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Fifa delegates have given the go-ahead to allow 48 teams to play in the World Cup.

Fifa delegates have given the go-ahead to allow 48 teams to play in the World Cup.

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FIFA votes to expand World Cup to 48 teams

FIFA has rubber-stamped plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams, brushing aside concerns that enlargement could lower standards.

FIFA has rubber-stamped plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams, brushing aside concerns that enlargement could lower standards.

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Ronaldo wins FIFA Player of the Year

Portugal and Real Madrid star Christiano Ronaldo is the 2016 FIFA Player of the Year.

Portugal and Real Madrid star Christiano Ronaldo is the 2016 FIFA Player of the Year.

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Kashima Antlers make history by reaching Club World Cup final

Kashima Antlers became the first Asian team to reach the final of the FIFA Club World Cup after the Japanese side beat Colombia’s Atletico Nacional 3-0 in the semis in…

Kashima Antlers became the first Asian team to reach the final of the FIFA Club World Cup after the Japanese side beat Colombia’s Atletico Nacional 3-0 in the semis in…

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Kashima Antlers reach Club World Cup quarters

Kashima Antlers qualified for the quarter finals of the FIFA Club World Cup following a come-from-behind play off victory over Auckland City.

Kashima Antlers qualified for the quarter finals of the FIFA Club World Cup following a come-from-behind play off victory over Auckland City.

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FIFA inquiry recommends life ban for Rafael Callejas

FIFA may ban the former president of the Honduran football association from the game for life after corruption inquiry.

FIFA may ban the former president of the Honduran football association from the game for life after corruption inquiry.

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Italy and Spain share the spoils in World Cup qualifier

Italy and Spain shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw in their Group G World Cup qualifier at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on Thursday.

Italy and Spain shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw in their Group G World Cup qualifier at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on Thursday.

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FIFA sanction several national associations for fans' insulting chants

FIFA has imposed sanctions on several football associations for the discriminatory and unsporting conduct of their fans during recent World Cup qualifying…

FIFA has imposed sanctions on several football associations for the discriminatory and unsporting conduct of their fans during recent World Cup qualifying…

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Germany knock three past Norway in World Cup qualifiers

Defending Champions Germany got their world cup 2018 qualifiers off to a flying start in Oslo Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller scored in each half while Joshua Kimmich struck on the edge of half ti

Defending Champions Germany got their world cup 2018 qualifiers off to a flying start in Oslo Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller scored in each half while Joshua Kimmich struck on the edge of half ti

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German football legend Beckenbauer investigated over 2006 World Cup

Swiss authorities have opened criminal proceedings against German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer and two former presidents of Germany’s football federation (DFB) in connection with its successful bid

Swiss authorities have opened criminal proceedings against German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer and two former presidents of Germany’s football federation (DFB) in connection with its successful bid

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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter attends CAS hearing

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeared before the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday to appeal against his six-year ban from football.

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeared before the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday to appeal against his six-year ban from football.

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Former FIFA boss Havelange dies aged 100

Former president of football’s world governing body Joao Havelange has died at the age of 100.

Former president of football’s world governing body Joao Havelange has died at the age of 100.

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Ex-FIFA president Joao Havelange dies in Rio aged 100

The head of international football’s governing body from 1974 to 1998, Joao Havelange, has died at the age of 100 in his hometown Rio de Janeiro.

The head of international football’s governing body from 1974 to 1998, Joao Havelange, has died at the age of 100 in his hometown Rio de Janeiro.

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Cheaper 2018 World Cup tickets announced for Russians

Prices have been announced for the 2018 World Cup tickets in Russia. For the final they will cost the equivalent of almost 1,000 euros, but there will be cheaper tickets just for Russians.

Prices have been announced for the 2018 World Cup tickets in Russia. For the final they will cost the equivalent of almost 1,000 euros, but there will be cheaper tickets just for Russians.

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FIFA lawyers accuse Blatter, Valcke and Kattner of profiteering

Lawyers acting for FIFA claim disgraced former president Sepp Blatter, ex-secretary general Jerome Valcke and his former deputy Markus Kattner wrongly profited by some 70 million euros over the past f

Lawyers acting for FIFA claim disgraced former president Sepp Blatter, ex-secretary general Jerome Valcke and his former deputy Markus Kattner wrongly profited by some 70 million euros over the past f

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FIFA sack deputy secretary general Kattner

Scandal-hit FIFA has fired its deputy secretary general, Markus Kattner, with immediate effect, after he was accused of paying himself bonuses worth millions of…

Scandal-hit FIFA has fired its deputy secretary general, Markus Kattner, with immediate effect, after he was accused of paying himself bonuses worth millions of…

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Niersbach to face two-year ban from football

FIFA’s ethics committee has been told by investigators that a two-year ban from football for the former director of the German football association for violations of the code of conduct is…

FIFA’s ethics committee has been told by investigators that a two-year ban from football for the former director of the German football association for violations of the code of conduct is…

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FIFA audit and compliance chief quits over reforms

FIFA’s new president Gianni Infantino is facing his first major test. The global football body’s audit and compliance chief has quit in protest at

FIFA’s new president Gianni Infantino is facing his first major test. The global football body’s audit and compliance chief has quit in protest at

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Samoura becomes first female FIFA secretary general

Senegal’s Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura has been appointed as Fifa’s first female secretary general. The 54-year-old succeeds former secretary general

Senegal’s Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura has been appointed as Fifa’s first female secretary general. The 54-year-old succeeds former secretary general

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African woman becomes new secretary general of crisis-hit FIFA

An African woman has been named as FIFA’s new secretary general, as the global soccer ruling body tries to move on from a corruption scandal

An African woman has been named as FIFA’s new secretary general, as the global soccer ruling body tries to move on from a corruption scandal

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Former Fifa vice-president Jeffrey Webb facing life ban from football

Disgraced former CONCACAF president Jeffery Webb is facing a lifetime ban from all football-related activity after FIFA’s ethics committee opened up

Disgraced former CONCACAF president Jeffery Webb is facing a lifetime ban from all football-related activity after FIFA’s ethics committee opened up

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Will Michel Platini be back in charge for Euro 2016?

The suspended UEFA president must wait to see if a second appeal against his six-year FIFA ban has been successful

The suspended UEFA president must wait to see if a second appeal against his six-year FIFA ban has been successful