UPDATE on June 7: FIFA Vice-president and African Football Confederation (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad released from police custody without charges, CAF says on its website. FIFA Vice-president and African Football Confederation (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad is detained and questioned by French authorities on Thursday, a day before the Women’s World Cup kicks off. In a
(WFI) World football’s governing body FIFA has banned former Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) president Jose Maria Marin for life for bribery, effective immediately. Jose Maria Marin (Wikipedia) In addition, Marin was fined CHF 1 million ($995,421) by the adjudicatory chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee, which found him guilty of bribery in violation of the
The chairperson of the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee has provisionally banned the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and FIFA Council member, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, for a duration of 90 days. The duration of the ban may be extended for an additional period not exceeding 45 days. During this time, Mr Nyantakyi
May 31 – The WFI Podcast returns with some discussion on Mo Salah, Real Madrid’s coachnig vacancy, and Paolo Guerrero.
(WFI) Morocco and the North American United candidacies give more details on their competing 2026 World Cup bids.
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2018 — Special Olympics International announced today that acclaimed football (soccer) legend, Didier Drogba, will be named a Special Olympics Global Ambassador to support the social inclusion movement. The announcement event will take place on Saturday, May 5th at Raymond S. Kellis High School in Glendale, Arizona at 9:00 a.m. PST during
(WFI) FIFA Council member Constant Omari is questioned for the embezzlement of $1 million.
(WFI) Madagascar FA chief Ahmad ends Hayatou’s 29-year reign as CAF president. Gerard Farek reports.
April 14 – Football teams qualified for the Olympic Games now know their group stage opponents. Aaron Bauer reports.
Gambia’s sports minister (Gambia Olympic Committee) Alieu K. Jammeh, Gambia’s Minister of Youth and Sports, has hit out at CAF match officials regarding their performance in the wake of Gambia’s 2-1 loss to Mauritania in their first leg clash in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers played in Nouakchott on Friday March 25. Minister Jammeh