Football

Tunisia appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport over Africa Cup of Nations ban threat

By Daniel Etchells

The Tunisian Football Federation has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over threats from the Confederation of African Football to ban them from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations ©FTFThe Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over threats from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to ban them from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Figo announces proposal for expanded World Cup if elected FIFA President

By Michael Pavitt at Wembley Stadium in London

Luis Figo proposed the expanded World Cup in his "For Football" manifesto ©AFP/Getty ImagesFIFA Presidential candidate Luis Figo today unveiled proposals for an expanded FIFA World Cup, which would potentially see 48 teams competing at the quadrennial tournament.

Security software company Trend Micro become latest sponsor of FIFA Women's World Cup

By David Owen

Trend Micro has been announced as the latest sponsor of the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada this yearTrend Micro, a security software company, has become a sponsor of the Women's FIFA World Cup, joining Bell Canada and Labatt Breweries as the tournament's third National Supporter.

Morocco appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport over Africa Cup of Nations ban and fine

By Liam Morgan

The FRMF have taken their appeal over their fine and ban from the next two AFCON tournaments to the Court of Arbitration for Sport ©FRMFThe Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) following the sanctions imposed by the African Football Confederation (CAF) after the country refused to host the African Cup of Nations due to fears over Ebola.

US to stage CONCACAF Rio 2016 men's Olympic football qualifying tournament

By Emily Goddard

The US will host the CONCACAF Rio 2016 men's Olympic football qualifying tournament ©Getty ImagesThe United States has been named as the host of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) qualifying tournament for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

FIFA sells 2026 World Cup broadcasting rights for United States and Canada

By David Owen

FIFA has sold 2026 World Cup broadcasting rights to the key markets in the United States and Canada ©Getty ImagesFIFA has completed deals selling media rights for the 2026 World Cup in the key United States and Canadian markets.

FIFA acting like "gods" over 2022 World Cup timing, claims winter sports boss Kasper

By Nick Butler at the InterContinental in Almaty

Gian Franco Kasper has criticised FIFA for harming winter sports by the likely World Cup time shift ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Ski Federation (FIS) President Gian-Franco Kasper has accused football's governing body of acting selfishly by risking a clash between the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup and the Winter Olympics and Paralympics of the same year.

Asian Football Confederation underdogs to kick-off road to 2018 FIFA World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

Qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is set to begin in Asia next month ©Getty ImagesThe Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) 12 lowest-ranked teams will begin the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as they battle for a place in the second round of the continent's qualification process next month. 

Women footballers remain on margins of power game, FIFA survey finds

By David Owen

Japan will look to retain the World Cup title they won in Germany in 2011 ©AFP/Getty ImagesWomen still have only the most peripheral of roles in football's power game, comprising just eight per cent of Executive Committee and Board members of National Football Associations, according to a new FIFA survey.
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