LIVERPOOL -- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said the rules of football do not need to change, in light of FIFA technical director Marco van Basten's recent proposals.
As part of a number of proposals that three-time Ballon d'Or winner Van Basten put forward, he suggested scrapping the offside rule, replacing penalty shootouts with eight-second run-ups and introducing orange cards to send players to sin-bins for 10 minutes.
However, Klopp feels that those trying to change the rules of football...
ZURICH -- A former aide to one-time FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam has been banned for life in a bribery case.
FIFA ethics committee judges said Friday that Najeeb Chirakal was involved in "several unethical payments made on behalf of a third party to various football officials between 2009 and 2011."
It is unclear if those officials who took cash are also under investigation.
In the two-year period to 2011, Bin Hammam was Asian Football Confederation president and a FIFA powerbroker....
FIFA has appointed the president of the corruption-ravaged South American governing body to chair its finance committee.
FIFA says Alejandro Dominguez of Paraguay leads the new eight-member panel, which includes two independent officials from outside football.
The CONMEBOL president replaces another FIFA vice president, African leader Issa Hayatou.
Dominguez won the CONMEBOL election last year after his predecessor, Juan Angel Napout, was indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice in a football...
A Belgian court has ruled FIFA and the Royal Belgian Football Association (KBVB) share the blame for Lassana Diarra's transfer to Charleroi falling through in 2015 and must now pay the midfielder €6 million.
The court in Charleroi ruled FIFA had infringed EU law concerning the freedom of movement by stating that any club that signed Diarra could be jointly liable with the Frenchman to pay the €10m fine he owes Lokomotiv Moscow.
The former Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid man was...
Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say a British man has died working at a stadium that will be a venue for the event.
The organisers say the unnamed 40-year-old man died on Thursday working at Khalifa International Stadium, which is due to stage games up to the quarterfinal stage in 2022.
A statement from Qatar read: "The relevant authorities have been notified and the next of kin has been informed. An immediate investigation into the cause of this fatality is underway and further details...