Tag: FIFA

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (L) and Everton's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman (R) watch from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on October 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF

Arsene Wenger doesn’t find management job he wants and doesn’t ask for it

Arsene Wenger has asked the Dutch national team if he can replace Ronald Koeman, who is destined for Barcelona.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino gestures as he speaks during a public debate with members of the Association of International Sports Press (AIPS) as part of its annual congress on February 3, 2020 in Budapest, Hungary.

FIFA propose changes to contracts & transfer window dates

FIFA are recommending short-term contract extensions and moving the summer transfer window as a result of the current season shutdown.
General view of the match ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Premier League return date to be pushed back

If you are one of the few people who believed football would actually return on April 30, then I'm sorry to say more disappointment is coming your way.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger of France poses during a photo session in Paris on May 22, 2019. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

Arsene Wenger launches worldwide Talent Development Programme across 120 nations

Double pass, a spin-off company of the University of Brussels (Belgium), specialising in sport technical and talent development management, has been chosen as the...
Arsene Wenger during an interview at the Mercedes Benz Building prior to the Laureus World Sports Awards on February 17, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.

Arsene Wenger to save football

Arsene Wenger is proposing that football authorities stop being idiots with VAR and eliminate the marginal offside calls that are so far from clear and obvious they may as well be a lump of coal in a black coat out for a late-night stroll along an unlit country road.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino looks at the FIFA World Cup Trophy during the trophy tour opening ceremony at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017.

FIFA consider World Cup across 2 continents and Women’s World Cup every 2 years

In a bid to squeeze as much money as possible while ruining the sport for match-going fans, FIFA are said to be considering a 'radical' plan to host the 2030 World Cup on two continents.

Arsene Wenger confirms he is considering taking important FIFA job

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is considering taking a job with FIFA but that it won't stop him returning to management.

How did football let Sahar Khodayari set herself on fire?

Earlier this month, Sahar Khodayari set fire to herself after being sentenced to six months in prison for the 'crime' of watching a football match. I contacted Shireen Ahmed and asked her to write something for the site about what happened and why because I believe this needs to be put in front of as many people as possible. Don't look away. Please read on...
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger of France poses during a photo session in Paris on May 22, 2019. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

What is Arsene Wenger doing now?

According to the New York Times, Arsene Wenger will join FIFA as a Technical Director next month in a story that first began some time ago.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shake hands after Arsenal's second goal against Real Madrid in pre-season (Photo via AFP)

Arsenal FIFA 20 Player Ratings released in full: One midfielder is severely underrated

Arsenal's FIFA 20 Ultimate Team player ratings have been released in full, with the game set for release this month.

Former Arsenal keeper up for FIFA Best award

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Saari van Veenendaal, has been nominated by FIFA for their BEST awards.
TOPSHOT - The Champions League Trophy stands on display during the UEFA Champions League football group stage draw ceremony in Monaco on August 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

Major changes to Champions League get go-ahead

Arsenal are one of a number of clubs currently in Amsterdam to discuss changes to the Champions League that will effectively turn it into a European Super League that will play some of its matches around the world while FIFA have annoyed UEFA by approving another competition for clubs.
TOPSHOT - The Champions League Trophy stands on display during the UEFA Champions League football group stage draw ceremony in Monaco on August 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

Arsenal in: European Super League to host games globally while FIFA approve another club...

Arsenal are one of a number of clubs currently in Amsterdam to discuss changes to the Champions League that will effectively turn it into a European Super League that will play some of its matches around the world while FIFA have annoyed UEFA by approving another competition for clubs.

18 World Cup kits unveiled

The Women's World Cup is fast approaching and 14 teams have released their kits ahead of the tournament in France.

Liverpool premium, corruption, hypocrisy & more: Stories you might have missed

It’s been quiet out there in Arsenal land all week, so here is a quick round-up of some wider football stories you might have missed but which caught my eye.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino talks to journalists during his visit to the Iranian capital Tehran on March 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE

Arsenal sign letter opposing Club World Cup revamp

Arsenal and the other 14 board members of the European Club Association signed a letter opposing FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s proposals to expand the Club World Cup.
Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward (R) listens as Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho talks with former Manchester United player Bobby Charlton (not pictured) following the pre-season friendly football match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United at the DW stadium in Wigan, northwest England, on July 16, 2016. / AFP / JON SUPER /

Manchester United lead way for transfer window change

Manchester United are leading the call to return the transfer window to how it used to be before they messed with it this summer.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama speaks during a meeting on Western Balkans in Paris on May 29, 2018. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP)

Albanian Prime Minister opens bank account to help Arsenal star

The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, has opened a bank account so that he can contribute to the fines picked up by Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.
KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Arsenal pair punished by FIFA

Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner escaped with fines after they were charged with ‘provoking the general public’ following their goal celebrations against Serbia and a complaint by the Serbian FA.
Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

Arsenal's new signing charged by FIFA, faces significant ban

Stephan Lichtsteiner has also been charged by FIFA after he joined in with Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri’s double-headed eagle celebration.
KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

2 match ban a possibility as FIFA start proceedings against Arsenal star

FIFA have opened up disciplinary proceedings after Granit Xhaka celebrated his goal against Serbia by making a two-headed eagle gesture with his hands.
TOPSHOT - A Mexico's fan waves a Mexican national flag as he cheers prior to the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 17, 2018. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS

FIFA open proceedings against Mexico for homophobic chants

Mexico are facing punishment from FIFA for the homophobic chanting of their fans at the World Cup in Russia
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Arsene Wenger of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

8 perfect post-Arsenal job opportunities for Arsene Wenger

One of the main reasons Arsene Wenger found it so hard to let go at Arsenal is because the manager has little else in his life to distract him, but there is plenty out there for him to do.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Arsene Wenger of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

8 perfect post-Arsenal job opportunities for Arsene Wenger

One of the main reasons Arsene Wenger is finding it so hard to let go at Arsenal is because the manager has little else in his life to distract him, but there is plenty out there for him to do.
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FIFA proposes Club World Cup expansion to 24 teams

FIFA could risk upsetting clubs with plans to expand the Club World Cup to 24 teams.
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UEFA and FIFA officials accused of enabling corruption

UEFA and and FIFA officials have been accused of enabling a 'corrupt system' following their reluctance to condemn top players for tax evasion.
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Giroud guaranteed to win prestigious award as FIFA allow fans to vote

FIFA have opened up their prestigious Puskás Award to a fan vote, which means that Olivier Giroud is pretty much guaranteed to win.

Arsenal-bound striker enduring problems over his work permit

Arsenal-bound Henry Onyekuru could struggle to get a work permit due to new FIFA regulations on non-EU players.
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Why FIFA and the FA must act now to stop agents like Raiola

After recent reports regarding the transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United and the role of Mino Raiola, both the English FA and FIFA have issued a response.
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England rise to fourth in FIFA rankings

FIFA have just published their latest rankings and Mark Sampson's England team has climbed up a place to regain fourth place.

Analysing the FIFA Best Women’s Player 2016 shortlist

Ten women have been shortlisted as candidates for the Best FIFA Women’s Player 2016 by experts from the Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

FIFA award shortlist published: Best women’s coach 2016

Following FIFA's well documented split from France Football for the Ballon d'Or Award, FIFA has decided a rebranding of their yearly award renaming them BEST coach/player of the year.

FIFA statement proves Granit Xhaka right after move blocked

FIFA have issued a statement clarifying the situation of players who wanted to play for Kosovo but had represented other nations and it has proven Granit Xhaka right in his assertion that they’ve blocked him from changing.

Van Persie Barcelona blunder ref opens seminar as Head of FIFA referees

You might not be aware of it, but the referee who sent Robin van Persie off at the Nou Camp for shooting three milliseconds after he blew the whistle was promoted to Head of FIFA referees in 2011.

Jill Ellis and Carli Lloyd honored at FIFA awards

The FIFA 2015 awards saw Portsmouth born and US WNT coach Jill Ellis win Coach of the Year and US WNT midfield player Carly...

Women’s Football shortlists for FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 revealed

Controversy is not far away when the annual FIFA Ballon d'Or pre-list is disclosed and this year is no exception with top players and...

Male gamers react badly to introduction of women's teams in FIFA16

For the first time in the FIFA game franchise, EA Sports will introduce women's football in their game. As per the EA Sports website: ''Play as...

Wenger not impressed

Arsene Wenger has hit out at the decision to bring forward the start of the 15/16 season and has, reasonably, asked just how players...

How to fix international football so people care again

Ahhh, the interlull. A time where fans of competing club sides can band together, stand shoulder to shoulder with their compatriots, and support their national...

How the winter World Cup will impact Arsenal

FIFA are set to announce the World Cup will take place in the winter of 2022 and they are the only ones who are set to benefit from it as all others suffer.