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FIFA finally suspends PFF but still no resolution in sight

FIFA finally suspends PFF but still no resolution in sight

LAHORE: A motorcyclist rides past the building of Pakistan Football Federation headquarters on Wednesday.—AFP KARACHI: The ban finally came, more than two months after FIFA had warned it would. But it doesn’t really solve the problems in the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF). Rather, it has only exacerbated them. The global football governing body announced on...

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Lewandowski beats Messi and Ronaldo to FIFA Best Player Award

Lewandowski beats Messi and Ronaldo to FIFA Best Player Award

ZURICH: Robert Lewandowski won the biggest individual prize of his career Thursday, showing that a forward not named Messi or Ronaldo can be voted the world’s best football player. The Poland captain was named the FIFA Best Men’s Player for 2020 after his 55-goal season lifted Bayern Munich to a sweep of international and domestic...

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Ex-FIFA president Blatter, footballer Platini cleared of fraud in Swiss trial – Pakistan Observer

Ex-FIFA president Blatter, footballer Platini cleared of fraud in Swiss trial – Pakistan Observer

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter and France footballing legend Michel Platini were both cleared of corruption charges by a Swiss court on Friday after a seven-year investigation during which they were booted out of the sport. A judge said the pair’s account of a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ for FIFA to pay Platini 2 million Swiss francs...

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Ex-FIFA president Blatter, footballer Platini cleared of fraud in Swiss trial

Ex-FIFA president Blatter, footballer Platini cleared of fraud in Swiss trial

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter and France footballing legend Michel Platini were both cleared of corruption charges by a Swiss court on Friday after a seven-year investigation during which they were booted out of the sport. A judge said the pair’s account of a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ for FIFA to pay Platini 2 million Swiss francs...

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Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini acquitted in FIFA trial

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini acquitted in FIFA trial

BELLINZONA: Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, once the chiefs of world and European football, were acquitted Friday over a suspected fraudulent payment that shook the sport and torpedoed their time at the top. Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court in the southern city of Bellinzona rejected the prosecution’s request for a suspended prison sentence of a year...

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Semi-automated offside tech approved by FIFA for 2022 World Cup

Semi-automated offside tech approved by FIFA for 2022 World Cup

LAUSANNE: Semi-automated offside technology will be used at this year’s World Cup, promising decisions that are more accurate and a lot quicker, world football’s governing body FIFA said on Friday. In what can be considered an extraordinary development in the officiating of the game, technology will be able to resolve contentious offside calls with a...

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