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World Cup expansion comes too late to save Italy

World Cup expansion comes too late to save Italy

Italy's failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years showed that soccer still has a unique knack for toppling the mighty, although such upsets are far more likely in the international game.

UK, Russian police team up to avoid World Cup trouble

UK, Russian police team up to avoid World Cup trouble

Ahead of a sell-out European football match, Manchester police tracked fans' movements via CCTV and Russian security officials joined them in the control room to learn more about tactics.

Peru beats New Zealand 2-0 to capture last World Cup berth

Peru beats New Zealand 2-0 to capture last World Cup berth

Emotional Peru advanced to the World Cup for the first time since 1982 by defeating New Zealand 2-0 on Wednesday, goals by Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos sealing the last ticket to Russia.

UAE plan to steal World Cup from Qatar exposed

UAE plan to steal World Cup from Qatar exposed

A plan for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to wage financial war against Qatar was found in the task folder of an e-mail account belonging to UAE ambassador to the United States Yousef al-Otaiba ...

ILO closes workers' complaint against World Cup host Qatar

ILO closes workers' complaint against World Cup host Qatar

The International Organization for Labour closed a complaint by workers against Qatar on Wednesday after the government introduced legislation to protect workers and pledged further reforms ...

Qatar aims to host safe World Cup: al-Dosari

Qatar aims to host safe World Cup: al-Dosari

Falah al-Dosari, general director of Project Stadia at Interpol, has stressed that State of Qatar aims to organise a unique World Cup edition while leaving a lasting legacy for law enforcement agencies all over the world.

Gulf crisis will not affect 2022 FIFA World Cup: envoy

Gulf crisis will not affect 2022 FIFA World Cup: envoy

HE Qatar's Ambassador to Canada Fahad Mohamed Yusuf Kafood said that the Gulf crisis will not affect Qatar's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Blatter says he is going to World Cup at Putin's invitation

Blatter says he is going to World Cup at Putin's invitation

Sepp Blatter said Michel Platini, the ex-UEFA president who is banned from football over corruption, had also been invited to the tournament by Putin.

Gulf crisis may be solved by December, says Kuwait

Gulf crisis may be solved by December, says Kuwait

Speaking to the official Kuwaiti news agency KUNA, Khaled al-Jarallah said Kuwait, the host, has not yet sent invitations to GCC leaders for the summit,

Valcke says reputation destroyed as he appears before tribunal

Valcke says reputation destroyed as he appears before tribunal

The Frenchman, whose job was to ensure the smooth running of FIFA, and in particular the World Cup, was right-hand man to now banned president Sepp Blatter before both were embroiled in a corruption scandal.

China out of World Cup despite victory

China out of World Cup despite victory

China's faint hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup finals in Russia finally ended on Tuesday, despite securing the victory they needed in Qatar with just 10 men.

Asian World Cup qualifying goes down to the wire

Asian World Cup qualifying goes down to the wire

Seven Asian nations will discover their World Cup fate on Tuesday as the race to Russia 2018 draws to a climax.