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Japan will play a final warm-up against Canada in November a few days before the start of the World Cup in Qatar, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday....
Beer will not be sold inside stadiums during World Cup matches in Qatar, where alcohol is severely restricted, but FIFA said Saturday that drinking will be allowed in the stadium zone before and after games....
Former Moroccan international Walid Regragui has been appointed head coach of the national side just three months before the 2022 World Cup, the football federation announced Wednesday....
Injured Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is unlikely to feature at this year's World Cup after Roma general manager Tiago Pinto said on Friday he would only return to the club in January....
Australia recruited former coach Guus Hiddink on Monday to help in their World Cup build-up, with the experienced Dutch tactician invited back for their final home game ahead of the tournament....
Mexico winger Jesus 'Tecatito' Corona will miss this year's World Cup after suffering a broken leg and a torn left ankle ligament in training with his club, Sevilla said on Thursday....
A total of 2.45 million tickets have been sold for this year's World Cup in Qatar after over half a million were snapped up in the latest sales period, organisers announced on Thursday....
FIFA and Qatar organisers on Friday counted the cost of bringing forward the start of the World Cup by a day as they launched the 100-day countdown to the event....
A company that sells exclusive FIFA packages to the well-heeled is predicting record sales for the World Cup in Qatar, but its owner insists the tournament will be "good value" for all fans....
Facing a bank of screens that look like NASA mission command, technicians counting down to the World Cup in Qatar control the temperature, gates, 15,000 cameras and much more in the eight stadiums....
The opening match at this year's World Cup, between hosts Qatar and Ecuador, has been brought forward by one day to November 20, FIFA said Thursday, confirming an AFP report....
World Cup qualifiers Morocco have split with coach Vahid Halilhodzic three months ahead of the finals in Qatar....
The World Cup's start will be brought forward by a day to allow hosts Qatar to play the opening game, sources told AFP on Wednesday, just over three months before the competition gets underway....
Four South American countries will on Tuesday launch an unprecedented joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup with the hope of bringing the global showpiece back to its first home....
Iconic Brazilian football player and coach Mario Zagallo has been admitted to hospital with a respiratory infection, the clinic that admitted him said on Wednesday....
The 32 football teams taking part in this year's World Cup will be based in copies of Arabian palaces, in wellness resorts and luxury hotels where alcohol is banned, FIFA said Tuesday....
Sadio Mane was crowned African Player of the Year in Rabat on Thursday for the second time....
Uwe Seeler, one of the iconic figures of post-war German football and who skippered West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final, has died at the age of 85, officials said Thursday....
Alcohol could be unavailable inside stadiums at the Qatar World Cup and only sold at selected fan zones for a few hours late at night, sources linked to the event's organisation said....
The Spanish football team will be based in Qatar University as they requested from FIFA during the 2022 World Cup, the national football federation RFEF announced on Thursday....
FIFA confirmed on Friday that a semi-automated offside system will be used at this year's World Cup in Qatar....
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