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Qatar 2022 World Cup final to be on Dec 18-FIFA

FIFA confirmed on Thursday the date of the world's most watched sports event more than four years after it controversially chose the tiny Gulf emirate as host. Finally, Qatar got its reward for enduring an investigation into alleged corruption in the bidding process, and a European-led furor over moving the World Cup from its traditional June-July period. In more than seven years,...

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Withdraw court case, FIFA orders FKF

Fifa has ordered Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to withdraw a court case against the Kenyan Premier League body and officials, even as the world body intensified the search for a solution to the four-month old impasse between the two bodies. The impasse has since degenerated into a full blown crisis occasioned by confusion in the wake of the formation of two parallel top flight footba...

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Blatter is our choice, CECAFA Boss

Sepp Blatter’s bid for a fifth term as president of the world football governing body (Fifa) has received a vote of support from the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa). Cecafa president Leodegar Tenga said yesterday that football federations in the region will vote overwhelmingly in favour of incumbent Fifa boss, despite growing dismay in Europe ov...

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FIFA RDO official names Somali FA Boss a hardworking soldier

FIFA refereeing development officer, Mr. Ahmed El Shenawi, said he sees signs of progress in Somalia, naming the country’s FA president, Abdiqani Said Arab, a ‘symbol for Somali sport’ in general. Mr. El Shenawi made the comment during his address at the opening ceremony of FIFA MA refereeing course for Somalia, at SYL hotel in the capital Mogadishu on ...

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FIFA member federations to consider suspending Israel

Federation of International Football Association's (FIFA)  209 member federations will be asked to consider suspending Israel from world soccer just before they elect their president this month. FIFA published an agenda Monday for its election congress on May 29, including a late proposal by Palestinian football officials to suspend Israel. The move, needing a three-quarte...

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Blatter prankster charged by police after FIFA complain

The British comedian who showered FIFA president Sepp Blatter with fake dollar bills has been charged by Swiss police after being arrested and interrogated, a police spokesman said on Tuesday. Simon Brodkin, who performs as the character Lee Nelson, was taken away by police from the headquarters of soccer's world governing body after Blatter's security escorted him out of the p...

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FIFA suspends Warner for life

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner quit his post in the organization in 2011. FIFA has banned former vice president Jack Warner for life over misconduct following an investigation into the bidding contest for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The decision Tuesday by FIFA’s ethics committee comes as Warner fights extradition from Trinidad on U.S. charges of racketeering, wire ...

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Fifa sacks suspended secretary general Jerome Valcke with immediate effect

Jérôme Valcke, the suspended secretary general of Fifa and Sepp Blatter’s long-time associate, has been sacked with immediate effect. The Frenchman is facing a nine-year ban after an ethics investigation considered several alleged offences, including being connected to the black market sales of World Cup tickets. He denies wrongdoing. The ethics committee’s...

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Chuck Blazer, disgraced ex-Fifa official, dies aged 72

    Disgraced US football official Chuck Blazer has died at the age of 72, his lawyers say. Blazer, who was banned from all football activities for life in 2015, had been suffering from cancer. In 2013 he pleaded guilty to bribery, money laundering and tax evasion but agreed to help investigators expose corruption in Fifa. A larger-than-life character, he was ...

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