FIFA reveals $369m loss 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 condoles with NFF over Hamilton’s death

FIFA has condoled with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), over the death of former Super Eagles player and coach, Paul Hamilton. Hamilton died in his Lagos home after a protracted illness last week at the age of 75. “I would like to express my deepest sympathy on hearing the news of the passing of the…

Super Eagles move up in latest FIFA ranking [Full list]

The Super Eagles are now the fifth best team in Africa. The team moved a place up in the monthly ranking announced on Thursday morning. Super Eagles are now the 40th best national team in the world. The Super Eagles were ranked 41st in March ranking but moved a place up; thanks to their 1-1…

Nigerian referee Ogunmuyiwa to officiate at Beach Soccer World Cup

The world football governing body, FIFA, has confirmed Nigerian referee Jelili Ogunmuyiwa as one of the 24 referees selected to officiate at the forthcoming 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas. In the announcement made on FIFA website Friday, the 38-year old was picked alongside Tunisia’s Issam Bou Sbih and Madagascar’s Said Hachim as Africa’s…

FIFA completes internal investigation, passes on further evidence to US, Swiss authorities

Football’s governing body FIFA has passed on further evidence to Swiss and U.S. authorities, after completing its internal investigation into alleged corruption. FIFA has been co-operating with law enforcement since May 2015 when its members were arrested in Zurich, Switzerland. “We have now completed that (22-month) investigation and handed the evidence over to the authorities,”……

Rohr begs NFF to get FIFA clearance for Chelsea’s Ola Aina

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has asked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to ensure FIFA clears Ola Aina of Chelsea, so he is ready to play in the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier against South Africa in June. Aina was part of the Eagles squad, that faced each other in a closed-door…

4-MATCH BAN: Lionel Messi writes FIFA

Following the four-match international ban handed to him by the world football governing body, Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi has written to FIFA to request that the ban be overturned. The Barcelona legend was punished for swearing at a match official during Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Chile last week Thursday, and was fined 10,000 Swiss…

F​IFA to give Africa nine slots in the 48-team W’Cup​

​Concerning the 48-team World Cup format which begins in 2026, t​he FIFA Council has agreed ​on a new​ propose​d​ slot allocation during their meeting ​at FIFA headquarters​ in ​Zurich on Thursday. T​he new proposal would see an additional four slots for the African continent, which is being represented by five teams in next year’s edition….

FIFA awards 2017-2018 media rights for sub-Saharan Africa

FIFA has granted media rights to five major broadcasting entities in the sub-Saharan Africa, following an open tender process for 42 territories in the region. According to a statement from the FIFA Media Office, the tender was launched on Oct. 21 and it included the media rights to all 2017-2018 FIFA events. The News Agency……

Barcelona reacts to FIFA’s four match ban on Lionel Messi

FC Barcelona has expressed “surprise and indignation” at FIFA’s decision to hand forward Lionel Messi a four-match international ban for verbally abusing a match official in Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Chile last week. Messi was suspended, with a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,160) by football governing body’s disciplinary panel and is due to…

See The First Country To Book A Place In Russia FIFA Men’s 2018 World Cup

Brazil have become the first side to seal their place at the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next year. Their 3-0 win over Paraguay, along with defeats for Argentina and Uruguay, means they cannot finish lower than fourth in South American qualifying. Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho, FC Barcelona striker Neymar and Real Madrid’s Marcelo…

Argentina fumes at timing of FIFA’s four-match ban on Messi

Argentina head coach, Edgardo Bauza, has criticized FIFA for handing Lionel Messi a four-game ban just six hours, before his side were beaten 2-0 by Bolivia in a 2018 World Cup qualifier. Juan Carlos Arce and Marcelo Martins scored as Bolivia won comfortably at the Estadio Hernando Siles, jeopardising Argentina’s hopes of qualifying. However, much…