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 ...

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 ...

FIFA suspends Brazil soccer chief Marco Polo del Nero

Soccer 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 ...

Soccer Dec 9, 2017

FIFA to examine Russian doping

FIFA is expecting to receive new evidence next week from a Moscow laboratory database about doping cases in Russian soccer. Players from Russia's squad at the 2014 World Cup are among 34 potential soccer cases arising from an investigation by Canadian Richard McLaren, who detailed ...

Spanish soccer chief, son arrested during anti-corruption raids

Soccer Jul 18, 2017

Spanish soccer chief, son arrested during anti-corruption raids

Police arrested the head of Spain's soccer federation, throwing the leadership of the sport in the World Cup-winning nation into disarray a year before the next round of the elite championship takes place in Russia. Federation president Angel Maria Villar, 67, as well as three ...

Soccer Jul 7, 2017

Kristick hired to run 2026 World Cup bid

John Kristick, a managing director of the failed U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup and a former executive of FIFA marketing partner Infront Sports & Media, has been hired as executive director for the United Bid Committee of the U.S., Mexico and ...