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A FIFA delegation is in Moscow to inspect the refurbishment work being carried out on the Luzhniki Stadium ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
After the highs come the lows as Euro 2016 champions Portugal discovered in the first World Cup qualifying match against Switzerland.
In the World Cup qualifiers in Group A France were in Belarus and with all the talent on show failed to breakdown a stubborn home side. The Euro 2016 hosts and runners-up go home unhappy.
Wales carried their good form from the European Championships into the 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
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
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.
Qatar has come under fire again over the treatment of World Cup workers, alleging systematic abuses including forced labour. Amnesty International’s
FIFA’s ethics committee has warned and fined Germany’s World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer for stonewalling an investigation. The
Major football sponsors are demanding the immediate resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Companies that have long linked their brand names to
Despite the corruption scandals surrounding Fifa and the investigations into the bidding process that awarded Russia the World Cup in 2018 and Qatar
Russia’s preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup are in full swing as the country gets 11 cities ready to host the tournament. Eager to avoid the
Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara fired the United States passed European Champions Germany and into their fourth Women’s World Cup final. It was a
In a shock result, Serbia have been crowned champions of the Under-20 World Cup after beating Brazil in the final in New Zealand on Saturday. The
FIFA will postpone the start of bidding for the right to host the 2026 World Cup following the launch of a corruption investigation, which has led to
Former senior Fifa offical Chuck Blazer has admitted taking bribes in connection with the 1998 and 2010 World Cups. Blazer, who headed the
The FBI probe into FIFA will scrutinise the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, although Russia and Qatar seem confident the tournaments will go ahead as planned.
Nine of the defendants were FIFA officials and five were corporate executives. Those arrested included FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb, who is also
Qatar says it is building seven cities or work camps to house more than a quarter of a million migrant labourers. It follows months of controversy
Fifa has confirmed that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar that was originally planned to take in the summer will be moved to November and December of that
FIFA have ruled out any prospect of Europe’s football clubs receiving financial compensation over the planned winter World Cup in Qatar. Speaking at
A FIFA task force has recommended that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should be played between late November and late December, setting football’s world
Season’s greetings for 2022 from Fifa. Football’s world governing body is poised to move the Qatar World Cup finals from the summer to deep
The ongoing debate over whether Qatar should stage the 2022 World Cup was taken to a whole new level on Tuesday. The parliamentary assembly of the
The decision whether or not to release a redacted version of a report into alleged corruption during the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World
‘Incomplete’ and ‘erroneous’ are two of the milder criticisms of FIFA’s summary of the report on corruption concerning World Cup bids. That these are
The FIFA report into the transparency of the bidding process for the World Cups in 2018 and 2022 has cleared hosts Russia and Qatar of any
Moscow’s famed Bolshoi Theatre danced with light as Russia revealed the emblem for the 2018 football World Cup. The design was created by the
Head of world football Sepp Blatter has been in Moscow to look first hand at Russian preparations ahead of the 2018 World Cup. Blatter and Russian