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FIFA defends overhaul of ethics code that protects "reputations of others"

The FC guys answer your tweets about the controversies in the World Cup final, Paul Pogba's performance and where the 2018 World Cup ranks all time.

Justifying an overhaul of its ethics code, FIFA asserted Tuesday that people who "tarnish the reputations of others" must be banned from football.

The Associated Press revealed Monday that a new offence of defamation had been added to the document governing the conduct of participants in the game, with scope for a ban of up to five years from football.

While the code provides no precise definition of defamation, FIFA has now provided further context in a statement, saying it is "the act of communicating...

Sporting Lisbon file complaint to FIFA seeking compensation for players who quit

Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio

Sporting Lisbon have filed a complaint to FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against three of their players that terminated their contracts and signed for other teams as free agents. The Portuguese club is seeking compensation for the departed players.

A total of nine players quit Sporting after an attack by fans at their training ground in May after they failed to qualify for the Champions League on the final day of the season.

Among those was Rui Patricio, the Portuguese goalkeeper...

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Pierluigi Collina steps down as UEFA's chief of referees, maintains FIFA post

Former Premier League referee Peter Walton explains why the use of VAR in Russia exceeded his expectations.

ZURICH -- Former World Cup final referee Pierluigi Collina has stepped down as UEFA's refereeing boss after eight years for personal reasons, European football's governing body said on Wednesday.

The shaven-headed Italian is also head of FIFA's refereeing committee, where he has been a firm supporter of the video assistant referee (VAR) system which was used at the World Cup for the first time this year.

UEFA, on the other hand, has decided not to use VAR during this season's Champions League, with...


When are the 2018 Best FIFA Football Awards?

Football's governing body will hold its annual awards night later this year.

When is the ceremony?

It takes place on Sep. 24.

Where will it be held?

Royal Festival Hall, London.

What awards will be won?

The Best FIFA Men's Player
The Best FIFA Women's Player
The Best FIFA Men's Coach
The Best FIFA Women's Coach
FIFA Puskas Award
FIFA Fan Award
Best FIFA Goalkeeper award
FIFA Fair Play Award

Peru federation chief Edwin Oviedo denies he provided illicit favours

QUITO, Ecuador -- The chairman of Peru's football federation is under pressure to resign after being linked to allegations of illicit favours to a judge.

Edwin Oviedo said in a statement he "never offered trips, tickets, lodging or any other improper benefit to judges or investigators."

Oviedo said he would only resign if a judge ruled he had committed a crime. Five members of the federation's consulting committee left after the allegations were made.

The scandal is occurring as the federation negotiates...

Ex-Caribbean Football Union chief Gordon Derrick has ban reduced

ZURICH -- Former Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick's ban from football for ethics violations has been cut from six years to four following an appeal, global governing body FIFA said on Tuesday.

Derrick, also a former general secretary of the Antigua FA, was banned by FIFA's ethics committee last September following an investigation which began in March 2015. He has denied wrongdoing.

FIFA's appeal committee said it agreed with the original verdict that Derrick had violated...