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FIFA

# fifa - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie There are at least 2,022 fake FIFA World Cups floating around China Mad For Them

There are at least 2,022 fake FIFA World Cups floating around China

China has started a major crackdown on football products that infringe on trademarks.

# fifa - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Former FIFA boss paid millions by Qataris – report

The Telegraph said a former vice-president of the organisation appeared to have been personally paid $1.2 million.

English FA want FIFA to enforce Anelka’s punishment Ban

English FA want FIFA to enforce Anelka’s punishment

The Frenchman’s sacking shouldn’t mean he escapes a ban.

# fifa - Saturday 1 March, 2014

FIFA authorise wearing of veils and turbans during matches

The move follows a request from the Asian Football Confederation.

# fifa - Friday 7 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Tear gas fired & running battles with police, in protest at transport hikes in Rio Brazil

Pictures: Tear gas fired & running battles with police, in protest at transport hikes in Rio

“We want FIFA-standard trains,” demonstrators chanted. It’s the latest example of social tensions in Brazil in the run-up to the World Cup.

# fifa - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

FIFA hands life ban to referee who match-fixed for sexual favours

Lebanese official Ali Sabbagh is forbidden from all football-related activities and prohibited from entering any stadium in the world.

# fifa - Monday 20 January, 2014

Jerome Champagne, the brilliantly-named FIFA candidate, wants sin bins and orange cards

This is the man who hopes to topple Sepp Blatter as the head of world football.

# fifa - Monday 13 January, 2014

FIFA’s policeman vows match-fixing won’t ruin World Cup

“We must assume that organised crime gangs will also try to fix matches,” he says.

# fifa - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

FIFA chief says Qatar World Cup could actually be held in 2023 Shambles

FIFA chief says Qatar World Cup could actually be held in 2023

General secretary Jerome Valcke has confirmed the 2022 finals won’t take place during the traditional June-July period.

# fifa - Monday 30 December, 2013

7 sporting tweets we’d love to see in 2014 Football This post contains images

7 sporting tweets we’d love to see in 2014

From Seanie’s new contract to Paul Galvin’s love of Pennys.

# fifa - Monday 16 December, 2013

Croatian defender Simunic hit with 10-game ban, will miss World Cup

The veteran international has been sanctioned by FIFA for pro-Nazi chanting after their play-off win over Iceland.

# fifa - Friday 6 December, 2013

FIFA are holding the World Cup draw in the middle of nowhere Luxury This post contains images

FIFA are holding the World Cup draw in the middle of nowhere

The lavish resort features swan boats, turtles, horseback rides, and white sand beaches.

# fifa - Thursday 5 December, 2013

How the very complicated draw for the World Cup will work tomorrow

It’s basically harder than time travel.

# fifa - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Two deaths reported after World Cup stadium accident

Part of one of the stands at the unfinished Arena Corinthians stadium collapsed

# fifa - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

FIFA approves vanishing spray at Club World Cup

Vanishing spray, which disappears within in a minute, is a foam squirted onto the pitch to mark the line where the defending team set up their defensive wall before a free kick.

Croats celebrate World Cup berth with pro-Nazi chants – reports

Defender Joe Simunic took to the pitch with a microphone after the win over Iceland last night.

FIFA extend Ballon d’Or ballot deadline due to lack of votes

Good news if your name is Cristiano and you scored a hat-trick last night.

# fifa - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

VIDEO: German man smashes up his TV after losing it over FIFA 14

It’s important to remember — it’s only a game, lads.

# fifa - Friday 8 November, 2013

Ding dong Blatter open to hearing Qatar’s side in worker abuse claims

‘I have listened to the ding from lots critics and I am going to Qatar to listen to the dong.’

# fifa - Monday 4 November, 2013

PFA demand that all concussed players be automatically substituted

The club’s medical staff could not convince their goalkeeper to come off after he was temporarily knocked out.

# fifa - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Sepp Blatter makes bizarre Ronaldo ‘hairdresser’ quip

The FIFA president was asked if Messi or the Real Madrid star was his favourite.

# fifa - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

As it happened: World Cup 2014 qualifiers match tracker

It was a big night of football action in Europe. Join us to see how it all unfolded.

Ski chief fears impact of winter World Cup on 2022 Olympics

A 2022 football World Cup in Qatar could detract from the traditional quadrennial winter Games.

# fifa - Thursday 26 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Football bosses told to worry about Qatar workers – and not just players FIFA

Football bosses told to worry about Qatar workers – and not just players

A recent investigation found that dozens of migrant labourers have died in workplace accidents.

Dundalk and Limerick stars to appear on the cover of FIFA 14 with Leo Messi

The Barcelona player has some prestigious company on the cover of the popular video game.

# fifa - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Michel Platini says politics influenced Qatar 2022 World Cup win

The Uefa President also mocked Sepp Blatter in an interview that will likely cause controversy.

# fifa - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

There’s Gareth Bale in his new kit chasing Leo Messi on the cover of FIFA

Is it just us, or is he not as happy as he used to be?

# fifa - Friday 6 September, 2013

‘We played into their hands’: O’Shea and Keane bemoan lack of Irish creativity

The experienced pair also refused to be drawn on the subject of Trapattoni’s future as Ireland manager.

# fifa - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Poker and FIFA – the way to relax the night before an All-Ireland hurling final

Here’s how the Cork team are going to chill out before Sunday’s showdown.

# fifa - Thursday 22 August, 2013

2.3 million World Cup tickets go on sale

Get em while they’re hot, Ireland fans! Right?

# fifa - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Jamaican footballer facing suspension after positive doping test

A team official is also set for an initial 30-day ban after the banned substance was detected after a World Cup qualifier.

# fifa - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

FIFA executive brands Qatar World Cup ‘a blatant mistake’

A bit of sense with this man.

# fifa - Monday 24 June, 2013

The ‘Dancing Sepp Blatter’ FIFA hack is very clever — but also very fake

Solidar Switzerland met Blatter in Zurich today as part of their campaign for a fairer World Cup.

# fifa - Friday 21 June, 2013

FIFA: No plans to cancel Confederations Cup despite protest in Brazil

Local media reported today that football’s world governing body may call time on the World Cup warm-up tournament.

# fifa - Friday 3 May, 2013

David O’Leary is €4 million richer now

The former Republic of Ireland captain has won his contract dispute with Al Ahli.

# fifa - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Former FIFA chief Joao Havelange resigns over bribes scandal

But current president Sepp Blatter has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

# fifa - Sunday 28 April, 2013

It’s in the game: 6 of our favourite goals recreated on FIFA

Whoever makes these things are really, really cool.

# fifa - Sunday 21 April, 2013

The 15 best sports video games of all time

Because mashing buttons is much better than real exercise.

# fifa - Saturday 13 April, 2013

The 50 greatest songs you listened to while playing FIFA

You’ve got to hand it to the folks at EA Sports.

# fifa - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Ireland up 1 place in FIFA rankings to 39th, North slump to 119th

Ireland drew with Sweden and Austria last month.

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