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FIFA happy with Luzhniki refurbishment ahead of 2018 World Cup

A FIFA delegation is in Moscow to inspect the refurbishment work being carried out on the Luzhniki Stadium ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

A FIFA delegation is in Moscow to inspect the refurbishment work being carried out on the Luzhniki Stadium ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

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Magnificent minnows in a night of World Cup action

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.

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.

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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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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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Qatar under fire again over treatment of World Cup workers

Qatar has come under fire again over the treatment of World Cup workers, alleging systematic abuses including forced labour. Amnesty International’s

Qatar has come under fire again over the treatment of World Cup workers, alleging systematic abuses including forced labour. Amnesty International’s

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Beckenbauer sanctioned by FIFA over failure to cooperate

FIFA’s ethics committee has warned and fined Germany’s World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer for stonewalling an investigation. The

FIFA’s ethics committee has warned and fined Germany’s World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer for stonewalling an investigation. The

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Top FIFA sponsors demand Sepp Blatter quits immediately

Major football sponsors are demanding the immediate resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Companies that have long linked their brand names to

Major football sponsors are demanding the immediate resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Companies that have long linked their brand names to

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Business as usual as Blatter joins Putin for World Cup draw

Despite the corruption scandals surrounding Fifa and the investigations into the bidding process that awarded Russia the World Cup in 2018 and Qatar

Despite the corruption scandals surrounding Fifa and the investigations into the bidding process that awarded Russia the World Cup in 2018 and Qatar

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Russia shows off preparations for World Cup 2018

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

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

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USA into World Cup final with Germany win

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

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

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Serbia beat Brazil to become Under-20 World Cup champions

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

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

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World Cup 2026 bidding process delayed

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

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

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Fifagate: 'Everyone completely supports and trusts Russia,' says sports minister

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.

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.

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'A sad day for football', but can Sepp Blatter ride it out?

Nine of the defendants were FIFA officials and five were corporate executives. Those arrested included FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb, who is also

Nine of the defendants were FIFA officials and five were corporate executives. Those arrested included FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb, who is also

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Qatar promises improvements for 'World Cup' migrant workers

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

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

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Fifa moves 2022 World Cup in Qatar from summer to winter

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 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

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Qatar 2022: FIFA rules out compensation

FIFA have ruled out any prospect of Europe’s football clubs receiving financial compensation over the planned winter World Cup in Qatar. Speaking at

FIFA have ruled out any prospect of Europe’s football clubs receiving financial compensation over the planned winter World Cup in Qatar. Speaking at

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Qatar 2022: FIFA recommends winter World Cup

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

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

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Qatar 2022 World Cup set for December Final

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

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

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PACE call on Fifa to rerun 2022 World Cup vote

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 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

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Fifa begin corruption report meeting

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

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

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'Another shambolic day for FIFA': you couldn't make it up

‘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

‘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

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'Incomplete and erroneous': lawyer slams FIFA's corruption probe

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

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

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Russia unveils 2018 World Cup emblem

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

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

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Blatter backs Moscow for 2018 World Cup despite boycott calls

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

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