Mar 21, 2013 22:26 EDT
It took a defiant gesture to reignite the debate on one of Italian sport's biggest demons, but the fight to rid football of racism in Serie A could be just beginning.
Mar 21, 2013 21:48 EDT
England captain Steven Gerrard admits that his side will be "on a hiding to nothing" when they tackle Group H whipping boys San Marino in their latest World Cup qualifier on Friday.
Mar 21, 2013 14:34 EDT
AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng -- lauded for walking off the pitch to protest abuse by fans -- on Thursday called for an end to racism in the sport, likening it to a virulent disease that blighted the game.
Mar 21, 2013 14:00 EDT
England manager Roy Hodgson says he will "wait and see" on Rio Ferdinand's international future after the Manchester United defender's withdrawal from the squad.
Mar 21, 2013 13:39 EDT
FIFA lifted a ban on international football friendlies in Iraqi stadiums on Thursday, permitting matches in Baghdad for the first time since the 2003 US-led invasion, an Iraqi football official said.
Mar 21, 2013 08:37 EDT
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has dismissed as "childish" Jose Mourinho's claims that there were irregularities in FIFA's World Coach of the Year vote.
Mar 20, 2013 14:21 EDT
UEFA president Michel Platini, responding to criticism from FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, claims that staging Euro 2020 in venues across the continent lends true meaning to the concept of a European championships.
Mar 20, 2013 13:20 EDT
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has questioned the awarding of FIFA's World Coach of the Year for 2012 to Spain manager Vicente del Bosque, claiming there were people who voted for him that had their votes changed.
Mar 20, 2013 07:28 EDT
Football was a vehicle for national pride in the former Yugoslavia, enjoying support from the political elite and state policies designed to create competitive teams and world-class players.
Mar 19, 2013 16:20 EDT
Outgoing English Premier League chairman Dave Richards believes his organisation will have to drop its resistance to the idea of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar being played in the European winter.
Mar 18, 2013 13:20 EDT
The 2022 World Cup host Qatar will provide technical and professional assistance to Pakistan to help develop football in the country, an official said Monday.
Mar 16, 2013 08:42 EDT
Tottenham centre-back William Gallas has called on Football's highest authorities UEFA and FIFA to take a tougher stance against racism.
Mar 14, 2013 08:43 EDT
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has criticised the proposed format set to be used at Euro 2020 and says the scattering of the tournament over 13 countries will not make it a true European championship, the 77-year-old Swiss told German magazine Kicker on Thursday.
Mar 12, 2013 12:37 EDT
Sri Lanka's football chief Tuesday said he was "praying" that FIFA executive committee member Manilal Fernando would be able to clear his name after he was suspended as part of an ethics probe.
Mar 11, 2013 17:35 EDT
Sri Lankan Manilal Fernando, a member of world governing body FIFA's Executive Committee, has been provisionally suspended from all football-related activities for 90 days, FIFA said on Monday.
Mar 11, 2013 13:03 EDT
Sri Lankan Fernando Manilal, a member of world governing body FIFA's Executive Committee, has been provisionally suspended from all football-related activities for 90 days, FIFA said on Monday.
Mar 07, 2013 16:34 EST
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke admitted on Thursday that there was "no plan B" if Rio's emblematic Maracana stadium was not ready for June's Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Mar 07, 2013 14:10 EST
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke performed a remarkable U-turn on Thursday when he admitted he didn't know if Rio's emblematic Maracana stadium will be ready for June's Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Mar 07, 2013 09:37 EST
Football's world governing body has threatened to suspend the Democratic Republic of Congo from competition because of an alleged contravention of its rules on political interference.
Mar 07, 2013 07:21 EST
Rio's emblematic Maracana stadium will be ready for June's Confederations Cup in Brazil, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said Thursday, despite concerns over flooding and delays in reconstruction work.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Fédération Internationale de Football Association|
|Motto||For the Game. For the World|
|Formation||May 21, 1904|
|Membership||208 national associations|
|Official languages||English, French, German, Spanish,|