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FIFA suspends Nigeria from internationals

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

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.

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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Football

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.

Football

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.

Soccer

FIFA World Cup 2014 tickets snapped up in minutes, leaving many Socceroos fans frustrated

Golden opportunity ... many Socceroos fans were left frustrated and disappointed by virtual queues as they tried to buy World Cup tickets on FIFA.com.

Matt Bungard The fourth round of FIFA World Cup 2014 ticket sales has begun, with tickets to Australia's group matches being snapped up in minutes.

Soccer

Barcelona to appeal FIFA transfer ban

FIFA has handed FC Barcelona a transfer ban for the next two transfer windows for breaching regulations on the international transfer and registration of minors.

Barcelona will appeal a one-year ban on signing players imposed by FIFA for a "serious" breach of rules in the signing under-age players.

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Brazil, FIFA resolve finance row over Socceroos' World Cup venue

An agreement had been reached in a finance dispute that had threatened another of the Socceroo's venues for the World Cup in Brazil, FIFA said on Thursday.

Football

Use video to punish divers, says FIFA boss Sepp Blatter

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter wants footballers who dive, fake injuries or waste time to be punished retrospectively using video evidence.

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Brazil 2014: FIFA decision to keep 12 venues brings hosts 'joy and economic development'

Brazil has hailed as a victory FIFA’s decision to keep Curitiba as a World Cup venue, the country’s vice minister for sport has told AFP, while conceding the delays have been a major worry.

Lighting flares in stadiums is arson, says FIFA president Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has described the people who let off flares in football stadiums off as arsonists.

Soccer

FIFA condemns Brazil protest violence

Brazil protests.

FIFA on Monday condemned all kinds of violence after a man was shot and injured by military police during an anti-World Cup demonstration on Saturday in Sao Paulo.

Football

Ange Postecoglou gets down to picking Australia's FIFA World Cup side

Ange Postecoglou is busy putting red lines through fringe candidates.

Sebastian Hassett Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has already begun pruning his shortlist for this year's World Cup, saying he's now monitoring between 40 and 45 players on a daily basis.

Soccer

FIFA boss wants after-match video viewing to punish divers and fakers

FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Rules already allow such action to be taken, but Sepp Blatter believes disciplinary bodies not applying them.

Football

Brazil World Cup: FIFA announce over 3.5 million ticket requests from 199 countries

FIFA World Cup Brazil

FIFA have announced that more than 3.5 million requests from 199 countries have been made for World Cup tickets in the second sale phase.

Soccer

FIFA warns Russia and Qatar over Brazil stadium problems

Photographed in January 2013, a view of Arena Sao Paulo under construction.

The serial delays in building Brazil's 12 World Cup stadiums should serve as a lesson to Russia and Qatar, the countries hosting the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke...

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