Football

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.

Exclusive: Qatar 2022 will be held in winter whatever others suggest, claims Sheikh Ahmad

By Nick Butler at the Holiday Inn Resort Hotel in Phuket

Sheikh Ahmad believes the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup should take place in winter ©Getty ImagesOlympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah has claimed that a decision to move the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar to the winter will be announced within the next two months. 

British official at centre of FIFA World Cup ticket touting investigation returns home after receiving passport

By Daniel Etchells

Ray Whelan, chief executive of Match Hospitality, was bailed from Bangu prison in August but has only just received his passport ©Getty ImagesThe British chief executive of FIFA's World Cup marketing affiliate Match Hospitality, arrested at the World Cup in July, has returned home after being given back his passport by Brazilian authorities.

Head of 2022 World Cup Evaluation Commission and Blatter rival to be investigated by FIFA Ethics Commission

By Daniel Etchells

Harold Mayne-Nicholls (right) led the FIFA Inspection Group which assessed the candidates for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups ©Getty ImagesHarold Mayne-Nicholls, the Chilean who led the FIFA Inspection Group that assessed the candidates for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, is being investigated for his conduct during the bidding processes for the tournaments it was revealed today. 

Equatorial Guinea to replace Morocco as Africa Cup of Nations hosts

By Daniel Etchells

Teodoro Obiang, President of Equatorial Guinea, met with Issa Hayatou, President of CAF, today ©Getty ImagesEquatorial Guinea will replace Morocco as hosts of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed today.

Australia hit back at claims they violated World Cup bidding rules during 2022 race

By Nick Butler

Frank Lowy, pictured with FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, has insisted Australia's World Cup bid was clean ©AFP/Getty ImagesAustralia mounted a "clean" bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and did not make efforts to woo leading officials, Football Federation Australia (FFA) chairman Frank Lowy has insisted.

Garcia questions findings of FIFA report into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes

By Daniel Etchells

Michael Garcia, FIFA's ethics investigator, has reopened the debate on the bidding process for both the 2018 and 2022 competitions ©Getty ImagesMichael Garcia, FIFA's ethics investigator, who conducted an 18-month inquiry into allegations of corruption surrounding the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, has questioned the findings released today.

FIFA report into alleged corruption clears Qatar to host 2022 World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

Hans-Joachim Eckert, chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, has released a statement on the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups ©Getty ImagesQatar has been effectively cleared to host the 2022 World Cup after chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, Hans-Joachim Eckert, released a statement into the bidding process for the tournament which found they had done nothing wrong. 
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