About: FIFA

Competition 07-11-2018

Spain’s La Liga says ready to turn to EU over City and PSG cases

The Spanish soccer league’s organising body La Liga is ready to turn to the European Union if UEFA does not enforce its Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules against Manchester City and Paris St Germain, a spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday....
Global Europe 17-01-2017

Author of Trump’s dirty dossier ‘had UK agencies’ among his clients

EXCLUSIVE/ Christopher Steele, the former MI6 spy and author of the dirty dossier on President-elect Donald Trump, claimed to have carried out investigations for UK financial regulatory authorities in emails seen by EURACTIV.com.
Competition 18-09-2015

Footballers ask Commission to abolish transfer system

The world union for footballers called for the transfer system to be “abolished” on Friday (18 September), and slapped in an EU legal challenge to FIFA that could ban transfer windows and drive down the price of players.
Sports 10-06-2015

How to fix FIFA

Anne Brasseur spells out exactly what Sepp Blatter or his successor must do to “lance the boil” and clean up football’s world governing body.
Sports 25-07-2014

German politicians mull moving 2018 World Cup from Russia

Several senior German lawmakers have raised the possibility of stripping Russia of its right to host the 2018 World Cup. Germany's football association said it was very worried about events following the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.
Development Policy 14-02-2014

FIFA urged to ‘rerun the vote’ on Qatar’s 2022 Football World Cup

“The clock is ticking” for Qatar’s 2022 football world cup, warned a FIFA representative who was attending a European Parliament hearing on Thursday (13 February) that looked into reports of forced labour and deaths on stadium construction sites. Trade unions are now calling on the world football governing body to "rerun the vote".
Sports 07-10-2008

FIFA president defends ‘6+5 rule’ in Parliament

Sepp Blatter, the head of the world football governing body FIFA, yesterday (6 October) defended a proposed rule according to which no more than five foreign players per team would be allowed to start a match.
Sports 03-08-2007

Interview: Football can help boost African economy

With the FIFA World Cup due to take place in South Africa in 2010, Europe can use sport as a tool for development and to foster economic activity, argues Jean-Claude Mbvoumin, the President of Culture Foot Solidaire, a French NGO active in the fight against the trafficking of young African football talents.
Sports 03-08-2007

2010 Football World Cup ‘an opportunity for Africa’

With the FIFA World Cup due to take place in South Africa in 2010, Europe can use sport as a tool for development and to foster economic activity, argues Jean-Claude Mbvoumin of Culture Foot Solidaire.
Sports 11-07-2006

Commission and FIFA promote football for development in ACP

The Commission and FIFA have joined forces to promote football as a factor for development in Africa, in the Caribbean and Pacific countries.
Sports 04-05-2005

FIFA under pressure to comply with international anti-doping rules

The Luxembourg Presidency and the Commission are increasing the pressure on FIFA to fall into line with world anti-doping requirements. Sports federations are being encouraged to develop internal anti-doping rules.
06-03-2001

New football transfer system agreed in Brussels

EU reaches agreement with UEFA and FIFA on introduction of new rules governing transfer of football players

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