Monday, November 23rd 2015 - 08:31 UTC

Most of FIFA's 209 member associations secretive about their finances says TI

Transparency Int. researched FA websites to source details on financial accounts, governing statutes, conduct codes and annual activity reports.

A new report from Transparency International says most of FIFA’s 209 member associations publish little or no information about how they spend millions of dollars from world football’s governing body. Highlighting the potential for corruption, the study into the governance structures of the federations questions what the FAs do with the more than $1m they each received from FIFA in 2014.

Friday, November 20th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Ten US cities selected to host the Copa America Centenario next June

The special centennial anniversary edition of South America's Cup will also include six national teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean

The one-off Copa America Centenario will be played in 10 cities across the United States next summer. On Thursday, U.S. Soccer and CONCACAF, soccer's regional governing body, announced the final venues winnowed down from the list of two dozen interested markets released in January.

Friday, November 20th 2015 - 07:10 UTC

Chile's football association chief turns in to US authorities as part of the ongoing FIFA probe

Chilean police had served Jadue a subpoena as part of what ANFP said was an investigation into how it allocates salaries

The president of Chile's ANFP national football association Sergio Jadue has gone to the United States to talk to the FBI as part of its ongoing probe into corruption at soccer governing body FIFA, Santiago media reported.

Thursday, November 19th 2015 - 07:04 UTC

World Anti-Doping agency includes Argentina, Bolivia and Ukraine in its non-complaint code list

Argentina, Bolivia and Ukraine were using non-accredited laboratories to test blood and urine samples.

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s Foundation Board has unanimously voted to declare the national anti-doping agency for Russia, Andorra, Israel, Argentina, Bolivia and Ukraine non-compliant with its code.

Wednesday, November 18th 2015 - 08:33 UTC

Rousseff aware of terrorism threat since Brazil is hosting the 2016 Olympics

The president admitted Brazil is not completely safe, especially given the 2016  Summer Olympic Games, and “Games in the past been targeted by terrorists”.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said even when the country is far from the targets of the Islamic State (IS) militant group, it is not completely safe, local media reported. Rousseff commented on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris while attending the G20 Summit held in Turkey, saying that it seems that terrorist groups are more concentrated in the United States and Europe at this time.

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

UEFA confirms the Euro 2016 will remain in France

“The Euro final draw will go ahead as scheduled and the final tournament will be played in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016”, announced UEFA

Euro 2016 will remain in France, UEFA has announced. The country’s hosting of the tournament has come under scrutiny since Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 129 people with many more seriously injured. France’s 1958 World Cup star Just Fontaine was one prominent figure to call on the country to give up hosting rights, claiming: “It is simply too dangerous”.

Friday, November 13th 2015 - 08:19 UTC

FIFA says five candidates are eligible to stand in Feb. 26 election

Prince Ali Al Hussein, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Jérôme Champagne, Gianni Infantino and Tokyo Sexwale are the hopefules.

The contenders to replace Sepp Blatter as head of world football association FIFA are: Prince Ali Al Hussein, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Jérôme Champagne, Gianni Infantino and Tokyo Sexwale. Liberian FA president Musa Bility was dropped from the field after failing the check, while suspended UEFA boss Michel Platini will only be considered if he successfully appeals his 90-day ban. He would then be subject to an integrity check.

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015 - 06:29 UTC

Brazil and EU agree on biosecurity measures for horse sports in RIO 2016 Games

 Brazil's range of biosecurity measures includes the Deodoro Olympic equestrian venue, Rio do Janeiro's airport and the corridor in between

Brazil and the European Union have reportedly settled biosecurity-related arrangements that will allow the passage of sport horses in and out of Rio de Janeiro for next year’s Olympics. However, details of any deal have yet to be posted on website of the Olympic Public Authority in Brazil, or the main Games website, Rio2016.com. Details of the deal are expected to be released this week.

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015 - 06:20 UTC

Falklands sports clubs receive significant donation from Argos Ltd

Overseas Games Association Chairman Mike Summers receives a cheque from Argos Ltd Directors Sheila Stewart and Ian Thomson

Three Falkland Islands sports clubs benefitted from the generosity of local business Argos Ltd with a donation of £25,000 via the Overseas Games Association (FIOGA).

Tuesday, October 27th 2015 - 10:01 UTC

UEFA unanimously endorsed Infantino as candidate to FIFA presidency

UEFA said Infantino, general secretary of UEFA since October 2009, was well-equipped to run FIFA.

UEFA's executive committee on Monday unanimously endorsed Gianni Infantino to stand for world football's top job. The move, coming less than 10 hours before FIFA's midnight deadline for presidential bids, followed an emergency UEFA conference call of European football's top executives on Monday morning and followed consultation with national federations from “across the global football community”.


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