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Luka Modric voted FIFA World Player of the Year

Sep 25, 2018

Luka Modric voted FIFA World Player of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were far from the auditorium by the River Thames when Luka Modric broke their decade-long grip on FIFA's award for the world's best player. Soccer's biggest individual accolade was handed to the 33-year-old playmaker on Monday night in recognition of ...

Ronaldo, Salah, Modric finalists for top FIFA honor

Sep 4, 2018

Ronaldo, Salah, Modric finalists for top FIFA honor

Lionel Messi was left off the shortlist for the FIFA's men's player of the year award on Monday as his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo was named alongside Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah. Messi has dominated the award along with Ronaldo over the past decade, but ...

Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane head FIFA coaching award nominees

Jul 24, 2018

Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane head FIFA coaching award nominees

Didier Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane head the 11 candidates in a likely French domination of FIFA's best men's coach award. Deschamps led France to win the World Cup, and his 1998 World Cup-winning teammate Zidane coached Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League title. Zidane, ...

Apr 7, 2018

FIFA senior VP David Chung steps down

David Chung abruptly resigned as FIFA's senior vice president and a member of its ruling council on Friday after an audit of the Oceania confederation he led found "potential irregularities" on a $20 million building project in Auckland and funding was cut to the ...

Mar 17, 2018

Video review OK'd for World Cup

FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help referees at the World Cup. The last step toward giving match officials high-tech help in Russia was agreed to on Friday by FIFA's ruling council chaired by president Gianni Infantino. "We are extremely happy with that ...

FIFA suspends Brazil soccer chief Marco Polo del Nero

Dec 16, 2017

FIFA suspends Brazil soccer chief Marco Polo del Nero

Marco Polo del Nero was suspended as president of Brazil's soccer confederation on Friday, two years after he was indicted in the United States on charges of racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy. FIFA said Del Nero was under an ethics investigation ...