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FIFA image damaging search for 2018 World Cup sponsors, claims hosts Russia

FIFA image damaging search for 2018 World Cup sponsors, claims hosts Russia

FIFA has been struggling to find major new sponsors since corruption scandals that ousted its head Sepp Blatter and dozens of other football officials erupted in 2015.

New Argentine FA  president vows to get Lionel Messi ban reduced

New Argentine FA president vows to get Lionel Messi ban reduced

Messi was suspended on Tuesday after FIFA said he had "directed insulting words at an assistant referee" during their 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Chile on Thursday.

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying: Neymar's  Brazil almost there, Lionel Messi-less Argentina crash

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying: Neymar's Brazil almost there, Lionel Messi-less Argentina crash

Messi`s suspension left Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza forced to make a hasty reshuffle to his starting line-up.

2018 FIFA World Cup: Hosts Russia's defeat raises alarm bells

2018 FIFA World Cup: Hosts Russia's defeat raises alarm bells

Russia, jeered off the field at the end of the game, have won just three games in 12 over the past year.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino 'confident' of video officials at 2018 World Cup

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino 'confident' of video officials at 2018 World Cup

Speaking at Wembley Stadium after the Annual Meeting of IFAB, Infantino said all the referees likely to officiate in Russia next year had been tested with VAR technology.

English Premier League confirms start, finish dates for 2017-18 season

English Premier League confirms start, finish dates for 2017-18 season

This current EPL season started on August 13, 2016 and will end on May 21 this year.

Kremlin to host 2018 World Cup final on December 1

Kremlin to host 2018 World Cup final on December 1

Russia will host the 2018 World Cup between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums in 11 cities including Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi.

USD 640mn boost forecast for 48-team FIFA World Cup: Report

USD 640mn boost forecast for 48-team FIFA World Cup: Report

In a 40-team World Cup, Europe would gain one extra berth compared to its current 13, while Africa would be able to send seven teams rather than five with Asia`s allocation increasing from 4.5 to 6.

2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Germany hit 8 past San Marino as France, England secure victories

2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Germany hit 8 past San Marino as France, England secure victories

Debutant Serge Gnabry of Werder Bremen helping himself to a hat-trick.

2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil thrash Argentina 3-0, Uruguay defeat Ecuador to continue qualification march

2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil thrash Argentina 3-0, Uruguay defeat Ecuador to continue qualification march

Brazil now have 24 points from 11 games, one clear of second-placed Uruguay who have 23 points.

Pep Guardiola made us understand football differently, says Gerard Pique

Pep Guardiola made us understand football differently, says Gerard Pique

Barcelona have won all four competitive games against City, knocking them out of the Champions League in the round of 16 in 2014 and 2015, and the two sides meet against on Wednesday in Group C.

Controversial Gerard Pique to end Spain career after 2018 World Cup

Controversial Gerard Pique to end Spain career after 2018 World Cup

Pique, who has often been jeered by Spanish fans, played in the Spain team which won the 2010 World Cup and 2012 European championships.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino backs doping-tainted Russia

FIFA President Gianni Infantino backs doping-tainted Russia

There appears no risk of Russia losing the 2018 World Cup, with only nine months until the doping-tainted nation hosts the Confederations Cup, which serves as the warmup event.

FIFA head to delay-hit World Cup 2018 stadium

FIFA head to delay-hit World Cup 2018 stadium

While all seemed on track in Moscow -- which will host the opening and final games of the tournament -- there are serious concerns over the crisis-hit construction of the stadium in Saint Petersburg.

2018 World Cup qualifying: Lionel Messi strikes back as Argentina sink Uruguay

2018 World Cup qualifying: Lionel Messi strikes back as Argentina sink Uruguay

Angel Di Maria created the first chance after 32 minutes.

Argentine FA hope for Lionel Messi international U-turn

Argentine FA hope for Lionel Messi international U-turn

Messi, the five-time world player of the year, announced his shock retirement after Argentina lost the Copa America Centenario final to defending champions Chile on penalties last month.

Sam Allardyce set to be named England manager in next 24 hours: Reports

Sam Allardyce set to be named England manager in next 24 hours: Reports

Hull manager Steve Bruce was also interviewed for the job while Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe and USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann were also reported to be on the FA`s shortlist.

Sepp Blatter plans to attend 2018 World Cup as Vladimir Putin`s guest

Sepp Blatter plans to attend 2018 World Cup as Vladimir Putin`s guest

The 80-year-old is serving a six-year ban for a suspect $2 million dollar payment to UEFA boss Michel Platini.

'Brazil may struggle in 2018 but can excel in 2022 World Cup'

'Brazil may struggle in 2018 but can excel in 2022 World Cup'

Sebastiao Lazaroni feels Brazil's golden generation is emerging and could lead to glory in 2022.

World Cup qualifying: Palestine's match against Saudi Arabia rescheduled to Amman

As Saudi Arabia does not recognise Israel, the Saudi authorities called for the match to be played at a neutral venue.