FIFA report highlights pandemic's impact on transfer market

Soccer Jan 19, 2021

FIFA report highlights pandemic's impact on transfer market

The number of international transfers of male soccer players in 2020 dropped by 5.4% compared to the previous year, while total transfer fees were down significantly — by 23.4% — due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a FIFA report published Monday revealed. In ...

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 ...