Qatar, FIFA publish World Cup rights pledges

2020-01-21 12:12

Qatar and FIFA published the first jointly issued legacy planning strategy ahead of a football World Cup, with pledges on labour and LGBT rights.


2019-06-08 12:38

BANYANA Banyana forward Thembi Kgatlana has accepted her likening to Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala, who plays for Barcelona Ladies.

Qatar World Cup stadium opens to fanfare

2019-05-17 07:44

Qatar inaugurated its first purpose-built stadium for the 2022 World Cup, staging a prestigious domestic cup final in the 40,000-capacity Al-Wakrah venue.

Messi to start Venezuela friendly on Argentina return

2019-03-22 07:42

Lionel Messi will start Friday's friendly against Venezuela in Madrid as he makes his return for Argentina following a self-imposed eight-month exile, coach Lionel Scaloni confirmed.

Rassie settled on 'around 80%' of World Cup squad

2019-03-06 08:42

Head coach Rassie Erasmus says he has settled on around 80% of his Springbok squad for this year's World Cup in Japan.

FIFA sponsors 'accelerate' China's World Cup chances

2017-06-07 07:24

China's footballers may be struggling on the pitch but its companies are proving to be a big player, signing sponsorship deals with FIFA.

FIFA finances 'extremely solid' - Infantino

2017-05-08 14:44

FIFA president Gianni Infantino claimed that the finances of football's governing body were "extremely solid", despite it posting a $369 million loss.

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?

FIFA rejects appeal over corruption report

2014-12-16 14:48

FIFA rejected an appeal by a former US prosecutor against the handling of his inquiry into alleged corruption around the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Fans slam SARU for exodus

2013-07-19 15:06

Sport24 readers believe SARU needs to do more to ensure that the Springboks keep their best players in South Africa.


Lippi eyes Brazilian strikeforce as China pursue quick fix

2019-06-13 10:12

Marcello Lippi's China side could soon boast an all-Brazilian attack as the ambitious country ramps up efforts to reach the World Cup for just a second time.


2019-05-22 17:01

THE 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup gets under way in just under a month when hosts France face Korea Republic he Group A match at Le Parc des Princeson on 7 June.

SACKED! Malinga won't captain Sri Lanka at World Cup

2019-04-17 18:03

Sri Lanka have axed Lasith Malinga as captain for the upcoming World Cup, and announced Test skipper Dimuth Karunaratne was being brought in to lead the side.

FIFA Council member banned for selling World Cup tickets

2019-03-07 13:42

FIFA has banned an elected member of its ruling council from all soccer duty for three months for selling tickets to last year's World Cup

After World Cup, Russians flock to matches

2019-02-05 08:08

Many thought the football craze in Russia would not last and the shiny new stadiums built for the World Cup would rapidly become "white elephants".

Asia to beat Africa to World Cup win - James

2017-05-23 07:16

Asia has overtaken Africa and now looks the more likely continent to produce a World Cup-winning team, according to David James.

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.

FIFA dismisses secret whistleblowers' complaints

2014-12-16 15:29

The FIFA disciplinary panel has dismissed complaints by two whistleblowers who were interviewed during the 2018-2022 World Cup bid investigation.

FIFA to step up anti-racism efforts for WC

2014-12-03 09:58

FIFA commit to tackling racism incidents harder at World Cup matches after criticism of its lackluster efforts in Brazil.

Fans 100% behind Igesund

2012-07-02 12:40

Sport24 readers have given SAFA a resounding thumbs-up after their decision to appoint Gordon Igesund as the new Bafana coach.

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