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FIFA to decide on World Cup reform in January; president Infantino weighs in 48-team proposal

FIFA to decide on World Cup reform in January; president Infantino weighs in 48-team proposal

One option studied by the powerful FIFA Council at Thursday's meeting was a 40-team World Cup, with eight groups of five teams, or 10 groups of four.

World Cup Qualifiers: Kevin Gameiro's double earns France a handsome win over Bulgaria

World Cup Qualifiers: Kevin Gameiro's double earns France a handsome win over Bulgaria

It was only Gameiro`s second international goal, his first since netting in a friendly in Ukraine in June 2011.

World Cup Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Portugal romp 9-man Andorra 6-0

World Cup Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Portugal romp 9-man Andorra 6-0

Ronaldo completed his hat-trick two minutes after halftime when he volleyed in Andre Gomes` cross.

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.

Watch Video! It's been 2 years since Mario Gotze's World Cup winning goal against Argentina

Watch Video! It's been 2 years since Mario Gotze's World Cup winning goal against Argentina

Mario Gotze scored the winner for Die Mannschaft forcing Lionel Messi led Argentina to bow out of the tournament empty handed.

Biggest auction in sports: Pele to sell off his entire football history

Biggest auction in sports: Pele to sell off his entire football history

Pele is the only player to win three World Cup winner`s medals, which are also up for sale and expected to net up to £140,000 each.

'Victim' FIFA files for compensation after admitting to World Cup hosting bribes

'Victim' FIFA files for compensation after admitting to World Cup hosting bribes

The world governing body of football is seeking to claim "tens of millions of dollars" in bribe money seized by U.S. federal prosecutors.

Football: Africa kingmakers face moment of truth in FIFA race

Africa`s football powerbrokers meet in Rwanda on Friday, poised to make or break the dreams of the five men chasing the biggest job in the sport -- the presidency of FIFA.

One billion watched 2014 FIFA World Cup final on TV

One billion watched 2014 FIFA World Cup final on TV

Report producer said 695 million people watched at least 20 minutes of the final at home. 

Brazilian builder admits to FIFA World Cup bribes: Reports

Brazilian builder admits to FIFA World Cup bribes: Reports

Scores of Brazilian politicians and company executives have been jailed since the Lava Jato investigation.

Sepp Blatter blames FIFA crisis on Michal Platini, England, USA

Sepp Blatter blames FIFA crisis on Michal Platini, England, USA

Sepp Blatter said he as boss of FIFA and the World Cup had become pawns in a political game.

India vs Iran: Preliminary joint qualification Round 2 - Preview

India vs Iran: Preliminary joint qualification Round 2 - Preview

After successive defeats against Oman and Guam, India will face an acid test in their FIFA World Cup Group D qualification campaign when they meet Asia's strongest team Iran at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Tuesday.

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon demands more responsibility from team

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon demands more responsibility from team

Juventus captain and veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says the Italian football champions will need to show a greater level of responsibility if they are to get their Serie A season back up and running following a the 1-2 defeat to AS Roma in Serie A.

Indians begin campaign in World Athletics on Sunday

Indians begin campaign in World Athletics on Sunday

Their record nothing to be proud of in the prestigious event, Indian athletes will begin their campaign in the World Championships here on Sunday with shot putter Inderjeet Singh facing the severest test of his fledging career while three 20km race walkers seek to post their personal bests on the second day of competitions.

Kumbh Mela better organised than FIFA World Cup: Harvard

Kumbh Mela better organised than FIFA World Cup: Harvard

The Maha Kumbh Mela held at Allahabad in 2013 was better organised than FIFA World Cup in Brazil? Yes, says a group of researchers from the prestigious Harvard University.

ISL: Atletico de Kolkata offer Drogba USD 1 million to become marquee player

ISL: Atletico de Kolkata offer Drogba USD 1 million to become marquee player

Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba was offered a whopping USD 1 million by Atletico de Kolkata's co-owners to become the marquee player of the Indian Super League side though the high-profile player is yet to respond, according to a report here.

Indian football pitches not fit for World Cup matches: Official

Indian football pitches not fit for World Cup matches: Official

India does not have a single football pitch good enough to host a FIFA World Cup match, a senior FIFA official said on Monday.

Hope Radamel Falcao does not come good against us: Javier Mascherano

Hope Radamel Falcao does not come good against us: Javier Mascherano

Seasoned Argentina defender Javier Mascherano says he is still convinced of striker Radamel Falcao’s class but hopes the Colombian does not find his touch and form when the two football sides meet in the Copa America quarter-final.

FIFA World Cup insurers risk blizzard of claims, disputes over Russia, Qatar

FIFA World Cup insurers risk blizzard of claims, disputes over Russia, Qatar

World Cup insurers are likely to refuse to pay out on many cancellation contracts if Russia and Qatar lose the rights to hold the tournaments because of fraud, industry experts said.

Colombia not out for revenge against Brazil: James Rodriguez

Colombia not out for revenge against Brazil: James Rodriguez

Colombia will not be seeking revenge when they face Brazil in the Copa America on Wednesday despite losing to them in last year`s World Cup, Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez said on Monday.