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FIFA plans new rule to help players switch their nationalities more easily
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FIFA plans new rule to help players switch their nationalities more easily

The new rule will take effect next month if 211 national federations approve it at the congress on 18 September that FIFA is hosting online from Zurich.

FIFA abandons plans to expand 2022 Qatar World Cup from 32 to 48 teams dealing a blow to president Gianni Infantino
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FIFA abandons plans to expand 2022 Qatar World Cup from 32 to 48 teams dealing a blow to president Gianni Infantino

FIFA shelved a proposed expansion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams, dealing a blow to the world football body's president Gianni Infantino.

FIFA to decide host of 2023 Women's World Cup in secret despite preaching transparency in men's tournament
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FIFA to decide host of 2023 Women's World Cup in secret despite preaching transparency in men's tournament

Following corruption investigations into the vote for men's hosts in 2018 and 2022, FIFA removed the decision from its ruling committee and gave it to all member associations.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino announces intention to contest for re-election in 2019
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FIFA chief Gianni Infantino announces intention to contest for re-election in 2019

Infantino said earlier that FIFA had been "clinically dead" when he took over in 2016 from long-time president Sepp Blatter who was engulfed by corruption allegations.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Ukraine government urges citizens to refrain from traveling to Russia citing security concerns
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Ukraine government urges citizens to refrain from traveling to Russia citing security concerns

Over the past few years, dozens of Ukrainians have been arrested in Russia and the annexed peninsula of Crimea on what Kiev and international human rights watchdogs say are fabricated or politically motivated charges.

Is Fifa president Gianni Infantino turning out to be just as bad as predecessor Sepp Blatter?
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Is Fifa president Gianni Infantino turning out to be just as bad as predecessor Sepp Blatter?

Gianni Infantino is a smart operator, calculated and shrewd, always navigating his way through the tangled web of football politics. He is ‘astute,’ perhaps more so than his predecessor, who just controlled Fifa by allowing his people to be corrupt.

Sepp Blatter, free of Fifa 'burden', backs new president Gianni Infantino to do the 'right job'
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Sepp Blatter, free of Fifa 'burden', backs new president Gianni Infantino to do the 'right job'

"It was important for FIFA to have a change," said Blatter who, until this week, was defiant about insisting on his right to be at the election. That hope ended two days earlier when the FIFA appeals committee cut his ban to just six years from eight for financial conflicts of interest.

Winds of change: Ahead of Infantino's election, Fifa approves major reforms to end corruption
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Winds of change: Ahead of Infantino's election, Fifa approves major reforms to end corruption

Fifa members on Friday approved major reforms aiming to end corruption scandals ahead of voting for a new president who faces a mountainous task boosting the image of football's governing body.

Move over, Sheikh Salman: Gianni Infantino upsets odds to take over as new Fifa President
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Move over, Sheikh Salman: Gianni Infantino upsets odds to take over as new Fifa President

Gianni Infantino pulled off a stunning victory Friday to take over as FIFA president.

Dawn of Post-Blatter era: Fifa Congress underway; Sheikh Salman heavily favoured to win presidential vote
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Dawn of Post-Blatter era: Fifa Congress underway; Sheikh Salman heavily favoured to win presidential vote

FIFA — which has faced accusations of bribery for decades — has been reeling since May, when the US Justice Department indicted two vice presidents among several men arrested at the last election meeting. Though Sepp Blatter was re-elected, he announced his planned resignation the next week.

Bye, bye Blatter: Will Fifa Presidential election beget bold reforms or will it be more of the same?
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Bye, bye Blatter: Will Fifa Presidential election beget bold reforms or will it be more of the same?

On Friday, FIFA will elect a new president and introduce a raft of changes that will hopefully act as a much-needed detox

Blatter wins fifth term as FIFA president after Prince Ali withdraws
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Blatter wins fifth term as FIFA president after Prince Ali withdraws

Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.

FIFA Crisis: If I was scamming for 30 years then who gave me the money, asks indicted Warner
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FIFA Crisis: If I was scamming for 30 years then who gave me the money, asks indicted Warner

Warner donned a cap and a garland of flowers to give a lengthy, defiant speech against Blatter before a crowd of raucous supporters in the district he represents as an opposition member of Parliament

FIFA Congress briefly interrupted by pro-Palestinian protests
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FIFA Congress briefly interrupted by pro-Palestinian protests

Pro-Palestinian protesters briefly interrupted the FIFA congress on Friday with world football's governing body set to vote later on whether to expel Israel from the organisation

Why is Sepp Blatter still expected to win? A look at the vote-share in FIFA congress
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Why is Sepp Blatter still expected to win? A look at the vote-share in FIFA congress

FIFA's 209 members are expected to elect President Sepp Blatter to a fifth term on May 29 despite a string of scandals including the indictment of nine football officials this week by the U.S. government.