Posts Tagged "FIFA"

FIFA’s planned intervention into the governance of Australian football has been delayed, with FFA’s November 30 deadline to sort out its affairs creeping closer.

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Australian soccer bosses say they won’t make the same mistakes again after a report detailed evidence of the nation making improper payments in its failed 2022 World Cup bid.

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Australia’s most powerful FIFA voice Moya Dodd has expressed disappointment at losing her spot at the world governing body’s decision-making table.

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In the middle of the Pacific, straddling the equator and punching a hole in the International Date Line, lies one of the planet’s more enigmatic countries: Kiribati. It is a vibrant country, passionate about the round-ball game, and completely ignored by FIFA.

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It’s been reported FIFA has instructed the FFA to reform its governance structure by 31 March 2017. In particular, FIFA wants membership of the FFA to embrace a wider section of stakeholders.

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Marco van Basten has suggested making big changes to the rules of the game – but maybe FIFA should just change the ball instead.

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FIFA has put its foot down on local governance reforms, forcing Football Federation Australia to confirm they will stand by the March deadline set for the changes.

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The main criticism of FIFA’s newly announced expanded 48-team World Cup format is the quality of competition. The fear is that the prestige of the tournament may be darkened by landslide results due to the arrival of uncompetitive nations.

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To say FIFA made some folks angry this week would be an understatement. The decision to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams prompted a seething response.

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Did the 2026 World Cup expansion to 48 teams take you by surprise? Have you speculated on how big the World Cup could become?

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FIFA have announced an extension in the number of teams playing in the World Cup – from the present 32 team format to 48. Come 2026, the World Cup will see a three-fold jump in less than 50 years, from 16 in 1978 to 48.

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‘Right, so what we’re planning to do is have 48 teams in 16 pools of three.’ ‘That’s a nice idea, all the kids will get to have a go.’

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The FIFA World Cup is a spectacle. It allows fans to watch the greatest players on Earth battle it out for world domination. However, a unanimous FIFA decision to expand the competition to 48 teams could diminish the integrity of the tournament.

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FIFA has voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from its current 32, brushing aside concerns that the expansion would lower the overall standard of the tournament, and make it too long and unwieldy.

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Video evidence was used to award a penalty for the first time in a FIFA competition at the Club World Cup on Wednesday when the referee gave Kashima Antlers a controversial spot kick in their 3-0 semi-final win over Colombia’s Atletico Nacional.

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Referees will be able use video replays at this month’s Club World Cup in Japan to help them make “match-changing” decisions in the first ever use of broadcast TV feeds by match officials during a game.

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The ten-goal shortlist for FIFA’s Puskas Award, which recognises the best goals of the year, has been finalised.

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England will defy FIFA rules and wear black armbands with poppies on them when they face Scotland in a World Cup qualifier on Remembrance Day.

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino says proposals for a 32, 40 or 48-team World Cup in 2026 are still on the table and denied a larger tournament won’t mean a drop in quality. He also stood by his own idea, first mooted last week, for a 48-team tournament, starting with a playoff round featuring 32 teams […]

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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ex-secretary general Jerome Valcke, already banned from football for ethics violations, are facing a fresh investigation, this time over the salaries and bonuses they received in office.

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