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SC engages everyone on the road to 2022

SC engages everyone on the road to 2022

It has been another “action-packed year” for its Community Engagement Division, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has said.

Dortmund bus bomb suspect goes on trial

Dortmund bus bomb suspect goes on trial

A German-Russian man goes on trial Thursday, accused of carrying out a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team's bus in an elaborate bid to make a fortune on the stock market.

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.

Australia fails to agree on reforms, FIFA takeover looms

Australia fails to agree on reforms, FIFA takeover looms

Australia's football association failed to pass a vote to secure reforms demanded by FIFA at an annual general meeting on Thursday, paving the way for the global body to take over the governance of soccer in the country.

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.

FIFA corruption trial opens in New York

FIFA corruption trial opens in New York

It was the raid that changed the face of the world's most popular sport. Swiss police swooped in on a five-star Zurich hotel at dawn, arresting seven soccer officials at US request.

World Cup 'will leave lasting economic, social legacy'

World Cup 'will leave lasting economic, social legacy'

Hassan al-Thawadi’s address, at the Casa Arabe in the Spanish capital, also highlighted the potential for peaceful coexistence through sport.

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.

Xavi open to being Qatar World Cup 2022 coach

Xavi open to being Qatar World Cup 2022 coach

The Barcelona great, 37, who currently plays in Qatar for Al Sadd, told AFP he is "90 per cent" certain to retire at the end of this season and then launch his coaching career.

29 hurt as French stadium barrier collapses

29 hurt as French stadium barrier collapses

Twenty-nine fans were hurt, five of them seriously, when a barrier collapsed Saturday at a stadium in the northern French city of Amiens as away supporters celebrated their opening goal.

Egypt jails 14 over deadly stadium stampede

Egypt jails 14 over deadly stadium stampede

An Egyptian court jailed two people for life on Sunday and 12 to between two and 10 years over violence that led to a deadly football stadium stampede in Cairo.

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.