FIFA

  • 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.
  • Photo: MCaviglia/Flickr
    18.05.2017 /
    Two more members of FIFA’s governance committee have left their seat after last week’s council meeting revealed that the former chairman would not be reappointed.
  • Photo: Thomas Couto/Flickr
    10.05.2017 /
    The FIFA Council has voted to replace the heads of both chambers of its Ethics committee, Eckert and Borbély. The two hit back in a statement claiming that this signals the end of FIFA’s reforms. FIFA has also chosen to part with Miguel Maduro, Head of FIFA’s governance and review committee.
  • 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”.

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