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  1. Barcelona’s transfer ban suspended by FIFA, should allow club to make summer moves

    Apr 23, 2014, 7:32 AM EDT


    This is a massive break for the Blaugranas and will no doubt be met with consternation by its rivals.

  2. Barcelona handed a 14-month transfer ban from FIFA

    Apr 2, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

    Barcelona v Paris St Germain - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final

    Over the next year-plus, Barcelona will have to rely on its youth system for “new” blood after receiving a transfer ban from FIFA.

  3. FIFA’s chief investigator will interview members about Qatar World Cup vote

    Mar 19, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT


    As allegations of corruption continue to hover over FIFA, their exec. committee will now be under scrutiny:

  4. Qatar 2022 World Cup scandal: Reports of former Fifa vice-president paid millions by Qatari firm

    Mar 18, 2014, 6:49 AM EDT

    Trinidad and Tobago's National Security Minister Jack Warner talks with journalists after a meeting with residents in Port of Spain

    Former CONCACAF President accused of accepting over $2.3 million from Qatari company owned by Fifa exec. Hammam:

  5. Reports: FA to ask FIFA to extend their Anelka ban worldwide

    Mar 16, 2014, 9:22 AM EDT


    Despite seeing his contract at West Brom terminated, Nicolas Anelka’s fight over English soccer isn’t over just yet.

  6. No hidden messages on t-shirts during this summer’s World Cup

    Mar 1, 2014, 10:07 AM EDT

    Galatasaray's Didier Drogba from Ivory Coast salutes soccer fans as he wears a jersey in sign of respect for Nelson Mandela before their Turkish League match with Elazigspor in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

    Players in Brazil will need to find new ways of expressing themselves, with slogans on tee shirts now forbidden at the World Cup.

  7. FIFA referees chief springs to defense of Eriksson after City’s critical comments

    Feb 19, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    Champions League woe continues for City, will that impact their performance vs. Stoke?

    But it wasn’t the Premier League, and Boyce was furious at Pellegrini’s comments about an official slated to referee matches at the World Cup this summer.

  8. FIFA to conduct random doping test for each World Cup player; could have in-match water breaks

    Feb 17, 2014, 11:14 PM EDT

    Dvorak, Chief Medical Officer of FIFA poses for photographers as he presents a ball during news conference in Crans Montana

    FIFA has a massive crew for the fight against doping, so it’s no surprise to see them take such a vocal stance and thorough approach to testing.

  9. Detailing FIFA’s ‘friendly reminder’ trip to check in on Brazil’s World Cup preparations

    Feb 17, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT

    Jerome Valcke, Luis Fernandes, Arthur Virgilio Neto

    In the latest edition of “Where’s Valcke?” let’s see what FIFA’s Secretary General has been up to as crucial talks await:

  10. FIFA warns host cities in Brazil, as rush to finish venues continue

    Feb 14, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Brazil WCup FIFA Visit

    With stadiums still resembling construction sites, one host city could be cut out from the party next week:

  11. Sepp Blatter may run for FIFA Presidency in 2015… after saying he wouldn’t

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:59 AM EDT

    Joseph Sepp Blatter

    After saying this term would be his last, Blatter looks set to run for FIFA presidency in 2015:

  12. Orange cards getting the headlines, but FIFA’s presidential campaigners could provide fertile debates over future of the sport

    Jan 21, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT

    Referee Cesar Muniz showed cards to nine different Elche players.

    Provided they don’t then dip into further hues — the ‘peach’ card or the ‘atomic tangerine’ card — it could work.

  13. Jérôme Champagne announces bid for FIFA presidency

    Jan 20, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT


    Should Sepp Blatter run for a fifth term as FIFA president, he will face competition from former advisor Jérôme Champagne.

  14. Sepp Blatter on Qatar 2022 World Cup: “Let’s find a solution to play in the winter”

    Jan 14, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses the media in Zurich

    Blatter believes a compromise can be found, as tensions rise across FIFA’s exec. committee:

  15. FIFA President Sepp Blatter: Divers should get in-game time penalty

    Jan 3, 2014, 7:20 AM EDT

    Southampton v Chelsea - Premier League

    Is Sepp onto something with a “sin-bin” for players who simulate injuries?

  16. FIFA president Sepp Blatter has a “good reputation.” Just ask him

    Dec 16, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT

    Joseph Sepp Blatter

    According to his lawyers, the reputation for FIFA’s controversial top man it tippy top!

  17. Who should make the FIFA Pro team of the year? Top 50 players shortlisted

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT

    Bayern Munich's Ribery celebrates scoring with Alaba during their Champions League soccer match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester

    With a shortlist of over 50 names to choose from, what is your current best starting XI in world soccer?

  18. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery to battle it out for Ballon d’Or

    Dec 9, 2013, 9:48 AM EDT

    If the youngsters fail to deliver, Messi and Ronaldo will show them how it's done.

    Shock horror, Ronaldo and Messi go head-to-head for Ballon d’Or….

  19. World Cup fixture times changed

    Dec 7, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

    FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke holds the ticket of the United States during the draw ceremony for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Costa do Sauipe near Salvador, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    FIFA have changed the times of six World Cup fixtures, including the scheduled kickoff time for USA – Portugal.

  20. Italy and England to propose drinks breaks during World Cup matches in Manaus

    Dec 6, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    The Arena Amazônia is the host stadium in the humid confides of the Amazon rainforest.

    Given the crippling equatorial heat in Manaus, England and Italy will lobby FIFA to build drinks breaks into matches. The United States is also set to play a match in the Amazonian city.

  21. 2014 World Cup draw simulator: Field set, so how tough will it be for USMNT?

    Nov 21, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    Jamaica v United States - World Cup Qualifer

    Groups of Death litter the way, as Jurgen Klinsmann’s side prepare for toughest World Cup in a long time:

  22. Upcoming Club World Cup: Now with more vanishing spray

    Nov 20, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT


    “Back in my day,” players would just play. In the present, there’s no reason not to move forward with this product.

  23. Amnesty International report yet another reminder that Qatar can be horrible, horrible place

    Nov 17, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT

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    Among other abuses, 90 percent of Qatar’s 1.35 million foreign workers have their passports withheld by employers.

  24. Concerns mount about 2014 World Cup, as Soccerex cancelled in Rio de Janiero

    Nov 6, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT


    Huge soccer conference cancelled, as fears of safety issues in Brazil increase:

  25. More World Cup changes thrown around as Platini wants 40-team format

    Oct 28, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

    EURO 2016 Steering Committee Meeting

    On the heels of Sepp Blatter’s quest for adding African and Asian World Cup bids at the expense of European ones, UEFA president Michel Platini fires back with an idea of his own.

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