Showing posts with label FIFA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FIFA. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Argentina's nightmare game


Argentina suffered a day to forget as captain Lionel Messi was banned for four matches by FIFA before the Albiceleste were beaten by Boliva. To make matters worse, a few hours later Brazil booked their place at the 2018 World Cup with a win over Paraguay...


Friday, February 10, 2017

Maradona to join FIFA


Diego Maradona has accepted a role at FIFA and vowed to help ensure the governing body stays 'clean and transparent' following the Sepp Blatter corruption scandal... among others


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fifa bites back in Suarez saga

After Luis Suarez's bite on Giorgio Chiellini, Fifa moved to show their own disciplinary teeth by handing the Liverpool and Uruguay forward a lengthy ban.

Football's governing body suspended Suarez from all football-related activity for four months, which means he will miss the first nine Premier League matches of the upcoming season.

The 27-year-old has also been forced to leave the Uruguay training camp, and last night jetted out of Brazil as his World Cup came to a premature, and deeply controversial, end.
Friday, June 27, 2014 11:30

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Platini and Blatter cram the World Cup full

With the European Championships soon to expand from 16 teams to 24, the World Cup could be set to receive similar treatment.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is on record as wanting more Asian and African teams to be represented at the planet's biggest tournament and Uefa head honcho Michel Platini suggested on Monday that the finals could be stretched to 40 teams to make room.

There are more international teams around than there used to be but it could still be a tight fit if football's administrators get their way and push Russia 2018 to another level.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:48

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ibrahimovic vs Ronaldo - who will miss the World Cup?

Following Monday's World Cup play-off draw which saw Sweden paired with Portugal, we already know one superstar will not will heading to Brazil next summer.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo, two of the game's current greats, are both in danger of missing out on international football's pinnacle competition.

Let us know who you would prefer to see at the World Cup.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:00

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Maradona takes aim at his old rival Pele

The bitter feud between Diego Maradona and Pele only continues to escalate, and judging by the Argentine's latest comments, which include branding his arch rival a mere puppet to the Fifa family, before accusing him of being absent from civilisation for the past 20 years, it seems a reconciliation will never see the light of day.