October 9 – Saudi Arabia have wasted no time submitting their formal letter of intent to bid to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup today. Last week FIFA announced after that only nation from the AFC and OFC could bid for 2034.
October 9 – The groups for the upcoming FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup UAE 2024 have been drawn following a ceremony at the Mohammed bin Rashid Library in Dubai.
October 6 – No sooner had FIFA awarded the bulk of 2030 World Cup hosting rights to Spain, Morocco and Portugal than the first two of them began squabbling over who would host the final.
October 6 – Chile is up in arms after being snubbed as joint hosts of the 2030 World Cup by FIFA.
October 6 – Matthias Grafstöm of Sweden has become the new FIFA secretary general on an interim basis, making him, on paper, the second-most powerful man in the world football governing body.
October 6 – With UEFA’s executive committee having voted to let Russia’s U17 national teams back into international competition last week, the FIFA Council has now followed suit and extended this decision to cover the U-17 World Cup and FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
October 6 – FIFA has unveiled plans for a new women’s futsal tournament while expanding its existing women’s age-group competitions.
October 6 – FIFA has turned the world spotlight on African cotton producers ahead of World Cotton Day to explore how football can help small producers in the Cotton 4 (plus) countries in Africa.
By Andrew Warshaw and Paul Nicholson
October 5 – Within minutes of FIFA opening up the 2034 World Cup solely to countries from Asia and Oceania, Saudi Arabia became the first to announce it will bid to host the tournament, confirming a long-established desire to stage the biggest footballing show on earth.
By Samindra Kunti
October 5 – With a decision that will reshape football’s pinnacle event, FIFA and its president Gianni Infantino revealed that the 2030 finals will be played in six countries on three continents with opening matches to be held in South America to celebrate the tournament’s centenary. The decision paved the way for Saudi Arabia to stage the finals in 2034.
October 3 – With the support of FIFA, the Football for Schools project has concluded in Qatar, with a seminar programme focussed on women in the sport.
September 27 – An international arrest warrant was been issued by a French judge for former AFC president and FIFA vice president Mohamed bin Hamman (pictured) in connection with allegations over the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar in 2010.
September 27 – Gelsenkirchen, the home of Schalke 04, has been named as a candidate host city for the 2027 Women’s World Cup bid by Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
September 27 – FIFA have opened the first phase of ticket sales for the FIFA Club World Cup 2023, to be held in Saudi Arabia.