four Home Nations agree to let their players participate, FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce has revealed.

FIFA agrees to triple payments to clubs which supply future World Cup stars

By David Owen

German clubs received $1.7 million in payments as compensation for its players taking part in the last year's FIFA World Cup  ©Getty ImagesFootball clubs which supply squad members for teams qualifying for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups can look forward to a share of a massively increased pot of $209 million (£140 million/€193 million) per tournament, FIFA disclosed in Zurich today.

FIFA announces World Cup final date for Qatar 2022

By Duncan Mackay

Sepp Blatter with World CupFIFA confirmed today the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar will be played on Sunday December 18. 

France awarded 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

By Duncan Mackay

France has been chosen to host the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup ©Getty ImagesFrance has been awarded the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, it was announced today.

TV rights owners will go belly up if we don't end piracy, claims La Liga President Tebas

By Emily Goddard at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami

Javier Tebas has warned TV rights owners will go belly up if piracy is not eliminated ©ITGJavier Tebas, President of Spain's La Liga, has warned that television rights owners will go "belly up" if piracy is not eliminated from the sports media market.
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