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/ 47 days ago

FIFA President Infantino says USA has to end pay-to-play system

At the 2024 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, Infantino disclosed one aspect of soccer in the United States that surprised him: the pay-to-play system. If American soccer is to reach its full potential, the head of FIFA has stated, the nation must end this massive barrier to entry. "We want to see the […]
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/ 85 days ago

Saudi Arabia fans sentenced to jail time for chants

Twelve Saudi Arabia soccer fans will serve jail time between six months and one year for chanting a religious song during a Saudi Division One match. Police questioned and investigated over 150 people in the days after the match. Police charged all twelve with “undermining public order through the spirit of sectarian intolerance by passing sectarian […]
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/ 85 days ago

Saudi Arabia fans sentenced to jail time for chants

Twelve Saudi Arabia soccer fans will serve jail time between six months and one year for chanting a religious song during a Saudi Division One match. Police questioned and investigated over 150 people in the days after the match. Police charged all twelve with “undermining public order through the spirit of sectarian intolerance by passing sectarian […]

FIFA

/ 143 days ago

Infantino wants computer algorithms to determine transfer fees

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has again floated the idea of determining transfer fees by using a computer algorithm. The notion has been discussed several times in recent years by the governing body of the sport. However, Infantino once again talked about the potential move at FIFA's annual law conference on Friday. "Now more than ever […]

FIFA

/ 172 days ago

Will FIFA's HQ return to Paris? New French rule shatters dream

While FIFA's HQ is not in Paris, the French Constitutional Council has decided against granting the organization tax exemption. It has led to speculation about the future of FIFA's office in Paris. The goal of French President Emmanuel Macron was to maintain the tax concession. He reportedly wanted to bring some of the organization back […]

UEFA President Ceferin wants to extend his assigned term limit

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin wants to change the rules of soccer's governing body in Europe to eliminate term limits he helped impose. Ceferin took over as UEFA President in 2016 following the corruption scandal that led to Michel Platini's dismissal. Ceferin worked to introduce several reforms that, at the time, he believed would strengthen UEFA. […]

FIFA

/ 319 days ago

USA's Club World Cup is a power play by FIFA against UEFA

In 2025, the USA will host FIFA's revamped Club World Cup with an increased number of teams. FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced that the event will expand to 32 teams. There will be 12 European teams participating. That includes the UEFA Champions League winners from 2021-24 (Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester City). Using the same […]

FIFA

/ 341 days ago

FIFA will not pay Women's World Cup players directly

FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed that players will not directly receive Women's World Cup payments. Instead, each team's federation will receive payments from the governing body and then issue money to the players. The announcement by Infantino comes on the eve of the tournament in Australia and New Zealand. "We have issued recommendations but we […]

Denmark

/ 351 days ago

Potential for Danish soccer rebellion may put FIFA to test

Whether you call it soccer, football, or something else entirely, it's undeniable that it's the most popular sport on the globe. Soccer has an unprecedented degree of relevance and impact, with an estimated 4 billion supporters worldwide. The significance of FIFA to the soccer community is immense. Since its inception in 1904, the international governing […]

FIFA

/ 360 days ago

FIFA prohibit One Love armband for Women's World Cup

FIFA officially announced players participating in the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand will not be allowed to wear the rainbow armband. The captain's band is in support of LGBTQ+ rights. Instead, they will have the choice to wear one of eight alternative armbands provided by FIFA. Each of those represents various social […]

FIFA

/ 390 days ago

Has the Women's World Cup bubble burst?

The Women's World Cup is right around the corner. As of May 31, the 50-day countdown to the tournament in Australia and New Zealand is underway. The record number of 32 teams secured their spots in the group stage, and teams are beginning to narrow down their squads for the competition. Tickets are selling at […]

FIFA

/ 466 days ago

Infantino wins FIFA reelection and eyes salary cap, more games

Gianni Infantino won reelection as FIFA president on Thursday in Rwanda. The news is not much of a surprise, as the 52-year-old Swiss soccer official ran unopposed. He will now remain at the helm of the world's governing body of the sport until 2027. In the reelection speech from Infantino, the FIFA boss bizarrely compared […]

FIFA

/ 473 days ago

Prosecutors end Infantino investigation over private jet

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has avoided any possible prosecution over the use of a private jet in 2017. Infantino apparently charted a private flight from Suriname to Switzerland during this timeframe. Nevertheless, the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) closed an investigation into the ordeal on Thursday. Prosecutors determined that Infantino was in compliance with the […]

FIFA

/ 495 days ago

FIFA project earnings of $11 billion for 2023-2026 period

FIFA has released their annual report and earnings on the sport's progress for 2022. Soccer's governing body highlighted multiple areas in the report, including the World Cup in Qatar, expansion of multiple tournaments and future financial predictions. The 2022 World Cup was obviously the biggest moment of the year in the sport. On the pitch, […]

FIFA

/ 551 days ago

FIFA considers idea of World Cup every three years

FIFA is considering more changes to their World Cup, including organizing a tournament every three years. Recently, FIFA halted plans of making the World Cup a biennial event. The Guardian claims that talks about changes to the World Cup have been ongoing for months now. FIFA president Gianni Infantino clearly wants the tournament to increase […]
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