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FIFA President Gianni Infantino's plan to expand the Qatar World Cup to 48 teams and increase the number of host countries risks worsening existing Gulf diplomatic tensions, claim analysts....
FIFA moved a step closer on Friday to expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams and hopes to confirm the plans in June if a suitable co-host can be found....
FIFA chiefs will decide on Friday whether to back an expansion of the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams but a final decision will only be taken at a meeting in Paris in June, sources said Thursday....
An expanded 48-team World Cup in 2022 would deliver a financial windfall of up to $400 million according to an internal feasibility study commissioned by FIFA, a source with knowledge of the document told AFP on Tuesday....
FIFA has been urged to launch an investigation amid claims world football's governing body was offered a secret television deal by Qatar's state-run broadcaster Al-Jazeera just three weeks before it awarded the 2022 World Cup to the Gulf state....
Hundreds of football fans lined the streets to pay tribute to Gordon Banks on Monday as his funeral cortege was driven through Stoke, with former England teammate Geoff Hurst hailing him as a "superstar"....
An escalating series of successes has got Vietnam dreaming of a maiden appearance at the World Cup -- and it's an ambition that suddenly doesn't seem all that far-fetched....
After Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted in Sunday's League Cup final, AFP Sport looks at three other infamous in-game refusals:...
Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are to submit a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera announced on Thursday....
Gordon Banks' immense standing in the game was reflected by the mass of tributes that flooded in on the announcement England's 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper had died aged 81, led by Bobby Charlton....
Gordon Banks, England's goalkeeper when they won the 1966 World Cup, has died aged 81, his former club Stoke City announced on Tuesday....
Two and a half years after becoming UEFA president in the wake of the scandal that brought down Michel Platini, Aleksander Ceferin will win a new four-year term at the head of European football's governing body on Thursday....
The 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar and global football chiefs FIFA announced Tuesday a joint venture for planning and delivery in the run up to the tournament....
Many thought the football craze in Russia would not last and the shiny new stadiums built for the World Cup would rapidly become "white elephants" the country could not afford....
Qatar is running out of time to stamp out widespread serious labour abuse for tens of thousands of migrant workers before hosting the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International warned Tuesday....
The hacker linked to the Football Leaks whistleblower website claims Portugal are seeking his extradition from Hungary "to silence what's on my laptop"....
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that world football's governing body is discussing the feasibility of expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams....
The makers of iconic Panini sticker albums revealed on Tuesday they have reached the one-billion euro ($1.14 billion) mark in 2018 thanks to the explosion in sales generated by the FIFA World Cup in Russia....
The players in France's football team which last year won the World Cup, on Tuesday were awarded the the Legion of Honour in the new year's honours list....
A "majority" of football federations support increasing the number of teams playing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in Doha on Thursday....
Gianni Infantino reiterated that FIFA will decide in March whether the 2022 World Cup could be extended to include 48 teams but conceded it was not a simple decision....
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