In 1930 Uruguay won the first Football world Jules Rimet Cup after defeating Argentina in the final game. The two countries with other members of Mercosur, possibly Paraguay and Chile have/had hopes of organizing the 2030 major event, and apparently, there were some exploratory conversations on the matter.
Caribbean nations grouped under Caricom and international football's governing body FIFA Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster collaborative work towards the development of the sport in the region, it was announced.
Football is in mourning after one of the sport’s most prodigious talents, Diego Maradona, passed away at the age of 60 in his native Buenos Aires.
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.
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.
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.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino was dealt a blow on Wednesday when world football's governing body shelved a proposed expansion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams.