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Garcia appeals against summary of World Cup bidding processes investigation

By Daniel Etchells

Michael Garcia is appealing against the 42-page summary of his investigation into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups ©Getty ImagesFIFA has confirmed that its chief ethics investigator Michael Garcia has proceeded with his appeal against Hans-Joachim Eckert's 42-page summary of his 430-page report into alleged corruption surrounding the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Nigeria Football Federation Appeals Committee upholds disputed September elections

By Daniel Etchells

The Nigeria Football Federation's Appeals Committee dismissed all the petitions against the conduct of the September 30 polls ©Getty Images The Nigeria Football Federation's (NFF) Appeals Committee, headed by barrister Okey Ajunwa, has upheld the polls that brought in the Amaju Pinnick-led Executive Committee of the Federation.

Designs unveiled for fourth Qatar World Cup stadium on fourth anniversary of controversial decision

By Paul Osborne

Plans have been unveiled for the Qatar Foundation Stadium ©SCDesigns have been unveiled for the fourth stadium set to be used during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, on the fourth anniversary of the Gulf nation controversially winning the bid to host football's most coveted tournament.

Fans vote to name UEFA Euro 2016 mascot Super Victor

By Emily Goddard

Fans have voted to name the UEFA Euro 2016 mascot Super Victor ©UEFA Euro FacebookMore than 107,700 football fans have voted to name the UEFA France 2016 European Championship mascot Super Victor.

Blatter throws weight behind Qatar 2022 World Cup - again

By Paul Osborne

Sepp Blatter has once again backed the 2022 Qatar World Cup ©Getty ImagesFIFA President Sepp Blatter has reiterated his unwavering support for the Qatar 2022 World Cup once again, insisting at an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) meeting that there will be "no moving" of the showpiece event.

AFC Asian Cup Trophy to tour Australian host cities next month

By Emily Goddard

The AFC Asian Cup Trophy will tour its Australian host cities in December ©Australia 2015The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup is set to embark on a tour of all five Australian host cities for next year's tournament, giving fans a perfect chance to see the trophy.

Qatar awarded 2016 AFC Football Championships

By Nick Butler

Qatar was announced as host by the AFC during its meeting in Manila today ©AFCQatar's status as a major hub for football has grown today after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) awarded the 2016 AFC under 23 Championships to the Gulf nation.

Beckenbauer and three current FIFA Executive Committee members under investigation in World Cup scandal

By Daniel Etchells

Franz Beckenbauer is being investigated by the FIFA Ethics Committee ©Getty ImagesGermany's former World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer is being investigated over his part in the selection of Russia and Qatar as World Cup hosts, as are three current members of the FIFA Executive Committee. 

British Culture Minister writes to FIFA chief calling for publication of 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding report

By Daniel Etchells

Sajid Javid says FIFA is risking significant damage to football as a whole by not disclosing the full report into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups ©Getty ImagesBritain's Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid, has written a letter to FIFA President Sepp Blatter urging football's world governing body to publish a full account of the investigation into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
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