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ITS HAPPENING! FIFA Approves Plans For 24-Team Club World Cup In 2021

Fifa has approved a revised 24-team Club World Cup starting in 2021 despite top European clubs saying they would boycott the tournament. The new competition is expected to include eight teams from Europe. It will run every four years and take place from June to July in the slot currently used for the World Cup warm-up event, the Confederations Cup. Fifa president Gianni Infantino said he was “extremely happy” after the Fifa Council backed his plan on Friday. “Now the world will see a real Club World Cup where fans will see the best teams in the world compete to be crowned the real world champions,” he said. The Club World Cup is currently held every December and features seven teams from six confederations, but the competition is largely ignored by European fans. As well as eight European ...

NO WAY! FIFA Blocks Plans To Postpone Chelsea’s Transfer Ban

Chelsea have released a statement, expressing their astonishment, after FIFA denied a request to freeze the club’s two-transfer-window ban during an appeal. The Blues have denied any wrongdoing, insisting they are being treated unfairly compared to other European clubs and could ask the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to grant an interim ruling. “Chelsea Football Club is astonished by the Fifa appeal committee’s decision not to suspend its sanction pending completion of the appeal process. “The club acted in accordance with the relevant regulations and has already notified FIFA of its intention to appeal against the Disciplinary Committee’s decision and sanction. “As a matter of procedural fairness and equality of treatment, and Swiss law, the club’s right to an appeal process must be...

BREAKING! Chelsea Finally Appeal Transfer Ban Slammed By FIFA

Chelsea have appealed against Fifa’s decision to ban them from signing players in the next two transfer windows. It follows the world governing body’s investigation into Chelsea’s signing of foreign under-18 players. Fifa says it found breaches in 29 cases out of 92 investigated, including striker Bertrand Traore, now at Lyon. The governing body says it has received an appeal but could not confirm when this would be heard. Chelsea have also been fined £460,000, while the Football Association has been fined £390,000. The ban, which runs until the end of January 2020, does not prevent the release of players and will not apply to their women’s and futsal teams. The post BREAKING! Chelsea Finally Appeal Transfer Ban Slammed By FIFA appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria’s Most Visited M...

DISGRACE! FIFA Bans Popular African Referee For Life For Collecting Bribe (Photo)

FIFA has banned Tanzanian referee Oden Charles Mbaga for life after being found guilty of accepting illegal payments. Oden Charles Mbaga becomes the second African referee in as many months to be slapped with a life ban by FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee for bribery. Reuters reported Fifa as saying that Mbaga “accepted bribes to manipulate several national and international matches between 2009 and 2012.” Mbaga was also fined $200 000. “The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Oden Charles Mbaga, a referee affiliated to the Tanzania Football Federation, guilty of having accepted bribes in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics…and banned him for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and internatio...

Pep Guardiola Reacts As FIFA Slam Chelsea With Transfer Ban

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said Chelsea’s prospective transfer ban will not impact Sunday’s Carabao Cup final. Guardiola also thinks City’s 6-0 defeat of Chelsea earlier this month, will give Maurizio Sarri’s extra motivation for the game at Wembley. Chelsea have been banned from signing players for two transfer windows, after being found guilty of breaching rules about signing minors by FIFA. Asked how he thought a potential ban might impact Chelsea in the coming years, Guardiola told Sky Sports: “In the future, I don’t know. “In terms of the game, it will not have any impact. “Their players and their manager will be focused on winning the game.” Asked if the FIFA decision should lead to wider concerns about the recruitment of young players, Guardiola replied: “I am not c...

Chelsea Set To Appeal Against Transfer Ban Slammed By FIFA

Chelsea have been banned from signing players in the next two transfer windows for breaching rules in relation to youth players, Fifa has announced. The ban, until the end of January 2020, does not prevent the release of players and will not apply to their women’s and futsal teams. The Premier League club have said they will appeal against the decision. Chelsea have also been fined £460,000, while the Football Association (FA) has been fined £390,000. It comes following a Fifa investigation into Chelsea’s signing of foreign under-18 players, including former striker Bertrand Traore. The world governing body says it found breaches in 29 cases out of 92 investigated. “We welcome the fact Fifa has accepted that there was no breach in relation to 63 of these players, but the club is extremely ...

BREAKING NEWS! Chelsea BANNED From Signing Players In The Transfer Windows By FIFA

Chelsea have been banned from signing new players in the next two transfer windows for breaching rules in relation to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18, Fifa has announced. They have also been fined 600,000 Swiss francs, while the Football Association has been fined 510,000 Swiss francs. The ban does not prevent the release of players and will not apply to Chelsea’s women’s and futsal teams. An official statement released on Friday reads: “The Disciplinary Committee sanctioned Chelsea with a ban on registering new players at both national and international level for the next two (2) complete and consecutive registration periods. This ban applies to the club as a whole – with the exception of the women’s and futsal teams – and does not prevent the re...

Cristiano Ronaldo Dropped as FIFA 19 Cover Star (See Why)

Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped as the face of EA Sports’ FIFA 19 game. The company revealed a new front cover on their Twitter page earlier this month which does not feature the Juventus striker. Instead, Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar and Ronaldo’s team-mate Paulo Dybala share the spotlight. See below;- Ronaldo was the focus of a rape allegation in October and only last month he accepted a £16.6m fine and a 23-month suspended prison sentence for tax evasion during his time at Real Madrid in Spain. Despite the unprecedented move to change the face of their game midway through the season, EA Sports insist it is purely to reinvigorate interest in the Champions League – even though Ronaldo himself is still playing in the competition. A spokespe...

5 Life Lessons From PES And FIFA You Can Use To Succeed In 2019

PES and FIFA are everyone’s top two choices when it comes to video games. However, these games are always hard especially when you are facing an experienced opponent. But wait, do you guys know from these games we see as fun, there are actually life lessons embedded in them that we can learn from them? Don’t know, but here are five life lessons from these video games you can use to get ahead in 2019. 1. Learn To Take Your Chances As They May Be Crucial When playing either of PES or FIFA, you’re not always presented with host of chances especially if your opponent is very experienced. It’s the same thing with life, life doesn’t give you several shots at goal to succeed, sometimes, you just need a shot on target to make a win. 2. Always Make Changes What do you do at first when a player is w...

FIFA Bans Ex-Nigerien Referee For Bribery

Former international referee Ibrahim Chaibou has been banned for life after being found guilty of taking bribes, global football body FIFA said on Thursday. The official from Niger Republic was also fined 200,000 Swiss francs (about £154,104). He is banned from “all football-related activities”, including administrative ones, FIFA said in a statement. FIFA, however, did not give further details, except that Chaibou was told of the ban on Tuesday. The post FIFA Bans Ex-Nigerien Referee For Bribery appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria’s Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

FIFA Reacts To The Murder Of Ghanaian Investigative Journalist (Photo)

The Ghanaian journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed in a gruesome murder at Madina, a suburb of Accra by assailants who were on motorbikes on Wednesday night. Hussein-Suale was buried on Friday according to Islamic custom and tradition. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was one of the brains behind the historic investigative piece on Ghana football dubbed ‘Number 12’ which premiered June last year. The ‘Number 12’ caught former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi and other football and match officials on camera receiving monies suspected to be bribe. Hussein-Suale’s last known undercover investigation was into ritual killings in Malawi published by the BBC in which he, Anas and the television crew were attacked by villagers who mistook them for ritual killers themselves...

ITS HAPPENING! FIFA Planning To Introduce 48-team World Cup (See Full Details)

FIFA President Gianni Infantino FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that world football’s governing body is discussing the feasibility of expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams. The World Cup finals have been played with a 32-side format since 1998, and the addition of 16 extra countries has long been planned for the 2026 edition. But Infantino has hinted in recent months that the expansion could be brought forward, and confirmed on Thursday that it may go ahead in Qatar, although admitted that some matches may need to be staged in neighbouring countries. “The Qataris have been very open to the idea of studying this issue,” Infantino said after a FIFA summit in Marrakech. “The majority of federations would like this to happen, but you have to see if it’s possible at...

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