Football

2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar, says FIFA Executive Committee member

By Daniel Etchells

Theo Zwanziger believes staging the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is not viable ©Getty ImagesFIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger believes the 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the possibility of legal action against world football's governing body if a spectator falls ill due to the heat.

Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea to host future Africa Cup of Nations

By Daniel Etchells

CAF President Issa Hayatou announced the Africa Cup of Nations hosts for 2019 2021 and 2023 following a meeting of the governing body's Executive Committee meeting ©CAFThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) today named Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea as the hosts of the Africa Cup of Nations for 2019, 2021 and 2023 respectively.

CAF give backing to Blatter in FIFA Presidential election

By Daniel Etchells

Sepp Blatter has received the backing of CAF ahead of next years FIFA presidential election ©Getty ImagesConfederation of African Football (CAF) general secretary Hicham El Amrani has today confirmed the continent will support Sepp Blatter in next year's FIFA Presidential election.

Time's up for FIFA officials as Ethics Committee calls for watches to be returned, but Platini "refuses"

By Paul Osborne

The FIFA Ethics Committee has called for the return of watches gifted by the Brazilian Football Confederation during the recent World Cup ©Getty ImagesFIFA Executive Committee members and other top football officials have been ordered to hand back the commemorative watches gifted to them by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) during the World Cup - but UEFA President Michel Platini is reportedly refusing to do so.

FIFA's Ethics chief expects verdict on World Cup corruption inquiry to be delayed until spring

By Daniel Etchells

Hans-Joachim Eckert the chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of FIFA's Ethics Committee ©Getty ImagesHans-Joachim Eckert, chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of FIFA's Ethics Committee, has today warned a decision in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups bidding corruption inquiry is unlikely to be made until next spring.

London's Wembley Stadium to host Euro 2020 final as UEFA pick 13 host cities

By Zjan Shirinian

Wembley Stadium will host the final of the European Championship for a second time in 2020 ©Getty ImagesLondon's Wembley Stadium has been picked as host of the Euro 2020 final and semi-finals, with UEFA choosing the 13 cities that will stage games for the tournament.

Milan's San Siro picked as host of 2016 UEFA Champions League final

By Zjan Shirinian

Milan's Stadio Giuseppe Meazza will host the final of the Champions League for the fourth time in 2016 ©Getty ImagesMilan's Stadio Giuseppe Meazza has been chosen as the host of the 2016 UEFA Champions League final.

Manchester United Soccer School launched in Azerbaijan

By David Owen

It is hoped the Manchester United Soccer School will help children who study there contribute to the future of football in Azerbaijan ©Getty ImagesAzerbaijan has teamed up with one of the world's best-known football clubs, Manchester United, to help develop grass-roots football in the country.

FIFA Ethics Committee "dealing" with claims officials breached rules by accepting lavish "gifts" during World Cup

By Nick Butler

An investigation has been opened into claims members of the Executive Committee illegally accepted gifts ©AFP/Getty ImagesFootball's world governing body is facing more embarrassment after members of its Executive Committee were accused of illegally receiving commemorative watches during the FIFA World Cup earlier this summer.
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