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FIFA president 'disappointed' by empty stands at Koreas qualifier

FIFA president 'disappointed' by empty stands at Koreas qualifier

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he was ‘disappointed’ after attending a historic but bizarre World Cup qualifier between North and South Korea that had empty stands and no live broadcast.

Two arrested in transfer fraud raids in Belgium, Monaco, London

Two arrested in transfer fraud raids in Belgium, Monaco, London

Police investigating suspected fraud linked to the transfer of Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to Newcastle United have raided properties in Belgium, Monaco and London ...

Madagascar president charters plane for Africa Cup fans

Madagascar president charters plane for Africa Cup fans

Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina has chartered a special plane to take football fans to Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations after the country unexpectedly qualified for the round of 16.

Infantino waved in for second term as FIFA president

Infantino waved in for second term as FIFA president

Gianni Infantino said Wednesday he had turned FIFA into an organisation ‘synonymous with credibility’ as he was re-elected for a second term as president of world football's governing body.

Sheikh Joaan crowns 'Al Wajbah' champions of Ramadan Super Football Tournament

Sheikh Joaan crowns 'Al Wajbah' champions of Ramadan Super Football Tournament

HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, President of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), crowned 'Al Wajbah', champions of the first edition of the Ramadan Super Football Tournament on Friday.

Qatar World Cup to be played with 32 teams: FIFA

Qatar World Cup to be played with 32 teams: FIFA

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organisers FIFA said on Wednesday.

Moura hat-trick puts Tottenham into Champions League final

Moura hat-trick puts Tottenham into Champions League final

Lucas Moura scored a stoppage-time winner to complete a hat-trick and seal a sensational 3-2 comeback win for Tottenham Hotspur to take them past Ajax Amsterdam on the away goals rule into the Champions League final ...

Origi, Wijnaldum complete historic Liverpool Champions League comeback

Origi, Wijnaldum complete historic Liverpool Champions League comeback

Liverpool produced one of the most stunning comebacks in Champions League history as Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice to beat Barcelona 4-0 and progress to the final ...

Two arrested in UK over online image of Sala's body

Two arrested in UK over online image of Sala's body

Two people have been arrested after a photograph appeared online apparently showing the body of footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash in January, British police said.

Recovering Pele set to return to Brazil on Monday: advisor

Recovering Pele set to return to Brazil on Monday: advisor

Brazilian football legend Pele, who has been in hospital in Paris, will return to Brazil on Monday, his advisor told AFP on Saturday.

Pele undergoes treatment in Paris hospital

Pele undergoes treatment in Paris hospital

Football legend Pele was taken to a Paris hospital as a precaution on Wednesday after suffering from an "infection" but is "doing well", according to members of his entourage.

Ex-Fifa supremo Blatter summoned in 2006 World Cup investigation

Ex-Fifa supremo Blatter summoned in 2006 World Cup investigation

Sepp Blatter has been summoned to explain how Germany was awarded the 2006 World Cup as prosecutors in Switzerland investigate suspected corruption in the bidding process ...