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# fifa - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Barcelona unable to sign players until January 2016 as FIFA upholds transfer ban

Catalan club set to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

# fifa - Friday 15 August, 2014

A Colombian lawyer is suing FIFA for €1billion over refereeing decisions

Aurelio Jimenez claims decisions made by Carlos Velasco Carballo at the World Cup partially casued his cardiac problems.

# fifa - Monday 14 July, 2014

Toni Kroos wins FIFA accolade as World Cup’s statistically best player

Lionel Messi, who claimed the Golden Ball, finished 11th in the now infamous Castrol Index.

# fifa - Thursday 10 July, 2014

FIFA reject Suarez’s appeal, four month ban upheld

The Uruguayan striker will see out the full suspension after today’s announcement.

# fifa - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

FIFA suspends Nigerian Football Federation Ban

FIFA suspends Nigerian Football Federation

The ruling is with immediate effect and comes after ‘government interference.’

# fifa - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

British official arrested over illegal ticket sales at World Cup

The director of a company that handles World Cup ticket packages could face four years in prison.

# fifa - Sunday 6 July, 2014

FIFA snub continues for Messi, Müller and World Cup’s best goalkeeper Stats Incredible This post contains videos

FIFA snub continues for Messi, Müller and World Cup’s best goalkeeper

The Castrol Index of top 10 players continues to utterly confound

# fifa - Friday 4 July, 2014

Police suspect FIFA member in World Cup ticket scandal worth millions

Brazilian police appeal to FIFA as they try to track down the source of the black market tickets.

# fifa - Saturday 28 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Now we have a real chance to make a living wage’: Brazil workers upbeat on trash picking World Cup 2014

‘Now we have a real chance to make a living wage’: Brazil workers upbeat on trash picking

For the world cup, 850 rubbish pickers – or catadores – have been recruited and trained to work in Brazil’s 12 host stadium.

# fifa - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Family and friends defend ‘great guy’ Luis Suarez after biting ban

The Liverpool striker’s grandmother admitted that the 27-year-old was always a hothead.

Poll: Is Luis Suarez’ four-month ban swift justice or another witch hunt? Defanged This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Luis Suarez’ four-month ban swift justice or another witch hunt?

If Uruguay reach the World Cup final this year, Luis Suarez won’t be allowed in the stadium.

# fifa - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Luis Suarez

The Uruguayan has until 5pm Brazil time to give his side of the story.

# fifa - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Ghana FA president denies match-fixing claims

The Ghanaians also confirmed they had reported the matter to FIFA.

# fifa - Monday 23 June, 2014

Phil Jagielka one of the World Cup’s 10 best players, according to FIFA

Karim Benzema and Robin van Persie lead the way but there is no room (yet) for Luis Suarez.

Ghana embroiled in match-fixing scandal after The Telegraph/Channel 4 sting

African side sure to be affected as they look to qualify for the knock-out round.

# fifa - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Louis van Gaal suggests FIFA favour Brazil

Bad refereeing decisions have led to claims that the governing body were giving preferential treatment.

Official World Cup mascot Fuleco has been a very naughty boy

The armadillo was caught on camera getting down and dirty with some scantily-clad ladies.

# fifa - Monday 16 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What events are most important for Ireland? Pat Rabbitte wants to know Free-to-air

What events are most important for Ireland? Pat Rabbitte wants to know

A number of ‘Designated Events’ are made available on free-to-air television

# fifa - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Sepp Blatter is going to ignore all the haters and declare his FIFA candidacy today

Blatter was met by some vocal European opposition yesterday as FIFA prepares for its congress.

# fifa - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

‘Blatter must go,’ say top football officials

The corruption allegations and the mounting pressure on the FIFA president have threatened to further taint the opening of the latest World Cup.

‘Francois’s eyes glitter like his merchandise as he gives his prediction: Switzerland and Brazil’

Swtizerland’s squad — comprised largely of the children of immigrants and refugees — stands poised to give its reputation a great boost, writes our man in Brazil.

Sepp Blatter thinks the Qatar World Cup allegations are all a bit racist

FIFA critics “want to destroy the institution, because our institution is too strong,” says Blatter.

# fifa - Monday 9 June, 2014

‘Think of money as pubic hair and FIFA as wax’ – John Oliver gives a unique take on the World Cup

The comedian called the organisation ‘comically grotesque’.

From The Daily Edge Jennifer Lopez has pulled out of the World Cup opening ceremony J-lo Says No

Jennifer Lopez has pulled out of the World Cup opening ceremony

She cited unspecified “production issues” for the last-minute cancellation.

Big sponsors are putting pressure on FIFA following more Qatar World Cup allegations

Adidas, Visa, Hyundai and Sony all expressed their concern over the weekend.

# fifa - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Diego Maradona slams FIFA ‘bribes’

“Those behind them must be held accountable, especially in regards to the latest events related to awarding Qatar the 2022 World Cup,” he said.

# fifa - Friday 6 June, 2014

Blatter and FIFA ‘confident’ Brazil World Cup will be a success

Sao Paulo was plunged into transport chaos after a strike by subway workers yesterday.

# fifa - Thursday 5 June, 2014

New World Cup vote needed if corruption proven, says Platini

The UEFA chief has hit back at criticism.

# fifa - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup Exploitation

Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup

As fresh bribery allegations throw the spotlight back on to Qatar, an Irish human rights lawyer has warned that the country’s ‘kafala’ labour system is leading to the exploitation of migrant workers.

# fifa - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Qatar bid committee deny corruption claims

FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce says a re-vote should take place if Sunday Times claims are proved to be true.

# fifa - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Finally! The FIFA movie ‘United Passions’ debuts at Cannes

Tim Roth plays Sepp Blatter, Sam Neill is Joao Havelange with Gerard Depardieu as Jules Rimet.

# fifa - Friday 16 May, 2014

Blatter admits that Qatar World Cup is a ‘mistake’. In other news, water is wet.

It’s okay though, says Sepp, because “everyone makes mistakes in life.”

From TheJournal.ie Tear gas and rubber bullets used on protesters demonstrating against Brazil World Cup Sao Paulo

Tear gas and rubber bullets used on protesters demonstrating against Brazil World Cup

Protesters said they wanted to draw attention to what they called a lack of investment to improve poor public services.

# fifa - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Van Gaal: My philosophy is attacking, technical and tactical

The Dutchman’s fascinating interview with FIFA last year deserves your attention.

# fifa - Friday 9 May, 2014

# fifa - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban

Football’s world body announced the decision in a statement released this morning.

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