FIFA World Cup

Arjen Robben's dive to Luis Suarez's handball, five controversial moments in FIFA World Cup history

Today we list down, five controversial moments in the history of the FIFA World Cup: 

May 24, 2021, 03:38 AM IST

FIFA to consider possibility of hosting World Cup every 2 years, here’s why

The next edition of the FIFA World Cup will be played next year in Qatar while the women's tournament will go ahead in 2023 in Australia/New Zealand.

May 23, 2021, 12:52 PM IST

WATCH: Ronaldo throws captain's armband, storms off pitch after being denied goal

In the dying minutes of the match, Ronaldo saw his effort was cleared by Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic after it had crossed the line. While his strike was deemed to have not crossed the line, the television replays showed that the ball had clearly crossed the line.

Mar 28, 2021, 11:22 AM IST

COVID-19: Footballers not a priority for vaccine, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Qualifying games for the tournament have already begun in Asia and South America and are due to start in Europe in March. Asked about the wisdom of holding international games in the current situation, Infantino said those games would take place under a ‘clear health protocol which would not put at risk the health of anyone’. 

Feb 02, 2021, 08:54 AM IST

Napoli renames football stadium after Argentina great Diego Maradona

Maradona had passed away on November 25 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 60.

Dec 05, 2020, 09:39 AM IST

Argentine league restarts with tributes to football legend Diego Maradona

Referees wore shirts with “Gracias Diego” emblazoned on the back, and players dedicated goals to the former World Cup star who died from a heart attack on Wednesday.

Nov 29, 2020, 09:54 AM IST

South Africa defender Anele Ngcongca killed in car accident

Ngcongca, 33, was a member of South Africa squad at the 2010 World Cup, won 53 caps over seven years in the national team. 

Nov 23, 2020, 20:55 PM IST

Brazilian football star Marta diagnosed with coronavirus

Marta has been withdrawn from the Brazilian side for the upcoming two friendly matches against Ecuador at home on November 27 and December 1.

Nov 22, 2020, 21:52 PM IST

Brazil great Ronaldinho remains asymptomatic after testing positive for coronavirus

In August, Ronaldinho had returned to Brazil after almost six months in custody in neighboring Paraguay for allegedly using a fake passport.

Oct 26, 2020, 15:53 PM IST

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Colombia overrun Venezuela with three first-half goals

Venezuela are the only side in South America never to have reached the World Cup finals and they showed why in a disastrous opening 45 minutes at a fan-free stadium on Colombia’s coast.

Oct 10, 2020, 15:40 PM IST

Barcelona's Luis Suarez named in Uruguay squad for FIFA World Cup qualifiers

The squad also includes Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde, Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur and Inter Milan defender Diego Godin, reports Xinhua news agency.

Sep 19, 2020, 15:53 PM IST

Lionel Messi's Argentina ban over; can play against Ecuador, says AFA president

Messi was banned for one game after being sent off in the Copa America third-place playoff against Chile and for levelling accusations of "corruption" at South American soccer chiefs.

Sep 11, 2020, 09:25 AM IST

More matches, exposure has improved Blue Tigers: Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhutia, the first Indian to have 100 international caps to his name, spoke about the changes he has seen in Indian football since he hung up his boots in 2011.

Aug 23, 2020, 19:15 PM IST

FIFA World Cup qualifying matches in Asia postponed until 2021

Qualifying matches in Asia for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup will now take place next year

Aug 12, 2020, 16:51 PM IST

Liverpool FC CEO Peter Moore to step down at August-end

Liverpool's current managing director and chief commercial officer, Billy Hogan, will take up the role of the club's CEO from September 1 onwards.

Jul 31, 2020, 16:30 PM IST

German World Cup winner Andre Schurrle hangs up his boots at age 29

Germany's World Cup winner and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Andre Schurrle has decided to bid adieu to football at the age of just 29.

Jul 17, 2020, 22:08 PM IST

England's World Cup-winning footballer Jack Charlton dies aged 85

Charlton led Ireland to their first major finals at the 1988 European Championship and also took them to the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals in 1990.

Jul 11, 2020, 15:38 PM IST

Italy's Giorgio Chiellini admires Uruguay's Luis Suarez for biting him at FIFA World Cup

Suarez, who escaped punishment during the game, was later banned for four months plus nine internationals -- but Chiellini said he bore no grudge towards him.

May 22, 2020, 09:46 AM IST

AIFF technical committee recommends four foreign players in domestic league from next season

The proposal was made during a video conference meeting of AIFF's technical committee, under the chairmanship of Shyam Thapa on Friday.

May 09, 2020, 12:35 PM IST

CONMEBOL says 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers to start in September

The first two rounds of qualifiers were scheduled to take place in late March before being postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Apr 18, 2020, 18:07 PM IST