FIFA demands Bahraini refugee player be allowed back to Australia

Thai authorities arrested Hakeem Al Araibi, who plays in Australia where he has refugee status, on arrival at a Bangkok airport in November, based on an Interpol notice issued at Bahrain's request.

Gianni Infantino says he has wide support for 48-team World Cup in Qatar

Gianni Infantino said a decision would be made by March, although it was still not clear whether an enlarged tournament would be feasible as it would be "difficult" to stage in Qatar alone.


Prime Minister Modi presented with special jersey by FIFA chief at G20 Summit

During the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had elaborated how football connects India and Argentina while addressing the 'Yoga for Peace' event.

FIFA bans former soccer official for four years in bribery case

FIFA's ethics committee has imposed a four-year ban on a soccer official for accepting a bribe, reportedly from former presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam.

FIFA to limit loan deals from 2020-21 season: Report

Some European clubs have used the loan system to keep a large number of talented young players on their books, giving them a chance to play first team football elsewhere and often subsequently selling them on for a profit.

FIFA ethics committee member suspended over corruption investigation

FIFA said in a statement that the investigation had been launched by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission against Sundra Rajoo.


FIFA warns of World Cup ban for players in breakaway league

Football's biggest names would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday.

Gianni Infantino interfered in changes to FIFA ethics code, says report

The report said leaked emails showed Gianni Infantino was behind changes to ethics code which included a limitation period of 10 years on historical investigations.

World Cup expansion possible for 2022, says Gianni Infantino 

FIFA decided earlier this year to expand the 2026 World Cup, to be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico, to 48 teams from 32.  

FIFA approves prize money increase for 2019 Women's World Cup

The prize money is double the amount awarded in the 2015 World Cup in Canada and for the first time clubs will be rewarded for their players taking part in the tournament.

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France vs Croatia FIFA World Cup 2018 Final: France kiss World Cup in Moscow rain

France won their second World Cup title after beating Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 edition final in Moscow on Sunday


FIFA World Cup 2018: Samuel Umtiti header against Belgium puts France in final

France beat Belgium 1-0 to enter FIFA World Cup 2018 final where they will play either England or Croatia.

FIFA World Cup 2018: England, Croatia end long wait for semi-final spot

England and Croatia set up a semi-final date by recording victories in their quarter final fixtures against Sweden and Russia respectively

FIFA World Cup 2018: Sun sets on Brazil; France and Belgium set up semi-final date

Brazil were beaten 2-1 by Belgium while Uruguay lost 2-0 to France, thus ending the South American challenge in Russia.

FIFA World Cup 2018: England break the penalty shootout jinx, Sweden's Russian adventure continues

England and Sweden prevailed in their Round of 16 matches against Colombia and Switzerland respectively.


FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil, Belgium earn quarterfinals berth

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil beat Mexico and Belgium beat Japan to book their quarterfinals spot.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Star-studded Spain fall, Croatia soldier on

Spain were stunned by hosts Russia while Croatia beat Denmark on penalties.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo depart as young star Kylian Mbappe shines

The first day of knockouts saw Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo crash out of the World Cup while teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals to grab all the attention.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Day 15: Belgium beat England to top Group G

FIFA World Cup 2018 Day 15: Belgium beat England 1-0 to emerge Group G winners.