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Marco Van Basten leaves FIFA technical role after two years

Marco van Basten will leave his role as FIFA's chief technical development officer at the end of the month, world football's governing body has announced.

Netherlands legend Van Basten, who joined FIFA in 2016, helped the organisation develop technology and innovation.

Last year, he put forward proposed changes to the laws of the game, including scrapping offside and introducing orange cards to send players to sin-bins for 10 minutes.

"After two good and interesting years I decided to put an end...

FIFA announces global strategy to boost its 'top priority' of women's football

Carli Lloyd's hat trick helped a heavily-rotated United States squad top Panama in another World Cup qualifying rout.

FIFA announced a new global strategy for women's football on Tuesday in an effort to create revenue streams and increase grassroots participation.

FIFA said in a statement that it would work closely with member associations through workshops and special initiatives to "encourage female empowerment" through football.

"The women's game is a top priority," FIFA's secretary general Fatma Samoura said.

"We will work hand-in-hand with our 211 member associations around the world to increase grassroots...

FIFA 19's Alex Hunter 'joins' Common Goal, sealing place among top fictional footballers

The Exploding Heads journey through all the rather 'interesting' moves available in FIFA 19, including Cristiano Ronaldo's turbo feature.
West Ham's Michail Antonio, Wycombe Wonderers' Adebayo Akinfenwa and the F2 Football Freestylers share their thoughts on how good they think their FIFA skills are at the FIFA 19 launch.
Players from far and wide are seeing their ratings in FIFA 19, and let's just say there are some discrepancies in their minds.
Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela square off in FIFA 19 and the first order of business was for Alderweireld to sub off Davinson Sanchez.
Manchester City players picked up the newest copy of FIFA 19 and John Stones made sure he'd play a few fans in the process.
New York Red Bulls' Luis Robles and Sean Davis stopped by ESPN to square off in FIFA 19 and see how accurate their player ratings are in the game.

Mats Hummels, Shinji Kagawa and Giorgio Chiellini are but three of the football heavyweights to lend their support to Common Goal -- the initiative co-founded by Juan Mata through which professional footballers donate one percent of their salary to sporting causes around the world.

However, the latest star name to join the movement is a little different in that he doesn't actually exist.

- FIFA 19: Best players, fastest and slowest, strongest and more

Alex Hunter is the star of story mode "The...

FIFA president Gianni Infantino: I did not betray Michel Platini

Gianni Infantino has told L'Equipe he "didn't jump at the chance" to take advantage of corruption allegations against Michel Platini when he replaced his former UEFA boss in the race to be FIFA president.

Infantino succeeded the disgraced Sepp Blatter in 2016 after Blatter had left the post following revelations of impropriety including a "disloyal payment" of more than two million Swiss francs to Platini.

Blatter and Platini were cleared of corruption but banned from football activities, and Infantino...

IFAB considering methods to help combat rampant time-wasting

Measures designed to combat time-wasting and prolonged delays during football matches are being considered by the International Football Association Board (IFAB).

The issue was brought to the fore once again by Cardiff City's match against Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday, during which the ball was in play for just 42 minutes and two seconds of the 90-minute match -- the lowest amount of playing time in a single game in England's top flight for five years.

More than eight minutes in the match...

Africa to support Infantino bid for FIFA re-election

African football will support FIFA president Gianni Infantino in his re-election bid next year, the Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad said on Sunday.

CAF officially endorsed the candidacy of Infantino at its Congress in Egypt on Sunday with messages of support from the organisation itself and also on behalf of member associations read out by Morocco.

"We are not only backing you but we will be travelling with you to publicise your ideals and the great work you have done since...