Russia was among 14 countries to sign a convention between the Council of Europe and European soccer body UEFA overnight, aimed at stopping a repeat of fan violence which has marred Euro 2016.
Suspended European soccer boss Michel Platini will resign as head of governing body UEFA after losing a top level appeal against a ban for ethics violations, but said he would continue his fight to clear his name.
New FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on his first full working day he still didn’t know what he would be paid as head of soccer’s global governing body.
The five men vying for the leadership of world soccer’s scandal-hit governing body have made their final pitches in a contest that could hinge on who secures the bulk of Africa’s 54 votes.
Real Madrid and their neighbours Atletico Madrid have been banned from signing new players for two transfer windows for breaching rules over the transfer of under-18 players, world soccer’s governing body FIFA said.
Lionel Messi has reclaimed the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the world player of the year, after watching his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo walk off with the prize for the previous two years.