News and updates about FIFA

Scottish Football Association fined for fans booing Hatikvah

Scottish Football Association fined for fans booing Hatikvah

Scottish fans booing Israeli national anthem during World Cup qualifying match leads to fine by FIFA.

Top Polish soccer referee blasted for offensive rant about Jews

Top Polish soccer referee blasted for offensive rant about Jews

Senior referee responds to program combating anti-Semitism in soccer with rant that plays on offensive stereotypes.

FIFA President offers Israel to host some 2030 World Cup games

FIFA President offers Israel to host some 2030 World Cup games

Prime Minister Bennett meets FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

UAE soccer association to sign agreement with Israel

UAE soccer association to sign agreement with Israel

UAE’s soccer association announces it will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Israeli soccer association on Monday in Dubai.

PA soccer chief loses appeal against FIFA suspension

PA soccer chief loses appeal against FIFA suspension

Court of Arbitration for Sport dismisses Jibril Rajoub's appeal against his year long ban from FIFA for "inciting hatred and violence".

FIFA adopts PMW complaint against PA leader Rajoub

FIFA adopts PMW complaint against PA leader Rajoub

FIFA Ethics Committee notifies PA Football Association head Jibril Rajoub based on PMW evidence it has opened investigation against him.

Regev: 'UEFA scores own goal'

Regev: 'UEFA scores own goal'

Culture and Sport Minister attacks European Football Association demand not to broadcast Israeli team matches to Judea and Samaria.

'Inciting to murder Israelis didn't seem to bother FIFA'

'Inciting to murder Israelis didn't seem to bother FIFA'

Why was PA soccer head only booted from FIFA after his calls against Messi? 'When Rajoub incited to murder Israelis, FIFA was silent.'

Rajoub to appeal FIFA suspension

Rajoub to appeal FIFA suspension

Head of PA soccer federation says he will appeal FIFA’s year-long ban on him for inciting fans against Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.

PA soccer chief criticizes FIFA suspension, blames Israel

PA soccer chief criticizes FIFA suspension, blames Israel

Jibril Rajoub says FIFA decision to suspend him for one year is based on misinformation based in Israel.

Internal Security Minister to Legal Advisor: Investigate Rajoub

Internal Security Minister to Legal Advisor: Investigate Rajoub

Erdan details Rajoub's activity to prevent soccer match between Israel and Argentina, adding quotes including incitement to attacks.

FIFA asked to ban anti-Israel Iranian soccer player

FIFA asked to ban anti-Israel Iranian soccer player

Soccer fans file complaint FIFA against Iranian forward who reposted Khamenei's anti-Israel tweet.

FIFA confirms taking action against PA soccer chief

FIFA confirms taking action against PA soccer chief

Governing body of soccer confirms disciplinary proceedings have started against Jibril Rajoub over his remarks against Messi.

'FIFA should give Rajoub a red card'

'FIFA should give Rajoub a red card'

Sports Minister praises FIFA for open disciplinary proceedings against PA soccer chief. 'No place for terrorists in soccer.'

FIFA to open disciplinary proceedings against Jibril Rajoub

FIFA to open disciplinary proceedings against Jibril Rajoub

FIFA votes against Palestinian Authority demand for sanctions, promises to open disciplinary proceedings against PA football chief.

Israel to file complaint with FIFA against PA

Israel to file complaint with FIFA against PA

Israel's soccer association accuses PA counterpart of intimidating Argentinian team's players into canceling friendly match in Israel.

Fatah official: FIFA caved to Israeli pressure

Fatah official: FIFA caved to Israeli pressure

Jibril Rajoub, who heads the Palestine Football Association, blasts FIFA for failing to ban clubs based in Judea and Samaria.

Sports court to hear PA's appeal on 'settlement' clubs

Sports court to hear PA's appeal on 'settlement' clubs

Court of Arbitration for Sport to hear Palestine Football Association's appeal against FIFA and its handling of complaint against Israel.

FIFA will not sanction Israel over 'settlement clubs'

FIFA will not sanction Israel over 'settlement clubs'

FIFA president announces the soccer body will not ban Israeli teams from Judea and Samaria as the PA requested.

FIFA opens disciplinary case against German federation

FIFA opens disciplinary case against German federation

FIFA opens disciplinary case against the German soccer federation after fans chanted Nazi slogans during a World Cup qualifying game.

FIFA to probe Iran's ban of two soccer players

FIFA to probe Iran's ban of two soccer players

Soccer's world governing body examining Iran's decision to ban two players who competed against an Israeli team.

Iranians blast ban of soccer stars who played against Israel

Iranians blast ban of soccer stars who played against Israel

Thousands of Iranians denounce Tehran regime's decision to blacklist Iranian soccer stars who played against Israel.

Expert: Kick terror out of football

Expert: Kick terror out of football

Israel Institute for Strategic Studies senior associate writes scathing letter condemning FIFA's blind eye to members' support of terror.

PA asks court to force FIFA to ban 'settlement' clubs

PA asks court to force FIFA to ban 'settlement' clubs

Palestine Football Association asks world's top sports court to force FIFA to rule on the future of Israeli clubs in Judea and Samaria.

PA soccer tournament glorifies arch-terrorist

PA soccer tournament glorifies arch-terrorist

PA soccer holds tournament named after terrorist responsible for murdering 125 - as FIFA weighs barring Israel for 'settlement teams.'

HRW: FIFA sponsoring games on 'stolen land'

HRW: FIFA sponsoring games on 'stolen land'

Human Rights Watch criticizes FIFA for delaying decision on Judea and Samaria teams.

FIFA votes in favor of Israel

FIFA votes in favor of Israel

FIFA Congress decides by large majority not to put Arab proposal to vote as Bahrain bans activist from raising Judea and Samaria.

FIFA delays decision on 'settlement' teams

FIFA delays decision on 'settlement' teams

FIFA says it's premature to make decision on the issue of Israeli teams in Judea and Samaria.

Israel's answer to Jibril Rajoub

Israel's answer to Jibril Rajoub

Israeli legal organization files lawsuit against PA official Jibril Rajoub over his anti-normalization efforts and attacks on FIFA teams.

FIFA mulling ultimatum to Israel over 'settlement clubs'

FIFA mulling ultimatum to Israel over 'settlement clubs'

FIFA considering giving Israel a six-month ultimatum to stop soccer games in Judea and Samaria.

Israel lobbies FIFA on Judea and Samaria clubs

Israel lobbies FIFA on Judea and Samaria clubs

Israel launching diplomatic offensive against PA calls to ban soccer teams based in Judea and Samaria.

PA official: Exclude Israel from FIFA

PA official: Exclude Israel from FIFA

PA soccer chief Jibril Rajoub renews calls for FIFA to exclude Israel over games played in “settlements”.

FIFA urged to act against Judea and Samaria soccer clubs

FIFA urged to act against Judea and Samaria soccer clubs

Human Rights Watch says UN resolution increases pressure on FIFA to take action against Israeli soccer clubs based in Judea and Samaria.

Regev blasts PA for politicizing soccer

Regev blasts PA for politicizing soccer

Culture and Sport Minister meets FIFA representative to discuss Palestine Football Association's attempts to sanction "settlement clubs".

PA threatens legal action over 'settlement' soccer clubs

PA threatens legal action over 'settlement clubs'

Head of Palestine Football Association threatens to turn to sports court if FIFA fails to ban Israeli clubs in Judea and Samaria.

FIFA postpones decision on 'settlement clubs'

FIFA postpones decision on 'settlement clubs'

World soccer’s governing body puts off a decision on Israeli clubs based in Judea and Samaria.

PA urges FIFA to act on 'settlement clubs'

PA urges FIFA to act on 'settlement clubs'

Palestinian Football Association urges governing body to act to ban Israelis clubs in Judea and Samaria.

New FIFA chief seeks resolution on 'settlement teams'

New FIFA chief seeks resolution on 'settlements'

New president of FIFA says he would make finding a resolution to the conflict over Israeli soccer teams in Judea and Samaria "a priority".

FIFA urged to stop allowing games on 'stolen Palestinian land'

FIFA urged to stop games on 'stolen land'

Human Rights Watch urges governing body of international soccer to quit sponsoring Israeli matches in Judea and Samaria.

EU parliament members go after Judea & Samaria athletes

EU parliament goes after Judea & Samaria athletes

66 members of EU parliament send letter to FIFA President demanding that clubs stop operations in Judea & Samaria or be banned from IFA.