FIFA Set New Limit on Loans to Prevent ‘Player Hoarding’

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Football’s world governing body has announced new regulations, which will become enforceable from July 2022, on incoming and outgoing international loans between clubs. In a statement, FIFA said their decision is “firmly anchored on the following core objectives: developing young players, promoting competitive balance and preventing the hoarding of players”. FIFA Set New Limit on […] READ MORE


FIFA Stands Firm on Biennial World Cup Reform

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FIFA has once again stood firm on its plans to reform how often the World Cup is played. At a meeting of its 211 members, where they discussed the future of football, delegates were told of the striking benefit of introducing a biennial World Cup. FIFA Stands Firm on Biennial World Cup Reform Revenue Jump […] READ MORE


Gianni Infantino Says Biennial World Cup Opposers Are ‘Afraid’

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino has continued a war of words against those opposing a biennial World Cup. The former UEFA general secretary placed a jab at his former organisation, and the South American federation, by stating they are ‘afraid’ of relinquishing power despite the need for reform. FIFA President Says Biennial World Cup Opposers Are […] READ MORE


Gianni Infantino: The Return of Sepp Blatter’s Legacy

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Earlier this week, FIFA president Gianni Infantino was making more noise. This time it was not focused on the biennial World Cup. Instead, he announced his latest dream: Isreal co-hosting the World Cup with their Arab neighbours, including Palestine. Such an event would be poignant. Is it realistic? Far from it. What the statement shows […] READ MORE


FIFA Ask Premier League to Release Players for International Games

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino has asked the Premier League and La Liga to ‘preserve and protect sporting integrity’ by releasing players for international duty in September. Infantino Asks Premier League and La Liga to Release Players FIFA President Has Written to Boris Johnson about Quarantine Rules The Premier League released a statement which explained that […] READ MORE


Arsene Wenger’s Automated Offside Decision System Explained

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Arsene Wenger is hopeful that an automated offside decision system will be ready for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Wenger, who has been FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development since 2019, is pushing for the automatic system to be developed, which would alert the assistant referee when a player is offside. Automated Offside Decision […] READ MORE


Sepp Blatter Banned for Further Six Years

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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter banned for another six years is the main talking point today. He has been banned from football for a further six years and eight months after breaching several ethics codes. The ban will come into play as soon as his current suspension ends in October. The same punishment has been […] READ MORE


Why a European Super League Could Work Out Despite Public Outrage

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The idea of a European Super League has been suggested for some time, and, generally speaking, it’s an idea that most football fans hate. A European Super League Could Work Out Despite Public Outrage Competitive Sense In fairness, you can see why. Those behind the idea are doing it for one reason: money. They don’t […] READ MORE


VAR Review: The FA Need to Stick With It

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Late last year, the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino said that “VAR is helping football, it’s certainly not damaging [it]”. This is despite Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, urging for a VAR review, by saying that it is “ruining” football, and Jordan Henderson saying that he’d “rather play without it”. Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg […] READ MORE