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AIFF boss Praful Patel appointed member of FIFA's finance committee

AIFF boss Praful Patel appointed member of FIFA's finance committee

Under Patel's tutelage, India won the rights to host its first FIFA World Cup, the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 and had hosted the AFC U-16 Championship last September.

Brazilian legend Rivaldo agrees to join Barcelona 'Legends' project

Brazilian legend Rivaldo agrees to join Barcelona 'Legends' project

Rivaldo, a World Cup winner with Brazil in 2002, represented Barcelona from 1997 to 2002.

Liverpool seek FIFA clearance over Joel Matip's eligibility to play; governing body asks club to decide

Liverpool seek FIFA clearance over Joel Matip's eligibility to play; governing body asks club to decide

Liverpool withdrew Matip from their squad for Sunday`s Premier League match at Manchester United, saying they wanted to seek clarity from soccer`s governing body over his eligibility.

Darren Fletcher says Wayne Rooney helped Cristiano Ronaldo shine at Manchester United

Darren Fletcher says Wayne Rooney helped Cristiano Ronaldo shine at Manchester United

Ronaldo, Rooney and Tevez formed a dreaded trio at United under Ferguson winning the Champions League in 2008,

Copa del Rey: Atletico Madrid cruise into quarter-finals despite losing 3-2 against Las Palmas

Copa del Rey: Atletico Madrid cruise into quarter-finals despite losing 3-2 against Las Palmas

Atletico Madrid secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey 4-3 on aggregate.

FIFA approves 48 team World Cup from 2026, featuring group stage of 16 groups of three

FIFA approves 48 team World Cup from 2026, featuring group stage of 16 groups of three

FIFA`s ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations.

Diego Maradona backs 48-team World Cup plans ahead of crunch FIFA meeting

Diego Maradona backs 48-team World Cup plans ahead of crunch FIFA meeting

Among the major concerns from critics is that a longer tournament would increase pressure on an already strained club schedule.

FIFA World Cup Factbox: Here's everything you need to know about size, format of tournament

FIFA World Cup Factbox: Here's everything you need to know about size, format of tournament

Since its introduction 1930, the World Cup format has generally consisted of a first round with groups of four teams followed by knockout stages, though there have been variations.

IOC rejects Kuwait government's plea to lift 14-month sports ban

IOC rejects Kuwait government's plea to lift 14-month sports ban

The wealthy emirate has already missed out on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and qualification for the 2018 World Cup.

Flamengo settle $1.8 million debt with Brazilian striker Romario

Flamengo settle $1.8 million debt with Brazilian striker Romario

Flamengo paid the 1994 FIFA World Player of the Year in a lump sum for unpaid wages during three separate spells with the club in the 1990s.

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino says football federations back World Cup expansion plan

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino says football federations back World Cup expansion plan

Football federations are backing plans to expand the World Cup beyond 32 teams, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said in Dubai on Wednesday.

Brazil-Colombia friendly football match to raise funds for Chapecoense plane crash victims family

Brazil-Colombia friendly football match to raise funds for Chapecoense plane crash victims family

Seventy-one people died, including 19 Chapecoense club footbalers and all of their coaching staff, when their LaMia plane crashed near Medellin.

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino opposes boycotting 2018 World Cup in Russia

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino opposes boycotting 2018 World Cup in Russia

Infantino added that FIFA will carry out anti-doping tests for the World Cup in Russia and not Russian authorities.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino hopeful of video referrals at 2018 World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino hopeful of video referrals at 2018 World Cup

Colombia`s Atletico Nacional slammed the new video assistant referee (VAR) technology after the system helped knock them out midweek.

Controversies that rocked sports in 2016: From Russia's doping scandal to Shobhaa De's shameful tweet

Controversies that rocked sports in 2016: From Russia's doping scandal to Shobhaa De's shameful tweet

Before we say bye-bye to 2016, here's a look at the controversies which have rocked the sporting world this year.

Russia Doping: Trapped in its own design

UEFA in the dark over possible World Cup formats

European soccer`s governing body has been left in the dark over the future format of the World Cup and was not certain it would vote for an expanded tournament, its president said on Friday.

Diego Forlan says it's right time for India to invest in young players

Diego Forlan says it's right time for India to invest in young players

As India prepares to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017, World Cup Golden Ball winner and Mumbai City FC player Diego Forlan feels it is the right time for the country to focus and nurture young players.

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter loses appeal against six-year ban, says not to appeal again

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter loses appeal against six-year ban, says not to appeal again

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Monday said he lost an appeal against a six year ban on him by the footballing body in the Court of Arbitration for Sport and said that he would not appeal.

FIFA, Manchester United, Real Madrid and others mourn tragic Colombia plane crash

FIFA, Manchester United, Real Madrid and others mourn tragic Colombia plane crash

Brazilian top-flight team Chapecoense was traveling to Colombia with 81 passengers on plane.

FIFA fines Spain for letting Real Madrid, Atletico sign underage players

FIFA fines Spain for letting Real Madrid, Atletico sign underage players

Real and Atletico are currently serving one year bans on signing players which will last through the transfer window at the end of the 2016-17 season.