Former UEFA president Michel Platini said on Saturday FIFA must now lift his ban over a €1.8mn payment after Swiss prosecutors said they had found no evidence so far to bring charges against him.
FIFA said it had conducted a "thorough investigation" of video evidence of the match in reaching its decision.
Gianni Infantino met Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi as Russia races against the clock to put the finishing touches on preparations for the June 14-July 15 final.
Qatar World Cup organisers have told FIFA it was "important" to hold talks before any final decision was taken to expand the 2022 tournament to 48 teams.
The UN World Tourism Organisation said on Monday it has appointed FC Barcelona's Argentine star Lionel Messi as an ambassador to promote responsible tourism.
Felix Brych of Germany, who officiated last season's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus, is among 36 referees named on Thursday for the World Cup in Russia by the ruling body FIFA.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino described the bid process for the 2026 World Cup as "fair, objective and transparent" after the global soccer body announced it had received bid books from two candidates on Monday.
The head of the Iraq Football Association (IFA), Abdul Khaleq Masoud, has praised the efforts made by Qatar Football Association (QFA) under the leadership of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al-Thani, which resulted in the FIFA decision to lift the ban on holding official matches in Basra, Karbal
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Saturday welcomed the FIFA Council's decision to lift a ban on Iraq, allowing the country to host competitive matches in the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that a two-year diplomatic rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran should not be allowed to get in the way of football.