La Liga will use virtual images of stands in television broadcasts with added 'fan audio', produced by the makers of the FIFA video game when it returns to action on Thursday
FIFA president Gianni Infantino called for discussions over proposals to introduce salary and transfer fee caps to football in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. World football's governing body intends to finalize plans in the coming weeks for a financial relief package following the economic damage caused to the sport by the global health crisis.
FIFA's decision to temporarily allow up to five substitutions per match to help cope with potential fixture congestion was met coolly in South America on Friday.
Football's lawmakers are this week set to announce a temporary change to the laws of the sport allowing teams to make up to five substitutions in games when the sport resumes after the coronavirus-induced suspension.
Russia and Qatar offered and paid bribes to secure votes in the process that saw them awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, an indictment in the United States alleges. The document, brought by federal prosecutors in New York as part of the long-running investigation into corruption surrounding football's governing body, claims several former members of FIFA's executive committee were offered or indeed received bribes relating to their votes.
Former Argentine president Mauricio Macri has been appointed executive chairman of the FIFA Foundation, the organization founded by world football's governing body in 2018 to promote social change. But his nomination was received with a raft of criticisms by Argentine clubs and associations.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has warned Europe's top clubs of the destabilizing effect seeking further riches through a revamped Champions League or FIFA's new Club World Cup will have on national leagues.
Soccer body FIFA on Tuesday said it may extend punishments globally after racist incidents, including monkey chants directed at black players, marred a match between Bulgaria and England.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and football’s world governing body, FIFA, agreed on Friday a four-year collaboration to promote healthy lifestyles through football globally. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and FIFA President Gianni Infantino signed the memorandum of understanding at WHO’s Geneva-based headquarters. “WHO is excited to be working with FIFA. Half the world watched the 2018 World Cup. This means there’s huge potential for us to team up to reach billions of people with information to help them live longer healthier lives,” said Dr Tedros.
The U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) illegally conspired with football’s governing body FIFA to prevent foreign clubs and leagues from holding competitive matches in the United States, a lawsuit filed by a sports promotions company alleged on Monday.