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2:21 PM ET FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings looking into the clashes at Wembley Stadium between police and Hungarian supporters at Tuesday’s game against England, saying it has “zero tolerance against such abhorrent behaviour”. – ESPN+ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more (U.S.)– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Don’t have ESPN?
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2:50 PM ET A biennial World Cup will not dilute the “magic” of the tournament as its frequency would have no bearing on its quality and prestige, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday. Soccer’s world governing body FIFA is conducting a feasibility study into the practicalities of staging a World Cup every two years,
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5:09 AM ET FIFA 22 has attracted 9.1 million users since its release, EA Sports have said. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images EA Sports has said it exploring idea of renaming its annual video game franchise FIFA, just one week after its latest game FIFA 22 was released. The move comes after Konami renamed its
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10:51 AM ET Associated Press After playing one game for the United States, defender Julian Araujo has been cleared to change his national eligibility to Mexico, FIFA said on Monday. The 20-year-old LA Galaxy defender made his debut for the U.S. last December, starting at right back in a 6-0 win over El Salvador. –
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5:23 AM ET Europe’s leading clubs have accused FIFA of attempting to “railroad” through plans for a biennial World Cup which they claim would have a “destructive” impact on the club game. The European Club Association, which represents 234 clubs and is chaired by Paris Saint-Germain owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi, believes there has been a clear
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6:42 AM ET Associated Press ZURICH — FIFA will finally start speaking to soccer clubs, leagues and players’ unions this month, in the latest steps announced Monday, in its push to organize a men’s World Cup every two years. All 211 member federations have also been invited to online talks on Sept. 30 as part
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9:51 AM ET FIFA said it has fan backing for the much-criticised plan to shift to a biennial World Cup after releasing a summary of the results of an opinion survey of supporters. The proposals, which have been outlined by FIFA’s head of global football development, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, have been met with
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7:24 PM ET Associated Press Premier League clubs which blocked South American players from traveling to World Cup qualifiers will be able to play them this weekend after the threat of a five-day ban from FIFA was lifted on Friday. Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay agreed to waive their right to trigger a FIFA regulation
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8:10 AM ET Jurgen Klopp has said that FIFA’s plan to reshape the football calendar and stage a World Cup every two years is “all about money” and fails to consider the impact on the players who the Liverpool manager describes as “the most important ingredient.” A FIFA feasibility study into biennial World Cups, overseen
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3:09 PM ET FIFA has appointed former World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis to lead the technical advisory group on the future of women’s football, the sport’s world governing body said on Sunday. Ellis, who lifted the World Cup with the United States women’s national team in 2015 and 2019, will work with various stakeholders to
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4:53 AM ET FIFA are investigating racial abuse aimed at England players during their 4-0 World Cup Qualifier win over Hungary at the Puskas Arena on Thursday. England players were booed when they took a knee before the match in a protest against racism while Raheem Sterling was pelted with cups and bottles when he
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2:57 PM ET Eric GomezMexico writer The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has announced a reduction to FIFA’s original two-match ban for anti-gay chants heard at Olympic qualifying matches last March. A statement released by the FMF explained that due to the organization’s “efforts toward eradicating discrimination at matches,” FIFA decided to diminish the initial penalty.
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3:28 PM ET The U.S. Department of Justice unveiled a football corruption probe in 2015, with more than 50 defendants criminally charged. Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images FIFA will receive over $201 million in forfeited funds seized during a global football corruption probe, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), said on Tuesday. Since the DOJ unveiled the
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5:18 AM ET The United States and Mexico have broken into FIFA’s top 10 ranked teams in world soccer following their recent successes in reaching the finals of the CONCACAF Nations League and the Gold Cup. The U.S. beat Mexico 1-0 in the final of the Gold Cup earlier this month and both teams’ progression
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10:05 AM ET Adriana Garcia Uruguay are determined to prove that the four stars on their crest correspond to four World titles won. Puma, sponsors of the Uruguay national teams, communicated on Tuesday to the Uruguay Football Association (AUF) that FIFA had told them to remove two of the four stars above Uruguay’s crest in
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12:15 PM ET Eric GomezMexico writer FIFA has announced it will fine the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) 100,000 swiss francs ($109,000) after anti-gay chants were heard from fans during Mexico‘s May 29 match against Iceland in Arlington, Texas. A spokesperson for FIFA confirmed to ESPN Mexico that this latest round of punishment would not include
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5:43 PM ET The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) named 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup chief executive Marla Messing as its interim CEO on Monday, after allegations of sexual misconduct engulfed the league. Last month, allegations involving former North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley emerged, prompting calls for an overhaul to the league as former
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