South Africa qualify for Tokyo 2020 by beating Ghana on penalties Shootout required after a thrilling 2-2 draw in third-place play-off Egypt beat Côte d’Ivoire to secure the trophy, with both already qualified South Africa have seized Africa’s third and final ticket to next year’s Men’s Olympic Football Tournament in Tokyo. Bafana Bafana claimed the spot thanks
(WFI) Milan’s iconic San Siro Stadium seems like the perfect venue for an opening ceremony should Milan-Cortina win its bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. Milan’s iconic San Siro Stadium could be home to the 2026 opening ceremony (WFI)The 80,000-capacity stadium – which is home to the AC Milan and Inter Milan football clubs
Dec. 26 – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko stepped down from his role as President of the Russian Football Union.
Aug. 4 – The Rio Olympics kicked off Wednesday in the Olympic Stadium with women’s football but proceedings did not run entirely smoothly. Christian Radnedge reports.
Aug. 3 – Gianni Infantino is on his way to Rio to watch the first men’s Olympic matches and attend the lavish Games opening ceremony.
July 19 – FIFA will take “appropriate next steps” after receiving information from WADA about Council member Vitaly Mutko’s alleged involvement in the state-sponsored Russian doping scandal rocking world sport. Mark Bisson reports.
April 14 – Football teams qualified for the Olympic Games now know their group stage opponents. Aaron Bauer reports.
April 11 – Football teams from 28 countries will learn their path through the 2016 Olympics this Thursday in Rio de Janeiro at the Maracana Stadium.
March 3 – IOC takes no action into conduct of Sheikh Ahmad in the FIFA election process after a presidential candidate filed a complaint alleging he broke ethics rules… Ahmad explains FIFA Congress mystery. Mark Bisson.
Nov. 12 – Rio 2016 Olympic football tournaments kick off in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, with the finals at the Maracana.