NEW SERIES OF STRATEGIC SUMMITS LAUNCHED BY FIFA

FIFA has launched a second round of summits to bring together its member associations and discuss strategic matters for the future of the game. Each summit will bring together presidents and secretary generals of around 20 member associations. The series started on 21 November in Baku, Azerbaijan and will run until March 2018 with the last gathering in Lima, Peru. The Executive Football Summits were … Continue reading NEW SERIES OF STRATEGIC SUMMITS LAUNCHED BY FIFA

FIFA Competitions OC approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions, chaired by Aleksander Čeferin, met at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on September 2017. During the meeting, the committee discussed the key lessons learnt from the successful FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and was updated about the state of preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The committee approved the procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA … Continue reading FIFA Competitions OC approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

FA sends the video of Alli’s middle finger gesture to FIFA

The Football Association has sent a video to Fifa in a bid to prove that Dele Alli’s middle-finger gesture was aimed at England team-mate Kyle Walker and not an official or opponent. Television pictures showed the gesture during England’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Slovakia last week. World football’s governing body opened proceedings against Alli, who said it was a “joke with good friend” … Continue reading FA sends the video of Alli’s middle finger gesture to FIFA

Mane’s three match ban sustains

Sadio Mane’s three-match suspension, which was effective immediately, remains in place after his claim of excessive punishment was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing. The Liverpool forward was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Manchester City on 9 September 2017. Mane was sent off after catching goalkeeper Ederson in the face Liverpool’s Sadio Mane had his three-match suspension for a red … Continue reading Mane’s three match ban sustains

FIFA Appeal Committee confirmed stadium ban against Bosnia and Herzegovina

  The FIFA Appeal Committee rejected the appeal lodged by the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and confirmed the sanctions imposed on 20 July 2017 by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee in relation to the incidents which occurred during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying match between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Greece on 9 June 2017. The Committee concluded that the Appellant did infringe several provisions of … Continue reading FIFA Appeal Committee confirmed stadium ban against Bosnia and Herzegovina

FIFA’s zero-tolerance policy on match manipulation : South Africa vs. Senegal World Cup qualifier to be replayed in November

The Bureau for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers ordered a replay of the qualification match between South Africa and Senegal held on 12 November 2016. This decision follows the confirmation of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold the lifetime ban of match referee, Joseph Lamptey, for match manipulation, the ruling imposed by the FIFA Disciplinary and Appeal Committees. The match will be replayed … Continue reading FIFA’s zero-tolerance policy on match manipulation : South Africa vs. Senegal World Cup qualifier to be replayed in November

FIFA 67th Congress on FIFA’s activities in 2016

FIFA’s 211 member associations assembled in Manama, Bahrain for the 67th FIFA Congress. The organisation’s supreme body made a few important decisions to validate reports on FIFA’s activities in 2016 and, more importantly, to agree on key steps for the future of the organisation. This included the ratification of the next stages of the bidding process to select the host(s) of the 2026 FIFA World … Continue reading FIFA 67th Congress on FIFA’s activities in 2016