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FIFA set to move 2022 WCup from summer: Blatter


ULRICHEN, Switzerland (AP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter expects his executive committee to decide soon that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be switched from the searing heat of summer.Blatter told

FIFA rules male players can wear turbans


FIFA has ruled male head covers are acceptable to wear during matches, a decision that goes against the ban on turbans imposed by the sport's provincial governing body in Quebec.
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English FA hails 'fantastic' FIFA $500,000 grant

England's Football Association has welcomed a $500,000 grant from FIFA towards its new national football centre as evidence of a major step forward in an often icy relationship with the world governin

AIFF AGM & elections to be held on December 20


The elections of the office-bearers of All India Football Federation will be held in its Annual General Meeting here on December 20, the AIFF said today.

This was decided at the Executive Committee m

FIFA's Valcke released from Rio hospital

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has given a glowing report of Brazil's health care after being released from a hospital here.

Valcke was cleared by doctors to return to Switzerland Sunday after

Blatter to speak with Cuba after 3 players defect

FIFA President Sepp Blatter plans to speak with Cuban officials after three national team players defected in Canada ahead of a World Cup qualifier last week.

The players disappeared nine months afte

FIFA extends strategical and technical support to AIFF

Stepping up efforts to meet the dual objectives of hosting the 2017 U-17 World Cup as well as qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, India on Wednesday signed an agreement with FIFA under which t

I knew nothing of bribery until after ISL collapse: Blatter


FIFA president Sepp Blatter knew nothing about bribes paid to his predecessor Joao Havelange by now defunct marketing partner ISL until after the company collapsed in 2001, he said in a newspaper inte

FIFA approves goal-line technology


Football's world governing body FIFA has agreed to allow the introduction of goal-line technology (GLT) at a meeting of the sport's executives here on Thursday.

The technology will be used at the Clu

Football chiefs lift ban on women wearing headscarves


Football chiefs agreed on Thursday to lift a ban on women wearing headscarves during games, clearing the way for the participation of many Muslim nations in top-flight competition.

Until the vote by

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