FIFA set to reward China for pushing football with World Cup for Clubs

The decision to award the hosting rights to China will be announced on Friday in Shanghai after it is confirmed in a vote of FIFA’s governing council at its quarterly meeting.

Explained: How FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers works

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: The Qatar World Cup is still three years away. But for many countries, the journey has already begun.


Women attend Iran's World Cup qualifier first time in 40 years

FIFA stepped up pressure on Iran to meet commitments allowing women to attend World Cup qualifiers following the death last month of Sahar Khodayari, who set herself on fire to protest against her arrest.

Iranian women snap up tickets for World Cup qualifier against Cambodia

According to 'Open Stadiums', a group which campaigns for Iranian women to be able to freely attend matches, the tickets had gone on sale early on Friday morning and were sold via a website in small blocks.

Lionel Messi was excluded by Cristiano Ronaldo for The Best FIFA Men's Player

While Lionel Messi went for Sadio Mane as his top choice and included Cristiano Ronaldo as his second pick, the Portuguese forward left his Argentine rival out of his top three picks for The Best FIFA Men's Player.

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 Highlights: Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe win Player of the Year awards

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 Winners: Lionel Messi won his sixth FIFA player of the year award, while Megan Rapinoe won her first at a lavish ceremony at Milan's iconic Teatro all Scala on Monday.


FIFA Best winner Megan Rapinoe calls out racism, homophobia in inspiring acceptance speech

Megan Rapinoe, who won her first FIFA Player of the Year award, used the FIFA Best platform to give an inspiring acceptance speech, calling out racism and homophobia.

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 Live Streaming: When and where to watch, IST, nominations, all you need to know

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 Live Streaming, India Date and Time: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi both have won The Best FIFA Men's Player award five times each, with Virgil van Dijk competing for the first time.

Without a simple answer, FIFA’s Best varies on whom you ask

For FIFA's The Best, whether it would be a contest between the attackers, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, or Virgil van Dijk can continue the streak that Luka Modric started last year, still remains to be seen.

FIFA assured that Iran will lift its ban on women entering stadiums

After the death of a 29-year-old activist, Sahar Khodayari, who set herself on fire outside a courthouse, talks were initiated between FIFA and Iranian authorities.

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Lionel Messi wins FIFA Player of the Year for record-sixth time

Lionel Messi beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to win the best FIFA Player of the Year award for a record-sixth time.


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.

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Gianni Infantino Becomes Fifa's New President: What His Appointment Means

Swiss soccer executive Gianni Infantino vowed on Friday to lead FIFA, the sport’s world governing body, out of years of corruption and scandal after being elected president to succeed Sepp Blatter. “We will restore the image of FIFA and the respect of FIFA, and everyone in the world will be proud of us,” the 45-year-old […]