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Dublin: 13 °C Sunday 21 December, 2014


# fifa - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Fifa reject complaints of the man who investigated alleged corruption for them

Michael Garcia appealed the version of his report that was released, calling it ‘incomplete and erroneous’.

‘I always beat him at Fifa!’ – Messi fired up to face Aguero

The Argentina captain says he is looking forward to the last 16 clash after Barca were drawn against City again

# fifa - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Fifa made a bit of a mess of the Women’s World Cup draw Oops This post contains videos

# fifa - Sunday 30 November, 2014

‘We even f**ked up fiddling it’: The Sunday Times’ remarkable World Cup bid allegations

A previously-unseen submission from the newspaper alleges the England 2018 team hired outside agencies to spy on rivals.

# fifa - Friday 28 November, 2014

Which 3 midfielders would you select from the FIFPro/FIFA shortlist?

The World XI will be announced in January.

# fifa - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Another twist as FBI protection offered to Qatar World Cup 2022 whistleblower

‘It has cost me emotionally — I know for a fact I will be looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life’.

‘I just hope people vote’ – Roche aiming for Fifa Puskas Award glory

We spoke to the Ireland striker hoping to follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

# fifa - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Fifa lodge criminal complaint over 2018 and 2022 World Cups

The world game’s governing body believes it has unearthed evidence of misconduct during its investigation into the World Cup bids.

# fifa - Saturday 15 November, 2014

From House prices, Too Many Cooks, and Stephanie Roche: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

House prices, Too Many Cooks, and Stephanie Roche: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people should have had their fingerprints taken by gardaí over the past two years but didn’t?

# fifa - Friday 14 November, 2014

Peter Crouch might bring down FIFA with this startling revelation

You can’t argue with the big man’s logic here.

# fifa - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Opinion: Fifa a toxic breeding ground for megalomaniacs

The latest report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes says much about what the organisation is about.

Fifa report clears Qatar of any wrong-doing during 2022 World Cup bid process

The English FA found to have ‘damaged the image of Fifa and the bidding process’.

# fifa - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Ancelotti: It’s impossible to shut Sepp Blatter up’

The Real Madrid boss is also heavily backing Cristiano Ronaldo to win another Ballon d’Or in January.

# fifa - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Blatter pledges ‘unconditional support’ for World Cup in Russia

The FIFA president says he opposes any boycott of the 2018 tournament.

# fifa - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

The aggro and the over-celebrator: What kind of FIFA player are you?

Are you a replay merchant or a commentator?

# fifa - Friday 17 October, 2014

QUIZ: How big a FIFA fan are you?

The legendary football computer game is going 21 years old but how much do you remember?

# fifa - Friday 26 September, 2014

FIFA president Blatter to stand for fifth term, says luxury watches are a ‘non-problem’

The 78-year-old has been FIFA’s leader since 1998, but has faced growing criticism from European football chiefs.

# fifa - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

FIFA set to introduce three-minute concussion breaks

After a string of incidents at the World Cup, football’s governing body prepare to take decisive action.

# fifa - Monday 22 September, 2014

A FIFA executive claims Qatar will be stripped of the 2022 World Cup

However the organisation say Theo Zwanziger’s comments are ‘a personal opinion’.

# fifa - Friday 12 September, 2014

FIFA 15 looks like a scarily realistic experience

The FIFA creators are urging you to ‘feel the game’.

# fifa - Monday 8 September, 2014

Sepp Blatter to ignore critics and seek fifth term as FIFA president

In other news, the sky remains blue.

# fifa - Monday 1 September, 2014

Europe’s Big Five smash transfer window records

FIFA’s transfer monitoring system said that by Sunday, $2.09 billion had been spent by top clubs.

# fifa - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Platini says he will not challenge Blatter for top FIFA job

The way is clear for Blatter’s fifth four-year term in charge of FIFA.

# 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 ‘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.

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