'It’s amazing because it’s a question that’s coming quite often. Look, Qatar is the organiser for FIFA World Cup 2022. It is the case ever since Qatar was awarded by the FIFA executive committee in 2010,' FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke tells Rediff.com. Jerome Valcke, secretary general of FIFA with AIFF president Praful Patel. Photograph: AIFF Media Rubbishing the claims that Qatar may not host the 2022 World Cup, FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke said the way the ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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BERNE: FIFA president Sepp Blatter has reiterated that Russia’s hosting of the 2018 World Cup is not up for discussion. “We are not placing any questions over the World Cup in Russia,” he told an event near Kitzbuehel, Austria, according to ...Himalayan times, 1 month ago Sports Shorts: 'Run against Blatter or shut up' Rediff.com, 1 month ago Blatter seeks to stay as FIFA president into his 80s Rediff.com, 1 month ago I'm just a servant of football, says Blatter Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
NYON: FIFA’s ethics investigator ordered football officials on Thursday to return 65 luxury watches given as World Cup gifts or risk disciplinary action. The Brazilian federation distributed gift bags with the expensive watches at the pre-World Cup ...Himalayan times, 1 month ago FIFA exco member wants ethics investigation into World Cup bids made public Rediff.com, 1 month ago
LONDON: Harold Mayne-Nicholls, the former head of the FIFA technical committee which warned world soccer’s governing body against holding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, is considering running for its presidency next year. If he did, Mayne-Nicholls would ...Himalayan times, 2 weeks ago
The Corporation Stadium in Thrissur, Kerala becomes the only Football field in India to currently have a FIFA 2-Star certification - the highest rating for artificial turf from FIFA. This world-class Football field was conceptualized and planned by the Kerala ...Andhra News, 1 month ago
FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks with UEFA President Michel Platini (left). Photograph: Darren Staples/Files/Reuters UEFA president Michel Platini hit out at FIFA chief Sepp Blatter on Friday, saying the Swiss has stopped serving the cause of football. "Sepp is not the president of FIFA anymore. He is FIFA," Frenchman Platini, whose book Let's Talk About Football was released this week, told sports daily L'Equipe. "Platini, Pele, Blatter, (former FIFA presidet Joao) Havelange must yield to ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago Euro qualifiers: Normality returned but shock waves may continue to reverberate Rediff.com, 1 week ago Sports Shorts: Platini to keep luxury gift given by Brazil, make charity donation Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Asked about the popularity of the Indian Super League, and whether FIFA will recognize it, secretary-general Jerome Valcke was quick to point out that for the world body there is only one league and that’s the I-League. Manu Shankar reports It was exactly a year ago that FIFA officials came to India to discuss the growth of the game in the country. Since then its popularity has sky-rocketed, largely due to the Indian Super League and FIFA World Cup. Secretary-general Jerome Valcke ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
After cricketers Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, now the Indian cricket team’s captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has shown an interest in football. Dhoni on Monday became the co-owner of Chennaiyin FC, one of the eight franchise of Indian Super League. The team was originally bid by actor Abhishek Bachchan and Vita Dani, belonging to the Asian Paints family, who are the co-owners. Dhoni played football and was a goalkeeper in his team before he started playing cricket. It ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Neymar, left, and Lionel Messi look on during a FC Barcelona training session. (This image is used for representational purposes only) Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images Soccer's governing body FIFA has agreed to ban the third-party ownership (TPO) of players, its president Sepp Blatter said on Friday, seven years after first promising to outlaw the practice. Blatter said a working group would be set up to implement the ban which would come into effect following "a transitional period".Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
FIFA faces more embarrassment after a member of its financial watchdog was arrested on suspicion of corruption and money-laundering in the Cayman Islands. Canover Watson, one of eight members of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee and a vice-president of the Caribbean Football Union, has denied the charges and been released on bail in the British overseas territory. The FIFA committee, headed by Italian Domenico Scala, is charged with ensuring the “completeness and reliability of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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