Football

Senegal replace DR Congo as hosts of Rio 2016 Olympic football qualifying tournament

By Duncan Mackay

Senegal will host the 2015 Under-23 African Championships, a qualifying tournament for Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesSenegal have agreed to replace the Democratic Republic of Congo as host of the 2015 African Under-23 Championships in December, it has been announced. 

Bhutan claim victory on FIFA World Cup debut as Zimbabwe expelled

By Daniel Etchells

Bhutan celebrate their World Cup qualifying victory against Sri Lanka ©Getty ImagesBhutan, the lowest ranked FIFA member federation, marked their World Cup qualifying debut with a 1-0 victory against Sri Lanka in Colombo as the road to Russia 2018 began today.

Dutch legend Cruyff announces support for Van Praag's bid for FIFA Presidency

By Michael Pavitt

Michael van Praag's campaign for FIFA Presidency has gained the support of Johan Cruyff ©AFP/Getty ImagesDutch football legend Johan Cruyff has pledged his support for Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) President Michael van Praag's campaign to be elected as FIFA President.

Napout re-elected CONMEBOL President as Webb set to remain head of CONCACAF

By Emily Goddard

Juan Ángel Napout (right) has been re-elected as CONMEBOL President ©Getty ImagesParaguay's Juan Ángel Napout has been re-elected President of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), while the Cayman Islands' Jeffrey Webb is set to be returned unopposed as head of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

Sheikh Ahmad to lead seven-strong race for three Asian FIFA Executive Committee positions

By Nick Butler

Seven FIFA Executive Committee candidates have been confirmed by the AFC ©AFCSeven candidates will stand for three positions for Asian representatives on the FIFA Executive Committee at next month's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Ordinary Congress in Bahrain, it has been confirmed.

FIFA Presidential candidate Figo welcomes end of triple punishment ruling

By Daniel Etchells

Luís Figo has praised the International Football Association Board's move to amend the triple punishment rule ©Getty ImagesFIFA Presidential candidate Luís Figo has praised the International Football Association Board's (IFAB) move to amend the triple punishment rule.

Blatter sets December 18 deadline for Qatar 2022 World Cup final

By Michael Pavitt

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has claimed the 2022 World Cup will go on no later than December 18 ©AFP/Getty ImagesFIFA President Sepp Blatter has claimed the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will finish no later than December 18.

Sheikh Ahmad confirmed as FIFA Executive Committee candidate

By Nick Butler

Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah will stand as a FIFA Executive Committee contender, it has now been confirmed ©AFP/Getty ImagesSheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah will be put forward by the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) as a candidate for a two-year term as an Asian representatives on the FIFA Executive Committee, it has been confirmed following insidethegames' exclusive report yesterday he would be recommended. 

Africa Cup of Nations to be moved to suit proposed 2022 World Cup dates

By Daniel Etchells

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has said the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will be moved from January to June ©Getty ImagesFIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has revealed the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Guinea will be moved from January to June in light of plans to switch the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November and December.
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