FIFA's van Basten reveals radical vision

2017-01-18 21:37

Time penalties instead of yellow cards, no off-side rule and more subs: Marco van Basten, FIFA's technical director, has a radical vision of football's future.

Expanded SWC 'more competitive' - Portugal coach

2017-01-12 18:44

FIFA's expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 will make football's showpiece tournament "more competitive", Portugal coach Fernando Santos believes.

Argentina stay top of FIFA rankings

2017-01-12 15:17

Lionel Messi's Argentina remain top of FIFA's latest world rankings.

A 48-team World Cup, but who can host it?

2017-01-12 11:06

FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams prompted one major question: who can host the global showpiece in its revamped format?

Critics round on 'political' World Cup expansion

2017-01-10 22:07

Critics of FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams were quick to blast it as a politically and money-driven ploy.

More nations can 'dream' of making World Cup - Infantino

2017-01-10 17:53

FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026 will allow more countries to "dream" of qualifying for the globe's top sporting event.

FIFA to move regional office to JHB

2017-01-10 08:51

Johannesburg will be the new home for FIFA's regional office as the world football governing body's Botswana base is set to close down.

Ranieri wins FIFA best men's coach award

2017-01-09 21:35

Claudio Ranieri was named FIFA's best men's coach of 2016 after leading Leicester City to a fairytale Premier League title triumph.

Decision time for World Cup format

2017-01-08 20:10

After much discussion, argument and counterargument, FIFA will decided on Tuesday whether the world cup will include more teams in the future.

And the winner is ...

2017-01-08 06:05

The 2016 Ballon d’Or will be a subdued affair, but the headliners - Messi and Ronaldo - are still superb.


Pressing Issues: A 48-team World Cup is no cause for unbridled jubilation in Africa

2017-01-15 06:09

Africa should restrain their jubilation with the announcement of a 48-team Fifa World Cup because, sadly, Africa will still go to the tournament merely make up the numbers, writes S'Busiso Mseleku

Expanded World Cup has China daring to dream

2017-01-12 15:17

China's football chief hailed FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026, saying it could help realise the country's "dream".

FIFA risks quality of World Cup with expansion

2017-01-12 12:12

During a 17-year FIFA presidency packed with madcap ideas and policy, not even Sepp Blatter ultimately tinkered with the World Cup format.

Bafana's chances increase with new SWC format

2017-01-11 10:00

Bafana Bafana's Soccer World Cup qualification chances will increase following confirmation of the new FIFA format to be introduced in 2026.

Evolution of FIFA's SWC format

2017-01-10 20:26

Following FIFA's ruling council's unanimous approval of the SWC expansion to 48 teams in 2026, here's a look at the evolution of the tournament.

FIFA approves 48 team SWC for 2026

2017-01-10 15:02

FIFA's ruling council has unanimously approved an expansion of the Soccer World Cup to 48 teams in 2026.

Ronaldo crowned FIFA best men's player

2017-01-09 21:37

Cristiano Ronaldo was named FIFA's best men's footballer of 2016 the latest prize after a glittering year for the Portugal and Real Madrid star.

Maradona backs 48-team World Cup

2017-01-09 17:10

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has backed controversial plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams.

Ronaldo tipped for 2016 FIFA award

2017-01-08 18:59

Following his success in Ballon d'Or, the Portugal and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is set to add another award.

Worker rights claim against FIFA rejected

2017-01-06 14:53

A Swiss court has rejected a claim lodged against FIFA by several trade unions for alleged abuses of workers' rights.

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