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FIFA U-17 World Cup: FIFA confirms Delhi will host U-17 Cup matches despite post-Diwali pollution

FIFA U-17 World Cup: FIFA confirms Delhi will host U-17 Cup matches despite post-Diwali pollution

Diwali will be celebrated on October 19 when the tournament moves to its advanced rounds.

Sunil Chhetri says Asian Cup will develop Indian football

Sunil Chhetri says Asian Cup will develop Indian football

India have been drawn alongside Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Macau in Group A

Angola's President probes football stampede that killed 17

Angola's President probes football stampede that killed 17

Police said hundreds of fans had tried to enter the already packed stadium to see the match, causing a crush that pushed some people to the ground

Nicolai Adam's replacement will be in place this month: AIFF

Nicolai Adam's replacement will be in place this month: AIFF

 Adam was shown the door by the AIFF following complaints of "physical abuse" by the players.

Official mascot of FIFA U-17 World Cup 'Kheleo' unveiled in capital

Official mascot of FIFA U-17 World Cup 'Kheleo' unveiled in capital

The young and charismatic face of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, a clouded leopard called Kheleo, was the mascot of this year's event.

Argentina's football legend Diego Maradona given FIFA ambassadorial role

Argentina's football legend Diego Maradona given FIFA ambassadorial role

Maradona, has been invited back into the FIFA fold thanks to a warm relationship with Blatter`s successor Gianni Infantino.

Neymar technically 'way better' than Cristiano Ronaldo : Pele

Neymar technically 'way better' than Cristiano Ronaldo : Pele

Pele believes the Portugal star has only one advantage over Neymar i.e his aerial power.

Not paid, Golden Boot winner Marcelinho Pereira threatens legal action against Delhi Dynamos

Not paid, Golden Boot winner Marcelinho Pereira threatens legal action against Delhi Dynamos

If Dynamos fail to pay heed to his complaints, Marcelinho is open to taking up the issue with world football governing body FIFA.

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.