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Women's World Cup to be played on turf, FIFA insists

The Matildas' Emily Van Egmond battles Japanese legend Homare Sawa during the Asian Cup final in 2014.

Steve Keating Next year's women's World Cup in Canada will be played on artificial turf despite threats of legal action from several top international players, an unmoved FIFA executive said after touring one of...

FIFA keep World Cup corruption report under wraps

Sepp Blatter has changed his mind about staying on as FIFA chief.

Graham Dunbar Under pressure from FIFA's independent prosecutor to unlock the secrecy that surrounds a World Cup bidding corruption probe, Sepp Blatter shut down that populist move Friday.

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Sepp Blatter to seek a fifth term as FIFA boss

Sepp Blatter has changed his mind about staying on as FIFA chief.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter confirms he will stand for a fifth term in charge of world soccer in an election in May next year.

FIFA executive member Theo Zwanziger says 2022 Qatar World Cup will not go ahead

Theo Zwanziger says conditions in Qatar are too oppressive to hold the World Cup.

Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member on the executive committee of world football's governing body FIFA.

Qatar will not host World Cup: FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger

The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday.

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Sepp Blatter seeks fifth term as FIFA president

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Mike Collett The prospect of Sepp Blatter continuing as FIFA president into his early 80s came a step nearer on Monday when he confirmed he was standing for a fifth term of office next year.

Is FIFA's Sepp Blatter on a Nobel mission?

Henry Winter The FIFA president believes football can help bring world peace, but he has offended too many people to be taken seriously.

Women's football gets $536,000 boost from FIFA

Moya Dodd

Dominic Bossi The Football Federation of Australia has unveiled a two-year, $536,000 project to establish a national women's and girls' football development program, funded by FIFA.

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FIFA upholds Barcelona transfer ban

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi exchange words at the Nou Camp this week.

Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club's appeal against a one-year ban for breaching rules over the transfer of youngsters.

Pragmatic Michel Platini unlikely to enter FIFA presidency race

Mike Collett They play for high stakes in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in the latest round of soccer politics UEFA president Michel Platini looks increasingly likely to stay away from the tables, preferring...

"Take a risk": Sepp Blatter calls out critics ahead of FIFA elections

Graham Dunbar FIFA President Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to "take a risk" and stand for election against him next year.

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FIFA suspends Nigeria from internationals

Nigeria out.

FIFA has suspended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect over "government interference".

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FIFA urged to back corruption probe by independent panel

Tainted vote: FIFA President Sepp Blatter makes the announcement in Zurich in 2010.

FIFA's reputation depends on resolving allegations about Qatar's selection as 2022 World Cup host, according to the governing body's anti-corruption advisers.

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter to run again

Unfinished business: Sepp Blatter.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter plans to run for a fifth term as the boss of world soccer, the Swiss newspaper Blick said on Friday.

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England announce squad for 2014 FIFA World Cup

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Matt Bungard There is at least going to be a partial changing of the guard in England’s 2014 World Cup squad, as a few veterans have failed to make manager Roy Hodgson’s 23-man roster for the tournament.

FFA did not tell federal police of $500,000 allegedly stolen by FIFA executive Jack Warner

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Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker Australia's football federation has not called in the federal police to investigate a 2013 inquiry finding that allegedly corrupt FIFA executive Jack Warner stole $500,000 from the FFA.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter downplays call for Qatar World Cup revote

Football chief Sepp Blatter says calls for a revote for the 2022 World Cup are premature and no decisions can be taken until FIFA completes an investigation into Qatar's winning bid.

FIFA's lack of accountability may ensure its demise

Michael Visontay Just who is FIFA accountable to? That is the key question in the wake of last week’s revelations regarding the 2022 World Cup voting process.

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Soccer

FIFA must bite the biter back - and hard

Michael Lynch When a dog bites a human he is, if lucky, given a warning and one last chance to prove he can rub along with the rest of society. If he's unlucky, he is put down with little discussion on the matter.

FIFA punishes Suarez as group phase of World Cup ends

As Luis Suarez flies home from the World Cup in disgrace, Americans and Algerians are celebrating their places in the knockout rounds after a dramatic final day of the group stage.