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10:06 AM ET Associated Press Chile had claimed Ecuadorian player Byron Castillo was ineligible to play during tournament qualifiers. Christian Alvarenga/Getty Images Chile has lost its appeal to FIFA to replace Ecuador at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the world football governing body announced on Friday. FIFA dismissed Chile’s argument that Ecuador player Byron Castillo
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10:49 AM ET Associated Press Organisers of the World Cup in Qatar have finalised a policy to serve beer with alcohol to soccer fans at stadiums and fan zones in the Muslim-majority country. FIFA said Saturday fans will be allowed to buy Budweiser beer with alcohol within the eight stadium compounds — though not at
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3:59 PM ET Cesar Hernandez FIFA has started an investigation into the national team status of Club America‘s Alejandro Zendejas, who has played at the youth level for the United States and at the senior level for Mexico in two friendlies. “FIFA will investigate this matter, please understand that we are unable to comment further
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4:29 PM ET FIFA has moved the start of the Qatar World Cup forward by a day, meaning the tournament will now begin on Sunday, Nov. 20 rather than the initially scheduled date of Monday, Nov. 21. The first game of the finals will now be the host nation Qatar‘s clash with Ecuador on Sunday
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11:47 AM ET Chile continue to insist that Byron Castillo (left) was ineligible to appear for Ecuador in World Cup qualifying. Alberto Valdes – Pool/Getty Images Chile‘s Football Federation (ANFP) is appealing against FIFA’s decision to dismiss their complaint that Ecuador fielded an ineligible player during the World Cup qualifying campaign. FIFA’s decision on June 10
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8:26 PM ET FIFA said on Thursday that the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand will be going ahead as scheduled after a European report floated the possibility of postponement. French publication L’Equipe wrote on Thursday that FIFA had been in contact with several leading European footballing bodies to discuss the merits
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2:53 AM ET Chelsea forward Sam Kerr will be the first female player to feature on the global cover of EA Sports’ FIFA videogame when the franchise launches FIFA 23 this year, it was announced on Monday. The Australia international will be featured alongside Paris Saint-Germain forward and World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, who has
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11:37 AM ET UEFA and FIFA will next week seek to convince Europe’s top court that they have the right to block clubs from joining a breakaway league and penalise players. The dispute between UEFA, FIFA and the European Super League has ramifications for other sports, clubs and players eyeing lucrative deals offered by rebel
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4:24 PM ET FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, will receive an additional $92 million in compensation for losses sustained in global soccer corruption schemes, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. In August, the department said FIFA was going to receive $201 million in compensation for the losses. The money was seized from the bank accounts
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6:33 AM ET Organisers have sold 1.8 million tickets for the World Cup in Qatar, world football governing body FIFA said on Wednesday ahead of the next round of ticket sales that opens on Tuesday. There is a special category of tickets available only to residents of the host nation, and fans in the Gulf
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5:49 AM ET Associated Press Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi has been acquitted for a second time in a FIFA retrial. Photo by Sebastien Muylaert/Getty Images Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi was acquitted in Switzerland on Friday for a second time in a retrial of alleged wrongdoing linked to former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke. Al-Khelaifi
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12:29 PM ET Associated Press FIFA has approved bigger 26-man squads for the World Cup in Qatar, deciding Thursday to extend football’s relaxation of rules that help coaches and players during the COVID-19 pandemic. The move was expected from the FIFA Bureau — comprising the presidents of FIFA and football’s six confederations — after 23-player
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1:34 PM ET Alba Palacios is the first transgender athlete in Spain’s football federation. no_source World football’s governing body FIFA and World Athletics said on Monday that they are reviewing their transgender eligibility policies after swimming passed new rules that restrict transgender participation in women’s events. On Sunday, swimming’s world governing body FINA voted to restrict
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4:33 PM ET More than half of all players at the finals of last year’s European Championship and Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) were subjected to some form of discriminatory abuse online, a report published by global soccer governing body FIFA has revealed. The independent report used artificial intelligence to track over 400,000 posts on
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11:29 AM ET Associated Press Chile had claimed that Ecuador defender Byron Castillo was ineligible. Photo by Franklin Jacome/Getty Images Ecuador kept its place at the World Cup on Friday when a FIFA legal ruling rejected a complaint by Chile about an alleged ineligible player. FIFA said its disciplinary committee closed the proceedings in the claim
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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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