World Cups

Amnesty urges FIFA to assess human rights risks before awarding World Cups

In October, soccer's world governing body awarded the 2030 World Cup to Morocco, Spain and Portugal while Saudi Arabia is the lone bidder for the 2034 edition, with Amnesty saying there are "serious human rights" risks that must be addressed.

Fifa bans Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years

Fifa President Sepp Blatter and Uefa boss Michel Platini have been suspended for eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation.

Tough World Twenty20 draw excites Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi, Pakistan T20 captain said a tough World Twenty20 draw in a group featuring India, Australia, New Zealand and most likely Bangladesh will motivate his team.

Sepp Blatter: Coca-Cola among sponsors saying Fifa boss must go

Fifa president Sepp Blatter will not resign despite major sponsors Coca-Cola, Visa, Budweiser and McDonald's calling for him to go immediately.

Fifa corruption: Swiss banks 'reported account suspicions'

Swiss banks report suspicious activity around accounts of football's world governing body Fifa, says the Swiss attorney general.

June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

Amnesty urges FIFA to assess human rights risks before awarding World Cups

In October, soccer's world governing body awarded the 2030 World Cup to Morocco, Spain and Portugal while Saudi Arabia is the lone bidder for the 2034 edition, with Amnesty saying there are "serious human rights" risks that must be addressed.

December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015

Fifa bans Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years

Fifa President Sepp Blatter and Uefa boss Michel Platini have been suspended for eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation.

December 18, 2015
December 18, 2015

Tough World Twenty20 draw excites Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi, Pakistan T20 captain said a tough World Twenty20 draw in a group featuring India, Australia, New Zealand and most likely Bangladesh will motivate his team.

October 3, 2015
October 3, 2015

Sepp Blatter: Coca-Cola among sponsors saying Fifa boss must go

Fifa president Sepp Blatter will not resign despite major sponsors Coca-Cola, Visa, Budweiser and McDonald's calling for him to go immediately.

June 17, 2015
June 17, 2015

Fifa corruption: Swiss banks 'reported account suspicions'

Swiss banks report suspicious activity around accounts of football's world governing body Fifa, says the Swiss attorney general.

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