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Russia's football team climbs to 33rd spot in FIFA Ranking

Russia's football team climbs to 33rd spot in FIFA Ranking

The Russian national football team has climbed four rungs up the FIFA World Ranking’s ladder, according to the list published by the world’s governing body of football on Thursday. The Russian squad is now holding 33rd place …

World Cup qualifying: Kazakhstan 0-2 Finland

World Cup qualifying: Kazakhstan 0-2 Finland

Teemu Pukki scored twice to break Jari Litmanen's international goals record for Finland in their World Cup qualifying victory over Kazakhstan. Norwich forward Pukki netted in each half to take his international tally to 33, one …

Irani referee to judge final match of Futsal World Cup

Irani referee to judge final match of Futsal World Cup

Iranian referee Gelareh Nazemi was appointed for the 2021 Futsal World Cup final in Lithuania, the International Football Federation (FIFA) informs. The 2021 Futsal World Cup began on 12 September and will end on 3 October. …

Putin to meet with FIFA President Infantino in Moscow

Putin to meet with FIFA President Infantino in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting on Monday in Moscow with Gianni Infantino, the president of the world’s governing football body, FIFA, Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.  According to Peskov, the …

FIFA bans Blatter for second time over financial wrongdoing

FIFA bans Blatter for second time over financial wrongdoing

Sepp Blatter, the former chief of football’s world governing body FIFA, has been banned for a second time by the organisation over financial wrongdoing, seven months before the 85-year-old’s first ban expires. FIFA said on …

FIFA opens doping cases against 3 Russian players

FIFA opens doping cases against 3 Russian players

World soccer’s governing body FIFA has opened disciplinary cases against three Russian footballers for suspected doping violations in 2013, according to the Russian Football Union. The report did not identify the footballers but …

FIFA to provide U$1.5m Covid-19 relief to ZIFA

FIFA to provide U$1.5m Covid-19 relief to ZIFA

ZIFA will next month receive their first tranche of the US$1,5 million Covid-19 relief fund from FIFA, The Herald reports. The US$1 million will be for the men’s game, including clubs and players, while the US$500 000 will be for …

FIFA to extend 2019-2020 season indefinitely

FIFA to extend 2019-2020 season indefinitely

FIFA are reportedly set to extend the 2019/20 season indefinitely, handing domestic leagues the power to decide their own fate in the coronavirus pandemic. Plans to alter the summer transfer window and dates regarding contract …

FIFA presents film about 2018 World Cup in Russia (VIDEO)

FIFA presents film about 2018 World Cup in Russia (VIDEO)

The International Football Federation (FIFA) released a documentary about the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The video is published on the organization’s YouTube channel. “The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ thrilled from …

Reports of Russia not taking part in 2022 World Cup dismissed

Reports of Russia not taking part in 2022 World Cup dismissed

The Qatari BeIN Sports TV network reported today that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had informed Moscow that the Russian team would not be participating in 2022 FIFA World Cup. FIFA has rejected reports that Russia might be …

Russian football team improves position in FIFA rating

Russian football team improves position in FIFA rating

Russia has climbed from 42nd to 37th place in the FIFA rating, according to the renewed version of the rankings published on the FIFA official website. Russia played eight international fixtures since the start of the year, which …

FIFA: 2018 World Cup to leave positive legacy in Russia

FIFA: 2018 World Cup to leave positive legacy in Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will leave a positive legacy in the country, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said in the sustainability report published on the FIFA website. “We are convinced that …

Infantino calls Iran to allow women into stadiums

Infantino calls Iran to allow women into stadiums

Fifa president Gianni Infantino says Iran must start allowing women into football stadiums. Iranian women have been banned from stadiums when men's teams have been playing since just after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, BBC reports. But …

 Russia plunges to 46th place in FIFA rating

Russia plunges to 46th place in FIFA rating

Russia’s national football team has dropped from 43rd to 46th in the FIFA rating, according to the renewed version of the rankings published on the FIFA official website. Russia currently has 1436 points. Belgium …