FIFA http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25323/all en Soccer-FIFA reforms to go under the microscope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/soccer-fifa-reforms-go-under-the-microscope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERNE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - European soccer chiefs will meet this month to discuss proposed reforms to present to the sport's governing body FIFA, including an age limit for the president and a restriction on the number of mandates he can serve.</p> <p>A working group which was set up to revise the FIFA statutes has proposed setting an age limit of 72 for the FIFA president and executive committee members at the time of their election, re-election or nomination.</p> <p>It has also proposed limiting their mandates to two four-year terms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/soccer-fifa-reforms-go-under-the-microscope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA Laws of association football Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733056 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-FIFA expects to deliver final ISL report in March http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-fifa-expects-deliver-final-isl-report-march <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ZURICH, Jan 24 (Reuters) - FIFA's anti-corruption chief is due to present his final report into the bribery case of former marketing partner ISL in March, soccer's governing body said on Thursday.</p> <p>U.S. attorney Michael Garcia, whose past responsibilities have included enforcing arms regulations and money laundering statutes, was elected in July to probe allegations of corruption as head of the investigative chamber of FIFA's ethics committee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-fifa-expects-deliver-final-isl-report-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA FIFA Issa Hayatou Labor Politics Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:45:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739045 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: FIFA nixes Hungary, Bulgaria racism appeals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-fifa-nixes-hungary-bulgaria-racism-appeals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FIFA on Tuesday said it had rejected Hungary and Bulgaria's attempts to overturn empty-stadium penalties they received after racist behaviour by fans last year.</p> <p>"The appeals lodged by the Hungarian Football Federation and Bulgarian Football Union were both rejected and the decisions of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee rendered on 20 November 2012, are confirmed in their entirety," the sport's world governing body said in a statement.</p> <p>As a result, Hungary will have to play their home 2014 World Cup qualifier against Romania on March 22 without the presence of fans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-fifa-nixes-hungary-bulgaria-racism-appeals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA FIFA Sports AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:46:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746327 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-FIFA launches hotline for reporting corruption, match-fixing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-fifa-launches-hotline-reporting-corruption-match-fixing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ZURICH, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Soccer's world governing body FIFA has launched a web page to enable individuals to make anonymous reports of corruption by officials and attempts at match-fixing, it said on Wednesday.</p> <p>FIFA had promised to set up the hotline before Monday's announcement by European police that about 680 suspicious matches, including qualifiers for the World Cup and European Championship and the Champions League, had been identified in a fix inquiry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-fifa-launches-hotline-reporting-corruption-match-fixing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA FIFA Match fixing Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:01:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747801 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-European federations accused of diluting FIFA reforms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/soccer-european-federations-accused-diluting-fifa-reforms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - European soccer federations have been accused of trying to water down reforms aimed at making the sport's governing body FIFA more transparent and less prone to corruption.</p> <p>The Independent Governance Committee (IGC), appointed by FIFA to put forward suggestions for reform, said on Friday it was "disappointed" at a recent declaration unanimously adopted by European soccer's governing body UEFA and its 53 members.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/soccer-european-federations-accused-diluting-fifa-reforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA FIFA International Football Association Board Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750490 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: FIFA blasted over 'culture of nepotism' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/football-fifa-blasted-over-culture-nepotism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FIFA was accused of encouraging a "culture of nepotism" on Friday by an independent body set-up to overhaul the way the world governing body operates.</p> <p>The commission said it was pleased with the way FIFA had implemented initial steps "towards the creation of a framework of good governance and controls," including by reforming its Ethics Commission.</p> <p>But it added in its report that FIFA has yet to adopt a few points "of crucial importance for successful reform," which will be subject to approval at its next congress in Mauritius in May</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/football-fifa-blasted-over-culture-nepotism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA FIFA International Olympic Committee Sports AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:30:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750584 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-FIFA plans biological profiling at World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/soccer-fifa-plans-biological-profiling-at-world-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ZURICH, Feb 15 (Reuters) - FIFA plans to use biological profiling of players at this year's Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup in its efforts to tackle doping, soccer's governing body on Friday.</p> <p>"FIFA is developing plans to introduce this new tool, including a steroid profile through urine and a blood profile, for the Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup Brazil, where in and out-of-competition tests would be conducted on all participating players," FIFA said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/soccer-fifa-plans-biological-profiling-at-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Doping Drugs in sport FIFA Social Issues Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:45:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756603 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-FIFA confirms goal-line technology at World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-soccer-fifa-confirms-goal-line-technology-at-world-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Two more goal-line technology systems could be used</p> <p>* GLT "successful" at World Club Cup despite not being needed (Adds details)</p> <p>ZURICH, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Goal-line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup and two more systems could be considered in addition to the existing pair, soccer's world governing body FIFA said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-soccer-fifa-confirms-goal-line-technology-at-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business FIFA Goal-line technology Labor Laws of association football Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759837 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-CONCACAF supports changes to FIFA presidency terms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/soccer-concacaf-supports-changes-fifa-presidency-terms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brian Homewood</p> <p>ZURICH, Feb 25 (Reuters) - CONCACAF, which represents soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean, has backed a proposal to limit the FIFA presidency to two four-year terms and to impose an age limit of 72 for the president.</p> <p>CONCACAF, whose 40 member associations compromise just under one fifth of the FIFA total of 209, also supported the same age limit for FIFA executive committee candidates, who would be limited to three four-year terms under the proposed reform.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/soccer-concacaf-supports-changes-fifa-presidency-terms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA International Olympic Committee Sports Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765684 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-FIFA extends China match-fixing bans worldwide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/soccer-fifa-extends-china-match-fixing-bans-worldwide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 25 (Reuters) - Match-fixing bans on 58 Chinese soccer officials and players will be extended worldwide, the sport's governing body FIFA said on Monday.</p> <p>Earlier this month, the Chinese Football Association's (CFA) disciplinary committee gave five-year suspensions to 25 people while the remaining 33 were banned from all football activities for life following a probe into match-fixing in the 1990s and early 2000s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/soccer-fifa-extends-china-match-fixing-bans-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA FIFA Football in China Politics Sports Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:16:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765893 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: FIFA ratifies Chinese match-fixing bans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/football-fifa-ratifies-chinese-match-fixing-bans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Football's world governing body FIFA on Monday said it banned 58 people from worldwide involvement in the game following an investigation by Chinese authorities into match-fixing and bribery allegations.</p> <p>FIFA said it acted after the discipinary committee of China's Football Association (CFA) gave five-year bans to 25 people having earlier this month handed life bans down to 33 people in the wake of China's biggest ever match-fixing scandal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/football-fifa-ratifies-chinese-match-fixing-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA FIFA Match fixing Sports law AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:31:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765920 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: FIFA awards third goal-line technology licence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/football-fifa-awards-third-goal-line-technology-licence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FIFA said Monday that it had handed out a third licence for revolutionary goal-line technology (GLT), as football's governing body seeks to have a system in place in time for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil.</p> <p>FIFA has put the system out to tender and earlier this month announced that two providers -- Goalref of Germany and Britain's Hawkeye -- had already been licensed under its Quality Programme for GLT.</p> <p>The organisation has now picked German company Cairos as the winner of a third licence as part of efforts to reduce controversial refereeing decisions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/football-fifa-awards-third-goal-line-technology-licence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business FIFA FIFA Sports AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:46:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765991 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-FIFA extends match-fixing bans for 70 from Italy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/soccer-fifa-extends-match-fixing-bans-70-italians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds background)</p> <p>Feb 27 (Reuters) - Match-fixing bans for 74 players and officials from Italy and South Korea have been extended worldwide, the sport's governing body FIFA said on Wednesday.</p> <p>FIFA said that 70 bans from the Italian Football Federation, including 11 lifetime ones, had been extended after players and officials had been sanctioned for match-fixing in various hearings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/soccer-fifa-extends-match-fixing-bans-70-italians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA Match fixing Sports Sports law Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:01:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768597 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Fourth goal-line technology system approved by FIFA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/soccer-fourth-goal-line-technology-system-approved-fifa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ZURICH, March 1 (Reuters) - A fourth system of goal-line technology has been approved and granted a licence, soccer's governing body FIFA said on Friday.</p> <p>FIFA said that the German-produced GoalControl 4D used 14 high-speed cameras placed around the pitch and directed at both goals to determine whether the ball had entered the goal.</p> <p>"The position of the ball is continually and automatically captured in three dimensions as soon as it approaches the goal-line," said FIFA in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/soccer-fourth-goal-line-technology-system-approved-fifa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA Goal-line technology Laws of association football Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:45:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770719 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: GoalControl latest to receive FIFA green light http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/football-goalcontrol-latest-receive-fifa-green-light <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany company GoalControl became the fourth supplier of goal-line technology (GLT) to receive its FIFA licence, world football's governing body announced Friday.</p> <p>The GoalControl system utilises 14 high-speed cameras installed around the pitch that continually track the position of the ball in three dimensions -- using X, Y and Z co-ordinates -- once it nears the goal-line.</p> <p>Once the ball crosses the goal-line, an encrypted signal is then immediately sent to the referee's watch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/football-goalcontrol-latest-receive-fifa-green-light" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business FIFA Goal-line technology Sports AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:31:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770761 at http://www.globalpost.com