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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.

Brazil Takes Over Top Spot From Argentina In New FIFA Rankings For The First...

Five-Time World Cup winners Brazil have regained their place at the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time in seven years.

“No Need To Put Too Much Pressure On The Team, Its A Long Road...

Ronaldinho said, "During the World Cup, it's going to be even more difficult. We have to support the team and not put pressure on them."

FIFA Announce Allocation For New 48-Team World Cup Format In 2026

The Bureau of the FIFA Council on Thursday agreed on a proposed slot allocation among the six confederations for the World Cup 2026.

Europe Gets Three Extra Spots As World Cup Expands To 48 Teams

Europe proposed new format to be introduced in 2026 that includes six-nation playoff to decide last two places in the quadrennial competition

I Abused The Air: Messi Says He Did Not Rant At Linesman Which Saw...

Lionel Messi has denied using abusive language at a match official during Argentina’s 1-0 win over Chile.

UAE No Match For Australia As Socceroos Ease To 2-0 Win

At times Australia looked very vulnerable, as the UAE found space out wide against Australia's newly formed 3-4-3 formation.

The Future Is Here! Spain Beat France Thanks To Video Assistant Referee

Video arbitration benefitted Spain twice in a 2-0 road victory over France in an international football friendly here on Tuesday.French forward Antoine Griezmann's header early in the second half was ruled offside by video...

Messy! Argentina Drowned By Bolivia In A Humiliating Defeat

Bolivia's football team took home an unexpected but well-deserved 2-0 victory against Argentina on Tuesday here in La Paz as part of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.This defeat complicates matters for the Argentinean team...

Neymar’s Brazil Is The First Country To Qualify For 2018 World Cup

Brazil became the first country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, as the Selecao's win and Uruguay's loss cinched a berth.

F*** OFF YOUR MOTHER’S A C***: Messi Could Face FIFA Ban After Allegedly Insulting...

FIFA have now set up an investigation into Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi after the Argentine forward was accused of insulting officials.

5 Things We Learned – Jermain Defoe Enjoys Fairy Tale England Return In Comfortable...

Foottheball now brings to you – FIVE things that we have learnt from England’s crucial win over Lithuania on Sunday.

Loew Wants Germany To Qualify With Perfect Record With Ozil Under Spotlight

German head coach Joachim Loew is determined to continue his side's 100 percent record in the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.

Mbappe Becomes Youngest France Star For Over 60 Year As Ronaldo Drowns Hungary

Manchester United target Kylian Mbappe's stock continues to rise, and on Saturday he became the youngest France international since 1955.

We’ll Be Benched For Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann Warns Dimitri Payet

Kylian Mbappe has been terrorising defences all season long but it seems his superb form has now given his France international team-mates.

Loew Wants Germany To Improve Attack To Defend World Cup

Loew is hoping to find someone to provide the same kind of pace to Germany that super stars Ronaldo and Messi give their teams.

Miguel Trauco Confident That Peru Can Turn Things Around In World Cup Qualifiers

Peru left-back Miguel Trauco said on Tuesday that victories against Venezuela and Uruguay in the next week will revive the team's chances.

Neymar Wants Rest Before International Duty Comes Calling

Barcelona forward Neymar said on Tuesday he is looking forward to a rest before preparing for the team's World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Paraguay.Neymar, Juventus defender Dani Alves and Roma goalkeeper Alisson were...

Brazil Star Paulinho Calls For Mental Strength Ahead Of World Cup Qualifiers

Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho said on Monday that Brazil will be content with a draw in their World Cup qualifier against Uruguay.

Paulo Dybala Set To Miss Argentina’s World Cup Qualifiers Due To Injury

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala is in doubt for Argentina's 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Bolivia due to a leg injury.The 23-year-old did not train with Argentina's squad in Buenos Aires on Tuesday...