Senegal's Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura, a United Nations veteran, became the first woman to be named as secretary general of soccer's world governing body FIFA on Friday.
The 52-year-old, currently the UN Development Programm
Fifa has unveiled the timetable of its delayed bidding process for the 2026 World Cup, with president Gianni Infantino's plans for a 40-team tournament to be decided by October and a final decision on the hosts to be made in May 2020.
A landmark stadium with a seating capacity of 60,000 will be set up at a cost of Dh3 billion ($816 million) within the Dubai Club premises in the Al Aweer area of the UAE emirate, said a report.
The ambitious Mohammed bin Rashid S
The head of soccer's world governing body Fifa urged Qatar to hasten improvements in safety and labour conditions for builders working on sites for the 2022 World Cup and declared:"we will not just sit and wait".
Soccer's law-makers gave the green light on Saturday to the use of video technology to aid referees in live matches starting no later than the 2017-18 season.
The International Football Association Board (IFAB), the games law-
The Arab region squandered the chance to help elect their first FIFA president because their two candidates failed to co-operate, leaving the door open for Swiss Gianni Infantino to triumph on Friday, Arab soccer chiefs and pundits said.
Soccer's world governing body Fifa has taken a first step towards overcoming years of corruption and scandal by overwhelmingly passing a set of reforms intended to make it more transparent, professional and accountable.
Gianni Infantino vowed on Friday to lead Fifa out of years of corruption and scandal after the former UEFA general secretary was elected to succeed his Swiss compatriot Sepp Blatter as president of football's world governing body.
Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa emerged last night as the clear favourite to win today’s election for Fifa president and give the much-maligned football governing body a fresh lease of life, said a report in the Gulf Daily News