Human Rights, Migration, News

EU Parliament Backs Remedy Fund for Qatar Migrant Abuses

Human Rights in Spotlight as FIFA and Qatar’s “Just Play Football” Strategy Backfires Written by Claudio Francavilla, Senior EU Advocate. On November 24, the European Parliament urged FIFA and Qatar to compensate widespread abuses that migrant workers suffered while building the 2022 World Cup infrastructure and making the games possible. […]

Sports, Women & Children's Affairs

FIFA suspends India’s Football Federation

by TRT World. FIFA has suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect because of “undue influence from third parties,” the world soccer’s governing body said. The suspension also means that the Under-17 women’s World Cup, scheduled to take place in India from October 11-30, cannot be held […]

Sports, World News

Former FIFA Chiefs Blatter and Platini get 20-month prison sentences

On 15 June 2022, Switzerland’s public prosecutor issued Sepp Blatter (86) and Michel Platini (66) with 20-month suspended prison sentences in connection with accusations of fraud against the football organisation FIFA, reported RTS. The week before, the two defendants had rejected all of the accusations, which included the improper transfer […]