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Australia pick 16-year-old Mary Fowler for FIFA World Cup

Queenslander Fowler, who was also eligible to play for Ireland through her father, has been capped only four times for the `Matildas`.

May 14, 2019, 09:53 AM IST

Lionel Messi pays tribute retiring Barca legend Xavi Hernandez

On Friday, Hernandez had announced that he would call curtains to his illustrious 21-year-long football career at the end of the ongoing season. 

May 04, 2019, 17:18 PM IST

Working to see if we can get 48 teams in the 2022 World Cup: Gianni Infantino

Infantino, who is in Brazil for a meeting of the South American Football Confederation, told delegates he was working to ensure the increase for the Qatar tournament, which would mean a guaranteed two extra places for South American sides.

Apr 10, 2019, 21:19 PM IST

AIFF chief Praful Patel elected to FIFA Council

A total of five candidates including Patel were elected in addition to the AFC president, and one female member for the 2019-2023 term.

Apr 06, 2019, 16:05 PM IST

Indian football team reaches 101st spot in FIFA rankings

In the Asian Cup, India kicked off their campaign on a promising note as they crushed Thailand by 4-1 in a Group A match to record their biggest victory in the history of the tournament. 

Apr 05, 2019, 11:50 AM IST

Bangladesh FIFA official arrested for 'defaming' PM Sheikh Hasina

Hasina's administration has recently been accused of cracking down on free speech and adopting an increasingly authoritarian style.

Mar 19, 2019, 10:09 AM IST

FIFA will go ahead with new 24-team Club World Cup: Gianni Infantino

Infantino, speaking at a news conference, said FIFA had made the decision at its council meeting on Friday.

Mar 16, 2019, 09:23 AM IST

India to host FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020

This will be the second FIFA tournament India will be hosting, after the U-17 Men's World Cup in 2017.

Mar 16, 2019, 06:26 AM IST

Real Madrid sign six-year deal with Brazilian defender Eder Militao

Just a year after joining Porto from Brazilian side Sao Paulo, Militao became a cornerstone of Porto`s defence.
 

Mar 15, 2019, 16:45 PM IST

Crystal Palace defender Wan-Bissaka hoping for England call-up

Wan-Bissaka played twice for the England Under-21s in the qualifiers for this year`s Euros in Italy.

Mar 09, 2019, 07:08 AM IST

UEFA urged to end 'outdated' ban on standing areas for fans

In an open letter to the UEFA president, the fans pointed out that the ban was 'absurd' as many supporters stood anyway regardless of whether they are allowed to or not. 

Mar 06, 2019, 16:06 PM IST

FIFA football rankings: Asian countries make huge jumps but India slides six places

Qatar, UAE, Japan and South Korea make take huge strides but India slips out of top-100 in FIFA's latest rankings.

Feb 07, 2019, 17:50 PM IST

AFC Asian Cup: UAE protest over eligibility of Qatar players dismissed on day of final

The United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAE FA) had protested the eligibility of Almoez Ali and Bassam Al Rawi, who helped Qatar reach their maiden final at the continental championship against Japan. 

Feb 01, 2019, 17:43 PM IST

Australia women's coach Alen Stajcic sacked five months before 2019 FIFA World Cup

Australia will be one of the favourites at the June 7 to July 7 World Cup, where they are one of the top six seeded nations at the tournament. 

Jan 19, 2019, 12:19 PM IST

Most football associations support 48-team World Cup in Qatar, says FIFA chief

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt launched a diplomatic and trade boycott of Qatar in June 2017 that has complicated the prospect of sharing the tournament.

Jan 18, 2019, 13:04 PM IST

New Pro League designed to raise hockey's profile

The league will feature nine national teams in the men's and women's competitions, playing each other home and away over a six-month period followed by semi-finals and a final. 

Jan 16, 2019, 09:39 AM IST

Italian match officials to follow FIFA guidelines over racism

FIFA and European soccer body UEFA have adopted a so-called three-step procedure in cases of racism which involves a warning to the crowd, followed by the interruption of play and, ultimately, the calling-off of the match.

Jan 15, 2019, 16:04 PM IST

Former FIFA referee Alex Vaz passes away

Vaz was a renowned match official who asserted his authority on the football field and commanded respect from players, team management and officials.

Jan 03, 2019, 09:32 AM IST

Real Madrid ease past Al Ain to clinch fourth Club World Cup title

Real have also won the last three editions of the tournament, also lifting the trophy in 2014, and moved ahead of Barcelona as the team to have won it the most times.

Dec 23, 2018, 07:12 AM IST

Barcelona withdraw from next month's La Liga match in Miami

Barcelona are currently standing at the top of the La Liga table, with nine wins from 15 games they have played so far. 

Dec 11, 2018, 11:23 AM IST