Tag: FIFA

  • The storm of criticism against football’s most powerful man

    The storm of criticism against football’s most powerful man

    Radio sports Susanna Andrén gives the story about how a Swiss lawyer became the one who rules world football. The World Cup in Qatar was a highlight of Infantino’s career, and despite a lack of confidence in Europe, he seems to have no plans to relinquish the chairman’s baton. In Fifa’s presidential election on Thursday […]

  • Australia’s Matildas will play against France in the WC expulsion

    CANBERRA, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — Australia’s national women’s soccer team will face France in their final match before the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Football Australia (FA) announced on Tuesday that the Matildas will face fifth-ranked Les Bleues in Melbourne on July 14 in a “relegation match” six days before they open their World Cup […]

  • Forward Zhang to miss China’s warm-up league match in Spain

    GENEVA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) — Chinese forward Zhang Linyan will miss a league match with Swiss women’s club Grasshopper Club Zurich in order to join his national team for four caps in Spain. “I can’t wait to play for the national team and see my Chinese teammates. I hope I can show what I’ve learned […]

  • Chinese women’s soccer team to play four friendly matches in February

    BEIJING, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) — The Chinese women’s national soccer team will play four friendly matches in February as part of their preparations for the Women’s World Cup this year. The Chinese team will hold a training camp in Guangzhou from January 26 before traveling to Spain on February 10. According to the schedule, China […]

  • FIFA issues decisions on foreign football players in Russia

    FIFA issues decisions on foreign football players in Russia

    The global football board has extended a rule that was originally introduced in March Foreign football players and coaching staff will have to unilaterally terminate their contracts with Russian clubs until the summer of 2023, FIFA has announced. The decision is an extension of a verdict that was first introduced in March after the outbreak […]

  • Some hotels in Qatar refuse gay couples ahead of the World Cup report

    Some hotels in Qatar refuse gay couples ahead of the World Cup report

    The country is preparing for the FIFA showpiece later this year An inquiry has reported that some of the hotels on FIFA’s list of recommended accommodations ahead of this year’s World Cup in Qatar are refusing bookings from same-sex couples, while others have asked gay couples to refrain from public displays of affection in the […]

  • Poland qualifies for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

    WARSAW, March 29 (Xinhua) – Poland qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the ninth time in history and for the second time in a row after defeating Sweden 2-0 at home in Tuesday’s playoffs. Captain Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for the home side with a penalty in the 49th minute, and midfielder Piotr […]

  • Iran Still 70th in FIFA’s women’s rankings

    Iran Still 70th in FIFA’s women’s rankings

    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran has remained unchanged in FIFA’s women’s rankings. – Sports news – Team Melli Banovan is ranked 70th in the ranking. The USA leads the ranking, followed by Sweden and France. The next FIFA World Ranking for Women will be published on June 17, 2022.

  • Poland’s Milik, Salamon misses World Cup qualifiers against Sweden

    WARSAW, March 26 (Xinhua) – Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik along with defender Bartosz Salamon will not play in Tuesday’s match against Sweden in the World Cup qualifiers due to injuries, the Polish Football Association confirmed on Saturday morning. On Thursday, the team coached by Czeslaw Michniewicz drew 1-1 with Scotland away after Krzysztof Piatek converted […]

  • CAS upholds FIFA’s ban on Russian football teams

    Lausanne [Switzerland]March 19 (ANI): The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday rejected the request submitted by the Russian Football Federation (FUR) to, while the CAS procedure is ongoing, postpone the implementation of the FIFA Council’s decision to suspend all Russian teams and clubs from participating in its competitions until further notice. Consequently, the […]

  • RIGHT NOW: Russia is not allowed to play in the World Cup qualifiers

    RIGHT NOW: Russia is not allowed to play in the World Cup qualifiers

    After strong reactions in the football world, Fifa and Uefa decided earlier this year to exclude all Russian national teams from the competition, something that Russia appealed to the Sports Arbitration Court.

  • Russia is appealing against FIFA, UEFA’s ban from football competition

    Russia is appealing against FIFA, UEFA’s ban from football competition

    The Russian Football Federation (RFU) has appealed against FIFA and UEFA’s bans on their football teams. The governing body of football suspended Russia from competition on February 28 after the country’s invasion of Ukraine. “RFU will demand the restoration of all Russian men’s and women’s national teams in all types of football in the tournaments […]

  • The Czechs refuse to face Russia in the World Cup qualifiers

    The Czechs refuse to face Russia in the World Cup qualifiers

    The Czech national team joined Poland and Sweden on Sunday to declare their refusal to play against Russia in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, citing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The schedule says that the Czechs will meet Sweden and Russia to meet Poland on March 24. The winners of the two matches will play on […]

  • The Czechs refuse to face Russia in the World Cup qualifiers

    The Czechs refuse to face Russia in the World Cup qualifiers

    The Czech national team joined Poland and Sweden on Sunday to declare their refusal to play against Russia in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, citing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The schedule says that the Czechs will meet Sweden and Russia to meet Poland on March 24. The winners of the two matches will play on […]

  • India’s coach Dennerby sees the quarterfinals of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup

    India’s coach Dennerby sees the quarterfinals of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup

    New Delhi [India], January 3 (ANI): India, under Swedish Thomas Dennerby, enters the January AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 with the aim of reaching the quarter-final stage of the continental tournament. The hosts India were a competitive side in the early editions of the Asian finals, finishing second in 1979 and 1983. But the decades […]

  • Lewandowski apologizes to Polish fans for the loss in Hungary

    WARSAW, November 18 (Xinhua) – Poland’s national team captain Robert Lewandowski on Thursday apologized to Polish fans for the team’s unexpected loss to Hungary in the final match of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Poland secured second place in Group I thanks to a victory against Andorra and they needed one point in Monday’s match […]

  • Ansu Fati and Carvajal back to Spain’s important World Cup qualifiers

    MADRID, NOVEMBER 5 (Xinhua) – Spain coach Luis Enrique has recalled Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal and Barcelona’s Ansu Fati and left a first call for AC Milan’s Real Madrid loaner Brahim Diaz for its key two recent FIFA World Cup qualifiers. matches. Spain travels to Greece on November 11 and then entertains Sweden on […]

  • Great Danes qualify for the World Cup in 2022 in an epic way

    Great Danes qualify for the World Cup in 2022 in an epic way

    In the numbers They have managed to do it with 17 different goal scorers and without their midfield spokesman Eriksen. And what about this for a statistic: Kasper Schmeichel has only faced four shots on goal so far in eight games. Denmark already set a new European record for most World Cup qualifiers in a […]

  • When Pia Sundhage was seconds from getting fired

    When Pia Sundhage was seconds from getting fired

    The USA will reach the World Cup finals in 2011 as the reigning Olympic champions and with their sights set on gold. But already in the quarter finals, they will face Brazil, where superstar Marta leads a team that the German home crowd has taken to heart. The drama that takes place in Dresden is […]

  • Familiar faces headline USWNT Olympic roster

    Familiar faces headline USWNT Olympic roster

    American women’s national football team veterans Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe headline the experienced 18-player list for the Tokyo Summer Games. Lloyd and Tobin Heath are on their way to the Olympics for the fourth time, while Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Becky Sauerbrunn and Kelley O’Hara will be three times Olympians. Crystal Dunn, Lindsey Horan, Julie […]

  • Zlatan is being investigated by Uefa

    Zlatan is being investigated by Uefa

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now being investigated by the European Football Association Uefa. The reason is the Swede’s financial interest in a gaming company – something that is forbidden for players who participate in UEFA’s and the international football association Fifa’s competitions. Uefa announced on Monday night that they have initiated a disciplinary investigation into the […]

  • SvFF marks against Qatar in an open letter to Fifa

    SvFF marks against Qatar in an open letter to Fifa

    The Swedish Football Association marks the World Cup in Qatar. The association has now written an open letter to the international football association Fifa. The World Cup in Qatar 2022 has been criticized for a lack of approach to human rights, and in the open letter – which is signed by chairman Karl-Erik Nilsson and […]

  • Sweden releases Sundhages Brazil in the Olympics

    Sweden releases Sundhages Brazil in the Olympics

    The Swedish women’s soccer team cannot be pitted against Pia Sundhages Brazil in the group stage of Olympic football. On the other hand, there is a 50% risk of once again being pitted against the United States. This is clear after the International Football Association (Fifa) presented the seeding groups ahead of the Olympic draw […]

  • Zlatan violated Fifa rules – risks fines and suspension

    Zlatan violated Fifa rules – risks fines and suspension

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic risks both a fine and also being suspended from national team games, reports Sportbladet. The reason is that Ibrahimovic is still a partner in a gaming company, which violates the rules of the International Football Association. The Swedish Football Association has known about this for several years and Secretary General Håkan Sjöstrand says […]

  • Ibrahimovic returns to Sweden’s national site (updated)

    STOCKHOLM, March 16 (Xinhua) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back in the national team, the Swedish Football Association announced on Tuesday. “God’s return”, the 39-year-old Milan striker tweeted when national team manager Janne Andersson announced his comeback at a press conference. It came four years and nine months after the striker left the national team after […]

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to Sweden’s squad

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to Sweden’s squad

    Stockholm [Sweden]March 16 (ANI): Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Tuesday decided to leave his international pension when he was named Sweden’s squad for the upcoming World Cup 2022 qualifier. Ibrahimovic had not played for Sweden since he announced his retirement from international football in 2016. The 39-year-old will now join Sweden later this month when they […]

  • USWNT plays a friendly match against Sweden on April 10

    USWNT plays a friendly match against Sweden on April 10

    Chicago [USA]March 10 (ANI): The US Women’s National Team (USWNT) travels to meet Sweden in a friendly match on April 10 at Friends Arena in Stockholm. The match will be the first of two under FIFA’s international window in April, with US Soccer saying that USWNT is currently finalizing its second match in Europe on […]

  • 40 years in Fifa ended with scandals

    40 years in Fifa ended with scandals

    The Swiss, who turns 85 on March 10, even has a long amateur career behind him in football. In 1975, he got the job as technical director of Fifa, and six years later he jumped higher in the hierarchy when he was appointed new general secretary. He continued in that role until the height of […]

  • Fifa fires its vice president

    Fifa fires its vice president

    The International Football Association Fifa is suspending its own vice-president, also the president of the African Football Association, Ahmad Ahmad from all football for five years. According to Fifa, Ahmad committed corruption between 2017 and 2019. In addition to the suspension, Ahmad will also pay 200,000 Swiss francs, almost 1.9 million Swedish kronor.

  • Swiss bank agrees to settlement in Fifa investigation

    Swiss bank agrees to settlement in Fifa investigation

    The Swiss bank Julius Bär has agreed to a settlement with the US Department of Justice in the investigation into Fifa corruption, and has reserved the equivalent of just over SEK 680 million to pay a fine. In the past, former employees of the bank have admitted and fined for laundering bribes for South American […]

  • MFF starts the country’s first academy for Fifa players

    MFF starts the country’s first academy for Fifa players

    Malmö gets the country’s first pure academy for e-sports and the video game Fifa. It is Malmö FF, which has a team in the so-called Eallsvenskan, which will start the academy next year together with Malmö free educational institutions. “This means that you will have FIFA on the schedule, two days a week starting in […]

  • Important message to the public in Hörby in Hörby municipality, Skåne county.

    Important message to the public in Hörby in Hörby municipality, Skåne county.

    A Swiss court has returned the equivalent of SEK 353 million to the South American football association Conmebol – the money has been taken from two former dignitaries in the association who have been accused of corruption in connection with the Fifa scandal. Conmebol has also received the equivalent of SEK 119 million from various […]

  • The emperor became a living football legend

    The emperor became a living football legend

    One of the best defensive players in history and world champion both as a playing captain and as a coach. It is one of football’s greatest legends to be celebrated when the German Franz Beckenbauer turns 75 on Friday 11 September. He was nicknamed “Der Kaiser” for his dominant and elegant style in West German […]

  • Mbappe tests positive for COVID-19, to miss the match between France and Croatia

    PARIS, September 7 (Xinhua) – French striker Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Tuesday’s UEFA Nations League match against Croatia, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Monday. The PSG striker, who is asymptomatic according to RMC Sports, has left the national team and started his home quarantine. Mbappe scored for […]

  • New law will give migrant workers better conditions

    New law will give migrant workers better conditions

    Ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar has changed the labor laws for migrant workers, whose working conditions have long been criticized for being slave-like. Pressure and solid trade union work have been important for the migrant workers now to get better conditions, according to Johan Lindholm, chairman of the Building and Board member […]

  • I-League exposure was perfect ‘ladder’ for me: Amarjit Singh

    I-League exposure was perfect ‘ladder’ for me: Amarjit Singh

    New Delhi [India], Aug 30 (ANI): Indian midfielder Amarjit Singh, who captained India in FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, feels the exposure in the I-League helped him and the entire squad of the junior World Cup to mature into ‘better players’. In a live chat with AIFF TV, Amarjit labelled the I-League as the […]

  • Paul Pogba tests positive for COVID-19

    Paul Pogba tests positive for COVID-19

    Paris [France]Aug 27 (ANI): Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for coronavirus, and as a result has been left out of the French squad. France coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday confirmed the news, Goal.com reported. The 27-year-old Pogba was named in the French squad for the upcoming Nations League matches against Croatia and […]