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Work closely with All India Football Federation: FIFA to I-League clubs

Earlier, six I-League clubs had written to FIFA Chief Gianni Infantino asking him to intervene and save Indian football.

Aug 07, 2019, 15:11 PM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo inspires everyone, he is on another level: Virat Kohli

Kohli is currently in the US where India will be playing two of its three T20Is against the West Indies starting Saturday. 

Aug 02, 2019, 12:20 PM IST

FIFA Women's World Cup to feature 32 teams from 2023

The FIFA Council unanimously agreed to a proposal to expand the number of teams taking part in World Cup from 24 to 32.

Aug 01, 2019, 12:14 PM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi nominated for FIFA Best Men's Player award

Ronaldo has won the FIFA Best Men`s Player award two times and the Portugal striker will be looking to reclaim the award from the last time winner Croatia`s Luka Modric.

Aug 01, 2019, 11:53 AM IST

India drop down to 103 in FIFA rankings

In April, India had jumped to 101. Before that, the Blue Tigers had dropped six spots to 103 in the February edition after ending last year on 97.

Jul 25, 2019, 15:38 PM IST

FIFA's African football takeover plan set for court challenge

Infantino claimed last week that the unprecedented move to step in and administer African football would "significantly improve" the sport in the continent.

Jul 22, 2019, 16:50 PM IST

English Premier League braced for VAR controversies during debut season

VAR has been used in a number of high-profile competitions including the World Cup and Champions League in recent months, but the technology has received mixed reviews from players and coaches as well as frustrating fans.

Jul 20, 2019, 23:59 PM IST

Gianni Infantino says African football will 'significantly improve' with FIFA help

Infantino also brushed aside suggestions that there was widespread opposition to the move which followed corruption allegations against CAF president Ahmad Ahmad.

Jul 18, 2019, 11:44 AM IST

USA win Women's Football World Cup beating the Netherlands 2-0

The United States won a record-extending fourth women`s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday as second-half goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle confirmed their status as the leading power in the women`s game.

Jul 07, 2019, 23:21 PM IST

Google doodle celebrates USA vs Netherlands title clash in FIFA Women's World Cup

The United States and the Netherlands face off in the final of FIFA Women's World Cup. Google salutes players of both teams for their skills and passion.

Jul 07, 2019, 08:33 AM IST

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Netherlands beat Sweden 1-0 to reach final

The game marked the first time a women's World Cup semi-final had gone to extra time and it proved a tight contest between the two sides.

Jul 04, 2019, 08:14 AM IST

Argentina knocks Scotland out of FIFA Women’s World Cup amid VAR controversy

The final goal of the match was the one that made the match controversial, as many questioned the decision of the Video Assistant Referee.

Jun 20, 2019, 09:28 AM IST

FIFA Women's World Cup: Brazil’s Marta creates history with record 17th goal

Brazil's captain led her team to victory - and the third spot in Group C - on Tuesday by converting a penalty after Debinha was fouled by Elena Linari in the second half.

Jun 19, 2019, 11:47 AM IST

US favourites in toughest-ever FIFA Women's World Cup field

Hundreds of thousands of tickets have been sold and world governing body FIFA is banking on the women's game taking a huge step forward on the back of a successful tournament.

Jun 07, 2019, 08:16 AM IST

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Underdogs shine to knock out two former champions

It was a day of underdogs at FIFA Under-20 World Cup Poland 2019 as USA and Korea registered remarkable wins against France and Japan, respectively. Another upset was Argentina’s defeat against Mali on penalties.

Jun 05, 2019, 10:33 AM IST

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