FIFA

  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    09.05.2017 /
    Without any apparent justification, Bahraini authorities have barred German reporter Robert Kempe, who has written critically about Bahraini sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, from entering the country to attend the FIFA Congress.
  • Photo: Government ZA/Flickr
    20.03.2017 /
    After 29 unprecedented years as Africa’s football supremo, Issa Hayatou’s iron grip as CAF president came to a dramatic end in Ethiopia. But will the ascension of Ahmad open the needed chapter of reform and good governance in the continent, which many are demanding? Osasu Obayiuwana witnessed the dramatic election in Addis Ababa.
  • 13.03.2017 /
    Head of the Russian Football Union (RFS), Vitaly Mutko has been blocked from seeking re-election to FIFA’s ruling Council after failing an eligibility check.
  • 06.03.2017 /
    More than 50 percent of fans say they have no confidence in FIFA, a recent poll by Transparency International and Forza Football shows.
  • Photo: justinshanks/Flickr
    By Osasu Obayiuwana, journalist
    10.02.2017 /
    Journalist Osasu Obayiuwana, a member of the now dissolved FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination, shares his personal experiences and disappointment with FIFA’s half-hearted attempt to address racial and discriminatory issues in football. “The time for silence has ended,” he says and calls the disbandment of the Task Force a “grave mistake”.
  • Photo: Simon Harriyott/Flickr
    20.12.2016 /
    Millions of leaked documents have revealed tax evasion and financial fraud involving some of the world’s biggest names in football. More must be done about this type of fraud, says the FIFA president, but main responsibility should lie with unions and federations.
  • 29.08.2016 /
    Kuwaiti authorities seize offices of the National Olympic Committee and the National Football Association due to alleged financial irregularities.
  • Photo: Thomas Couto/Flickr
    14.07.2016 /
    A new FIFA programme aims to increase football investment in member associations and confederations, developing football everywhere and for all.

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