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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.

FIFA president says Qatar World Cup not under threat

FIFA president says Qatar World Cup not under threat

FIFA president Gianni Infantino does not believe that the diplomatic crisis which has embroiled 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar will threaten its staging of the tournament, he said on Sunday.

FIFA sponsors 'accelerate' China's World Cup chances

FIFA sponsors 'accelerate' China's World Cup chances

China's footballers may be struggling on the pitch but its companies are proving to be a big player, signing sponsorship deals with FIFA as the giant Asian nation looks to boost its chances of hosting the World Cup.

China's Vivo to sponsor FIFA World Cups in 2018, 2022

China's Vivo to sponsor FIFA World Cups in 2018, 2022

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has signed on to sponsor the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, FIFA said on Wednesday, adding to a string of deals between Chinese firms and football's governing body.

Infantino slams 'fake news' surrounding FIFA

Infantino slams 'fake news' surrounding FIFA

Gianni Infantino slammed ‘fake news’ surrounding FIFA in an impassioned speech to the annual congress of world football's governing body in Bahrain on Thursday.

Qatar Airways named official partner of FIFA until 2022

Qatar Airways named official partner of FIFA until 2022

Qatar Airways has been announced as the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA as part of a sponsorship package lasting until 2022.

FIFA panel lifts ban on Qatari official al-Mohannadi

FIFA panel lifts ban on Qatari official al-Mohannadi

Qatari and Asian soccer official Saoud al-Mohannadi has won an appeal against a one-year ban that prevented him from standing for a place on the FIFA Council, soccer's governing body said on Thursday.

Brazil top FIFA rankings for first time since 2010

Brazil top FIFA rankings for first time since 2010

Brazil surged to the top of the FIFA world rankings for the first time in seven years on Thursday, made all the sweeter as they usurped great rivals Argentina.

Qatar in talks with FIFA to host Club World Cup

Qatar in talks with FIFA to host Club World Cup

Qatar is in discussion with FIFA to host several major international tournaments ahead of 2022 including the Club World Cup currently held by Real Madrid, sources familiar with the matter have told AFP.