Fans have repeatedly subjected players of sub-Saharan African origin to racist chants - With recent cases targeting Mario Balotelli, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Romelu Lukaku.
FIFA's plan to manage African football may hit a roadblock as a Confederation of African Football executive committee member says he will challenge the decision in court.
A meeting of the FIFA Council in March authorised FIFA President Gianni Infantino to work with Qatar on seeing if it was feasible to use at least one more country in the region to accommodate an additional 16 matches and present a proposal in June.
FIFA has urged national football federations and leagues to adopt their own tough rules on dealing with racism, including allowing referees to stop or abandon matches.
Those who might be barred should such a league get off the ground could include the likes of Argentina’s Lionel Messi, Brazilian Neymar, France’s Kylian Mbappe and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
FIFA has intention to increase the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar who might share hosting rights with other nations in the region.
FIFA's Gianni Infantino revealed his plans in May for a new Global Nations League and a revamped Club World Cup, which he says are backed by a ‘solid and serious’ group of investors willing to spend $25 billion over a 12-year cycle starting in 2021.
Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani receives official World Cup football from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Qatar hosts the 2022 edition of the tournament.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino issues World Cup final invite to the Thai boys' football team after their rescue. Football stars like Brazil's Ronaldo and England's John Stones urged the boys to "stay strong."
Video assistance for referees still needs the approval of the Fifa Council when it meets in Bogota later this month, and if approved it could be in use during the World Cup in Russia.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has returned from a trip to Tehran with reassurance from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that women won't be shut out of stadiums for much longer, but no timeframe was provided,
The decision was announced after examining evidence of state-sponsored doping over several years that reached a high point at the Winter Olympics hosted in Sochi, Russia in 2014.
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