9 Slots For Africa At 2026 World Cup

TELL Magazine News FIFA have ratified the decision to give Africa nine automatic slots when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026. At the moment, and up until the 2022 World Cup, Africa has five slots. The proposal for the allocation of the 48 places was made by the bureau of the FIFA…

FIFA approves nine World Cup places for Africa in 2026

The Fifa Council has ratified the decision to give Africa nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026. The move was confirmed on Tuesday in Bahrain – the continent currently has five spots at the tournament. A tenth African country will take part in a six-nation play-off tournament to decide…

FIFA to probe Pogba

The 24-year-old, who left Man United on a free transfer in 2012 after struggling to make the breakthrough under Sir Alex Ferguson, returned to Old Trafford for just shy of £90 million last August The post FIFA to probe Pogba appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Asia Olympic chief quits FIFA role over bribery scandal

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, the FIFA Council member who also runs the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), said on Sunday he was resigning all his posts in football after being drawn into the latest bribery scandal to hit the game’s governing body. The Kuwaiti issued a statement on Saturday “strongly” denying any wrongdoing. His…

Ex-FIFA official pleads guilty to corruption charges

The attorney’s office also said that between 2009-2014, Lai collected more than $850,000 of bribes for activities within the Asian region The post Ex-FIFA official pleads guilty to corruption charges appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Ex FIFA official pleads guilty to corruption charges

A former FIFA official from Guam has pleaded guilty to charges of corruption in a New York court, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Richard Lai, a former member of the audit and compliance committee at the world football governing body, admitted two counts of “wire fraud conspiracy in connection with his participation in multiple schemes…

FIFA, NFF, Chelsea, Onazi celebrate Mikel at 30

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Obi, who burst onto the scene as a teenager at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2005, turned 30 on Saturday The post FIFA, NFF, Chelsea, Onazi celebrate Mikel at 30 appeared first on The Eagle Online.

FIFA sad over fans’ deaths in Calabar

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has expressed sadness over the death of some football fans in Calabar, who were electrocuted while watching Europa League quarter-final game on Thursday. Seven fans were confirmed dead and many injured as an electric cable from a high tension installation fell on the viewing centre where they were…

US, Canada, Mexico bid for 2026 World Cup

The 2026 finals will be the first tournament after the expansion from 32 teams to 48 and, if successful, would be the first time a World Cup has been shared by three hosts The post US, Canada, Mexico bid for 2026 World Cup appeared first on The Eagle Online.

FIFA loses $369m

Accounts showed a total loss of and the organisation said 2017 would see further losses approaching $500 million, though these can partly be explained by a switch in accounting practices The post FIFA loses $369m appeared first on The Eagle Online.

FIFA loss $369m in 2016

World football governing body FIFA revealed on Friday it made a loss of 369 million dollars in 2016 as legal costs rose following a series of corruption scandals. Accounts showed a total loss of and the organisation said 2017 would see further losses approaching 500 million dollars, though these can partly be explained by a…

FIFA ranking: Eagles move one place up

The Nigerian side, which forced Africa’s best ranked country, Senegal, to a one-all draw in London a fortnight ago, improved by getting 726 points as against its 725 points in February The post FIFA ranking: Eagles move one place up appeared first on The Eagle Online.