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Sunday, April 05, 2020



FIFA extends men’s age limit for Tokyo Olympics due to virus

April 04, 2020 8:59 am

The amended Olympic rule on Friday retains the “players born on or after Jan. 1, 1997” standard for the Tokyo Games following a one-year postponement agreed last week by the International Olympic Committee and Japanese authorities.

FIFA postpones U-17 Women's World Cup in India due to COVID-19

April 04, 2020 9:08 am

The FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup to be held in India in November was on Saturday postponed by football's governing body due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic across the globe.

Gianni Infantino says football 'will be totally different' after coronavirus

April 02, 2020 7:39 pm

Gianni Infantino believes that football will be "more inclusive, more social and more supportive, more global, less arrogant and more welcoming" after the world recovers from the pandemic.

FIFA plans huge emergency fund to support ailing industry

April 01, 2020 5:41 pm

Even the biggest teams have not been immune to the first shutdown of its kind since World War II. Barcelona and Juventus announced pay reductions for their multimillionaire playing roster, and others have followed suit.

With $2.7B reserves, FIFA has 'duty' to aid virus-hit football

March 31, 2020 9:05 pm

FIFA is looking to use its vast financial reserves to provide assistance to a football industry ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic which is wiping out games and creating economic hardship.

AIFF hopeful of organising FIFA women's U-17 World Cup in November despite virus worries

March 31, 2020 1:57 pm

The World Cup is scheduled to be held from November 2 to 21 with matches to be played in Navi Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar and Guwahati.

FIFA races toward a plan to help football clubs survive shutdown

March 28, 2020 7:21 am

Lawyers at FIFA’s Zurich headquarters have huddled (virtually) with representatives from leagues, clubs and players’ unions to provide a framework to deal with the cascading issues created by the pandemic.

Player contracts should be extended due to coronavirus: FIFA internal document

March 26, 2020 9:40 pm

The document also recommends allowing transfer windows to be changed in accordance with new season dates and urges clubs and players to work together to find solutions to salary payments during stoppages.

Gianni Infantino eyes reboot of packed footballing calendar

March 24, 2020 9:30 am

Before the pandemic, Gianni Infantino added to the calendar by expanding the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams for the 2026 edition, and by trying to launch a 24-team Club World Cup next year.

Navi Mumbai to host final of FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

February 18, 2020 8:03 pm

The tournament kicks off on November 2 with the final slated on November 21. The quarterfinals will be played on November 12 and 13 while the semifinals will be held on November 17.


Lionel Messi wins FIFA Player of the Year for record-sixth time

September 25, 2019 1:33 pm

Lionel Messi beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to win the best FIFA Player of the Year award for a record-sixth time.

France vs Croatia FIFA World Cup 2018 Final: France kiss World Cup in Moscow rain

July 16, 2018 6:36 am

France won their second World Cup title after beating Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 edition final in Moscow on Sunday

FIFA World Cup 2018: Samuel Umtiti header against Belgium puts France in final

July 11, 2018 9:31 am

France beat Belgium 1-0 to enter FIFA World Cup 2018 final where they will play either England or Croatia.

FIFA World Cup 2018: England, Croatia end long wait for semi-final spot

July 08, 2018 5:10 am

England and Croatia set up a semi-final date by recording victories in their quarter final fixtures against Sweden and Russia respectively

FIFA World Cup 2018: Sun sets on Brazil; France and Belgium set up semi-final date

July 07, 2018 3:22 am

Brazil were beaten 2-1 by Belgium while Uruguay lost 2-0 to France, thus ending the South American challenge in Russia.

FIFA World Cup 2018: England break the penalty shootout jinx, Sweden's Russian adventure continues

July 04, 2018 6:07 am

England and Sweden prevailed in their Round of 16 matches against Colombia and Switzerland respectively.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil, Belgium earn quarterfinals berth

July 03, 2018 2:02 am

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil beat Mexico and Belgium beat Japan to book their quarterfinals spot.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Star-studded Spain fall, Croatia soldier on

July 02, 2018 5:53 am

Spain were stunned by hosts Russia while Croatia beat Denmark on penalties.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo depart as young star Kylian Mbappe shines

July 01, 2018 3:34 am

The first day of knockouts saw Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo crash out of the World Cup while teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals to grab all the attention.