Football

Ethics Committee investigation into 2018 and 2022 World Cups will not be made public

By Nick Butler

Lawyer Michael Garcia's report is expected to shed more light on the Qatar 2022 scandal ©AFP/Getty ImagesAn Ethics Committee investigation into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 editions of the FIFA World Cup to Russia and Qatar respectively will not be completed for another six weeks, and when it is finished, it will not be made public.

English FA chairman Greg Dyke compares FIFA Congress to North Korea

By Zjan Shirinian

Greg Dyke has said the Football Association will not bid for the World Cup while Sepp Blatter remains President of FIFA ©Getty ImagesEnglish Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke has jokingly compared last month's FIFA Congress to "like something out of North Korea".

FIFA lifts suspension on Nigeria after national football officials reinstated

By Emily Goddard

FIFA has lifted its suspension on the Nigeria Football Federation ©Getty ImagesFIFA has lifted its suspension of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after the national governing body's Board was reinstated.

Ukrainian and Russian teams banned from meeting in European football competitions due to security risk

By Nick Butler

UEFA have announced that teams from Ukraine and Russia will be barred from facing each other due to the ongoing political tension ©UEFANo Ukrainian or Russian teams will be permitted to face each other in European club football competitions until further notice in a reflection of the ongoing political tension between the two countries, a UEFA Emergency Panel has warned. 

Continental becomes 2015 Asian Cup sponsor amid rumours of end of World Cup partnership

By Emily Goddard
Continental has become the exclusive tyre partner and official sponsor of the 2015 Asian Cup ©Continental

Continental has become the exclusive tyre partner and official sponsor of the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup as news reports suggests the firm is to end its partnership with the FIFA World Cup.

We have nothing to hide over corruption claims, insists Qatar 2022 director

By Zjan Shirinian

Communications director Nasser Al Khater has defended Qatar's bid for the 2022 World Cup ©Getty ImagesQatar 2022's communications director has spoken for the first time about corruption allegations swirling around the awarding of the World Cup to the Middle Eastern country, insisting there is nothing to hide.

Blatter says number of Russia 2018 stadiums could be cut - to surprise of bid chief

By Zjan Shirinian

Sepp Blatter's comments have come as a susrprise to Russian Organising Committee chief executive officer Alexei Sorokin ©AFP/Getty ImagesFIFA President Sepp Blatter has cast doubt on Russia's stadium plan for the 2018 World Cup, saying the number of venues could be cut - to the surprise of the Organising Committee's chief.

Hundreds of thousands pack streets of Berlin to welcome home German World Cup heroes

By Gary Anderson

Hundreds of thousands have turned out in Berlin to welcome home the FIFA 2014 World Cup winners ©Getty Images More than 400,000 jubilant fans packed the streets of Berlin today to welcome home the Germany squad following the side's triumph at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Brazil 2014 hailed as first "truly mobile and social World Cup"

By Zjan Shirinian

The tournament has been hailed as the first truly social media World Cup ©AFP/Getty ImagesBrazil 2014 has been hailed as the first "truly mobile and social World Cup".
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