Football World Cup

Rishi Sunak wants UK to host future Women's football World Cup 

Sunak has also pledged to direct Britain's school watchdog, Ofsted, to look at the provision of sport in every school inspection as part of their pupil development criteria.

published on : 1st August 2022

Female referee at FIFA men's World Cup wants the game to shine

Yamashita is one of three women picked by FIFA to be referees at the men's World Cup in Qatar, which opens on Nov. 21. It's the first time a woman will be in charge on football's largest stage.

published on : 27th June 2022

FIFA allows bigger 26-man squads for pandemic-era World Cup in Qatar

The move was expected from the FIFA Bureau - comprising the presidents of FIFA and soccer's six confederations - after 23-player rosters were expanded for recent continental championships.

published on : 23rd June 2022

Ronaldo, Portgual among teams securing World Cup bids

Portugal beat North Macedonia 2-0 in a European playoff on Tuesday, securing a fifth World Cup appearance for the leading men's international scorer.

published on : 30th March 2022

World Cup spot on the line for Portugal and ageing Ronaldo 

Portugal faces two must-win games in the European qualifying playoffs, beginning Thursday when it hosts Turkey.

published on : 23rd March 2022

Following missile attacks, Iraq's home World Cup qualifier moved to Saudi Arabia

Sunday’s missile attack on the northern city of Erbil prompted the switch to Riyadh for Thursday's game, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation announced Saturday.

published on : 19th March 2022

Qatar prepares for World Cup in shadow of Ukraine war

Russia's flag was removed from the flags of the qualified nations raised next to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 official countdown clock on the picturesque Corniche in Doha.

published on : 18th March 2022

World Cup dreams over for "absolutely devastated" Indian women football players

The team was looking forward to qualifying for the quarterfinals of the AFC Women's Asian Cup, which would have also taken them to the 2023 World Cup before they were hit by Covid.

published on : 24th January 2022

Women to sue Qatar over invasive airport searches

Women on 10 Qatar Airways flights from Doha, including 13 Australians, were subjected to the examinations late last year as authorities searched for the mother of a newborn found abandoned.

published on : 15th November 2021

FIFA wraps second set of visits to potential hosts of 2026 World Cup

FIFA chief tournaments and events officer Colin Smith said all site visits should be completed by the end of November, with a decision expected sometime toward the end of March or early April.

published on : 2nd November 2021

Midfielder Philippe Coutinho rejoins Brazil for World Cup qualifiers

29-year-old Coutinho was sidelined by a knee injury, but has recently resumed playing regularly with Barcelona.

published on : 30th October 2021

Igor Akinfeev out to save host Russia's World Cup blushes

Russia's love for Igor Akinfeev, their goalkeeper who spends much of his time picking balls out of the net, speaks volumes about the home team's World Cup chances.

published on : 12th June 2018

Lionel Messi says Argentina future depends on FIFA World Cup in Russia

Messi, who will turn 31 during the World Cup, believes Spain, Brazil, Germany, France and Belgium are the leading contenders for the title.

published on : 11th June 2018

Too early to discuss 48-team World Cup in 2022, says FIFA President Gianni Infantino

The World Cup will be increased from 32 to 48 teams from 2026 but the CONMEBOL proposed in April that the change be introduced in 2022.

published on : 11th June 2018

Fighting fit: How footballers prepare for a World Cup

Research shows that the beautiful game has become faster and more intense, requiring players to be fleeter of foot and of mind.

published on : 5th June 2018

Goa government says schools should finish exams before U-17 FIFA World Cup

GP Bhat requested all heads to re-schedule the first terminal or summative exams to conclude on or before October 7. 

published on : 11th July 2017