FIFA organises Iran visit to 'assess preparations' for female fans

FIFA organises Iran visit to 'assess preparations' for female fans

FIFA said on Wednesday (Sep 11) it will send officials to Iran "shortly" to look at the possibility of allowing female spectators into football games in the country.
Van Dijk, Ronaldo and Messi shortlisted for FIFA award

Van Dijk, Ronaldo and Messi shortlisted for FIFA award

Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk is on the shortlist to add FIFA's best player award to his UEFA Men's Player of the Year honour.
Vietnam has bigger chance as Women’s World Cup expanded

Vietnam has bigger chance as Women’s World Cup expanded 1

Vietnam’s national football team will have a bigger opportunity to compete at the Women's World Cup after the world soccer governing body FIFA announced on August 1 that the number of teams taking part in the championship will increase from 24 to 32.
FIFA launches global safeguarding network

FIFA launches global safeguarding network

FIFA promised to enhance child safeguarding standards across its 211 member associations as world football's governing body launched a new programme on Wednesday (Jul 10).
Platini blasts Infantino, says he has 'no legitimacy'

Platini blasts Infantino, says he has 'no legitimacy'

The former head of European football Michel Platini has blasted FIFA President Gianni Infantino ahead of his re-election saying he has "no legitimacy" and that he previously mocked women's football.
FIFA's Boban 'not in favour' of stadium closures for racism

FIFA's Boban 'not in favour' of stadium closures for racism

Former Croatia international Zvonimir Boban says he is against football matches being suspended if players are racially abused by a small number of fans, days before England play for the first time since their black players were targeted by Montenegro supporters.
Blatter plans to sue FIFA and Infantino

Blatter plans to sue FIFA and Infantino

Former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter plans to sue world football's governing body and his successor for allegedly spreading "false information" and damaging his reputation, according to a news report published on Wednesday (May 8).
National men’s football team ranks 98th in FIFA rankings

National men’s football team ranks 98th in FIFA rankings

Vietnam’s national men’s football team have moved up one spot since last month to hit 98th place in the latest FIFA rankings.
FIFA backs 48-team World Cup in 2022

FIFA backs 48-team World Cup in 2022

FIFA moved a step closer on Friday (Mar 15) to expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams and hopes to confirm the plans in June if a suitable co-host can be found.
National men’s football team enters FIFA’s top 100

National men’s football team enters FIFA’s top 100

Vietnam’s national men’s football team has climbed two spots to find itself on the list of world’s top 100 for this month, according to the latest International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) rankings released on November 29.
Pogba not as selfish as people think, says Deschamps

Pogba not as selfish as people think, says Deschamps

France manager Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading Les Bleus to winning the World Cup.
CONMEBOL asks FIFA to hold Copa America in same years as Euros

CONMEBOL asks FIFA to hold Copa America in same years as Euros

South American football confederation CONMEBOL announced on Tuesday that it wants to change its calendar so that the Copa America is held in the same year as the European Championship from 2020.
Griezmann pleads case for Ballon d'Or after FIFA snub

Griezmann pleads case for Ballon d'Or after FIFA snub

France star Antoine Griezmann insists he deserves to be on the podium for this year's Ballon d'Or after winning the World Cup and major silverware with Atletico Madrid.
Ronaldo, Salah and Modric nominated for FIFA best player award; Messi snubbed

Ronaldo, Salah and Modric nominated for FIFA best player award; Messi snubbed

Lionel Messi was left off the shortlist for the FIFA's men's player of the year award on Monday as his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo was named alongside Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah.
First convicted FIFA bigwig awaits US sentencing

First convicted FIFA bigwig awaits US sentencing

The first bigwig convicted in the United States in the FIFA corruption scandal that disgraced world football awaited sentencing on Wednesday (Aug 22).
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