Barcelona to appeal FIFA transfer ban

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.


Les Murray calls for FIFA to act on Qatar World Cup humanitarian crisis

Les Murray

Daniel Cherny Veteran Australian soccer broadcaster Les Murray has called on FIFA to strip Qatar of the 2022 World Cup if the gulf nation does not hastily improve the conditions for those working on the...

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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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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

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.

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.


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.


FIFA to discuss video replays to help referees

Soccer officiating revolution?

ZURICH The potentially radical use of video replay in football will by studied by FIFA's rules-making panel next month.


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.


Use video to punish divers, says FIFA boss Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


FIFA promises surprise doping tests of all players competing at World Cup 2014 in Brazil

Tales Azzoni Sao Paulo: FIFA is expected to conduct surprise doping tests of all World Cup players at least once beginning in March, setting up biological passports to determine possible irregularities in blood...


FIFA bans Mark Bresciano for transfer to Qatari club Al-Gharafa

Mark Bresciano

Dominic Bossi Mark Bresciano's dream of playing in a third straight World Cup is in jeopardy after the veteran Socceroo was banned for four months for an illegal transfer to Qatari club Al-Gharafa.

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Portugal up to No.5 in FIFA rankings

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo's match-winning goals for Portugal in World Cup playoff matches against Sweden lifted his country to No.5 in the monthly FIFA rankings.

FIFA waits to find out 'scale of damage' at venue

Fatalities in Brazil World Cup stadium collapse (Thumbnail)

Tales Azzoni World soccer governing body FIFA said Thursday it is trying to find out the extent of the damage caused by the collapse at the stadium hosting the 2014 World Cup opener and until then it won't be...


FIFA unlikely to change Brazil World Cup kickoff times

Brazil 2014

The World Cup match schedule is unlikely to change despite the international players’ union voicing concerns about 1pm kickoffs in Brazil’s heat and humidity, according to the chairman of FIFA’s...


FIFA calls for anti-doping overhaul

A football is pictured in front of the logo of the football's world governing body FIFA.

Football world governing body FIFA wants an overhaul in the approach to the fight against doping in sport.


FIFA World Cup: How the group draw works

World cup trophy

This is your guide to how the group draw phase will unfold along with how Australia may fare.