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  • France won World Cup 2018

    Congratulations France

    After a month of heightened tensions, eager waits and nail-biting moments, the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia is over. With a final between the favourites France and the underdogs Croatia, football fans could not have asked for a more entertaining World Cup.

  • Fifa Football Raking in Asia

    FIFA ranking: Bangladesh 20th in Asia

    Bangladesh has been ranked 20th among the football playing nations of Asia by the global football body, as the FIFA World Cup starts in Russia.

  • 2026 WC in US, Mexico & Canada

    The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada after FIFA's congress voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to back the tri-nation joint bid for the tournament and leave Morocco to miss out for the fifth time.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup football tournament final draw at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow

    Watchdog urges Russia world cup opening boycott over Syria

    World leaders should boycott Russian President Vladimir Putin's VIP box at next month's World Cup opening unless he takes steps to protect Syrian civilians, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

  • 2018 Fifa world cup in Russia

    England to prep players for racism

    England are to receive advice on how to deal with potential racist incidents they may encounter at the upcoming World Cup in Russia, according to manager Gareth Southgate.

  • Lionel Messi absent from the list of FIFA best player award 2018

    “An Argentina-Spain final will be great but only if we win”

    Lionel Messi feels that an Argentina-Spain World Cup final would be special as Spain are strong favourite to win the tournament.

  • A World Cup 2018 without Italy

    A World Cup without Italy

    Italy fail to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held to a 0-0 home draw on Monday by a defiant Sweden, who booked a place at next year's finals in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate win.

  • USA, Mexico, Canada in joint WC bid

    The United States, Mexico and Canada on Monday announced a joint bid to stage the 2026 World Cup, aiming to become the first three-way co-hosts in the history of FIFA's showpiece tournament.

  • FIFA poised to seal Qatar Airways deal

    FIFA could seal a major partnership deal with Qatar Airways within weeks, a source said on Friday, the same day football's corruption-tainted world body announced a $369 million loss.

  • FIFA chief ‘confident’ of video officials at WC

    Video assistance for referees could be a reality at next year's World Cup finals despite teething problems when they were tested at the Club World Cup, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday.

  • Qatar population booms on back of 2022 WC

    Qatar's population has swollen by almost 40 per cent since the emirate was chosen to the host the 2022 World Cup, official government figures have revealed.

  • FIFA warns Liverpool over Matip

    FIFA warned Liverpool on Monday they cannot play Joel Matip unless Africa Cup of Nations participants Cameroon give the Premier League title-chasers permission.

  • Infantino floats 48-team World Cup idea

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Monday he would like to expand the number of teams in the World Cup to 48 by adding a one-match playoff at the tournament's start.

  • Messi on Ronaldo: Envy is an ugly word

    The Barcelona star Lionel Messi denies there is any jealousy between him and Cristiano Ronaldo, and praises the Real Madrid player's talents.