World Football: The Week in Numbers

(FIFA) - 41 combined goals and assists – a record for an MLS season – is what Carlos Vela sprinted on to this week. The Cancun...

‘Shocked’ Nigeria FA want to help banned coach Siasia clear his name

(DailyMail) - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said on Monday that they were "shocked" by a life ban on former national coach Samson Siasia...

FIFA inspectors visit Nigeria for 2020 U-20 Women’s World Cup bid appraisal

(InsideWorldFootball) - Nigeria is in the running to host the 2020 U-20 Women’s World Cup. A FIFA inspection team visited facilities in the proposed host...

FIFA slammed over Afghan sex abuse probe

(RadioFreeEurope) - A "culture of abuse" continues to thrive at Afghanistan's soccer federation because of world soccer governing body FIFA's "apparent inaction" in a sexual...

FIFA quietly considering plan to leave Switzerland

(The New York Times) - Senior executives at FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, are giving serious consideration to leaving Switzerland, the organization’s home for...

FIFA approves immediate expansion of Women’s World Cup to 32 teams

(CBC) - FIFA's Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women's World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host...

FIFA Club World Cup to kick off in Qatar on December 11

(GulfToday) - The penultimate edition of the Club World Cup in its current format featuring seven teams will kick off in Qatar on Dec....

4 million fans vote on the new leagues they want in FIFA 20

(SportBible) - Since 11 September 2018, FIFPlay have been running a poll featuring a total of 113 different leagues across the world and it's been incredibly close...

Gianni Infantino says African football will ‘significantly improve’ with FIFA help

(TimesLIVE) - Fifa President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday that the unprecedented move to step in and jointly administer African football with the regional...

What FIFA have decided to do after England vs Cameroon VAR debacle at Women’s...

(Express) - Football’s governing body is holding a 'priority investigation' following the shocking scenes that marred England's 3-0 victory over Cameroon in the Round...

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