World Cup 2018

  • 27.12.2017 /
    Vitaly Mutko will step down as head of the 2018 FIFA World Cup organising committee, he announced on Wednesday.
  • By Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game
    06.12.2017 /
    After much hesitation, the IOC has taken a clear stance against the overwhelming evidence of systemic doping in Russia. Russia has greater projects in the making than the Winter Olympics, and the ball is rolling towards an uncomfortable FIFA.
  • Photo: justinshanks/Flickr
    28.06.2017 /
    FIFA has decided to publish the so-called ‘Garcia report’ investigating the circumstances surrounding the bidding for the FIFA world Cups 2018 and 2022.
  • Photo: Vaiz Ha/Flickr
    27.06.2017 /
    Just 12 months ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, FIFA opens an investigation of the entire Russian squad from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The investigation marks the latest chapter in the ongoing history of Russian doping allegations.
  • Photo: Jon Candy/Flickr
    22.06.2017 /
    The anti-discrimination group FARE ’remain alarmed’ ahead of the 2018 World Cup in spite of a decrease in racist incidents compared to last season, says a new report detailing racist and far-right incidents in Russian football.
  • Photo: Human Rights Watch
    15.06.2017 /
    With the publication of a damning report on working conditions at Russian World Cup Stadium construction sites, Human Rights Watch call for more transparency from FIFA about their efforts in securing human rights. This challenges what FIFA reported earlier this week, when issuing an ‘activity report’ on the organisation’s progress in the field.
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    27.05.2015 /
    A total of fourteen people are indicted for racketeering, conspiracy and corruption involving payments worth up to $150m, writes the US justice department while the Swiss authorities have launched an investigation into the allocation of the 2018/2022 World Cups.
  • Photo: justinshanks/Flickr
    18.12.2014 /
    Michael Garcia, the investigator behind the report into the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding process has resigned in protest over FIFA’s handling of his report.

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