Football

Barcelona banned from making transfers for 14 months by FIFA after breaking rules

By Zjan Shirinian

Barcelona will not be able to make any transfers for 14 months ©Getty ImagesApril 2 - Spanish champions Barcelona have been banned from making any transfers for 14 months after being found to have breached rules on signing international players aged under 18.

FIFA annuls Zimbabwe Football Association elections amid vote buying claims

By Emily Goddard

FIFA has annulled the Zimbabwe Football Association elections ©ZIFAApril 1 - FIFA has refused to endorse last week's Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) Presidential election amid allegations of serious irregularities and vote buying.

Eritrea pull out of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

By Gary Anderson

March 31 - The Eritrean national football team has pulled out of qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations ©AFP/Getty ImagesEritrea has pulled out of the qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football has announced.

Construction worker becomes third to die at World Cup stadium hosting opening game

By Zjan Shirinian

Three construction workers have now died at the Aren Sao Paulo ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 29 - A construction worker has died after falling 25 feet at the stadium due to host the opening match of the FIFA World Cup.

UEFA propose "League of Nations" competition to replace international friendlies

By Nick Butler

The League of Nations has been unanimously proposed by UEFA officials ©UEFAMarch 27 - A "League of Nations" competition replacing most international friendlies has been unanimously adopted by the 54 member associations at the UEFA Congress in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Mike Lee to return to UEFA after Vero Communications appointed to support role

By Nick Butler

The partnership was outlined at the UEFA Congress in Astana ©Getty ImagesMarch 27 - UEFA have announced the appointment of Vero Communications, run by consultancy guru Mike Lee, in order to "develop and support its international communications activities".

Exclusive: FIFA plans big hike in 2018 World Cup prize money

By David Owen

FIFA have announced a major increase in prize money at the 2018 World Cup in Russia ©Getty ImagesMarch 26 - FIFA, world football's governing body, has paved the way for a big increase in prize money at the 2018 World Cup, to be staged in Russia.

FIFA earmarks extra $70 million for 2014 World Cup

By David Owen

FIFA was forced to earmarked $70 million last year due to expected costs associated with the problem-plagued 2014 World Cup in Brazil ©LatinContent/Getty ImagesMarch 25 - Unexpected costs last year forced FIFA to earmark an extra $70 million (£42 million/€50 million) for the problem-plagued 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Champagne sets out football development blueprint

By David Owen

Jérôme Champagne has set out a blueprint to tackle inequality in football ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 23 - Jérôme Champagne, the Frenchman campaigning to be President of FIFA, has set out a blueprint to tackle inequality in football including the establishment of a "World High Council for football development".
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