Football

Football Federation Australia welcomes views in bid to develop game

By Daniel Etchells

Football Federation Australia is canvassing the views of the nations football community on the state of the game ©FFAFootball Federation Australia (FFA) has invited the nation's football community to give its views on the long-term development of the game via an online survey.

Former head of New Caledonia Football Federation banned for three years

By Paul Osborne

Edmond Bowen has been banned for three years by FIFA ©OCAFIFA has banned the former head of the New Caledonia Football Federation Edmond Bowen for three years for dishonesty when filling out an integrity questionnaire.

Morocco expelled from 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after refusal to host

By Paul Osborne

Morocco have been disqualifed from competing in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations ©Getty ImagesMorocco has been disqualified from next year's Africa Cup of Nations following its refusal to host the event in January because of fears over the spread of Ebola.

Russia's top football league signs partnership with International Centre for Sport Security

By Daniel Etchells

The Russian Football Premier League has signed a wide-ranging partnership with the International Centre for Sport Security ©Getty ImagesThe Russian Football Premier League (RFPL) has signed a wide-ranging partnership with the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) to protect the division from the emerging threats to the safety, security and integrity of sport.

Morocco refuse to host African Nations Cup over Ebola fears

By Duncan Mackay

Morocco is refusing to host the 2015 African Nations Cup amid fears over Ebola ©CAFA big question mark has been placed over next year's African Nations Cup after Morocco announced they would not stage the tournament in January because of fears over the spread of Ebola. 

FIFA World Cup in Qatar must be played in winter 2022, claims UEFA chief

By Paul Osborne at the Aspire Dome in Doha

Michel Platini has said the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be played in winter ©Getty ImagesUEFA President Michel Platini has claimed the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar must be played in winter, contradicting views expressed by some of Europe's top clubs.

Dwight Yorke confident Legends Challenge will help revitalise football in Trinidad and Tobago

By Daniel Etchells at Union Street Café in London

Dwight Yorke was speaking at the launch of the British Airways Tobago Football Legends Challenge in London ©ITGDwight Yorke hopes the newly-launched British Airways Tobago Football Legends Challenge will provide a major boost for the country which has struggled to build upon its first-ever qualification for a FIFA World Cup in 2006.

FIFA confirms loss of Emirates as sponsor after seven years but Qatar Airways lined up as replacement

By Daniel Etchells

FIFA has confirmed that Emirates is endings its sponsorship at the end of this year ©EmiratesFIFA has confirmed that it will be losing Dubai-based airline Emirates as one of its sponsors when the agreement between the two parties expires at the end of the year.

CAF confirm Africa Cup of Nations will not be re-scheduled over Moroccan Ebola fears

By Daniel Etchells

Issa Hayatou, President of the Confederation of African Football, leaves his hotel ahead of the meeting in Rabat today ©Getty ImagesThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed it will not re-schedule the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) despite the concerns of hosts Morocco over the Ebola epidemic.
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