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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…

Fifa boss has a new World Cup format proposal

World Cup expansion plans got even bigger today and the 2026 tournament could have 48 teams playing instead of 32.

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…

Russia and Qatar should still host World Cups - Beckham

Russia and Qatar should still host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, according to David Beckham, despite being tainted by FIFA's…

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 from taking the football…

Blatter deserves a Nobel prize - Putin
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
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
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…

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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
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…

Football: Blatter faces an internal revolt

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

Blatter's right-hand man linked to corruption scandal

A report says the high-ranking FIFA official who allegedly made a US$10-million payment central to a U.S. probe into soccer…

Fifa scandal 'conspiracy' against Blatter

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is "not without fault" but he has not taken any money, his daughter has claimed.

William fires salvo at Fifa

Prince William has intervened in the Fifa corruption scandal with an unprecedented speech criticising world football's governing…

Direct entry dashed for Oceania
Direct entry dashed for Oceania

Oceania's hopes of direct entry into the Fifa World Cup are over - at least for the next eight years…

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