Football

FIFA announces tougher sanctions on racism, homophobia

Players to be suspended for at least 10 games for discriminatory behaviour under FIFA's new disciplinary code.

FIFA announces tougher sanctions on racism, homophobia

Football

ASEAN nations to 'launch joint bid' to host 2034 FIFA World Cup

Experts say the 10 ASEAN nations - home to more than 640 million people - have yet to work out the details.

ASEAN nations to 'launch joint bid' to host 2034 FIFA World Cup

Africa

What does FIFA's takeover of CAF mean for African football?

Fatma Samoura designated general delegate for Africa to oversee a forensic audit of Confederation of African Football.

What does FIFA's takeover of CAF mean for African football?

Sport

No case opened against Platini in World Cup probe: French police

The former French football administrator has been questioned over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

No case opened against Platini in World Cup probe: French police

Football

Platini questioned over Qatar World Cup

Disgraced former European football star held over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, Le Monde reports.

Platini detained in Paris as part of Qatar 2022 World Cup probe

Saudi Arabia

FIFA tells Saudis to stop pirating Women's World Cup TV feeds

Saudi authorities declared beIN illegal in the kingdom, a proxy battle in the nation's boycott of Qatar two years ago.

FIFA tells Saudis to stop pirating Women's World Cup TV feeds

FIFA

Infantino re-elected FIFA president for four-year term

Swiss national Gianni Infantino elected by acclamation as the sole candidate at the FIFA Congress in Paris.

Infantino re-elected FIFA president for four-year term

Qatar 2022

FIFA shelves plan to expand 2022 World Cup to 48 teams

World football governing body scraps plans to expand tournament in Qatar from 32 teams, citing 'logistical' problems.

FIFA shelves plan to expand 2022 World Cup to 48 teams

Racism

FIFA backs English players' social media boycott over racism

Football's world governing body 'applauds' anti-discrimination campaign, announces new plan to rid the sport of racism.

FIFA backs English players' social media boycott over racism

FIFA

FIFA chief holds World Cup expansion talks in Kuwait

Gianni Infantino meets Kuwait's emir before flying to Doha, as he pushes to expand Qatar 2022 tournament to 48 teams.

FIFA chief Infantino holds World Cup expansion talks in Kuwait

Opinion

It's time to hold the Israeli Football Association to account

FIFA and Puma must cut ties with the IFA over its complicity in Israeli crimes against Palestinians.

Mahmoud Sarsak

by Mahmoud Sarsak

Mahmoud Sarsak

FIFA

FIFA to explore expanding 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48 teams

Football's governing body will work with Qatar to potentially expand event by adding one more country to host matches.

FIFA to explore expanding 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48 teams

Football

FIFA bans former official for seven years in bribery case

Ethics committee imposes a seven-year ban on Rafael Salguero who was offered a large bribe for 2018 World Cup vote.

FIFA bans former official for seven years in bribery case

Opinion

FIFA and the politics of a Gulf feud

FIFA is being dragged into the Gulf's internal rivalries and that does not bode well for the federation.

Bill Law

by Bill Law

Bill Law

Qatar 2022

Campaign to sabotage 2022 Qatar World Cup unveiled

Political strategist Lynton Crosby asked for $6.7m to get football event awarded to another country, news report says.

Guardian: Lynton Crosby offered to undermine 2022 Qatar World Cup