World Cup expansion to dominate FIFA agenda in Miami

2019-03-14 10:33

The possible expansion of the 2022 World Cup is poised to dominate discussions when FIFA's ruling council meets in Miami on Friday.

Quintero steps up for Colombia as James doubts persist

2018-07-03 12:33

A new injury to James Rodriguez, this time to his right calf, has thrust the mercurial Juan Fernando Quintero back into the foreground.

Peru captain Guerrero to miss World Cup over CAS doping ban

2018-05-14 19:34

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero will miss the World Cup after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) imposed him with a 14-month doping ban.

World Cup travel no worry for Southgate

2017-12-02 07:51

England manager Gareth Southgate is not fazed at the prospect of travel during the group stage of next year's World Cup.

Italy lose to Sweden in World Cup play-off

2017-11-11 08:51

Sweden claimed a precious 1-0 first-leg victory over Italy in their World Cup play-off at Stockholm on Friday.

All regions get more slots in 2026 World Cup - FIFA plan

2017-03-30 23:16

All football regions will see their World Cup slots increased when the tournament expands to 48 teams in 2026.

City of Cape Town vows to fight for return of 'stolen' 2010 World Cup stadium money

2016-10-30 11:23

The City of Cape Town is heading to the Gauteng High Court to fight for R429.4m of what it says is owed to its residents from the building of 2010 World Cup stadiums.

Germany had 2006 World Cup slush fund - report

2015-10-16 15:59

Germany's bid committee for the 2006 World Cup had a slush fund that was used to secure votes, a report has suggested.

2018 World Cup logo revealed

2014-10-29 08:12

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed the logo for the 2018 World Cup, which resembles the heart and spirit of Russia.

Russia okays $150m to subsidise World Cup venues

2014-08-08 14:05

The Russian government has approved rules on subsidising construction of infrastructure for the 2018 Soccer World Cup for a total of over $151m.


Swan Lake ballerinas watch Russia-Croatia match backstage

2018-07-08 11:32

Swan Lake ballerinas nervously watch Croatia take the semi-final spot in the Soccer World Cup in an intense draw match against Russia.

Salah's World Cup fitness uncertain as Egypt arrive in Russia

2018-06-10 19:38

Egypt remain hopeful that Mohamed Salah can complete a dramatic injury comeback in time for their opening World Cup match

Neymar apprehensive ahead of World Cup return

2018-05-12 08:28

Brazil's star striker Neymar admits "fear" ahead of his return for the World Cup after a lengthy layoff following surgery for a broken bone in his foot.

World Cup draw throws up Spain, Portugal showdown

2017-12-02 07:08

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal will come up against Spain in the standout fixture of the 2018 World Cup group stage.

Bafana's SWC 2018 dream over after Senegal loss

2017-11-10 21:27

Bafana Bafana's dream of playing in the Soccer World Cup in Russia next year were shattered when they lost to Senegal at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Africa wants 10 World Cup places - Jordaan

2017-02-22 19:55

Africa wants 10 places in a proposed 48-nation World Cup, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been told by football officials from the continent.

Kampala SWC bombings mastermind gets life

2016-05-27 20:17

A Ugandan court has sentenced the convicted mastermind of twin bombings in Kampala that killed 76 people in 2010, to life in prison.

April start for 2022 World Cup?

2014-10-30 09:58

Playing the 2022 World Cup in April and May is the "best solution" for the tournament, say European club representatives.

FIFA opens talks on 2022 WCup dates

2014-09-01 13:41

FIFA are scheduled to start talks next week on finding winter dates for 2022 Soccer World Cup to be held in Qatar.

Gerrard: We're practising pens

2014-06-04 12:23

Steven Gerrard is not worried about a penalty shootout at the World Cup despite England's terrible record at spot-kicks.

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