Featured Story

FIFA Urged To Kick Out Israeli Clubs Located In West Bank

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 26 / 16

FIFA is "facing pressure to rule next month that six Israeli football clubs based in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories should either relocate to Israel" or be banned from FIFA-recognized competitions, according to Peter Beaumont of the London GUARDIAN. A report by Huma...

Read More

Tags: International Football

More Stories

12/04/15
Real Madrid Could Face Expulsion

Real Madrid "could be expelled from the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player," according to Lyall Thomas of SKY SPORTS. Russia winger Denis Cheryshev started in the fourth-round tie away to Cadiz "despite being suspended" after picking up a third yellow card in the semifinals of last ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

12/04/15
FIFA Approves Reform Package

FIFA's exec committee approved a package of planned reforms on Thursday aimed at "cleaning up football's scandal-plagued world governing body," proposing term limits for senior officials and "increased representation for women," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. The proposals, which would ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

12/04/15
A-League Fans To Boycott Games

Football Federation Australia’s acknowledgment that it "got it wrong" will not be enough "to prevent A-League stadiums from being turned into virtual ghost towns as fan boycotts of games go ahead as planned," according to Ray Gatt of THE AUSTRALIAN. The sport’s head body, headed by new C ...

Tags: International Football, Australia

12/04/15
Two FIFA Officials Arrested In Dawn Raids

The Swiss Federal Office of Justice announced that two leading FIFA officials have been arrested in another pre-dawn raid of the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich on suspicion "of accepting bribes of millions of dollars," according to Alan Evans of the London GUARDIAN. The luxury hotel favored by FIFA o ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

12/03/15
Victory Chair Calls Out FFA

A-League champion Melbourne Victory has called out Football Federation Australia, declaring it is "sick of mediocre results from the sport’s governing body," according to the AAP. The rift between football’s biggest fans and FFA is growing, "with new boycotts announced and Sydney FC ...

Tags: Australia, International Football

12/03/15
FIFA Reform Proposals To Pull U-Turn

FIFA execs "may face fixed terms of office and tougher checks following a U-turn on proposals about how the organisation is run," according to Richard Conway of the BBC. A "raft of other reforms will be discussed at a two-day meeting" of FIFA's exec committee in Zurich. Initially, committee rec ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

12/03/15
20 Leagues To Form New Association

The EPL joined 20 leagues around the world to create a "World Association of Leagues," according to David Wood of the London DAILY MAIL. The new organization "will come into effect in January with the intention of working alongside" FIFA. French Professional Football League (LFP) President Frederic ...

Tags: International Football

12/03/15
Working Conditions Still Dire In Qatar

Labor exploitation "remains dire in Qatar," five years after the Gulf state won the right to host football’s 2022 World Cup, with "poor working conditions widespread and still no investigations into the deaths of migrant workers," Amnesty Int'l has found, according to Ian Herbert of the Londo ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

12/03/15
Football Notes

EPL side West Brom striker Salomon Rondon has "led a revolt" against the Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF), after the team's "shocking start to World Cup qualifying." Venezuela, the only South American country never to reach the World Cup, has ended the year bottom of the 10-nation group wit ...

Tags: International Football

12/02/15
Dyke: Qatar Could Still Be Stripped WC

FA Chair Greg Dyke claimed that Qatar’s hopes of hosting the 2022 World Cup are "still under threat," five years on from what he calls "the worst moment in FIFA’s history," according to Oliver Kay of the LONDON TIMES. It was on Dec. 2, 2010 when the FIFA exec committee voted for the '18 ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug