All of these awards are the prizes for something special, says Lewandowski on spectalur season

In early online voting for the Ballon d’Or award, Lewandowski was already ahead of Lionel Messi and trailing only six-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

published on : 24th November 2020

FIFA bans Haitian soccer president Yves Jean-Bart for life over sexual abuse charges

The FIFA ethics committee found Jean-Bart guilty of 'having abused his position and sexually harassed and abused various female players, including minors' and also fined USD 1.1 million.

published on : 21st November 2020

FIFA awards ceremony to be virtual event on December 17 in view of COVID-19

The Best FIFA Football Awards was intended as a gala event in September in Milan until the coronavirus pandemic forced its cancellation.

published on : 20th November 2020

New FIFA rules to protect female players' maternity rights

The governing body of soccer is preparing to mandate clubs to allow at least 14 weeks of maternity leave paid at a minimum two-thirds of a player’s full salary.

published on : 19th November 2020

Anirudh Thapa 'dreams' of watching Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo play in 2022 FIFA World Cup

Anirudh Thapa does not want to miss the chance to watch Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo play live on the sport's grandest stage.

published on : 18th November 2020

Ecuador routs Colombia 6-1 in FIFA World Cup qualifying

Colombia managed to score from the spot with James Rodríguez at the end of the first half, giving some hope to the visitors.

published on : 18th November 2020

COVID-19 impact: FIFA cancels U-17 women's World Cup in India, allots 2022 edition 

The FIFA also announced that the Club World Cup 2020, scheduled to be held in Qatar in December, will be postponed to February 1 to 11 next year.

published on : 17th November 2020

Leverkusen's Exequiel Palacios injures back playing for Argentina

Palacios was taken off after being hit in the back by a knee from Paraguay forward Angel Romero as the pair competed for a high ball on Thursday. The World Cup qualifier finished 1-1.

published on : 13th November 2020

Greg Clarke quits as FIFA Vice President over discriminatory comments

Clarke resigned the FIFA VP post after being forced out of the English Football Association hours after his discriminatory remarks on race, sexuality and gender at a parliamentary meeting.

published on : 12th November 2020

2020 World Cup qualifier: India's postponed matches to be played in March and June next year

The Indian team was to play against Qatar on October 8 in Bhubaneshwar but the match was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 11th November 2020

Swiss bank set to pay USD 79 million in FIFA corruption settlements

The bank has cooperated with American authorities since 2015, when a sprawling investigation of corruption in international soccer was unsealed.

published on : 9th November 2020

FIFA aims to regulate football agents, shine light on fees

FIFA wants to curb excess among agents who took $653 million in commissions in 2019 when the transfer market was worth around $8 billion.

published on : 6th November 2020

Never expected to lead India in 2017 FIFA U-17 WC: Amarjit Singh

Amarjit and his cousin Jeakson have already written their names in the history books, having represented the country in the 2017 U-17 World Cup.

published on : 2nd November 2020

Qatari organisers hoping more Indian eyeballs during 2022 FIFA World Cup than 2018 edition

Qatar will become the first country in the Middle East to host the mega sporting event, which will kick off from November 21, 2022.

published on : 28th October 2020

UEFA warns against 'boring' FIFA-linked Euro super league

FIFA did not push back on a Sky News report that it was developing plans for an 18-team annual European Premier League.

published on : 21st October 2020
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