Fifa investigating Cameroon behaviour in World Cup defeat against England

Fifa is holding an investigation into the behaviour of the Cameroon team during their 3-0 loss against England in the last 16 of the Womens World Cup Fifa is holding a priority investigation, to be concluded within 48 hours, into the behaviour of the Cameroon team during their The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. It is also believed Fifa has officially adjudged the performance of the referee, Chinas Qin Liang, as good and found every decision and the use of VAR was correct, using the protocols and were applied to the letter. Officials also think Qin did all she could to ensure a prompt restart after the VAR delays. It is understood that Fifa accepts mistakes …

Women’s World Cup 2019: talking points from the first week of action

Fifas ticket policy, French sarcasm, colourful supporters and teams making their World Cup debut have grabbed attention Tickets own goal by Fifa The word on the street in Nice and Le Havre well, mainly from the mouths of taxi drivers but theyre usually a decent barometer is that many French people are aggrieved that tickets for World Cup matches can only be bought online. The consensus is that, were it possible to buy them from stadium box offices until shortly before kick-off, crowds would rise appreciably. It is an eminently sensible viewpoint, although some say such a late free-for-all could potentially jeopardise the stringent stadium security precautions which are in place across tournament venues. Such logic is hard to fathom …

Womens World Cup ticket fiasco shows Fifas capacity for chaos

Organisers reaction when it emerged some tickets booked together are not next to one another left a lot to be desired Following the still simmering fury over League final and its corporate-heavy ticket policy for both its showpiece mens competitions, Fifa has given us an outstanding proverbial hold my beer moment. Just 18 days before hosts France open the Womens World Cup against South Korea at Parc des Princes a number of fans have found that are not next to one another. Families and friends heading to the tournament face being split up. Its hard to understand how this happened. Fifa has been taking payments for tickets since the first packages were made available in October. It has raked in …

Fifa facing urgent calls to investigate Qatar World Cup bid claims

The MP Damian Collins says an investigation should be launched into claims that Qatar offered Fifa $400m (307m) three weeks before Fifa awarded the desert state the 2022 World Cup Fifa is facing calls to launch an urgent investigation into a secret $100m TV deal offered by Qatars state-run broadcaster al-Jazeera three weeks before the Sunday Times said it had also seen documents showing executives from al-Jazeera had signed a TV contract that included an unprecedented success fee of $100m which would be paid to Fifa only if Qatar won the World Cup ballot in 2010. The documents allegedly state : In the event that the 2022 competition is awarded to the state of Qatar, al-Jazeera shall, in addition to …