Football

CAF insist 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will not be postponed despite Ebola fear

By Zjan Shirinian

The Africa Cup of Nations, won in 2013 by Nigeria, will not be rescheduled, the Confederation of African Football has insisted ©Getty ImagesThere are no plans to reschedule next year's Africa Cup of Nations because of the Ebola outbreak, tournament chiefs have insisted, but they will discuss a postponement request from hosts Morocco.

Hosts Morocco call for postponement of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations over Ebola outbreak

By Zjan Shirinian

Next year's Africa Cup of Nations could be postponed because of the Ebola outbreak ©AFP/Getty ImagesNext year's Africa Cup of Nations could be postponed because of the Ebola crisis after a request by the Government of hosts Morocco.

St Petersburg to host preliminary draw for 2018 FIFA World Cup

By Zjan Shirinian

The 18th century Konstantinovsky Palace will stage the preliminary draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on July 25 ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe first official event of the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been pencilled in for July, with St Petersburg's iconic Konstantinovsky Palace to host the preliminary draw.

Football Federation of Australia gears up for life after Lowy with appointment of two new Board members

By Paul Osborne

The Football Federation of Australia has appointed two new directors its board in sight of chairman Frank Lowy seeing his term expire next year ©Getty ImagesThe Football Federation of Australia (FFA) has announced the appointment of two new directors to the FFA Board as succession plans continue in sight of veteran chairman Frank Lowy's term expiry at the end of next year.

Brazil 2014 set records in several key TV markets - FIFA

By David Owen at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Niclas Ericson, FIFA's director of TV, has spelled out the viewing records set by this year's World Cup in Brazil ©YouTubeViewing figures for this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil set records in several key football markets, Niclas Ericson, FIFA's director of TV, told the Sportel Convention here today.

Italian football chief handed six-month ban by UEFA over racist remarks

By Gary Anderson

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio has been banned from football for six months by UEFA ©Getty ImagesItalian Football Federation (FIGC) President Carlo Tavecchio has been banned from football for six months by UEFA following comments he made earlier this year when he referred to African players as "banana eaters".

Seven countries submit bid for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

By Zjan Shirinian

Seven countries are bidding to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations ©AFP/Getty ImagesSeven countries have submitted a bid to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, it has been announced.

Blatter enjoys "trust" which is why he will be re-elected FIFA President, claims Beckenbauer

By Daniel Etchells at Lancaster House in London

Franz Beckenbauer believes it will be difficult to stop Sepp Blatter in his quest for a fifth term as FIFA President ©ICSSFormer FIFA Executive Committee member Franz Beckenbauer claims it will be difficult for any other candidate to beat Sepp Blatter in next year's Presidential election because of the "trust" the incumbent Swiss enjoys.

Former FIFA watchdog member calls for Blatter to resign to restore "credibility"

By Daniel Etchells at Lancaster House in London

Michael Hershman believes FIFA President Sepp Blatter ought to resign ©Getty ImagesMichael Hershman, founder of Transparency International and former FIFA Independent Governance Committee (IGC) member, has urged the President of world football's governing body, Sepp Blatter, to resign. 

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