Football

Plans unveiled for renovation of Khalifa International Stadium for Qatar 2022 World Cup

By Paul Osborne

Plans have been unviled for the renovation of the Khalifa International Stadium ©SCRenovation designs for the Khalifa International Stadium, the third proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, have been unveiled in Qatar. 

Exclusive: Qatar's experience shows it will host a good World Cup, claims FIFA Executive Committee contender

By Nick Butler at the Holiday Inn Resort Hotel in Phuket

Prince Abdullah Shah believes Qatar would be able to hold a successful World Cup despite the criticism ©Getty ImagesMalaysia's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) vice-president and FIFA Executive Committee candidate, Prince Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has admitted Qatar was a controversial choice to host the 2022 World Cup but claimed they are "fully capable of making it happen".

Ethics Committee chairmen agree to release 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding report to FIFA's compliance chief

By Daniel Etchells

Domenico Scala, the independent chairman of FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee, will evaluate the work done by FIFA's Ethics Committee ©Getty Images
Hans-Joachim Eckert and Michael Garcia, the two officials at the centre of FIFA's study into corruption allegations surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, have agreed to release a full copy of their report to the chairman of FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee, Domenico Scala.

Exclusive: Blatter set to be forced to step down as IOC member in 2016 when reaches 80

By Duncan Mackay

Sepp Blatter is set to lose his position as a member of the International Olympic Committee when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 80 ©Getty ImagesSepp Blatter will have to give up his position as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the end of 2016 even if, as expected, his retains his position as President of FIFA next year.

FIFA lodges criminal complaint over 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes

By Daniel Etchells 

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has acted on the advice of German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert ©Getty Images FIFA has asked Swiss prosecutors to investigate possible criminal offences committed by individuals involved in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes.

German Football League President warns UEFA could split from FIFA

By Daniel Etchells

Reinhard Rauball has called for the report into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to be published in full ©Getty ImagesGerman Football League (DFL) President Reinhard Rauball has warned UEFA could leave FIFA if the report into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups is not published in full.

Australian fans urged to adopt a second team ahead of 2015 AFC Asian Cup

By Paul Osborne

Australians have been urged to adopt a second team ofr the 2015 AFC Asian Cup ©Getty ImagesOrganisers of next year's Asian Cup in Australia have launched a new website encouraging home fans to support a second team during Asia's biggest football tournament.

Nigeria Football Federation Appeals Committee considering verdict over election dispute

By Daniel Etchells

The Nigeria Football Federation Appeals Committee is considering its verdict in the Executive Committee election dispute ©Getty Images The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Appeals Committee is considering its verdict after completing hearings into the validity of the elections which brought Amaju Pinnick and a new Executive Committee to power in Warri on September 30.

Oceania Football Confederation to rule if Pacific Games will be used as Rio 2016 qualifier

By Daniel Etchells

The OFC Executive Committee is expected to decide whether the 2015 Pacific Games will be used as an Olympic qualifier next month ©OFCA decision as to whether the 2015 Pacific Games men's football tournament in Port Moresby will be used as a qualifying pathway for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is set to be made at the Oceania Football Confederation's (OFC) Executive Committee meeting next month.
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