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FIFA Suspends Pakistan's Football Team Due To Third Party Interference

Following belligerent takeover of PFF headquarters in Lahore, FIFA dismissed Pakistan's football team over third-party interference, on April 7. The hostile takeover, led by few protesters ousted the FIFA appointed Haroon Malik by allegedly replacing him with Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah. However, such offences violates the FIFA Statutes and guidelines. Earlier, the country was suspended for six months.

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 06:31 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Pakistan, PFF, FIFA, Football

Courtesy: Times Now

Cristiano Ronaldo throwing his armband in protest against referee's decision.

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Ronaldo Throws Captain Armband After Referee Snatches Winning Goal

Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo was seen throwing his Captain's armband in frustration after he was denied the winning goal in the FIFA qualifier against Serbia on March 28. The match ended up being a 2-2 draw, as referee Danny Makkeli denied the goal despite the ball crossed the goal line. About his armband protest, Ronaldo wrote on Instagram, "Being captain of Portugal team is one of the greatest...pride and privilege".

Sun, 28 Mar 2021 - 04:55 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Football, Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, FIFA, Serbia, Captain Armband

Courtesy: India TV

FIFA World Cup

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Two Consecutive FIFA Club World Cups Slated In 2021

Football regulatory body FIFA has announced that 2021 Club World Cup edition would be hosted by Japan in December. As per reports, the postponed 2020 edition of the World Cup will also occur in February at Qatar. Due to the pandemic, the games in the tournament will not adopt a new 24-team format. Earlier, Japan has hosted the tournament eight times before the announcement of the current edition.

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 07:48 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: FIFA, Club World Cup, Foot Ball, Japan

Courtesy: The Times Of India

Women's Football

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FIFA Guarantees 14-Week Maternity Leave For Women

What could be called as a revolutionary measure, FIFA has guaranteed maternity leave for professional women footballers. FIFA's president Gianni Infantino has stated that the body has approved a minimum of the 14-week maternity leaves for female players with a minimum eight-week leave after birth as per the new rules. Infantino said, "The club will be under an obligation to reintegrate her into football activity and provide adequate medical… read-more

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 06:24 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: FIFA, Women's football, Maternity Leave, Pregnant women

Courtesy: NDTV Sports

Representational photo: Papa Bouba Diop

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Senegal Football Hero Papa Bouba Diop Passes Away At 42

Former Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop passed away at 42 on November 29. Mourning the death of the footballer, FIFA tweeted, "Once a World Cup hero, always a World Cup hero." Diop emerged as a hero when Senegal defeated the defending champion France in 2002 FIFA World Cup.  Representing Senegal for over 60 matches, the 6-foot-5 Diop was nicknamed "Wardrobe" for his commanding game. Diop also appeared for several football clubs.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - 04:24 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Football, Papa Bouba Diop, Senegal, France, FIFA

Courtesy: The Indian Express

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

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FIFA Cancels Women's Under-17 World Cup In India

Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the FIFA Council has cancelled the Women’s U-17 World Cup that was scheduled to be held in India. The event, which was earlier pushed forward to February-March of 2021, has now been cancelled after its further postponement became unworkable. However, the cancelled event will take place in India in 2022 and FIFA has handed over the hosting rights for the same as well.

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 - 01:21 AM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: FIFA, Football, Women's Under-17, FIFA World Cup

Courtesy: The Hindu


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Swiss-based Julius Baer Bank To Pay $80 Million In FIFA Corruption Case

Switzerland-based bank Julius Baer and the U.S. Department of Justice have made a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regarding the money laundering case in connection with the FIFA. The bank has set aside $79.7 million to help cover financial penalties for charges of "accepting money from corrupt FIFA sources" and managing accounts that "laundered bribes" for South American football officials. The investigation has also charged 40 FIFA and… read-more

Mon, 09 Nov 2020 - 06:58 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: FIFA, corruption, Julius Baer, Football

Courtesy: The Hindu

Gianni Infantino

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino Tests COVID-19 Positive With Mild Symptoms

FIFA has officially confirmed that its president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19. Reportedly, the 50-year-old has been showing mild symptoms and will remain under self-isolation for over 10 days. The football governing body has requested all the people, who came in contact with Infantino since past few days, to take the preventive measures. The spread of COVID-19 has witnessed a sudden spike in Switzerland.

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 08:38 AM / by Shivam Chandrashekhar Kulkarni

Tags: FIFA, Football, Covid-19, UEFA

Courtesy: The Indian Express