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FIFA exec quits over World Cup probe
FIFA exec quits over World Cup probe

The US lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee…

Football: Auckland upset the applecart

Auckland City's unexpected success could lead to changes to the structure of the Club World Cup.

Football: Qatar could be stripped of WC

A German investigative magazine has reported the explosive claim that Fifa boss Sepp Blatter said the 2022 World Cup would…

Sam Malcolmson: Fifa U20 worlds have truly global reach

The media might have you believing that the rugby and cricket World Cups are the only big offerings in 2015.

FIFA: World Cup could be on artificial turf
FIFA: World Cup could be on artificial turf

The men's World Cup could be played "sooner rather than later" on artificial pitches, FIFA said Wednesday in the latest…

Top clubs want April date for Qatar World Cup
Top clubs want April date for Qatar World Cup

Leading European clubs want FIFA to hold the Qatar World Cup in April 2022, Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge…

1am starts at Qatar World Cup games?
1am starts at Qatar World Cup games?

Matches at the 2022 Qatar World Cup could start at 1am, under a proposal made by a senior official. Due to high temperatures…

Football stadium workers paid 88c/hour
Football stadium workers paid 88c/hour

Workers constructing Qatar's 40,000-seat Al-Wakrah Stadium for the 2022 Football World Cup are reportedly being paid just…

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Michael Burgess: Ten reasons to love Germany
Michael Burgess: Ten reasons to love Germany

Germany used to be the team we all loved to hate - but that has all changed over the last few years. It…

Alan Hansen: Walcott remark my only regret

When I made my decision to retire two years ago, I was happy with it then and I have absolutely no regrets now.

Best bits from the World Cup

After four weeks of thrilling World Cup action in Brazil, the party is now over (unless you're German). So we have rounded…

Football: Hard for Russia, Qatar to beat Brazil's carnival of football

To Russia, with love. But the renewal of the people's vows with the World Cup will be severely tested by its money-driven…

Confederation salutes exiting Brazil coach
Confederation salutes exiting Brazil coach

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup.

Football: Win fuels fire of German ambition

Winning the World Cup in Brazil has given Germany the "hunger" to triumph in more tournaments and create an era of dominance…

World Cup was Facebook's biggest ever event

This year's football World Cup generated the highest level of conversations over Facebook than any other event in the social…

Follow that: Tough task for Russia and Qatar

Brazil gave us a carnival of football but there is now a risk the World Cup could fall off a cliff for eight years, writes…

Did Messi deserve player of the Cup?

Ouch. Argentine football great Maradona says awarding Lionel Messi the World Cup's golden ball was just a marketing ploy…

Will's big Messi day
Will's big Messi day

Ten-year-old Kiwi Will Richardson's dream of meeting Argentine football star Lionel Messi came true…

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