Former UEFA President Michel Platini has been arrested by French anti-corruption authorities in connection with the investigation into FIFA’s decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Platini’s arrest, first reported by the French website Mediapart, is the biggest move in a two-year investigation by France’s financial prosecutor services (PNF). The 2018 and 2022
FIFA awards Qatar with what are essentially two test events ahead of the 2022 World Cup. The FIFA Council, meeting in Paris on Monday, decided that the final two editions of the current seven-team format of the FIFA Club World Cup will be held in Qatar in 2019 and 2020. Since the Club World Cup
The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will not be expanding to 48 teams. FIFA President Gianni Infantino strongly supported efforts to grow the tournament from 32 teams and an internal feasibility study supporting the expansion was given full backing by the FIFA Council during its meeting in Miami in March. Increasing the number of
-Moroccan bid and United bid both ratified and put forward to be voted for on 13 June -New formula to calculate the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking approved -Amended version of the FIFA Code of Ethics to come into force on 1 August As it gears up for the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™,
(WFI) FIFA’s boss wants a discussion on expanding the 2022 tournament to 48 teams
(WFI) Javier Tebas questions Gianni Infantino’s style and plans for adding new tournaments to football’s crowded calendar.
(WFI) Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay give more details of their joint bid for the Centennial World Cup.
(WFI) A witness in corruption trial of FIFA execs says a $1 million bribe was given for Qatar World Cup vote.
(WFI) Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, PSG president under investigation in World Cup bribery case.
The SC is committed to promoting and protecting the welfare, health and safety of all workers building stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™. We acknowledge the concerns raised by Human Rights Watch (HRW), which we have discussed at length with HRW representatives over the last few weeks. However, we whole-heartedly refute the suggestion the