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FIFA revamps proposal for new Club World Cup format

Soccer Oct 24, 2018

FIFA revamps proposal for new Club World Cup format

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on his Club World Cup plans with a proposal for an expanded annual tournament despite European soccer's resistance to any competition that challenges the supremacy of the Champions League, a person with knowledge of the talks told ...

Soccer Sep 26, 2018

Workers in Qatar World Cup final city went unpaid for months: Amnesty

Dozens of migrants working on Qatar's $45 billion World Cup final city of Lusail have gone unpaid for months, Amnesty International said Wednesday, the latest rights accusation against the 2022 tournament host. Mercury MENA "failed to pay its workers thousands of dollars in wages and ...

Ronaldo, Salah, Modric finalists for top FIFA honor

Soccer 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

Soccer 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, ...

Soccer 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 ...

Soccer 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 ...