FIFA stands by evaluation of Colombia's Women's World Cup bid

Soccer Jun 21, 2020

FIFA stands by evaluation of Colombia's Women's World Cup bid

FIFA is standing by its technical evaluation of Colombia's bid to host the 2023 women's World Cup, telling the country's unhappy soccer chief that the assessment was conducted in a "highly objective" manner. Colombian Football Federation president Ramon Jesurun wrote to FIFA last week, along ...

U.S. judge grants early release to Brazilian in FIFA corruption scandal

Soccer Mar 31, 2020

U.S. judge grants early release to Brazilian in FIFA corruption scandal

A federal judge in New York on Monday granted the release from prison, on humanitarian grounds, of an 87-year-old former senior Brazilian soccer official tarnished by the FIFA corruption scandal. Judge Pamela Chen authorized the release of Jose Maria Marin, a former Brazilian Football Confederation ...

France win inaugural FIFA eNations Cup

More Sports Apr 15, 2019

France win inaugural FIFA eNations Cup

France showed they were champions in virtual soccer as well as the real game on Sunday when they beat Argentina to win the inaugural FIFA eNations Cup and a $40,000 prize. Twenty countries from six confederations were entered in the esports event, with World Cup ...

FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players for a year over violations

Soccer Feb 23, 2019

FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players for a year over violations

Just hours after Chelsea win in the Europa league earned its under-fire ex-banker coach Maurizio Sarri some breathing space, the club owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich was handed another blow: A ban on signing new players. The English team will not be allowed to ...

Japan men's soccer team climbs to No. 27 in world rankings

Soccer Feb 7, 2019

Japan men's soccer team climbs to No. 27 in world rankings

Japan jumped 23 spots to No. 27 in the FIFA world rankings announced Thursday following its runner-up finish in the just-concluded Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The Samurai Blue placed in the top 30 for the first time since 2013. They ranked No. ...