Fifa suspends Spain football chief over kiss
Luis Rubiales has been defiant over the kiss – which has been condemned as unwanted by Jenni Hermoso, her teammates and the Spanish government – arguing it was consensual.
Argentina to replace Indonesia as U-20 World Cup hosts after Israel furore
Having been awarded hosting rights, Argentina will also participate in Indonesia's place despite failing to qualify on merit.
Without spectators, Indonesia holds rematch between clubs involved in deadly stampede
Fierce rivals Persebaya and Arema FC last met in October 2022 when the match ended in a crush in which 135 people were killed.
Fifa freezes fund for Indonesia's football association after furore over Israeli team
Last month protesters marched in the capital Jakarta waving Indonesian and Palestinian flags, demanding that Israel should not be allowed to participate.
Indonesia official says Fifa considering sanctions after losing U-20 host rights
Fifa removed Indonesia's hosting rights over what a PSSI official said was a failure to honour its commitments to the tournament, following outrage among politicians in the Muslim nation about Israel's participation.
Fifa strips Indonesia of U-20 World Cup rights for refusing to host Israel
This comes after the country's football federation said it had cancelled the draw because the governor of Bali refused to host Israel's team.
Indonesia president says no foreign policy change in hosting Israel for U20 World Cup
Jokowi, as the president is popularly known, underlined Indonesia's support for Palestine and a two-state solution and said Israel's qualification was secured long after his country won hosting rights.
Indonesia FA plans Fifa talks amid protests over Israel at U-20 World Cup
The country does not have formal diplomatic ties with Israel and protesters have recently held marches in Jakarta, demanding Israel not be allowed to participate.
U-20 World Cup draw in Indonesia postponed amid protest against Israel participation
The Indonesian Football Association says losing hosting rights will harm local football teams' chances of taking part in other Fifa tournaments in the future.
European Leagues concerned by Fifa's changes to tournament formats
They say decisions were taken by Fifa in a unilateral way and without any consultation process.
Fifa approves 2026 World Cup format with record 104 matches
The new format will also stick to drawing four teams in a group after a proposal for 16 groups of three was shot down over fears of collusion in the final group game.
Indonesia delays 'risky' rematch of game hit by deadly stampede
Indonesian football has long been blighted by problems, including match-fixing scandals and crowd trouble between rival supporters, which has resulted in some matches being played behind closed doors.