Stephen Constantine announces list of 38 probables
Stephen Constantine announces list of 38 probables

National coach Stephen Constantine announced his preliminary squad of 38 probables for India's forthcoming back to back 2018 World Cup Preliminary Joint Qualification matches against Oman and Guam respectively.

Qatar part ways with coach Djamel ​Belmadi
Qatar part ways with coach Djamel ​Belmadi

Qatar have sacked coach Djamel Belmadi just over a month before the start of their joint 2018 World Cup and Asian Cup qualifying campaign.

Russia 2018 World Cup will be best ever, says Blatter
Russia 2018 World Cup will be best ever, says Blatter

Nothing will stop Russia from hosting the best World Cup in the tournament`s history in 2018, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on a visit to one of the host venues Sochi on Monday.

Capacity of 2018 soccer World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000
Capacity of 2018 soccer World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

The Russian government has decided to cut the capacity of the Luzhniki stadium, which will hold the final of the 2018 World Cup, by 8,000 to 81,000.

FIFA warns Indonesia over meddling in football
FIFA warns Indonesia over meddling in football

Soccer`s world governing body FIFA has written to the Indonesian government, asking the Minister of Youth and Sports to stop meddling in the running of the local football league.

Indian football team criticises venue, organisers
Indian football team criticises venue, organisers

The Indian football team has expressed "unhappiness" over the lack of basic facilities at the Dashrath stadium, venue for Tuesday's 2018 World Cup round 1 pre-qualifying game against Nepal, and said the condition of the ground is "very bad and devoid of grass".

Lowly Asian nations on verge of World Cup pay windfall
Lowly Asian nations on verge of World Cup pay windfall

Soccer`s worst international side Bhutan are on the verge of a significant pay windfall if they can reach the second round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday.

Stephen Constantine's assistant joins Indian football team
Stephen Constantine's assistant joins Indian football team

Assistant coach Daniel Darrel Deigan, who has the experience of working with A-League clubs, on Friday joined the Indian football team that recorded a facile 2-0 over victory Nepal in the first leg of its premliminary 2018 World Cup qualifying match.

Germany coach Joachim Loew extends contract until 2018
Germany coach Joachim Loew extends contract until 2018

Joachim Loew has extended his contract as coach of world champions Germany until the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the German football federation announced on Friday.

`World`s worst` Bhutan enjoy dream World Cup debut
`World`s worst` Bhutan enjoy dream World Cup debut

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, the lowest-ranked team in international football, enjoyed a dream debut in the World Cup qualifiers Thursday by recording a shock 1-0 away victory over Sri Lanka.

Zimbabwe kicked out of 2018 World Cup qualifiers over debt
Zimbabwe kicked out of 2018 World Cup qualifiers over debt

Zimbabwe have been thrown out of the African qualifying competition for the 2018 World Cup in Russia over an outstanding debt, football`s governing body FIFA announced on Thursday.

Robinho eyes 2018 World Cup after Brazil recall
Robinho eyes 2018 World Cup after Brazil recall

Brazil forward Robinho said he already has an eye on the 2018 World Cup in Russia after earning an international recall.

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.