FIFA drops plans for 48-team 2022 World Cup
FIFA shelved a proposed expansion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the world football body's president Gianni Infantino.
FIFA U-20 World Cup: Flying Eagles arrive in Poland
Nigeria’s national under-20 male football team, the Flying Eagles, on Sunday arrived in Poland for this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup which begins on Thursday.
Can the Women’s World Cup get more girls into football?
The FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 is less than three weeks to its kick off on June 7. This year’s tournament has already gotten the buy-in of leading global brands who are building good momentum for the women’s game with their campaigns.
Why private sponsorship of football clubs is failing in Nigeria
In football-loving countries world over, the establishment and management of clubs is done by private entities, whose motive of ownership is good return on investment in the beautiful game.
FIFA to study Chelsea's appeal against transfer ban
World football's governing body FIFA will on Thursday study an appeal by Chelsea against a ban that currently means the Premier League giants will be unable to recruit new players this summer or in the January 2020 transfer window.
India earn top FIFA seat, eye 2026 World Cup
India set their sights on qualifying for the 2026 World Cup as Praful Patel became their first representative on the powerful FIFA Council on Saturday. Patel, one of six Asian delegates elected to the Council at the Asian Football Confederation Congress, said the World Cup was the next big step for India after making great…
NFF lines up more friendly matches for Falcons, Eagles
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has approved more friendly games for the senior national teams, the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons ahead of their respectively international competitions this year. While the Super Eagles will participate in the 2019 African Nations Cup scheduled for Egypt from June, the Super Falcons will participate in the FIFA…
FIFA to take final decision on 48-team 2022 World Cup in June
FIFA chiefs will decide today whether to back an expansion of the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams but a final decision will only be taken at a meeting in Paris in June, sources said yesterday. According to AFP, the FIFA Council meeting in Miami today will give its verdict on an internal feasibility study,…
Chelsea lodge transfer ban appeal
Chelsea have appealed against the one-year transfer ban handed to the Premier League giants, FIFA confirmed on Tuesday, but will have to wait to discover whether the ban will be temporarily lifted pending the outcome of the appeal. Last month the club were issued with a two-window registration ban and fined 600,000 Swiss francs (over…