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From The42 Criminal proceedings opened against PSG president Al-Khelaifi in World Cup bribery case FIFA

Criminal proceedings opened against PSG president Al-Khelaifi in World Cup bribery case

Nasser Al-Khelaifi will be investigated as part of criminal proceedings brought by the Swiss attorney general’s office.

From The42 Fifa investigating Robbie Brady's alleged 'headbutt' on Wales captain Ashley Williams Innocuous This post contains videos

Fifa investigating Robbie Brady's alleged 'headbutt' on Wales captain Ashley Williams

The Ireland wide man was involved in an incident during last night’s qualifier and could potentially miss the play-off if found guilty.

From The42 Fifa scraps ban of poppies on football shirts

Fifa scraps ban of poppies on football shirts

The organisation’s initial stance was based on a strict interpretation of its laws.

From The42 The usual suspects: Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo to battle it out for Fifa award The Three Amigos

The usual suspects: Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo to battle it out for Fifa award

The Portuguese claimed the prize in 2016 and is the favourite again this year.

From The42 Chelsea are being investigated by Fifa over their recruitment of young players Probe

Chelsea are being investigated by Fifa over their recruitment of young players

World football’s governing body has opened an inquiry into the Blues’ youth transfer policy.

Chelsea striker Batshuayi unhappy with Fifa 18 rating

The Blues forward is less than pleased with his new score.

From The42 England players urged not to use public Wi-Fi at Russia 2018 due to fears tactics will be hacked Wiffy

England players urged not to use public Wi-Fi at Russia 2018 due to fears tactics will be hacked

Fifa are aware of The FA’s concerns, but insist they cannot offer computer advice.

From The42 Fifa opens proceedings against Dele Alli over middle finger gesture In Hot Water

Fifa opens proceedings against Dele Alli over middle finger gesture

TV pictures show the England player making the gesture in a World Cup qualifier on Monday night.

From The42 Ireland's task of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup just got even more difficult OBSTACLES

Ireland's task of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup just got even more difficult

Fifa have confirmed in a statement that the rankings for the play-offs will be seeded.

From The42 Good news for O'Neill and McClean as Fifa decide against handing out bans Slap On The Wrist

Good news for O'Neill and McClean as Fifa decide against handing out bans

World football’s governing body will not punish the Ireland pair for their comments made about referee David Fernández Borbalán.

From The42 Suspended Spanish football president resigns as vice president of Fifa and Uefa amid corruption investigation Controversy

Suspended Spanish football president resigns as vice president of Fifa and Uefa amid corruption investigation

Angel Maria Villar had been head of the Spanish football federation for almost three decades before he was suspended following his arrest last Tuesday.

From The42 Fifa discloses damaging Qatar World Cup bid report Developing Story

Fifa discloses damaging Qatar World Cup bid report

The decision comes after German publication Bild obtained what it said was a leaked copy of the findings.

From The42 $2m sent to child of Fifa member before 2022 World Cup awarded - report Claim

$2m sent to child of Fifa member before 2022 World Cup awarded - report

The German daily Bild is publishing allegations from American independent investigator Michael Garcia.

From The42 Russia slams report of doping probe into World Cup squad Refute

Russia slams report of doping probe into World Cup squad

The Mail on Sunday reports that a number of players are under investigation from FIFA.

From The42 World Cup in Russia will be safe vows sports minister Safety First

World Cup in Russia will be safe vows sports minister

The man in charge of sport for Russia’s Tatarstan region says there is no sign that the 2018 World Cup will be met with major problems.

From The42 Ousted Fifa ethics heads were investigating Gianni Infantino - reports Claim

Ousted Fifa ethics heads were investigating Gianni Infantino - reports

The investigation stemmed from evidence provided by African representatives, a source said.

From The42 Confederations Cup games in Russia can be abandoned via anti-discrimination measures Three Step Plan

Confederations Cup games in Russia can be abandoned via anti-discrimination measures

The tournament kicks off this weekend Saint Petersburg.

From The42 It's crunch time at the Under-20 World Cup so here's what you need to know State Of Play

It's crunch time at the Under-20 World Cup so here's what you need to know

England have reached the final four of the tournament for the first time since 1993.

From The42 As Middle East is hit with massive political instability, Qatar's 2022 World Cup is in jeopardy Crisis

As Middle East is hit with massive political instability, Qatar's 2022 World Cup is in jeopardy

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen were among those to cut diplomatic ties with the country.

From The42 Why our love of football makes its betrayal by Fifa so hurtful House Of Cards

Why our love of football makes its betrayal by Fifa so hurtful

In his latest book, The Fall of the House of Fifa, David Conn shows that not everything is black and white at the top of world football.

From The42 Revealed: Cristiano Ronaldo’s worth and how much it costs to ‘rent’ the Real Madrid star Excess

Revealed: Cristiano Ronaldo’s worth and how much it costs to ‘rent’ the Real Madrid star

The four-time Ballon d’Or winner is the latest subject of information released by those behind the Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football book.

From The42 Infantino channels Trump as he bemoans 'fake news' about Fifa Congress

Infantino channels Trump as he bemoans 'fake news' about Fifa

The new president’s critics say the governing body has not changed since Sepp Blatter’s departure.

From The42 Fury after Fifa agrees to replace Blatter ethics judge Unimpressed

Fury after Fifa agrees to replace Blatter ethics judge

The decision prompted a response that his removal was “politically motivated”

From The42 Argentina World Cup hopes boosted as Messi gets four-game ban quashed FIFA

Argentina World Cup hopes boosted as Messi gets four-game ban quashed

Fifa have decided to keep the game’s biggest star in with a chance of playing in their biggest tournament.

From The42 US, Mexico and Canada join forces in bid to become first three-way co-hosts of World Cup Making A Bid
From The42 Ireland slip two places in latest Fifa rankings as Brazil return to top spot Movers And Shakers

Ireland slip two places in latest Fifa rankings as Brazil return to top spot

Martin O’Neill’s side are down to 26th in the latest rankings released this morning.

From The42 Argentina crisis: Messi ban, humiliating defeat and World Cup qualification in doubt Don't Cry For Me

Argentina crisis: Messi ban, humiliating defeat and World Cup qualification in doubt

The country could miss the biggest event in international football for the first time since 1970.

From The42 Fifa to pay Seamus Coleman's salary during rehab Compensation

Fifa to pay Seamus Coleman's salary during rehab

The Everton and Ireland defender is set for a long spell on the sidelines after breaking his leg against Wales.

From The42 Fifa ban referee for life after controversial penalty decision in World Cup qualifier Banned

Fifa ban referee for life after controversial penalty decision in World Cup qualifier

The Ghanaian official has been found guilty of match fixing.

From The42 Ireland climb a place in latest Fifa world rankings Progress

Ireland climb a place in latest Fifa world rankings

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland remain unchanged in 35th, as do Wales (12th) and Scotland (67th).

From The42 Ireland's chances of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup will improve if Uefa get their way Euro Vision

Ireland's chances of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup will improve if Uefa get their way

European football’s governing body will ask for 16 places at the tournament.

From The42 'Immeasurable bulls**t' - Ligue 1 coach destroys Van Basten's offside plan Unimpressed

'Immeasurable bulls**t' - Ligue 1 coach destroys Van Basten's offside plan

Rennes coach Christian Gourcuff has questioned the Dutch legend in the strongest terms.

From The42 Fifa considering penalty shootouts with a difference for 2026 World Cup group games Controversial

Fifa considering penalty shootouts with a difference for 2026 World Cup group games

Technical Director Marco van Basten has admitted US-style format may be introduced.

From The42 'All that money was properly accounted for' - Delaney defends FAI dealings with Fifa €5m payment Question Time

'All that money was properly accounted for' - Delaney defends FAI dealings with Fifa €5m payment

The FAI CEO rejected suggestions he is a friend of Sepp Blatter and welcomed a 48-team World Cup.

From The42 Fifa warn Liverpool over Joel Matip selection Stumbling Block

Fifa warn Liverpool over Joel Matip selection

The key central defender missed the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.

From The42 Matip withdrawn for United game as Liverpool still haven't heard from Fifa over player's eligibilty Sit This One Out

Matip withdrawn for United game as Liverpool still haven't heard from Fifa over player's eligibilty

There’s uncertainty over whether the Cameroon player is currently eligible.

From The42 GAA's CPA have a cause but Fifa showed changes in sport are usually about the bottom line Fix The Fixtures

GAA's CPA have a cause but Fifa showed changes in sport are usually about the bottom line

The CPA’s cause is right and fair, that alone doesn’t mean they will be successful, argues Tommy Martin.

From The42 How will it impact Ireland and more talking points from the 48-team World Cup decision Changes

How will it impact Ireland and more talking points from the 48-team World Cup decision

The new format will see an increase from 64 to 80 games.

From The42 Will the new 48-team World Cup be a good idea or ruin the tournament? Poll This post contains a poll

Will the new 48-team World Cup be a good idea or ruin the tournament?

Whether you think it’s good, bad or you don’t care, the 48-team format will be introduced in 2026.

From The42 Fifa Council unanimously approve 48-team World Cup proposal OFFICIAL

Fifa Council unanimously approve 48-team World Cup proposal

The new format will be introduced in 2026.