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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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6:39 AM ET Associated Press The FIFA World Football Museum opened in 2016. Photo by Sergei FadeichevTASS via Getty Images FIFA has filed a criminal complaint against former president Sepp Blatter over the finances of its loss-making football museum in Zurich. FIFA said on Tuesday it suspected “criminal mismanagement by FIFA’s former management and companies appointed
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2:39 PM ET Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has won FIFA The Best Men’s Player of the Year for 2020, beating Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi and Juventus‘ Cristiano Ronaldo to the award. – Goal of the Year! Son, Suarez, WSL stars up for FIFA Puskas Award– ESPN FC 100: Liverpool, City dominate Lewandowski joins Luka Modric
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12:04 PM ET Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has been nominated for FIFA The Best Men’s Player of the Year for 2020 alongside Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi and Juventus‘ Cristiano Ronaldo. The women’s award will be contested between Manchester City defender Lucy Bronze, Chelsea forward Pernille Harder and Lyon defender Wendie Renard. – Goal of the
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1:26 PM ET Super-agent Mino Raiola doesn’t see a long-term future for FIFA and would like a new system to govern football, citing how Major League Soccer brought new ideas to the table when it was founded in the 1990s. Speaking at the World Football Summit, Raiola slammed the way FIFA currently runs the global
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5:00 AM ET Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi resume their rivalry after being named on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s Player award, world football’s governing body announced on Wednesday. Bayern Munich‘s treble-winning Robert Lewandowski will battle it out with Juventus star Ronaldo and Barcelona‘s Messi after finishing as top goal scorer in the
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5:28 AM ET Adriana Garcia Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hit out at EA Sports and said his name and image rights are being used in FIFA 21 without his consent. The AC Milan forward said he does not have an agreement with the company nor has he received any income from it over the use of
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6:24 AM ET FIFA is to push ahead with trials of Artificial Intelligence-driven semi-automated VAR offside technology, aimed at speeding up the process and making it more accurate. Three technology providers will move into the next development phase in 2021, with FIFA hoping it can be rolled out fully by 2022 and be used at
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5:48 AM ET Adriana Garcia Liverpool forward Diogo Jota has said he feels let down by the 80 rating he has been given in EA Sports’ “FIFA 21” game. The Portugal international, who joined Liverpool from Wolves in September for £41 million, won the inaugural ePremier League Invitational in April — beating Trent Alexander-Arnold —
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12:00 PM ET LONDON — Gareth Southgate is aiming to chip away at the historic tournament failings that have perennially undermined England‘s chances and Sunday’s 1-0 win over Croatia at Wembley is another notable step along that path. The 50-year-old is steeped in Three Lions history, standing prominently in the lineage of biannual disappointment dating
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7:39 AM ET Harry Maguire has told ESPN that Euro 2020 offers him and his England teammates the chance to banish the pain that still lingers after the 2018 World Cup semifinal defeat against Croatia. Gareth Southgate’s team face Croatia, who lost the World Cup final to France in Moscow after beating England 2-1 in
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9:32 AM ET Scotland captain Andy Robertson has confirmed his team will join England in taking the knee in an anti-racism gesture when the two sides meet at Wembley in Euro 2020 on June 18. This U-turn follows their original statement on Thursday which said the team would collectively stand, rather than kneel, in their
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