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The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played with 32 teams after a proposed expansion of the tournament to 48 sides was scrapped, FIFA announced on Wednesday....
The football boots with which Paul Pogba effectively won the World Cup for France last year are to go under the hammer in Paris later this month, Christie's said Monday....
FIFA president Gianni Infantino met Kuwait's emir Sunday, state media said, amid reports the Gulf state is in talks to host matches to support Qatar during the 2022 World Cup....
Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania on Saturday announced a joint effort to host the 2028 Euros and the 2030 World Cup....
Belgium hold on to top spot in the latest FIFA world football rankings released Thursday while England are on the rise, snatching fourth place from World Cup finalists Croatia....
Harry Kane spoke Thursday of his pride at how his teammates dealt with being racially abused in Montenegro as he collected an award for "services to football" after leading England to the World Cup semi-finals....
Qatar and France signed on Thursday a World Cup security agreement signed in Doha following a meeting between the country's respective prime ministers....
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....
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