FIFA World Cup

Australia has held discussions with Indonesia about making a joint bid for the 2034 FIFA World Cup, Football Federation Australia said on Thursday. “Football Federation Australia confirms it has held discussions with the Indonesia Football Association (PSSI) about the possibility to jointly bid for the 2034 FIFA World Cup,” the FFA said in a statement
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Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained and questioned by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Since 2015 FIFA has been embroiled in scandal and controversy, but who is involved,
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Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. Michel Platini, the former UEFA president, was detained in Paris early on Tuesday morning as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in the Qatar 2022 World Cup bidding process. Since 2015 FIFA has been embroiled in scandal and controversy, but who is
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With the prospect of the 2022 World Cup now involving 48 teams becoming increasingly likely, Craig Burley thinks it will ‘dilute’ the quality of the tournament. FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants Qatar to have a co-host and will present an expansion proposal at June’s congress in Paris. It has not even been 11 months since
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Valencia denied Lionel Messi and Barcelona a fifth straight Copa del Rey victory with a thrilling 2-1 win in Seville. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was awarded the Creu du Sant Jordi, an award given to an individual who has served Catalonia in defense of its identity, either civically or culturally. Dani Alves recalls what it’s like
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As Roger Milla and Francois Omam-Biyik — two of the architects of Cameroon’s finest footballing hour — each celebrate their birthday this week, ESPN’s Ed Dove remembers the Indomitable Lions of 1990 and their unforgettable World Cup exploits. To date, no side has matched the Central Africans’ performance in Italy, where they reached the quarterfinals
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Football great Pele was hospitalised in Paris on Wednesday because of a urinary infection following a meeting with Kylian Mbappe in the French capital, his spokesman said. Pepito Fornos told The Associated Press the three-time World Cup champion will be in hospital for up to two days. “He was a little shaky and they detected
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Skillzy is a ‘larger-than-life character inspired by freestyling, street and panna culture’. With qualification for the tournament now well and truly underway, UEFA has revealed the official mascot for the 2020 European Championship. Skillzy was unveiled in front of 55,000 fans on the pitch at the Amsterdam Arena ahead of Sunday night’s qualifier between Netherlands
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