FIFA Member Association Referees Course Ends In Abuja

FIFA Member Association Referees Course Ends In Abuja

A five-day, all-encompassing training programme for Nigeria’s intermediate referees will come to an end with a closing ceremony scheduled for the NFF/FIFA Goal Project, MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Friday. Classroom sessions for the 40 participants have included group discussions on penalty-area incidents, tactical fouls, recovery strategy, offside, handball and the challenges that confront […]

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Flamingos Drawn in Group A for 2024 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

Flamingos Drawn in Group A for 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

The Flamingos have been drawn into Group A for the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. The draw, held on Sunday in Santo Domingo, places the Flamingos against the host nation Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and New Zealand. The Flamingos will start their campaign against New Zealand on Wednesday, October 16, followed by a match against […]

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AFCON 2025 Moves To Winter Due To FIFA Club World Cup

AFCON 2025 Moves To Winter Due To FIFA Club World Cup

The next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals will now be played from December 21, 2025 to January 18, 2026, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced. The 2025 tournament in Morocco was initially slated to take place in mid-year but has been shifted because of FIFA’s new expanded Club World Cup with […]

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FIFPRO Files Lawsuit Against FIFA Over Crowded Football Calendar

FIFPRO Files Lawsuit Against FIFA Over Crowded Football Calendar

The International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPRO) announced on Thursday that it has filed a legal lawsuit against Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the global governing body of football for over packed football schedule. In May, FIFA stated that they would not reconsider the scheduling of their 32-team Club World Cup, despite threats of […]

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AfroSport Gets FTA Rights To Air 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers In Nigeria

AfroSport Gets FTA Rights To Air 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers In Nigeria

MMS/PC Plus Group, the exclusive agency appointed by FIFA for managing the FIFA World Cup 2026 African Qualifiers in 41 Sub-Saharan African countries, has granted AfroSport the exclusive media rights for broadcasting the FIFA World Cup 2026 African Qualifiers in Nigeria. Afrosport has also been appointed as Host Broadcaster and together with National Broadcaster, NTA […]

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Brazil chosen to host 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup following a vote by FIFA’s 211 members

Brazil will host the 2027 Women’s World Cup after a vote of FIFA’s full membership chose the South American bid over a joint proposal from Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. The FIFA Congress on Friday selected from a reduced field of two candidates to host the 2027 tournament after a joint bid by the United States […]

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FIFA to Vote on Making Racist Abuse a Disciplinary Offense

FIFA to Vote on Making Racist Abuse a Disciplinary Offense

The World Football governing body, FIFA, says it wants all of its national federations to make racist abuse a disciplinary offense. The organization is pushing for all 211 national federations to adopt stricter measures against racist abuse, making it a specific disciplinary offense. This move comes after extensive consultations with affected players, including Brazilian forward […]

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Swedish Mattias Grafström Appointed FIFA Secretary Genera

Swedish Mattias Grafström Appointed FIFA Secretary Genera

Swedish national and FIFA Deputy Secretary General –Football, Mattias Grafström, has been appointed as the world football body’s interim Secretary General with immediate effect. Grafström would assume the role permanently when Senegalese Fatma Samoura leaves her role as Secretary General at the end of the year. “Grafström in his acceptance speech said football has been […]

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FIFA confirm Women’s Club World Cup to kick off in 2026

The first edition of the Women’s Club World Cup has been proposed to start during January-February 2026, with the 16-team tournament to be held every four years, world football governing body FIFA said on Wednesday. FIFA President Gianni Infantino in May 2021 revealed their plans to introduce the Women’s Club World Cup as part of […]

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FIFA tackling unique problem at 2026 World Cup: Natural grass in 5 indoor stadiums

Doug McIntyre Soccer Journalist The last time the United States hosted the FIFA men’s World Cup, 30 years ago this summer, the tournament shattered attendance records that stand to this day. USA ’94 also made history in at least one other way, when the Pontiac Silverdome in suburban Detroit became the first stadium to stage a […]

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