Fifa – TheNewsGuru https://thenewsguru.com Africa's fastest growing news platform Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:57:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://thenewsguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cropped-ico-tng-32x32.jpg Fifa – TheNewsGuru https://thenewsguru.com 32 32 Former FIFA President Blatter calls for Infantino’s suspension https://thenewsguru.com/sports/former-fifa-president-blatter-calls-for-infantinos-suspension/ https://thenewsguru.com/sports/former-fifa-president-blatter-calls-for-infantinos-suspension/#respond Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:57:37 +0000 https://thenewsguru.com/?p=266292 Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has called for the suspension of his successor, Gianni Infantino, by the global football body after criminal proceedings were opened against Infantino in Switzerland. Swiss authorities said on Thursday that proceedings had been launched against the current FIFA boss by a special prosecutor looking into meetings he had with the […]

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FIFA bans ex-top official for 10 years https://thenewsguru.com/sports/fifa-bans-ex-top-official-for-10-years/ https://thenewsguru.com/sports/fifa-bans-ex-top-official-for-10-years/#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 06:24:06 +0000 http://thenewsguru.com/?p=260959 Soccer’s world governing body FIFA has banned Markus Kattner, a former leading official in the Zurich organisation, for 10 years. The sports governing body fined him one million Swiss francs ($1.06 million) after a probe into bonus payments. FIFA said in a statement on Tuesday that the investigation into Kattner covered various charges concerning bonus […]

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Japan pulls out of hosting bid for Women’s World Cup in 2023 https://thenewsguru.com/sports/japan-pulls-out-of-hosting-bid-for-womens-world-cup-in-2023/ https://thenewsguru.com/sports/japan-pulls-out-of-hosting-bid-for-womens-world-cup-in-2023/#respond Mon, 22 Jun 2020 13:28:54 +0000 http://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=259356 Japan on Monday withdrew its bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup just three days before FIFA’s decision on the venue. FIFA had confirmed that Japanese Football Federation had pulled out of the running due to the Tokyo 2020 Games being delayed a year to commence on 2021 and the impact of the coronavirus […]

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Players allowed to play for 3 clubs in a season — FIFA https://thenewsguru.com/sports/players-allowed-to-play-for-3-clubs-in-a-season-fifa/ https://thenewsguru.com/sports/players-allowed-to-play-for-3-clubs-in-a-season-fifa/#respond Fri, 12 Jun 2020 10:00:10 +0000 http://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=257693 Players will be allowed to play for up to three clubs, instead of two, during the course of a season, FIFA said. The global football body said this was a temporary rule change to alleviate the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the sport. It added that the move was “to avoid any concerns […]

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FIFA plans football match for fight against coronavirus https://thenewsguru.com/sports/fifa-plans-football-match-for-fight-against-coronavirus/ https://thenewsguru.com/sports/fifa-plans-football-match-for-fight-against-coronavirus/#respond Mon, 18 May 2020 13:30:23 +0000 http://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=253548 FIFA will organise a charity football match to raise funds for the battle against the coronavirus, the sport’s world governing body said on Monday. “It is our responsibility to demonstrate solidarity and continue to do everything we can to participate and support the efforts in the combat against the pandemic. “We have been active in […]

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FIFA approves five substitutes per match https://thenewsguru.com/sports/fifa-approves-five-substitutes-per-match/ https://thenewsguru.com/sports/fifa-approves-five-substitutes-per-match/#respond Sat, 09 May 2020 05:57:02 +0000 http://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=251896 Teams will be allowed up to five substitutions per match, instead of the usual three, as a temporary measure to help cope with potential fixture congestion in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak, FIFA have confirmed. The change in the rules will be allowed in all competitions which are due to finish by the end […]

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PSG president Khelaifi, ex-FIFA Secretary General Valcke face corruption trial in September https://thenewsguru.com/sports/psg-president-khelaifi-ex-fifa-secretary-general-valcke-face-corruption-trial/ https://thenewsguru.com/sports/psg-president-khelaifi-ex-fifa-secretary-general-valcke-face-corruption-trial/#respond Wed, 29 Apr 2020 06:11:10 +0000 http://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=250134 Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and FIFA’s former secretary general Jerome Valcke will face a corruption trial in September, the Swiss judiciary said. The corruption case arose over the attribution of broadcasting rights. The two will be tried in the southeastern Swiss city of Bellinzona along with a third, unidentified man. They will be tried […]

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FIFA proposes up to 5 substitutions per match https://thenewsguru.com/sports/fifa-proposes-up-to-5-substitutions-per-match/ https://thenewsguru.com/sports/fifa-proposes-up-to-5-substitutions-per-match/#respond Mon, 27 Apr 2020 14:11:38 +0000 http://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=249789 FIFA has proposed that teams should be allowed to make up to five substitutions per match, instead of the usual three, as a temporary measure to help cope with potential fixture congestion in the aftermath of the novel Coronavirus outbreak. Football has been at a standstill since mid-March but many leagues and federations are still […]

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Coronavirus: No match, competition is worth risking human life – FIFA President https://thenewsguru.com/sports/coronavirus-no-match-competition-is-worth-risking-human-life-fifa-president/ https://thenewsguru.com/sports/coronavirus-no-match-competition-is-worth-risking-human-life-fifa-president/#respond Sat, 11 Apr 2020 11:58:01 +0000 http://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=246886 The President of Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA, Gianni Infantino has said that it would be more than irresponsible to restart competitions too early amid the coronavirus pandemic, stating that no match is worth risking a life for. Infantino, who made this known on Thursday through Royal Spanish Football Federation, RFEF, said that sports have been […]

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Restarting football too soon ‘irresponsible’ – FIFA https://thenewsguru.com/sports/restarting-football-too-soon-irresponsible-fifa/ https://thenewsguru.com/sports/restarting-football-too-soon-irresponsible-fifa/#respond Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:11:50 +0000 http://www.thenewsguru.com/?p=246774 Restarting football too early would be “irresponsible”, says Fifa president Gianni Infantino. Most domestic leagues around the world are on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic while major tournaments such as Euro 2020 and the Copa America have been postponed for one year. “No match, no competition, no league is worth risking a single human […]

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