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Fifa sets up worker welfare body for Qatar World Cup

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". &nb

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Fifa approves video trials, revised soccer laws

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-

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Arabs lament missed opportunity at big Fifa race

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.

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Fifa passes reforms in bid to end corruption

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. The pa

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Swiss Infantino elected Fifa president

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.

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Shaikh Salman confident of Fifa poll victory

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

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Kuwaiti World Cup heroes seek to get Fifa ban lifted

Four of Kuwait's 1982 World Cup heroes are touring the Gulf region lobbying soccer chiefs in an attempt to have a Fifa ban on the country's football association overturned.   World soccer's governing

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Qatar mulls special courts for World Cup offenders

Qatar may create special courts during the 2022 soccer World Cup to deal quickly and "very gently" with alcohol-consuming fans who break the law in a conservative Muslim state where public drunkenness is prohibited, a Qatari official s

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New Fifa poll push for Shaikh Salman

Ten Arab and international human rights organisations have launched a campaign in support of a Bahraini official in his bid to become Fifa president. The ‘Yes to Shaikh Salman’ drive supports Asian Football Confederation president

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Former Fifa watchdog member gets 7 years jail

A former member of world soccer body Fifa's financial watchdog has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the Cayman Islands after being found guilty of fraud, his lawyer said. Canover Watson, who was a member of Fifa'

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