Posts Tagged "FIFA"

The A-League would be spun off from Football Federation Australia (FFA) and run independently in time for the 2019-20 season under a proposal by a FIFA-backed working group.

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This year marks the 25-year anniversary of the first release of the video game FIFA, then known as FIFA International Soccer.

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Now that the wildly successful Russia World Cup is but a happy fading memory, the football world’s attention has gone back to intensely disliking the thought of where the next edition of the greatest show on earth will be hosted.

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Sweeping governance changes proposed for Football Federation Australia by a FIFA-backed working group appear likely to fall at the first hurdle.

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FIFA has been urged to conduct an independent investigation into claims the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team attempted to sabotage rival bids from Australia and the US.

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It is human nature to lament the passing of time, to feel more centred in the experiences of our formative years rather than what is going on in the world when we are older.

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In an effort to keep the best players in the A-League on the pitch for the entire season, the FFA has decided to pause the A-League during international windows next season.

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Just 18 years ago the United Kingdom’s Court of Appeal sided with the World Wide Fund for Nature, originally known as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), that the World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc. (also WWF) was in breach of their 1994 agreement to refrain from using the acronym.

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What I would give to have been sitting in the row behind the FIFA delegates as they flew home following their Australian visit.

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino has not had any second thoughts about using video assistant referees (VAR) at this year’s World Cup despite recent controversies involving the new technology.

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International officials have finished top level talks with Australian football stakeholders but the absence of Steven Lowy at a final all-in meeting has thrown up further questions about the FFA chairman’s future.

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Football rarely makes substantive changes to its laws of the game.

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Does anyone else get the feeling FIFA will do little to remove the FFA from power, and that we’re stuck with same issues for the foreseeable future?

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Steven Lowy has been granted a stay of execution but FIFA will be well in charge when it returns to Australia to lead bitterly divided stakeholders through more negotiations.

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Football Federation Australia chairman Steven Lowy has refused to rule out legal action against FIFA should the world governing body decide to oust him and his board.

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The immediate future of football governance in Australia has been cast into disarray. The FFA’s proposed congress model was voted down at Thursday afternoon’s annual general meeting, paving the way for FIFA to take temporary control of the game in the country.

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The world players’ union FIFPro has agreed to withdraw its legal challenge to the transfer system at the European Commission after reaching an agreement with global soccer body FIFA to overhaul it.

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Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud secured FIFA’s Puskas award for goal of the year for his scorpion kick against Crystal Palace in January.

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The Socceroos have jumped seven places in FIFA’s world rankings to 43rd after their World Cup qualification victory over Syria.

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Soccer’s civil war is no closer to resolution despite the nine state federations coming to an agreement on how Football Federation Australia’s congress should be structured.

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