English clubs paid out 22 per cent less on international deals in 2019 compared to the previous year but were still comfortably the world’s biggest spenders, according to a new FIFA report.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has repeated his calls for a football-wide agreement on fixture scheduling to prevent players being over-worked.
Sir Alex Ferguson believes a global Super League would not be attractive to leading English Premier League teams.
The Fifa governance committee has told the world football governing body’s leadership to pursue legal action against Michel Platini to recover the two million Swiss francs (£1.5 million) that led to the former Uefa president being banned from the sport.
Russia has been cast into the global sporting wilderness following a four-year ban imposed by world anti-doping chiefs.
Russia has been banned from the 2020 Olympics and 2022 football World Cup – but there has been fierce criticism the punishment does not go far enough.
FIFA has announced it will scrutinise the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to lift Chelsea’s transfer embargo.
Chelsea have hit out at FIFA’s “deeply unsatisfactory” conduct when imposing a two-window transfer ban on the west London club.
Agents’ fees across the globe have climbed above the half a billion pound mark for the first time in 2019, although commissions paid in international transfers by English clubs fell by a third.
Human rights continue to play second fiddle to “politics and money” at FIFA, according to Amnesty International.
Chelsea will learn the verdict in their appeal against a two-window transfer ban by mid-December, the PA news agency understands.