The 10 best soccer players in the world right now, according to FIFA

Getty Images FIFA, the world governing body in soccer, has announced a shortlist of 10 candidates for The Best FIFA Men’s Player for 2018 just weeks after the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The winner of the award, which attempts to recognise the “extraordinary achievements” of soccer players over the past season, will be […]

FIFA investigates England over ‘possible discriminatory chants’ by fans during World Cup semi-final

FIFA has opened an investigation into “possible discriminatory chants” by England fans during their team’s World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday. FIFA released a statement the following day saying that it would launch disciplinary proceedings against the English Football Association over the alleged chants.   Read more “We can confirm that […]

No more ‘hot women’ – FIFA wants fewer images of attractive female fans in stadiums

FIFA’s Head of Sustainability and Diversity Federico Addiechi has urged broadcasters to show less cutaways of beautiful women in the stands as part of efforts to tackle sexism in football. The world football governing body wants to get a more respectful image of female fans attending games as issues of sexual harassment during the World […]

FIFA reveals it cautioned Croatia for ultra-nationalist banner after Nigeria match

The organizers of the World Cup have admitted Croatian supporters were warned over an incendiary banner, brought in by the supporters to the team’s opening game on June 16. “In this case, where a single banner was held by a single supporter, a warning was issued instead of a fine, because officials from the Croatian […]

Croatian player Vida could face FIFA sanctions for ‘Glory to Ukraine!’ video after win over Russia

FIFA has opened an investigation into the incendiary video message recorded by Croatia’s Domagoj Vida and Ognjen Vukojevic, in which the two presented Croatia’s victory over Russia as a win for Ukraine. READ MORE: ‘Glory to Ukraine,’ Croatian footballer shouts in jarring ‘joke’ after win over Russia (VIDEO) “FIFA is processing the different reports of the […]

FIFA hits World Cup hosts Russia with fine for fans’ discriminatory banner

FIFA has fined World Cup hosts Russia for a discriminatory banner displayed by fans during their team’s 3-0 group stage defeat to Uruguay. Read more The World Cup hosts were fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($ 10,100), although no details were released on the contents of the banner. FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee also handed a fine of […]

Harry Kane’s penalty box treatment by Tunisia prompted VAR crackdown by FIFA

Referees committee chairman Collina, who was named FIFA’s ‘Best Referee of the Year’ six consecutive times between 1998-2003, made the revelation when speaking about video assistant referees (VAR) in Moscow. The Italian who many consider to be the greatest football referee of all time, was asked why Harry Kane was not given a penalty for being held during the match […]

FIFA rejects UK tabloid claims it covered up doping by Russian footballers

FIFA has rejected claims by UK tabloid the Mail on Sunday that it covered up cases of doping by Russian footballers. In typically sensationalist yet logic-light piece, Mail on Sunday journalist Nick Harris claimed that “FIFA had documentary proof of institutional cover-ups in Russian football 18 months ago — but have apparently done nothing to hold […]