Asia Cup: Virat Kohli Fined For Showing Dissent at Umpire’s Decision During India-Pakistan Game

Virat Kohli has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during his India’s Asia Cup T20 match against Pakistan in Mirpur on Saturday. The player was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision … Continue reading Asia Cup: Virat Kohli Fined For Showing Dissent at Umpire’s Decision During India-Pakistan Game

Everton: Iranian Farhad Moshiri buys 49.9% stake

Iranian businessman Farhad Moshiri has bought a 49.9% stake in Everton, the Goodison Park club says. Moshiri  sold his stake in Arsenal to business partner Alisher Usmanov on Friday so he could buy into Everton, who play Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals next month. The deal needs Premier League approval. Providing there are no problems, it will bring to an end Everton’s decade-long search for new … Continue reading Everton: Iranian Farhad Moshiri buys 49.9% stake

FIFA Congress approves landmark reforms

FIFA’s Member Associations approved a package of landmark reforms that pave the way for significant improvements to the governance of global football, including a clear separation of commercial and political decision-making, greater scrutiny of senior officials, and commitments to promoting women in football and human rights. The reforms were supported by 179 of the 207 Member Associations present and eligible to vote at the Extraordinary Congress … Continue reading FIFA Congress approves landmark reforms

Gianni Infantino elected FIFA President

Gianni Infantino has  been elected as the President of FIFA for the remainder of the current term of office (until 2019) by the Extraordinary FIFA Congress held in Zurich. He was elected as the ninth FIFA President after the second ballot with 115 of 207 total votes. In line with the FIFA Statutes, the mandate of the new FIFA President started after the conclusion of … Continue reading Gianni Infantino elected FIFA President

CAS REJECTS HRH PRINCE ALI AL HUSSEIN’S REQUEST FOR URGENT PROVISIONAL MEASURES

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued its decision on the urgent request for provisional measures filed by HRH Prince Ali Al Hussein of Jordan. The request for provisional measures has been rejected by the President of the CAS Appeals Arbitration Division. The full order with grounds will be communicated in a few days. On 22 February 2016, HRH Prince Ali Al Hussein filed … Continue reading CAS REJECTS HRH PRINCE ALI AL HUSSEIN’S REQUEST FOR URGENT PROVISIONAL MEASURES

FIFA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION : CAS REJECTS JEROME CHAMPAGNE’S REQUEST FOR URGENT PROVISIONAL MEASURES

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected an urgent request for provisional measures filed by FIFA Presidential election candidate Jerome Champagne. On 24 February 2016, Jerome Champagne filed an appeal at the CAS against a decision issued by the FIFA Ad-hoc Electoral Committee dated 17 February 2016, together with an urgent request for provisional measures seeking an order from the CAS that FIFA be … Continue reading FIFA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION : CAS REJECTS JEROME CHAMPAGNE’S REQUEST FOR URGENT PROVISIONAL MEASURES

THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) TO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ALL-RUSSIA ATHLETICS FEDERATION (ARAF) IN ADJUDICATING EIGHT ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATIONS

The cases of Russian racewalkers Vera Sokolova, Elmira Alembekova, Ivan Noskov, Mikhail Ryzhov and Denis Strelkov who all tested positive for EPO at the Saransk race walking centre on 2 June 2015 will be handled by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland. In doing so, CAS will act as a sole instance decision making authority, substituting for the All Russia Athletic … Continue reading THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) TO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ALL-RUSSIA ATHLETICS FEDERATION (ARAF) IN ADJUDICATING EIGHT ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATIONS

FIFA rejects appeal of Belgian club sanctioned under third-party influence and third-party ownership rules

FIFA’s Appeal Committee has rejected the appeal lodged by the Belgian club FC Seraing and confirmed in its entirety the decision rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee sanctioning the club for breaches of the regulations relating to the prohibition of third-party influence on clubs and to the ban on third-party ownership of players’ economic rights (TPO). As such, FC Seraing is to serve a transfer … Continue reading FIFA rejects appeal of Belgian club sanctioned under third-party influence and third-party ownership rules

Worawi Makudi banned for three months by FIFA Disciplinary Committee

Worawi Makudi, former President of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) and a former member of the FIFA Executive Committee, has been sanctioned by FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee for failing to comply with a decision passed by the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee. In October 2015, the Ethics Committee banned Mr Makudi from all football activities for 90 days. The Disciplinary Committee found that … Continue reading Worawi Makudi banned for three months by FIFA Disciplinary Committee

FIFA and Thailand sign agreement for implementation of FIFA 11 for Health

FIFA, the Ministry of Tourism & Sports, Education and Public Health and the Football Association of Thailand signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday, 23 February 2016, to promote the ‘FIFA 11 for Health’ programme and to improve public health in Thailand. The MoU was sealed by FIFA Chief Medical Officer and F-MARC Chairman Professor Jiří Dvořák, the President of the Football Association of … Continue reading FIFA and Thailand sign agreement for implementation of FIFA 11 for Health