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Ecuador beats Qatar in 2022 FIFA World Cup's opening match

Ecuador beats Qatar in 2022 FIFA World Cup's opening match

Ecuador on Sunday beat hosts Qatar 2-0 in the opening game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Fenerbahce attacker Enner Valencia netted an early one for Ecuador in the 3rd minute before it was disallowed by the video assistant referee (VAR) at …

Qatar bans beer from World Cup stadiums

Qatar bans beer from World Cup stadiums

Qatar banned the sale of beer at World Cup stadiums with only two days to go before the opening game. The move was the latest sign of the tension of staging the event, which is not just a sports tournament but also a monthlong …

Former FIFA head says Iran should be barred from World Cup

Former FIFA head says Iran should be barred from World Cup

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter thinks Iran should be barred from the World Cup amid widespread protests in the Islamic Republic sparked by the death of a woman in the custody of morality police, a Swiss paper quoted him on Friday as …

Russia climbs to 33th spot in FIFA World Ranking

Russia climbs to 33th spot in FIFA World Ranking

The Russian national football team has climbed to 33rd place in the FIFA World Ranking’s ladder, according to the list published by the world’s governing body of football on Thursday. The Russian national team scored 1,496 …

Court acquits Blatter, Platini in FIFA corruption trial

Court acquits Blatter, Platini in FIFA corruption trial

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter and France footballing legend Michel Platini were both cleared of corruption charges by a Swiss court on Friday. Blatter, who led FIFA for 17 years, was cleared of fraud by the …

FIFA sells 1.8 million tickets for Qatar's World Cup

FIFA sells 1.8 million tickets for Qatar's World Cup

Organisers have sold 1.8 million tickets for this year's World Cup in Qatar, world soccer governing body FIFA said Wednesday ahead of the next round of ticket sales that opens on July 5. There is a special category of tickets …

Russian recognized as official language of FIFA

Russian recognized as official language of FIFA

FIFA has introduced Russian as the official language in the organization. According to RIA Novosti, this decision was made at a meeting of the FIFA Congress in Qatar. In addition to this, the Congress did not consider the …

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 …