January 4 – Africa’s Cape Verde has become the first FIFA member nation to heed president Gianni Infantino’s call to rename a stadium in every country in the world after Pele.
December 22 – Morocco have climbed the FIFA ranking following their spectacular semi-final run at the World Cup, with newly crowned world champions Argentina moving into second and quarter-finalists Brazil just about holding on to top spot.
December 21 – With the World Cup at an end and Doha returning to some sense of normality, FIFA is thinking of the future and has reportedly re-floated the idea of staging the World Cup on a triennial basis.
December 20 – La Liga has become the latest football body to denounce FIFA’s plans for a 32-team Club World Cup in 2025, saying it may take legal action to stop it.
December 19 – The World Leagues Forum (WLF), has joined the world players’ union Fifpro in condemning FIFA for its “unilateral decisions” on international calendar which it says are “damaging for the football industry”.
December 19 – The world players’ union Fifpro has slammed FIFA’s plan to launch a 32-team Club World Cup in 2025, saying it could have “serious consequences” for the players.
By Andrew Warshaw
December 16 – He did not feel gay, he did not feel like a migrant worker, he did not feel disabled.
By Samindra Kunti in Doha
December 16 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino has outlined his ambitions to stage a 32-team Club World Cup from 2025, and confirmed that Qatar 2022 surprise package Morocco will host the 2022 edition of the competition.
December 16 – FIFA has announced that the budget for the 2023-2026 cycle will see £9.7 billion invested in football as the world cover expands its competitions and ambition.
December 16 – Player agents and intermediaries earned a combined $622.8 million in 2022, according to FIFA’s latest figures from its Transfer Match System (TMS) database.
December 15 – More than three dozen Nepali civil society groups have called on FIFA President Gianni Infantino to “stop looking the other way” while migrant workers in Qatar are denied compensation.
December 9 – Having championed staging the World Cup every two years, FIFA’s director of development Arsene Wenger now appears to be backtracking over the idea.
December 9 – FIFA has completed its World Cup Observer Programme in Qatar, designed to give future hosts insight into how FIFA expects its World Cups to be run.
December 9 – Despite losing three of their past four matches, the US women’s team still top the FIFA world rankings, though the gap between them and second placed Germany is narrowing.