Football

Aminu Maigari resigns as President of Nigerian Football Federation ahead of election

By Gary Anderson

Aminu Maigari (right) has resigned as the President of the Nigerian Football Federation ahead of elections later this month ©Getty ImagesAminu Maigari has resigned as President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF)  just a few weeks after being reinstated ahead of elections that are scheduled to take place on August 26.

Girls' football set to get Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games underway

By Gary Anderson

The Jiangning Sports Centre Stadium will play host to football matches during Nanjing 2014 ©Nanjing 2014The female footballers of Papua New Guinea and Venezuela are set to get the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games underway tomorrow two days before the Opening Ceremony takes place.

Ebola outbreak forces relocation of two Africa Cup of Nations qualifers

By Zjan Shirinian

The Ebola outbreak has killed more than 500 people in Guinea ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe deadly Ebola outbreak has forced the relocation of two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Tavecchio elected President of Italian FA despite racism allegations

By Paul Osborne

Carlo Tavecchio has been elected President of the Italian FA ©Getty ImagesCarlo Tavecchio has been elected the new President of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) despite facing heavy criticism over allegations of racism.

Blatter tells rivals to put up or shut up in FIFA Presidential campaign

By Gary Anderson

Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to run in next year's FIFA Presidential election ©Getty ImagesIn what was a not so subtle swipe at UEFA President Michel Platini, FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to stand up and take him on in next year's election as the pressure ramps up for the position of leader of world football's governing body.

Napout appointed President of CONMEBOL to replace Figueredo

By Nick Butler

Juan Ángel Napout has been appointed the new President of CONMEBOL ©TwitterParaguay's Juan Ángel Napout has been appointed as President of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) to replace Uruguay's Eugenio Figueredo.

Official at centre of FIFA World Cup ticket touting investigation released from Bangu Prison on bail

By Paul Osborne

Ray Whelan has been released from Bangu Prison on bail ©TwitterThe man at the centre of the FIFA World Cup ticket touting investigation, Ray Whelan, has been released on bail from Rio de Janeiro's Bangu Prison.

England boosted as Germany consider dropping Euro 2020 bid to focus on 2024

By Zjan Shirinian

Wembley Stadium would be the only venue left bidding to stage the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 if Munich pull out ©Getty ImagesLondon's Wembley Stadium could be left as the only candidate to stage the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020, with German football chiefs considering pulling their bid to focus on a tilt at hosting the 2024 edition.

Italian defender Chiellini latest to criticise Tavecchio after racist slur

By Paul Osborne

Carlo Tavecchio is at the centre of a racism row after allegedly calling African players banana eaters ©Getty ImagesItalian defender Giorgio Chiellini is the latest name to join the row over the alleged racist comments made by Italian Football Federation (FIGC) vice-president Carlo Tavecchio in the build-up to the FIGC Presidential vote.
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