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Women's rights group calls on FIFA to kick Iran out of World Cup

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 - 12:40 GMT

Rights group Open Stadiums have called on FIFA to throw Iran out of the World Cup finals in Qatar in November because of the country's treatment of women.

Qatar confirms COVID test requirements for World Cup fans

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 - 12:29 GMT

Fans attending the World Cup in Qatar must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test regardless of their vaccination status, organisers said in a statement on Thursday.

Hummel tone down Denmark jerseys, release black kits in Qatar World Cup protest

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 - 01:44 GMT

Denmark will wear kits at the World Cup that were designed by manufacturer Hummel as a protest against Qatar's human rights record ahead of the tournament, the sportswear company said on Wednesday.

Maguire calls on fans to back England in build-up to World Cup

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 - 12:34 GMT

Harry Maguire urged supporters to stick with the team after a 1-0 Nations League defeat to Italy.

More questions than answers as England limp towards World Cup

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 - 12:19 GMT

England were surfing a wave of optimism, but the wheels have come off spectacularly and they now look anything but potential winners in Qatar.

World Cup players to get FIFA data analysis app

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 - 12:09 GMT

When the World Cup kicks off in Qatar on Nov. 20 fans can expect a flurry of stats and match footage on social media and FIFA is hoping that includes data and content from a new player app.

Wales forward Bale on 'good path' to be fully fit for World Cup

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 - 02:51 GMT

Wales captain Gareth Bale said he is on a "good path" towards full fitness ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, despite not completing a full game since joining Los Angeles FC in June.

Hoffenheim website will not cover World Cup over human rights issues

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 - 02:14 GMT

Bundesliga club Hoffenheim's media department will not run any stories on the World Cup in Qatar due to the country's record on human rights violations, it said on Thursday.

Iran's World Cup countdown begins with coach Queiroz at helm

Sat, 17 Sep 2022 - 10:52 GMT

Iran are racing against time to be ready for the World Cup finals, but returning coach Carlos Queiroz is confident upcoming friendly matches against Uruguay and Senegal can help prepare his team for November's tournament in Qatar.

Ecuador keep World Cup spot after FIFA dismiss Chile's appeal

Sat, 17 Sep 2022 - 10:21 GMT

Ecuador will play at the 2022 World Cup after FIFA dismissed an appeal in the case of Ecuadorean player Byron Castillo whom Chile claimed was ineligible for the qualifiers, world soccer's governing body said on Friday.

Iran's hopes for World Cup surprise threatened by infighting

Sun, 04 Sep 2022 - 10:19 GMT

Iran hopes history will repeat itself at this November's World Cup in Qatar, 24 years after overcoming a fractious build-up to score a memorable triumph over the United States - the country's decades-long geopolitical rival - in France.

“One of the biggest changes in the history of football” – Collina reflects on six years of VAR

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 - 04:14 GMT

1 September marks six years since VAR was first used during international match

FIFA set date for Chile appeal over Ecuador World Cup player

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 - 12:18 GMT

The Chilean Football Association has appealed FIFA’s June 10th decision to dismiss their complaint that Ecuador’s Byron Castillo was born in Tumaco, Colombia in 1995 and not in the Ecuadorean city of General Villamil Playas in 1998 as stated on his official documents.

FIFA Chief Wenger recommends stronger clubs and talent development for African football

Thu, 25 Aug 2022 - 12:59 GMT

Football will reverberate through the planet with five African nations tussling for global recognition.

FIFA sells 2.45 million tickets for Qatar World Cup

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 - 11:38 GMT

FIFA said the biggest number of allocated tickets were for group stage matches like Cameroon v Brazil, Brazil v Serbia, Portugal v Uruguay, Costa Rica v Germany and Australia v Denmark.

Qatar to kick off World Cup as finals brought forward by one day.

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 - 12:14 GMT

The change is in line with the long-standing tradition of opening matches involving hosts or holders.

Semi-automated offside technology to be used at FIFA World Cup 2022™️

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 - 03:34 GMT

System provides an automated offside alert to the video match officials team.

Infantino says soccer to be top U.S. sport by 2026 World Cup

Fri, 17 Jun 2022 - 02:49 GMT

The 2026 tournament is expected to smash World Cup attendance records, which peaked at 3.6 million when it was held in the United States in 1994.

Too many Nations League matches in World Cup year-Germany's Flick

Fri, 10 Jun 2022 - 04:16 GMT

The Germans, who played two draws against Italy and England on June 4 and on June 7 in the Nations League A Group 3, face Hungary in Budapest on Saturday before taking on Italy on June 14.

'We didn't show up': Scotland's Robertson apologises after Ukraine defeat

Thu, 02 Jun 2022 - 03:11 GMT

"That's the World Cup gone for another four years ... all we can say is sorry to the fans in here and back home."