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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.

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.

Ronaldo adjudged best player at FIFA awards

Ronaldo adjudged best player at FIFA awards

Real Madrid's Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at FIFA's The Best awards gala on Monday.

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.

Qatar Airways teams up with FIFA to play its part in U-17 World Cup

Qatar Airways teams up with FIFA to play its part in U-17 World Cup

Qatar Airways is the official airline partner of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which is currently under way in India.

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.

Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi on FIFA best player shortlist

Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi on FIFA best player shortlist

Brazil superstar Neymar, 25, won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona last season before joining Paris Saint-Germain in a blockbuster €222mn ($266mn) move that smashed the world transfer record.

Thumama Stadium delivers a boost to local industry

Thumama Stadium delivers a boost to local industry

The development of Al Thumama Stadium highlights the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) commitment to boosting local industry.

Blatter plans to visit soccer World Cup in Russia

Blatter plans to visit soccer World Cup in Russia

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter will travel to Russia when the country hosts the soccer World Cup in 2018, he told Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick.

AFC Pledges Cooperation with Qatar in Hosting 2022 World Cup

AFC Pledges Cooperation with Qatar in Hosting 2022 World Cup

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) expressed its support for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, after FIFA released the independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia's report ...

No impact on World Cup preparations, says Qatar

No impact on World Cup preparations, says Qatar

Qatar said the rift with some fellow Gulf Arab states, which includes economic sanctions on Doha, has not affected its preparations to host the 2022 World Cup ...

FIFA wants ‘more playing time’ as video reviews get Confed Cup test

FIFA wants ‘more playing time’ as video reviews get Confed Cup test

Longer periods of stoppage time are likely at the Confederations Cup as world football governing body FIFA seeks ‘more playing time’ amid the testing of video reviews to help referees.