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Officiating at the 2001 FIFA U-17 Championship Was Special – THISDAY Live


Officiating at the 2001 FIFA U-17 Championship Was Special
THISDAY Live
He tells Kunle Adewale how the powers that be in the Nigeria Football Association thwarted his ambition of moving up the pinnacle of his chosen career, how he resisted bribes from teams, why no Nigerian referee has officiated in any FIFA organised

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 11:56 pm

Chelsea vs QPR: Winning this weekend – not winning Fifa gong – is priority … – The Independent


The Independent

Chelsea vs QPR: Winning this weekend – not winning Fifa gong – is priority
The Independent
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was named on the Fifa shortlist for world coach of the year this week – but insists he has no interest in winning the award. Also on the 10-man shortlist are Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini and Manchester United's

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 10:54 pm

EA Sports FIFA 15 predicts: – Bundesliga – official website


EA Sports FIFA 15 predicts:
Bundesliga – official website
Cologne – EA Sports and FIFA 15 present a virtual prediction of Saturday's Matchday 10 highlight, the Klassiker between FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund (kick-off: 18:30 CET/17:30 GMT). To get you into the mood for the Allianz Arena clash, kick …

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:13 pm

Aaron Ramsey named only one Arsenal player in his FIFA 15 Ultimate Team … – The Independent


The Independent

Aaron Ramsey named only one Arsenal player in his FIFA 15 Ultimate Team
The Independent
Aaron Ramsey has named only one Arsenal player in his Ultimate Team for FIFA 15 – himself. The Welshman, appearing at the Apple store in Regent Street, London, on Thursday night engaged in a Q&A session before announcing the team he likes to play …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:26 pm

Strength of the collective key to progress for Asia, Oceania – Fifa.com


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Strength of the collective key to progress for Asia, Oceania
Fifa.com
The importance of focussing on the strength of the collective was one of the main themes to come out the Post 2014 FIFA World Cup™ conference that concluded in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. National coaches and technical directors from AFC and OFC …

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 11:58 am

Fifa apologises for video showing Crimea as part of Russia – The Guardian


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Fifa apologises for video showing Crimea as part of Russia
The Guardian
Fifa has expressed regret after its video launching the logo for the 2018 World Cup showed the disputed Crimean peninsula as part of Russia. The video, broadcast as the logo was beamed on to Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre on Tuesday, included a map of the …
Fifa apologise after 2018 World Cup launch video shows Crimean Peninsula as The Independent
FIFA Apologizes for Map Error Putting Crimea in RussiaBloomberg
FIFA sorry for Crimea video blunderBusiness Insider
Fifa.com -ITV News
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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 7:18 pm

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 Yepes: James can challenge Cristiano, Messi – Fifa.com


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FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 Yepes: James can challenge Cristiano, Messi
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No-one could dispute that 2014 has been a memorable year for Colombian football. First came a fine performance from Los Cafeteros in reaching the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup Brazil™, then James Rodriguez was awarded the adidas Golden Boot …
FIFA leaving Luis Suárez off the Ballon d'Or list is a complete jokeUSA TODAY
Who should win the Fifa Ballon d'Or player and coach of the year awards?The Guardian (blog)
Ballon d'Or: Fifa's 23-man shortlist includes favourite Cristiano Ronaldo but Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 3:04 pm

Nigeria attempt to avoid lengthy Fifa suspension – BBC Sport


BBC Sport

Nigeria attempt to avoid lengthy Fifa suspension
BBC Sport
Fifa has not confirmed if Nigeria will escape a ban which would run until May. Football's world governing body wrote to the NFF on Tuesday, warning them the latest instance of government interference – prohibited under Fifa rules – risked the country
FIFA warn Nigeria over continued interference in country's football federationSkySports
Nigeria Meets FIFA Deadline Avoiding Football BanRIA Novosti
Nigeria says it has avoided FIFA banFresno Bee
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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 1:46 pm

Fifa admits artificial turf could be used at men’s World Cup too – The Guardian


BBC Sport

Fifa admits artificial turf could be used at men's World Cup too
The Guardian
Fifa secretary general, Jérôme Valcke, has said a men's World Cup could be played on artificial turf “sooner rather than later”. Valcke was responding to the criticism of Fifa's decision that means next year's women's World Cup in Canada will not be
Women's World Cup 2015: Fifa defends use of synthetic pitchesBBC Sport
FIFA considers switching to artificial pitches for World CupSkySports
Valcke: FIFA's committed to ensuring top-level conditionsFifa.com
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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 9:02 pm

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Official Emblem revealed at International Space … – Fifa.com


RIA Novosti

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Official Emblem revealed at International Space
Fifa.com
The first part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ brand identity was revealed today with the launch of the event's Official Emblem. This key visual asset of the first FIFA World Cup™ to be held on Russian soil was unveiled with the assistance of the
FIFA reveal logo for 2018 World Cup with help of Russian cosmonautsDaily Mail
FIFA unveils Russia 2018 World Cup logo — from space | THE SIDELINEMLSsoccer.com
FIFA President Blatter Says Russia Way Ahead in World Cup Preparations RIA Novosti
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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 6:30 am

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FIFA sorry for Crimea video blunder

FIFA has apologised for an embarrassing diplomatic faux-pas when its video launching the 2018 World Cup logo portrayed the Crimean peninsula as part of Russia. The disputed clip was beamed on to the facade of Russia's historic Bolshoi Theatre at the official unveiling of the 2018 logo in the Russian capital on Tuesday. The strategic peninsula of Crimea, long home to Russian military bases, was …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 10:34 am

Nigeria set to avoid FIFA suspension after court case is dropped

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Nigeria look like avoiding a FIFA suspension after a court case involving a battle for the leadership of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) was withdrawn from the High Court on Thursday. Dropping the case paves the way for FIFA-backed NFF president Amaju Pinnick and his executive to resume their duties after they had been ousted from office by an interim ruling last …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:30 am

FIFA Apologizes for Map Error Putting Crimea in Russia

Soccer’s governing body FIFA apologized after organizers of the 2018 World Cup in Russia displayed a map that showed Crimea as part of the host country.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:14 pm

FIFA cuts World Cup video over Crimea map

FIFA has expressed regret on Thursday after its video launching the logo for the 2018 World Cup showed the disputed Crimean peninsula as part of Russia. The video, broadcast as the logo was beamed onto Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre on Tuesday, included a map of host nation Russia, including Crimea. The clip was commissioned by Russia's World Cup organizing committee from a ''local creative agency …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 6:18 pm

Nigeria move to avoid long Fifa ban

Nigeria hope to have avoided a lengthy ban from Fifa after a decision to void last month's football elections is overturned.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 1:58 pm

Russia unveils FIFA 2018 logo from outer space

The 2018 FIFA World Cup logo was revealed to the world this week from the dizzy heights of the International Space Station.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 10:50 am

FIFA: Men's World Cup could be on artificial turf

The men's World Cup could be played ''sooner rather than later'' on artificial turf, FIFA said Wednesday in the latest defense of its decision not to stage the 2015 women's tournament in Canada on grass. ''It would be very difficult to ensure solid natural-grass pitches at all venues,'' Valcke said in an interview with FIFA's website. ''This is not a question of money, or of differences between …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 12:42 am

FIFA gives Nigeria last chance to avoid ban

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — FIFA has given Nigeria one last chance to avoid a "lengthy" ban that would prevent the reigning champion from defending its title at next year's African Cup of Nations.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 2:56 pm

Soccer-Russia, Ukraine might be kept apart in 2018 – FIFA

(updates with FIFA statement denying Blatter quote) By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine might be put into different groups at the 2018 World Cup finals if the Ukrainians qualify and relations between the two countries do not improve, FIFA said on Tuesday. It seems (there was) a translation mistake," said FIFA in a statement to Reuters. "What the FIFA president …

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 4:38 pm

FIFA backs African football body over Ebola measures

World football's governing body FIFA issued a statement Tuesday backing African counterparts CAF over their measures to control the spread of the Ebola virus. FIFA said they were in regular contact with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in order to help impede the spread of Ebola, known as EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) at sporting events. "FIFA supports the decision by the Confederation of African …

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 1:26 pm