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11:40 AM ET Byron Castillo is the player being investigated by FIFA. Photo by Franklin Jacome/Getty Images FIFA have opened an investigation into allegations that Ecuador used an ineligible player in their World Cup qualifying campaign, football’s governing body said on Wednesday. The Chilean Football Federation last week claimed to have proof that Byron Castillo was
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12:16 PM ET Associated Press FIFA and EA Sports will end their almost three-decade long relationship after next year’s Women’s World Cup. NurPhoto via Getty Images The FIFA video game will be disappearing after the maker failed to strike a new licensing deal with world soccer’s governing body. Instead, EA Sports FC will be introduced from
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12:03 PM ET A World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended by health officials in September. Gustavo Pagano/Getty Images The FIFA Appeal Committee ruled on Monday that the abandoned World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina must be replayed after considering the appeals filed by the countries’ football associations. The qualifier in September was
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9:06 AM ET Associated Press FIFA is getting into the streaming platform business with a football version of Netflix and Amazon Prime. The service is free and largely will feature documentaries and some live games at the launch, but it could eventually be a way for FIFA to broadcast World Cup matches itself at a
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11:27 AM ET The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday the Football Union of Russia (FUR) had withdrawn its appeal against football’s world governing body FIFA as well as the Polish, Swedish and Czech Republic Football Associations. FIFA and European governing body UEFA decided together that all Russian teams, whether national or
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10:35 AM ET FIFA president Gianni Infantino has rejected claims that the organisation pushed for a biennial World Cup. Speaking at the 72nd FIFA Congress in Doha, Infantino said FIFA had merely explored the possibility of halving the four-year World Cup cycle despite Chief of Global Football Development and former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger conducting
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4:26 PM ET FIFA has agreed a sponsorship deal with Crypto.com for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, soccer’s world governing body said in a statement on Tuesday. The Singapore-based company will be the exclusive cryptocurrency trading platform for the showpiece event in Qatar, which runs from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18. “Crypto.com has already demonstrated
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1:09 PM ET The Russian Football Union (RFU) announced Thursday that it will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over the decisions from FIFA and UEFA earlier this week to suspend Russian clubs and national teams from all international competitions. The decision followed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that sparked international outcry and
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12:26 PM ET UEFA has removed Russia’s teams from this year’s European competitions meaning they will not compete at this summer’s European Women’s Football Championships, while Spartak Moscow have been kicked out of the Europa League. The teams have been removed in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s women’s side were set to face
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10:15 AM ET FIFA and UEFA have been urged by the International Olympic Committee to ban Russia from all competitive football in response to the military invasion of Ukraine and ongoing war — a move that would lead to the Russians being expelled from the 2022 World Cup and this summer’s Women’s European Championship. Sources
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2:32 PM ET Associated Press FIFA backed away from immediately expelling Russia from World Cup qualifying on Sunday but said it remained an option, deciding instead the squad can play using the “RFU” acronym for the country’s football federation. The unanimous ruling by the FIFA Bureau, featuring the six regional football confederation presidents, was also
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2:47 AM ET Associated Press FIFA’s fading plan for biennial World Cups was labeled a threat to football and all other sports by the International Olympic Committee on Thursday. IOC President Thomas Bach lambasted FIFA counterpart Gianni Infantino, an IOC member for the past two years, for not being in Beijing to hear the criticism.
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9:54 AM ET FIFA is set to implement rules in which clubs will be limited to signing and sending players on loan internationally from next season so that more focus can be given to developing talent, world football’s governing body said on Thursday. The objective of the regulations, delayed by two years due to the
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12:37 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Ballon d’Or and FIFA The Best winner Alexia Putellas has said she was shocked that no Barcelona or Canada players were named in the FIFPro World XI this week. Putellas, 27, followed up winning the Ballon d’Or in December by being crowned The Best FIFA Women’s Player on
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2:13 PM ET Barcelona and Spain midfielder Alexia Putellas won the Best FIFA Women’s Player award for 2022, marking her third individual award in the last six months. She also won the Ballon d’Or Feminin in November and was named UEFA Women’s Player of the Year in August. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+
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2:29 PM ET Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski equalled Cristiano Ronaldo’s FIFA The Best record when he won the award for a second time on Monday. The Bayern Munich forward retained his FIFA The Best award following an incredible campaign in which he scored a Bundesliga record 41 goals, fighting off competition from Lionel Messi
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9:23 AM ET Lionel Messi will be hoping to add to his seventh Ballon d’Or as he was nominated for FIFA The Best Men’s player of the Year award for 2021, while Alexia Putellas is the favourite for the women’s award. The Paris Saint-Germain forward is up against last year’s winner Robert Lewandowski and Liverpool
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