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9:51 AM ET FIFA said it has fan backing for the much-criticised plan to shift to a biennial World Cup after releasing a summary of the results of an opinion survey of supporters. The proposals, which have been outlined by FIFA’s head of global football development, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, have been met with
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7:24 PM ET Associated Press Premier League clubs which blocked South American players from traveling to World Cup qualifiers will be able to play them this weekend after the threat of a five-day ban from FIFA was lifted on Friday. Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay agreed to waive their right to trigger a FIFA regulation
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8:10 AM ET Jurgen Klopp has said that FIFA’s plan to reshape the football calendar and stage a World Cup every two years is “all about money” and fails to consider the impact on the players who the Liverpool manager describes as “the most important ingredient.” A FIFA feasibility study into biennial World Cups, overseen
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3:09 PM ET FIFA has appointed former World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis to lead the technical advisory group on the future of women’s football, the sport’s world governing body said on Sunday. Ellis, who lifted the World Cup with the United States women’s national team in 2015 and 2019, will work with various stakeholders to
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4:53 AM ET FIFA are investigating racial abuse aimed at England players during their 4-0 World Cup Qualifier win over Hungary at the Puskas Arena on Thursday. England players were booed when they took a knee before the match in a protest against racism while Raheem Sterling was pelted with cups and bottles when he
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3:22 AM ET Spending on men’s international transfer fees over the last decade increased from $2.66 billion in 2012 to a peak of $7.35bn in 2019 with $48.5bn spent overall, while players’ agents received $3.5bn in commissions, a study by world governing body FIFA said. The study said average transfer fees for players moving to
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11:41 AM ET Brazil would stand to lose the greatest number of players, including Alisson Becker and Roberto Firmino, should the Premier League refuse to release players for World Cup qualifers next month. Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images The English Premier League and Spanish LaLiga should release players for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers next month
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2:57 PM ET Eric GomezMexico writer The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has announced a reduction to FIFA’s original two-match ban for anti-gay chants heard at Olympic qualifying matches last March. A statement released by the FMF explained that due to the organization’s “efforts toward eradicating discrimination at matches,” FIFA decided to diminish the initial penalty.
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3:28 PM ET The U.S. Department of Justice unveiled a football corruption probe in 2015, with more than 50 defendants criminally charged. Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images FIFA will receive over $201 million in forfeited funds seized during a global football corruption probe, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), said on Tuesday. Since the DOJ unveiled the
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5:18 AM ET The United States and Mexico have broken into FIFA’s top 10 ranked teams in world soccer following their recent successes in reaching the finals of the CONCACAF Nations League and the Gold Cup. The U.S. beat Mexico 1-0 in the final of the Gold Cup earlier this month and both teams’ progression
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10:05 AM ET Adriana Garcia Uruguay are determined to prove that the four stars on their crest correspond to four World titles won. Puma, sponsors of the Uruguay national teams, communicated on Tuesday to the Uruguay Football Association (AUF) that FIFA had told them to remove two of the four stars above Uruguay’s crest in
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12:15 PM ET Eric GomezMexico writer FIFA has announced it will fine the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) 100,000 swiss francs ($109,000) after anti-gay chants were heard from fans during Mexico‘s May 29 match against Iceland in Arlington, Texas. A spokesperson for FIFA confirmed to ESPN Mexico that this latest round of punishment would not include
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12:45 PM ET FIFA president Gianni Infantino is coming under mounting pressure to explain his role in the failed European Super League project, sources have told ESPN. Publicly under the banner of FIFA, Infantino has renounced last month’s breakaway which saw 12 clubs including Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus launch a new competition to
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1:44 PM ET FIFA will carry out a feasibility study on holding the World Cup and the women’s World Cup every two years after backing a proposal at its annual congress on Friday. The two competitions are currently held every four years but the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) put forward a proposal for a
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3:44 AM ET FIFA has banned Haiti’s Under-20 women’s team supervisor Nella Joseph for 10 years on Monday, as part of an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual abuse of female players in the Caribbean nation. Joseph was found guilty by FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee of failing to protect the physical and mental integrity of
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1:43 PM ET Eric GomezMexico writer FIFA has officially opened an investigation after anti-gay chants were audible during the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match between Mexico and the Dominican Republic on March 18. Potential sanctions range from a fine charged to the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) to forfeiture of the three points obtained from the 4-1
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1:25 PM ET FIFA president Gianni Infantino and CONMEBOL will meet on Saturday via video to find a solution to the impasse created after several top European clubs announced they will not release their South American players in March to compete in World Cup qualifying due to COVID-19 transmission fears over travel. “We have set
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12:31 PM ET Liverpool forward Diogo Jota is ranked world No. 1 on PlayStation’s FIFA Ultimate Team Champions leaderboard after finishing the weekend at 30-0. The 24-year-old joined Liverpool from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer and impressed with nine goals for his new club — including a run of six goals in four matches in
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