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Will the Socceroos return to Oceania?
Will the Socceroos return to Oceania?

There's one thing that may yet block the All Whites' passage to an expanded World Cup tournament ...

US, Canada, Mexico set for joint 2026 World Cup bid

Football leaders in the U.S., Canada and Mexico are in talks about joining forces to stage the biggest-ever edition of the…

Bigger World Cup worth $14m for NZ

Football New Zealand would likely enjoy a windfall of "considerably greater" than $US10 million from a 48-team World Cup…

Which sides would make the World Cup?

FIFA will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament which is likely to be held in…

FIFA set to approve bigger, richer World Cup tomorrow
FIFA set to approve bigger, richer World Cup tomorrow

FIFA is set to make the World Cup bigger and richer, even if the price to pay is lower quality football. FIFA President…

Football: Drastic changes look likely for FIFA World Cup
Football: Drastic changes look likely for FIFA World Cup

FIFA has detailed how it could expand the World Cup in a 64-page analysis of five options for the future of its signature…

Italy, Spain, Israel stay in the hunt for FIFA World Cup qualification
Italy, Spain, Israel stay in the hunt for FIFA World Cup qualification

Italy, Spain and Israel all won to stay in the running in their tight World Cup qualifying group while Ireland also enjoyed…

Wellington to host All Whites' World Cup qualifier
Wellington to host All Whites' World Cup qualifier

Wellington's Westpac Stadium will host a New Zealand leg of the Fifa World Cup Intercontinental Playoff should the All Whites…

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Football: Heartbreak for NZ U17s
Football: Heartbreak for NZ U17s

New Zealand were yesterday knocked out of the Under-17 Fifa World Cup by Brazil - just seconds away…

Blatter deserves a Nobel prize - Putin

He might president of a world body being investigated for bribery and corruption but Russian president Vladimir Putin believes…

Call Blatter corrupt, you go to jail

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail. Blatter, 79, announced he would step…

The joke that got Fifa's PR man fired

Fifa communications director Walter De Gregorio has been sacked after making a joke about the corruption scandal on Swiss…

Fifa: Blatter knew about payment
Fifa: Blatter knew about payment

Blatter discussed a US$10 million "bribe" at the centre of corruption allegations with Thabo Mbeki…

The good side of Fifa

Fifa is not all bad. While it's hard to write anything in defence of the Swiss-based organisation at the moment, there are…

Blatter 'discussed $10m bribe'

Outgoing Fifa head personally discussed payment at centre of corruption allegations with former South African President…

Blatter benched: super sub needed

The shocking decision by Sepp Blatter to surrender power as head of Fifa will thrust the world football body into a profound…

Chris Rattue: Fret not, football fans

Any old fool could run Fifa, and one has been, writes Chris Rattue. So don't fret; football is a lot bigger than Fifa..…

Football: Blatter faces an internal revolt
Football: Blatter faces an internal revolt

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is facing an intensifying internal revolt, with a second Football Association…

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