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Didier Deschamps signs new France deal until 2018
Didier Deschamps signs new France deal until 2018

Didier Deschamps has extended his contract as France coach until the 2018 World Cup in Russia, French football federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet confirmed on Thursday.

Iraq icon Mahmoud targets `dream` World Cup
Iraq icon Mahmoud targets `dream` World Cup

Iraq icon Younis Mahmoud dismissed speculation over his retirement and said he was targeting a "dream" World Cup spot after their Asian Cup campaign came crashing to a halt.

FIFA loses three major sponsors: Report
FIFA loses three major sponsors: Report

Three of world governing body FIFA`s major sponsors have ended their relationships with the organisation, British newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported on Friday.

Russian football boss Nikolai Tolstykh under threat over unpaid Fabio Capello wages
Russian football boss Nikolai Tolstykh under threat over unpaid Fabio Capello wages

 Russia`s Football Union (RFU) boss Nikolai Tolstykh faces the sack over a six-month failure to pay the wages of national team manager Fabio Capello, local media reported Monday.

Russian football boss under threat over unpaid Fabio Capello wages
Russian football boss under threat over unpaid Fabio Capello wages

Russia`s Football Union (RFU) boss Nikolai Tolstykh faces the sack over a six-month failure to pay the wages of national team manager Fabio Capello, local media reported Monday.

FIFA official says England had best bid for 2018 World Cup
FIFA official says England had best bid for 2018 World Cup

England`s failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender", FIFA official Harold Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying on Sunday.

FIFA executive meets amid corruption report storm
FIFA executive meets amid corruption report storm

FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee on Thursday amid a storm of controversy over an inquiry into the bids by Russia and Qatar for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Michael Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator
Michael Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator

Former US prosecutor Michael Garcia on Wednesday resigned as chief corruption investigator for FIFA after football`s governing body rejected his appeal against the handling of his report into the votes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

FIFA to vote on release of World Cup alleged corruption report
FIFA to vote on release of World Cup alleged corruption report

FIFA has decided to go for voting to determine whether to make probing reports public into the long-standing allegations of corruption surrounding the bidding process for 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

FIFA to 'intensify' efforts to counter racism
FIFA to 'intensify' efforts to counter racism

FIFA has admitted that it would be using the next World Cup to display FIFA's zero-tolerance policy against any form of discrimination, in view of receiving widespread criticism of its lackluster efforts in Brazil.

Hard to quantify damage done by non publication of report - Valcke
Hard to quantify damage done by non publication of report - Valcke

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday he did not know how much damage had been done to the organisation by the row over the non-publication of the Garcia report in full.

German league chief backs World Cup boycott calls
German league chief backs World Cup boycott calls

A top German league official on Saturday backed calls for a European boycott of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar over corruption allegations.

David Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott
David Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott

European nations should boycott the 2018 and 2022 World Cups unless FIFA transforms itself into a transparent, open organisation, a former head of the English FA said on Friday.

FIFA ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report
FIFA ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report

FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia have met for the first time since their public disagreement and agreed a report into the 2018/2022 World Cups bid process should be further reviewed.

FIFA confirm Michael Garcia World Cup corruption appeal
FIFA confirm Michael Garcia World Cup corruption appeal

FIFA on Friday confirmed that investigator Michael Garcia has lodged an appeal after complaining his report into alleged World Cup corruption was misrepresented.

FIFA and Australia`s World Cup bid slammed
FIFA and Australia`s World Cup bid slammed

Australian media took FIFA to task Saturday over its contested ethics report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, but also lashed Australia`s handling of the process.

FIFA in limbo after latest twist in World Cup saga
FIFA in limbo after latest twist in World Cup saga

FIFA appeared to be in limbo on Thursday as a long-awaited report on the turbulent bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was criticised by its own investigator while the soccer world watched on in a mixture of bewilderment and anger.

FIFA's ethics judge gives all-clear to 2018, 2022 World Cup bids
FIFA's ethics judge gives all-clear to 2018, 2022 World Cup bids

The soccer World Cups of 2018 and 2022 are set go ahead in Russia and Qatar as planned after FIFA`s ethics committee said on Thursday it could find no grounds for reopening the controversial bidding process.

FIFA apologises to Ukraine over World Cup logo error
FIFA apologises to Ukraine over World Cup logo error

FIFA has apologised to Ukraine for an error during last week`s presentation of the 2018 World Cup logo in Moscow which showed the Crimean peninsula as a part of the Russian Federation.

FIFA sorry for Crimea video blunder
FIFA sorry for Crimea video blunder

FIFA has apologised for an embarrassing diplomatic faux-pas when its video launching the 2018 World Cup logo portrayed the Crimean peninsula as part of Russia.