Mexico face FIFA action over 'homophobic' chants

2018-06-18 22:23

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after supporters allegedly shouted a homophobic slur.

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

2018-06-18 21:23

World Cup clash between Egypt, Russia in World Cup could test relations between two old allies.

No live chickens at the World Cup for Nigeria fans

2018-06-16 09:01

A Russian official in the city of Kaliningrad says authorities forbade World Cup fans from bringing live chickens to matches

Are African football players finally coming home?

2018-06-15 14:34

More and more European-born players of African descent are returning home, but Africa's 'muscle drain' is far from over.

Exposing corruption with Ghana's hidden camera king

2018-06-13 20:58

Few people in Ghana would be able to recognise Anas Aremeyaw Anas on the street -- but almost everyone knows his name and his burgeoning reputation as the country's anti-corruption hero.

FIFA head Gianni Infantino to stand for re-election

2018-06-13 14:31

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino will stand for re-election as the head of football's world governing body next year.

World Cup 2026 to crown decades of growth in America

2018-06-13 14:18

The decision to award the 2026 World Cup to North America on Wednesday follows an explosion in football's popularity across the region.

World Cup fever builds as fans, teams pour into Russia

2018-06-13 12:37

World Cup fever is finally taking hold in Russia, where wild enthusiasm in provincial centres such as Kazan is filtering through to Moscow.

Ref bosses insists VAR will help officials at World Cup

2018-06-12 20:01

Despite lingering doubts about the use VAR in Russia, FIFA's refereeing bosses insisted that it will help - not hinder - officiating at the World Cup.

Moscow urges locals not to drive ahead of World Cup

2018-06-12 14:52

Moscow authorities are pleading with locals not to drive in the runup to Thursday's World Cup opening match to avoid causing gridlock in the city.

 

Blatter to defy FIFA ban to attend World Cup, meet Putin

2018-06-18 21:35

Disgraced former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter will defy a ban to attend two World Cup matches and also meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Tunisia, Senegal aim to turn things around for Africa

2018-06-17 18:28

African teams have so far lost three matches from three starts at the World Cup in Russia. It's now up to Tunisia and Senegal to get the continent's teams back on track.

FIFA probes empty seats at Egypt-Uruguay match

2018-06-15 16:08

FIFA is investigating why Egypt and Uruguay played in front of thousands of empty seats at their Soccer World Cup match in Yekaterinburg.

Fake Nigeria World Cup jerseys fly off the shelves

2018-06-15 14:34

In Nigeria's commercial hub, Lagos, the question isn't whether you're going to buy the neon green and white zig-zag jersey of the national football team, it's how much you want to pay.

Morocco congratulates North America on World Cup 2026 win

2018-06-13 15:37

Morocco has congratulated the United States, Canada and Mexico after they defeated the North African kingdom's bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Russian church to pray for national team

2018-06-13 14:22

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church said on Wednesday that "hope and prayer" were the only things he could offer national team.

Infantino: FIFA was 'clinically dead' before I took over

2018-06-13 12:37

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said that world football's governing body was "clinically dead" when he took over following a corruption scandal.

4 years later, corruption overshadows Brazilian WC

2018-06-13 07:21

Four years after the 2014 Soccer World Cup Brazil's massive corruption probes have cleared only two of the 12 stadiums used for the finals.

Ghana court suspends football federation

2018-06-12 16:50

A Ghana court has ordered the suspension of the country's embattled football federation, paving the way for its dissolution following explosive corruption allegations.

Western Sahara conflict impacts Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

2018-06-12 12:42

The 2026 World Cup contest has been engulfed in intrigue about whether Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigration and foreign policy will cost North America votes

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