Football

Morocco "to withdraw" as host of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations over Ebola outbreak

By Zjan Shirinian

Morocco is likely to be heavily sanctioned if its withdrawal from hosting the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations is confirmed ©Gallo Images/Getty ImagesMorocco is set to withdraw as host of next year's Africa Cup of Nations because of fears it will lead to a further spread of the Ebola virus, according to reports, with Ghana and South Africa among the countries mentioned as potential replacements. 

European Commission signs wide-ranging cooperation agreement with UEFA

By David Owen

The Arrangement for Cooperation is a major boost for UEFA ©Getty Images for UEFAUEFA, the European football body, has been handed a major boost to its credibility by the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU).

FIFA impose five-year ban on Mongolian Football Federation President

By Daniel Etchells

Ganbold Buyannemekh (left), has been banned for five years by FIFA ©Getty ImagesGanbold Buyannemekh, President of the Mongolian Football Federation, has been given a five-year ban from all football-related activity for soliciting and accepting payments from former FIFA Executive Committee member Mohamed bin Hammam, world football's governing body announced today. 

FIFA to lead inspection of Russian stadiums for 2018 World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

The Luzhniki Stadium, venue for the 2008 Champions League final, will be inspected on October 20 ©Getty ImagesA week-long inspection of the stadiums for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will commence tomorrow as a joint delegation made up of representatives from world football's governing body and the host nation's 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) hold their first official visit.

FIFA chief ethics investigator Garcia reiterates call for transparency

By Emily Goddard

Michael Garcia has called for "greater transparency" at FIFA ©Getty ImagesMichael Garcia, FIFA's chief ethics investigator, has called on world football's governing body to ensure "greater transparency" as part of its reform process.

CAF insist 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will not be postponed despite Ebola fear

By Zjan Shirinian

The Africa Cup of Nations, won in 2013 by Nigeria, will not be rescheduled, the Confederation of African Football has insisted ©Getty ImagesThere are no plans to reschedule next year's Africa Cup of Nations because of the Ebola outbreak, tournament chiefs have insisted, but they will discuss a postponement request from hosts Morocco.

Hosts Morocco call for postponement of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations over Ebola outbreak

By Zjan Shirinian

Next year's Africa Cup of Nations could be postponed because of the Ebola outbreak ©AFP/Getty ImagesNext year's Africa Cup of Nations could be postponed because of the Ebola crisis after a request by the Government of hosts Morocco.

St Petersburg to host preliminary draw for 2018 FIFA World Cup

By Zjan Shirinian

The 18th century Konstantinovsky Palace will stage the preliminary draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on July 25 ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe first official event of the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been pencilled in for July, with St Petersburg's iconic Konstantinovsky Palace to host the preliminary draw.

Football Federation of Australia gears up for life after Lowy with appointment of two new Board members

By Paul Osborne

The Football Federation of Australia has appointed two new directors its board in sight of chairman Frank Lowy seeing his term expire next year ©Getty ImagesThe Football Federation of Australia (FFA) has announced the appointment of two new directors to the FFA Board as succession plans continue in sight of veteran chairman Frank Lowy's term expiry at the end of next year.
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