Tags: International Federation of Association Football (FIFA)

FIFA Report Details Plan to Remake Soccer’s Transfer Market

Any proposals, even if they are accepted by FIFA’s board, are unlikely to be adopted soon. The report predicts that it will take as long as two years for the clearinghouse to be set up, and there is no timetable to conclude talks on measures to limit transfer fees. Changes that may be adopted as…

At Transfer Time in Lithuania, Prospects and Profits Collide

KAUNAS, Lithuania — The letter was short and to the point: A.S. Monaco, the elite soccer club on the French Riviera, wanted Ibrahima Sory Soumah to travel from his home in Guinea to France for a 10-day trial. Soumah’s mind raced with the possibilities. If Soumah, a teenage midfielder, could succeed in the test period…

Former Brazilian Soccer Official José Maria Marin Is Sentenced to Four Years in FIFA Case

The former president of Brazil’s soccer federation was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay millions of dollars in fines and restitution on Wednesday by a federal judge in New York who called him a “cancer” on the sport. The official, José Maria Marin, was one of more than 40 individuals and…