FIFA bans Samson Siasia for life

Federation of International Football Association Friday said it has banned former Nigerian coach Samson Siasia for life on “all football-related activities” over allegations of match fixing. FIFA also said Siasia, 51-year-old, has been fined CHF 50,000 ($51,051.66). FIFA said in a statement that the adjudicatory chamber of their independent Ethics Committee found that Siasia was “guilty of having accepted that…

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Chelsea: Fifa allegedly recommends Blues handed two-year transfer ban after signing of minors

Chelsea allegedly face the threat of a two-year transfer ban following a Fifa investigation into their signing of foreign under-18 players, including former striker Bertrand Traore. Based on documents from Football Leaks, French website Mediapart claims 19 Chelsea signings have been looked at in a three year-long investigation. Mediapart alleges that 14 of those signings were under the age of…

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FIFA votes in favour of 48 teams for 2026 world cup

The world football governing body FIFA has approved  the plan to revolutionize the World Cup by increasing the number of teams from 32 to 48. The FIFA Council agreed unanimously to the move Tuesday with the new format starting in 2026. FIFA made the announcement on Twitter with further details expected to be published later. Since 1998, when the World…

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