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FIFA investigating Pogba's Juventus transfer

World football's governing body had asked both clubs for information about Pogba's world record $156 million transfer from Juventus, following leaks which claimed to give details about the huge deal.

A book titled, "The Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football" alleged Pogba's agent Mino Raiola had made over $62 million from the deal, $42 million of which was paid by Juventus.

PNGFA appeals referee’s disciplinary decisions

This is with regard to the red card resulting in David Eric Brown sent off in the 22nd minute of Thursday’s 1-3 loss to Tahiti.

He was given his marching orders in unjust fashion in the early minute of play after defender Taumihau TIATIA went down under what appeared to be an innocuous challenge.

FIFA has acknowledged receipt of the letter but will refrain from reviewing the decisions taken by the referee but the case will be submitted to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee when they meet on 20 April, 2017.

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Tkatchenko calls on FIFA to intervene

Justin Tkatchenko said PNGFA president David Chung and John Kapi Natto both have a heart for soccer but unfortunately, they cannot work together and are making the sport fail, affecting players and clubs.

Tkatchenko said the best solution is for FIFA to intervene and say enough is enough.

“FIFA must be concerned with what’s happening in PNG as we are now having two different, separate identities running football,” said the Minister.

“How can sponsors come on board and how can the sport keep moving forward when you got two different groups running the same thing.

FIFA World Cup expansion on the cards despite concerns

The 37-member FIFA Council, which makes strategic decisions for soccer's governing body, will on Tuesday decide whether to increase the tournament from the current 32 teams to either 40 or 48, starting in 2026.

Infantino, elected last February to replace the disgraced Sepp Blatter, pledged during his campaign to enlarge the tournament - a promise designed especially to appeal to the bulk of FIFA's 211 member associations that rarely or never qualify for World Cups.

Infantino now says he has "overwhelming support" for his plans.

FIFA facing legal action over Qatar's migrant workers

Paperwork was filed by the Netherlands Trade Union Confederation (FNV) on behalf of a Bangladeshi migrant worker, Nadim Sharaful Alam, in a case first highlighted by the Guardian in October.

"The Swiss court is asked to rule that FIFA acted wrongfully by selecting Qatar for the World Cup 2022 without demanding the assurance that Qatar observes fundamental human and labor rights of migrant construction workers, including the abolition of the Kafala system," read a FNV statement, referring to the scheme which marries an immigrant employee to the employer.

Media exposure vital for athlete development

FIFA coach and member of the FIFA technical study group, Vera Pauw, said coaches must give athletes the confidence to be themselves and say what they think in a positive way.

Pauw explained that when athletes are exposed in the media, the publicity gives them confidence and develops them not only in their sporting career but education and professional careers as well. 

She said the coach must lead by example by being open to the media and contribute positively on behalf of the team.

“Coaches must always be positive as they need the media and the media needs them.

Confidence is key to success, says FIFA legend

Scott was among a diverse range of FIFA speakers at a recent workshop for local female sports journalists, hosted by the Women in News and Sport (WINS) program in Port Moresby.

WINS hosted the workshop in conjunction with the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2016.

She was in the country for four days, promoting women's football and the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 by visiting schools and communities.

PM O’Neill: Papua New Guineans have been the Perfect FIFA Hosts

O’Neill said the citizens of Papua New Guinea have been the perfect hosts for the football world and outstanding ambassadors for the nation.

"It is not the Government that hosts our FIFA World Cup, it is the people of the great Independent State of Papua New Guinea that has hosted this FIFA World Cup and you have all done us proud,” the Prime Minister said.

"The players and officials from around the world have been so impressed with our hospitality, our culture and and our friendship.

FIFA pays tribute to Brazil football club tragedy

More than 14,000 people including the players, officials and supporters that packed the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby on Saturday night to witness the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals, paid tribute.

The 19 players that died were all from the Chapecoense club of southern Brazil.

They were on the way to the finals of a regional tournament against Atletico Nacional of Medellin, which was due to be played on Wednesday.

FIFA applauds host nation

Deputy chairwoman of the FIFA organising committee, Sonia Bien Aime, gave closing remarks on the tournament, saying she would like to commend the fans and supporters.

“I have been to many and I must admit that I was blown away and surprised, even I was told that the people are friendly, but what I have seen in the stadium is just amazing,” she said.

She added that she really didn’t know what to expect when she got here.