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  • FIFA okays 17 crore BFF fund

    The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) finally got the nod to implement its football development plan under the FIFA Forward programme as the game's governing body approved the BFF's USD 21,20,000 [over 17 crore taka] proposal for two years on Tuesday.

  • No word from Maradona: FIFA

    Soccer's governing body FIFA said on Monday it had heard nothing official from Diego Maradona since the Argentine World Cup winner threatened last week to quit his ambassadorial role.

  • FIFA to cover Coleman's wages

    Everton defender Seamus Coleman's wages will be paid by FIFA while he recovers from a double leg fracture suffered during international duty with Ireland.

  • Collina calls for steps against abuse towards referees

    Pierluigi Collina, the chairman of the FIFA Referees Committee, has warned of a global shortage of match officials if efforts are not made to tackle abuse and violence towards referees at the grassroots level.

  • Mali banned from international football

    Mali has been suspended from international football after the West African country's sports minister sacked the executive committee of its football federation, soccer's governing body FIFA said on Friday.

  • Ex-head of Salvadoran football federation given 8 years in prison

    The former president of El Salvador's football federation, who is wanted in the United States for alleged corruption, was sentenced to eight years in Salvadoran prison for labor fraud, the country's attorney general's office said on Monday.

  • FIFA chief ‘confident’ of video officials at WC

    Video assistance for referees could be a reality at next year's World Cup finals despite teething problems when they were tested at the Club World Cup, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday.

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    WC fans will need special identity cards for matches

    Fans at next year's World Cup and this year's Confederations Cup in Russia will need special identity cards before they can watch matches, soccer's governing body said Thursday.

  • Former FIFA secretary general Valcke appeals 10-year ban

    Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his 10-year ban from football, the tribunal said on Tuesday.

  • FIFA backs St. Petersburg pitch

    FIFA on Monday said it was confident problems plaguing the pitch at the new Saint Petersburg stadium will be fixed in time for the Confederations Cup in June.

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