Italian police seize villa in World Cup corruption probe
Khelaifi and Valcke, who was Sepp Blatter's right-hand man at FIFA until both were drummed out of world football's governing body, were placed under investigation by Swiss prosecutors on Thursday over the sale of World Cup media rights.
Arturo Vidal retires from Chilean national team
Arturo Vidal says he is retiring from international football with his "soul crushed" after Chile failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals.
The Eagles have landed
After a very tense ninety minutes at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Alex Iwobi's second-half goal was enough to punch a ticket to next year's World Cup in Russia for the Super Eagles as they defeated the Chipolopolo of Zambia by a lone goal.
Alex Iwobi's lone strike lands Nigeria in Russia
Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi sent Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup finals with the winning goal in a 1-0 African qualifying victory over Zambia on Saturday. The Super Eagles became the first African team to advance to Russia after taking an unassailable lead atop Group B. It will be their sixth World Cup finals appearance.…
World Cup miracle beckons for Syria, China
War-torn Syria as well as China, the ultimate sleeping giants, are both aiming to pull off a near-miracle as Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup heads into a final showdown on Tuesday. Among Asia's heavyweights, Australia's progress is far from assured and South Korea are in danger of missing out on their first World…
Fairytale end for Podolski as Germany set record
Lukas Podolski admitted his Germany farewell could not have been scripted better after netting the superb winner in the 1-0 friendly win over England.
Trump ban could hit World Cup bid, says Infantino
American President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban could make it impossible for his country to host the 2026 World Cup, FIFA president Gianni Infantino warned on Thursday.
Smog may force U-17 World Cup out of Delhi
FIFA could pull Under-17 World Cup matches out of New Delhi because of concerns over air quality in the world's most polluted capital city, the tournament director said.