2013 Fifa News
Governance principles key to FIFA's development programmes
At the 2012 and 2013 congresses, when FIFA officially announced to its 209 member associations the new governing framework for its development activities, it also pledged to accompany its members with dedicated information and support. FIFA then went ...
Wall Street Journal
For Sepp Blatter and FIFA, the Real Battle Is Coming Up
Wall Street Journal
Havelange resigned from all soccer activities in 2013 amid allegations of bribery that FIFA's own ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert called “morally and ethically reproachable conduct.” Havelange denied allegations of wrongdoing. After two years of ...
FIFA, Blatter hold secret talks on future
David Owen: FIFA finances - new $62.7m teaser on the Marrakech express
Nominees for the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 awards revealed
The three final goals are: Stephanie Roche - 20 October 2013, Peamount United v Wexford Youths, BEWNL (Ireland Republic); James Rodriguez - 28 June 2014, Colombia v Uruguay, 2014 FIFA World Cup™; Robin van Persie - 13 June 2014, Spain v ...
Wambach finalist for FIFA Women's Player of Year
FIFA World Champions Badge honours Real Madrid's impeccable year
... Badge to be handed over for that particular competition. The latest tournament to be introduced to this exclusive award was the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013, where reigning champions Russia were awarded the FIFA World Champions Badge.
Ivan Vicelich wins Fifa Club World Cup Bronze Ball
Ramos, a World Cup winner, and Ronaldo, the 2013 winner of Fifa's Ballon d'Or and Fifa World Player of the Year in 2008, each warmly greeted and shook hands with Vicelich. The New Zealand defender, who played for the All Whites at the 2010 World Cup, ...
FIFA Ballon d'Or: All you need to know
Meanwhile, the prestigious FIFA Puskás Award, which determines the best goal scored between 3 October 2013 and 26 September 2014, is exclusively based on votes by the public. The final three nominees, which users of FIFA.com and francefootball.fr ...
FIFA Club World Cup Real Madrid turn winning run into a world title
... it was goalkeeper Sofiane Khediairia who ultimately emerged as the hero during the penalty shoot-out. Unlike 2013, when Raja Casablanca caused a sensation by reaching the final, the African representatives did not have much cause to celebrate in 2014.
The Politics of the FIFA Ballon d'Or
Even the honest and open voting system employed by FIFA has caused problems. For example, in 2013, a spokesperson from the German football association told Sport Bild (h/t Goal) that national team coach Joachim Low, “refused the chance to vote in the ...
Written by John Vianney Nsimbe
Twenty defenders shortlisted for FIFA FIFPro World XI
FIFPro, the worldwide players' union, and FIFA have announced the 20 defenders shortlisted for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2014 (see list below) as part of the final 55-man shortlist to be revealed on 1 December 2014. Two days after the unveiling of the ...
Poll: Who should win the Fifa Ballon d'Or?
Cristiano claimed the prestigious prize in 2013 and is the favourite to win a third trophy for his museum in Madeira after leading Madrid to the Champions League back in May and scoring a competition record 17 goals en route to La Decima. The ...
Ronaldo, Messi and Neuer on FIFA Ballon d'Or shortlist
2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Final Three Announced; Who Do You Want To Win? [POLL]
Abby Wambach finalist for FIFA Women's Player of Year