2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017

FIFA backs St. Petersburg pitch

FIFA on Monday said it was confident problems plaguing the pitch at the new Saint Petersburg stadium will be fixed in time for the Confederations Cup in June.

February 1, 2017
February 1, 2017

Trump policies cloud potential US World Cup bid

President Donald Trump's controversial immigration policies could hurt an expected U.S. bid to host the 2026 World Cup although plenty of time remains for concerns to ease before the decision...

January 27, 2017
January 27, 2017

Chinese clubs more than double spending on int. transfers

Chinese soccer clubs spent over $450 million on international transfers last year, around 2-1/2 times more than the year before, according to a FIFA subsidiary report released on Friday.

January 18, 2017
January 18, 2017

FIFA warns Liverpool over Matip

FIFA warned Liverpool on Monday they cannot play Joel Matip unless Africa Cup of Nations participants Cameroon give the Premier League title-chasers permission.

January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017

Asian fringe ready for World Cup expansion

FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams will be a catalyst to soccer's growth in countries hovering on the fringe of the showpiece tournament, according to Japan Football...

January 11, 2017
January 11, 2017

Asia chief predicts positive impact of World Cup expansion

FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams will address Asia's long-standing demand for greater representation in the showpiece tournament, Asian Football Confederation president...

January 10, 2017
January 10, 2017

FIFA agrees to expand World Cup to 48 teams

FIFA has voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from its current 32, brushing aside concerns that the expansion would lower the overall standard of the tournament, and make it too long and...

January 10, 2017
January 10, 2017

Deep division as FIFA decides on expanded World Cup

FIFA's governing council is set to decide on Tuesday whether to expand the World Cup, a controversial idea that has created deep divisions among global football's most powerful camps.

December 18, 2016
December 18, 2016

Infantino wants video refs at 2018 WC

FIFA president Gianni Infantino hopes to see video referees used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia -- if its teething problems have been fixed in time.

December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016

European elite oppose WC expansion

The powerful body representing Europe's top clubs on Thursday said it opposed the proposed enlargement of the World Cup, saying leading players were already under too much strain.