Bail tightened for FIFA official after slashing gesture

2017-11-16 08:49

A judge tightened bail conditions on a FIFA official accused of taking bribes after threatening star witness in court by making a slashing gesture.

Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay confirm 2030 World Cup bid

2017-10-04 22:01

Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay will form a joint bid to host the centenary World Cup in 2030.

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.

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.

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.

FIFA president backs 48-team World Cup

2016-12-08 06:55

FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to expand the World Cup finals to 48 teams featuring 16 groups of three.

Artificial pitches for SWC?

2014-10-30 05:10

The SWC could be played on artificial pitches after FIFA defended its decision not to stage the 2015 women's tournament on grass.

Platini gets a word in over Qatar bid

2014-06-03 13:52

Michel Platini attacked a British newspaper for seeking to "tarnish" his reputation by linking the UEFA president to the Qatar SWC debacle.

Did dictators fix World Cups?

2013-04-25 21:50

Football's biggest prize may have twice been won with the help of dictators fixing matches for the host team.

Beer a hot potato at 2014 SWC

2012-03-21 18:16

The sale of beer in stadiums during the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil has become a serious obstacle in the run-up to the event.


Argentina in peril as World Cup race goes to wire

2017-10-06 07:28

Lionel Messi and Argentina's hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup were left hanging in the balance after another stalemate against Peru.

Trump encouraging a World Cup with Mexico, Canada

2017-04-11 08:24

The United States launched its bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup with Mexico and Canada after gaining the support of President Donald Trump.

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.

Scottish FA welcomes expansion of World Cup

2017-01-10 16:14

The Scottish Football Association (SFA) warmly welcomed the decision by FIFA to expand the 2026 World Cup finals to 48 teams.

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.

SWC winner sold medal to buy cocaine

2015-04-19 08:59

Former Brazil international Paulo Cesar has admitted he sold his Soccer World Cup winners medal from 1970 to buy cocaine.

Eduardo excited by SWC debut

2014-06-09 10:47

Croatia striker Eduardo admits the prospect of making his World Cup debut in Brazil is a dream come true.

Mexico may miss SWC

2013-10-09 09:31

Mexico's new coach Victor Manuel Vucetich must deliver a victory against Panama, or Mexico could fail to qualify for the SWC.

Platini renews Qatar SWC call

2012-12-29 11:00

UEFA's Michel Platini renewed his call for the 2022 SWC in Qatar to be switched to winter to avoid the heat of a Gulf summer.

Brazil overturn SWC booze ban

2011-12-07 14:18

Brazil will overturn a ban on alcoholic drinks at sports venues, drafting a bill to allow for their sale at 2014 SWC matches.

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