Football

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. 

Exclusive: 2014 FIFA World Cup outscored South Africa 2010 for TV audience, says expert

By David Owen at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Brazil was the number one country for audience reach during its FIFA World Cup ©Getty ImagesThe global television audience for this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil looks to have been marginally higher than that for the 2010 tournament in South Africa, an expert has told insidethegames.

Asia united behind Qatar 2022 over corruption allegations motivated by "racism", promises Sheikh Ahmad

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Sheikh Ahmad has repeated his insistence that the corruption allegations against Qatar 2022 are racist ©AFP/Getty ImagesOlympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah has repeated his controversial claim that corruption allegations surrounding Qatar's successful bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup are motivated by "racism".

Leading players file lawsuit as Women’s World Cup pitch row escalates

By Gary Anderson

A lawsuit has been filed by leading players over the use of artifical turf at all six venues for the Canada 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup ©LOCSome of the game's leading female players have filed a lawsuit against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) in a dispute over the use of artificial turf at next year's Women's World Cup in Canada.
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