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Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA world player of the year for the fourth time

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Video replay is used for the first time in a FIFA tournament

Video replay is coming to soccer, and many soccer fans are welcoming this with open arms. Video replay has already been used to confirm calls in USL and the Dutch Cup. MLS Commissioner Don Garber also said last week that he hoped ...

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Malta goalkeeper Hogg reveals FIFA warning over match-fixing fears

Malta goalkeeper Andrew Hogg has claimed a FIFA official warned the team about suspicious betting patterns prior to a World Cup qualifier last month. Pietro Ghedin’s side faced Lithuania on October 11 in a Group F clash in Vilnius, where ...

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FIFA president campaigning for World Cup team expansion

FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to include just a few more teams in the FIFA World Cup and has an interesting suggestion on how to make it happen. Here’s Infantino’s pitch: 48 teams would qualify for the FIFA World Cup, with 32 ...

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France Football splits with FIFA over Ballon d'Or

The winner of the Ballon d’Or will no longer be FIFA’s World Player of the Year. France Football announced Friday that it’s splitting with FIFA over the coveted award. For the past six years, the FIFA Ballon d’Or has been ...

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Former FIFA chief Joao Havelange dies at 100

Joao Havelange, the Brazilian former FIFA boss and member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has died at age 100. Havelange was admitted into hospital in July with pneumonia after having been ill for an extended period, and though the ...

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What Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura’s appointment means for FIFA

FIFA President Gianni Infantino named a shocking candidate as his secretary general. In FIFA’s 66th Congress in Mexico City, Infantino named Senegal’s Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura as his second in command for soccer’s governing body. This is a shock because ...

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