FIFA looking at review of the ranking system

FIFA looking at review of the ranking system

A loophole that allows national teams to boost their seedings for the World Cup by avoiding friendly matches is likely to disappear after next year’s finals in Russia, with changes due to the international calendar and a FIFA review of their rankings system.

Mbodji interest from England and Spain

Mbodji interest from England and Spain

Reports in Turkey claim Newcastle United are one of a number of English clubs to speak with Senegal captain Kara Mbodji’s agent about a move.

Gabon and Djibouti out of 2020 Chan

Gabon and Djibouti out of 2020 Chan

Gabon and Djibouti have been banned from taking part in the qualifying for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN).

Niasse bears no Koeman grudge

Niasse bears no Koeman grudge

Oumar Niasse insists he bears no grudge against his former manager Ronald Koeman and admits he "felt sorry" for the Dutchman after his departure from Everton.

FIFA corruption trial opens

FIFA corruption trial opens

A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Wednesday that Mexico’s Grupo Televisa (TLVACPO.MX) and Brazil’s Globo took part in a $15 million (11.39 million pounds) bribe to a FIFA executive to secure media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.

CAF to discuss friendly proposal

CAF to discuss friendly proposal

The Confederation of African Football will meet soon to discuss a proposal for African World Cup qualifiers to play friendlies during the Fifa window in March, a Nigerian official said on Tuesday.

Drogba set to retire next season

Drogba set to retire next season

Didier Drogba has announced that he is retiring from playing football at the end of next season.

Wilmots quits Ivory Coast

Wilmots quits Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast coach Marc Wilmots has left his job "by mutual agreement".

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