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Higuain Again Left Out Of Argentina Squad

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has called up forward Papu Gomez for pivotal World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador.

Uganda Remains Top In Eastern Region In Latest FIFA Ranking

Uganda has remained the top ranked football team in Africa's eastern region in the latest rankings released by the sports' world governing body in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday.

Argentina Cleared To Play World Cup Qualifier At Bombonera

World football governing body FIFA has given permission to Argentina to stage their World Cup qualifier against Peru on October 5 at the Bombonera stadium, according to widespread media reports.

FIFA Open Disciplinary Proceedings Against Dele Alli Over One-Fingered Hand Gesture During England’s Win...

FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Dele Alli over his one-fingered hand gesture during England’s win over Slovakia on Monday.

South Africa v Senegal World Cup Qualifier To Be Replayed After Referee Ban

FIFA on Wednesday ordered that the World Cup African zone qualifier between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed this November.

Argentina, Chile Stumble In World Cup Qualifiers

Argentina's hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup were left hanging in the balance on Tuesday after a listless 1-1 home draw with Venezuela.

Bolivia Beat Chile In World Cup Qualifier

Juan Carlos Arce struck a second-half penalty as Bolivia defeated Chile 1-0 to complete a nightmare double-header of World Cup qualifiers for the reigning Copa America champions.

Argentina World Cup Hopes In Balance After 1-1 Draw With Venezuela

Argentina's hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup were left hanging in the balance on Tuesday after a listless 1-1 home draw with Venezuela.

Key Takeaways From CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers

Four things that we learned from the latest double header of CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers completed on Tuesday.

Germany Crush Norway 6-0 In World Cup Qualifier

Reigning FIFA World Cup champions Germany reaped their eighth win in as many games after crushing Norway with six goals in Group C of the World Cup qualifiers on Monday.

Uruguay Striker Suarez Fit For World Cup Clash With Paraguay

Luis Suarez will be fit for Uruguay's crucial World Cup qualifier against Paraguay in Asuncion on Tuesday after overcoming injury concerns.

Nigeria Beat Cameroon 4-0 In World Cup Qualifier

Nigeria's Super Eagles Friday defeated Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 4-0 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier in southern city of Uyo.

Uganda Beat Egypt 1-0 In 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Uganda climbed to top of Group E in African zone 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers after a 1-0 win over Egypt on Thursday.

To Win 2018 World Cup Is Biggest Achievement Ever, Says Loew

The 2014 world champion Germany is determined to defend its title in Russia next year as it will be the biggest achievement ever, said the German coach Joachim Loew.

Uruguay Leave Door Open For Suarez To Play Against Argentina

Luis Suarez could be fit to play for Uruguay in their World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Paraguay, according to national team coach Oscar Tabarez.

Pressure Builds On Messi And Argentina In World Cup Qualifiers

While Brazil have already secured their place at next year's World Cup in Russia, the battle for South America's other direct qualification berths remains wide open as the continent braces for another double header round of qualifiers.
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Higuain Left Out Of Argentina Squad

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has been left out of Argentina's squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela.

Luan Named To Brazilian Squad For World Cup Qualifiers

Gremio forward Luan has been called up to Brazil's national team for their World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia.

China Likely To Field U23 Players In Crucial World Cup Qualifier, Says Maddaloni

Massimiliano Maddaloni, an assistant coach of the Chinese national team, says the country is likely to include some U23 players on the roster for that match.

Brazil Leaves Maracana Out Of World Cup Qualifiers

The Brazilian football confederation (CBF) has scrapped plans to stage October's World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Chile at the Maracana stadium.

FIFA U-17 World Cup Draw: India To Take On USA In The Opening Match

The official draw of FIFA U-17 World Cup was held in Mumbai and 24 teams got placed in six groups.

15 Things You Should Know About The U-17 FIFA World Cup To Be Held...

It’s just months before football takes over India as they host the U-17 World Cup. It's the first major football tournament India will host

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Unlikely Link Of European Stars To India’s World Cup Campaign

The FIFA Under-17 World Cup is just about three months away and preparations are underway and in full swing in Europe for the Indian team.

Loew Happy With Germany’s Young Football Generation

German head coach was happy when a young B-team drew 1-1 with South American champions Chile, one of the favorites for the 2017 Confed Cup.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: All You Need To Know About The Group Stage Draw

The biggest sporting event, FIFA U-17 World Cup, is set to take place in India in the month of October from 6th to 28th.

Your Ticketing Guide To The FIFA U-17 World Cup To Be Held In India

The ticket pricing for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup has been set a lower limit of Rs 40 during the first phase of ticket sales.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: India Will See A Brand Of Football It Has Not...

FIFA U-17 World Cup's tournament director Javier Ceppi says India will see a brand of football it has not witnessed so far.

Why 48 Teams In The Expanded FIFA World Cup Could Be A Win For...

Football is all about numbers. It’s a game of two halves, 4-4-2 formations, 11 players and as many goals scored as possible.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Meets FIFA President Infantino

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Wednesday at the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing.

Australian Gov’t Backs A Bid To Lure The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

The Australian government has on Tuesday confirmed it has backed a national bid for Australia to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Lippi’s Team Suffer Injury And Suspension Before World Cup Qualifier Against Syria

China national team coach Marcello Lippi is facing tough challenges ahead of their crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against Syria on June 13.

Belgium Outclass Estonia 2-0 In World Cup Qualifiers

Visiting Belgium beat Estonia 2-0 with ease on Friday in the 2018 FIFA World Cup European qualifiers Group H.

Germany Dismantle San Marino 7-0 In FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Germany reaped the sixth win in as many games after beating San Marino 7-0 in Group C of FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Saudi Arabia Apologise For Not Observing Minute’s Silence For London Terror Attack Victims

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) apologised for not observing a minute’s silence for victims of the London terror attack.

England Stars Put To Test By The Royal Marines Ahead Of World Cup...

England locked horns with Scotland in some high-octane clashes in the past, both on the football pitch and also on the battleground.

VIVO To Sponsor FIFA World Cup 2018 And 2022

Chinese smartphone and software maker Vivo announced on Wednesday that they have agreed with FIFA to sponsor 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments.

Putin Pledges To Ensure High-Level Preparations For Upcoming Football Events In Russia

Russia will host the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup from June 17 to July 2 in four cities and the 2018 FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 14.

Ahead Of FIFA U-17 World Cup, Indian Colts Beat Italy’s Young Azzuri 2-0

The Indian U-17 Football team has defeated Italy U-17 by 2-0 at Arizo, Italy on Friday.

First Stadium For Qatar World Cup 2022 Completed… And It’s Got Air Conditioning

The Khalifa International stadium was opened in 1976 but has undergone large-scale renovation for the major competition in 2022.

Barcelona Legend Puyol Launches FIFA U-17 World Cup Tickets In India With Sports Minister...

The tickets for the FIFA U-17 World Cup was launched on Monday by none other than Spanish and Barcelona legend Carles Puyol.

Cristiano Ronaldo Likely To Visit India For FIFA U-17 World Cup Draw

The AIFF have now held talks with the representatives of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

FIFA Approves 48-Team World Cup Slots, Play-Off In Host Nation

Asia will have eight slots at the 48-team World Cup from 2026 onwards, and the five other confederations of the FIFA will also see increases, the FIFA council decided on Tuesday.

Iran Fails To Reach Final Of FIFA Beach Football World Cup

Iran lost to Tahiti on penalty shootout and failed to book a place in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.

EXCLUSIVE: KING OF EUROPE Cristiano Ronaldo Drops Massive Hint About India Visit

Huge boost for Indian football fans as Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has dropped a massive hint about visiting India.

BREAKING: Lionel Messi’s Four-Match International Ban Overturned On Appeal

The FIFA Appeal Committee has upheld the appeal lodged by the Argentinian Football Association, on behalf of the player Lionel Messi.

Iran-Montenegro Set To Collide In World Cup Warmup International Friendly

Iran will play a friendly match against Montenegro in preparation for a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan.

FIFA Confirms South America Will Have 6.5 Spots At World Cup 2026

FIFA President Gianni Infantino confirmed Wednesday in Santiago that the Conmebol will have 6.5 spots in the 2026 World Cup.

Graft Ballooned Price Tag Of Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums

Costliest stadium was Brasilia's, which was projected to entail 238 million dollars but consumed 447 million dollars of taxpayers' money.

FIFA Grants Permission To CONMEBOL To Try Video Assistant Referee System

The technology is likely to be tested in the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana in the second half of the year.

Chinese Electronics Giant Hisense Becomes Official Sponsor Of 2018 FIFA World Cup

Hisense will be able to associate its logo with the forthcoming major FIFA events, as well as numerous other rights.