Gareth Southgate hopes England will feel the benefit of being put under intense pressure in recent days at the World Cup after fighting back from 2-0 down to salvage a 3-3 draw against Germany on Monday.
Qatar will permit ticketed fans to buy alcoholic beer at World Cup soccer matches starting three hours before kickoff and for one hour after the final whistle, but not during the match, a source with knowledge of plans for the tournament said.
India's football association has asked world governing body FIFA to lift the suspension imposed on it after the mandate of a court-appointed committee to govern the sport in the country was terminated this week.
India today said it has urged FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to allow two Indian clubs -- Sree Gokulam Kerala FC and ATK Mohun Bagan -- to compete in the AFC competitions as scheduled.
Organisers have sold 2.45 million tickets for this year's World Cup in Qatar, world soccer governing body FIFA said on Thursday, with more than half a million of them sold in the last sales period from July 5-16.
India's participation in two of next month's SAFF tournaments delved into uncertainty after FIFA on Monday suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect due to undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA statutes.
While many Indian football greats including Bhaichung Bhutia have termed the FIFA's decision to ban All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) very harsh, they are also seeing the positive sides of it to get the country's sport in order.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee has approved the qualification format for Asia’s Road to the FIFA World Cup 2026 as well as the AFC Asian Cup 2027 in preparation of the eight direct spots and single Intercontinental Playoff slot allocated to the AFC by FIFA following the expansion of the FIFA World Cup 2026 to 48 teams according to a press release from the AFC.