Blatter in Russia as a fan, but has met Putin and praises Infantino
21 June 2018 | 1:16 pm
Former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, who is serving a six-year ban from soccer, said on Thursday (June 21) that he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Wednesday (June 20) during a trip to the World Cup.
16 May 2021
New Zealand's national women's team, the Black Ferns, showcase their own version of the haka at an exhibition in Auckland. Team captain Lesley Ketu says the fearsome Maori challenge would motivate the five-time World Cup winners as they defend their title on home soil for the first time.
11 Aug 2021
"I'm desperate to win the Champions League and obviously keep hold of the Premier League title", says Jack Grealish as he enjoys the tag of becoming the most expensive English player in history following his £100 million ($139 million) transfer to Premier League champions Manchester City from Aston Villa.
5 Sep 2021
Captain Hugo Lloris admits France must "regain confidence" as they prepare for the first of three World Cup qualifiers, after a humiliating early exit at this summer's Euros. "We've had very little time to prepare for this match, but we're enthusiastic, we're motivated," says the French goalkeeper.
6 Sep 2021
World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina suspended after Brazilian health officials say three Argentine players broke quarantine rules
8 Sep 2021
At a compound set to host attendees of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, a few hundred Afghan refugees await their fate, hoping they will be accepted in Europe or America. Some like Ahmad Wali Sarhadi, who hasn’t spoken to his wife and five children since he left them behind in Kandahar, have no idea what lies ahead.
9 Sep 2021
England manager Gareth Southgate says some traditions are worth protecting as FIFA propose to hold the World Cup every two years, though concedes the game needs to evolve and be 'forward-thinking'.
10 Sep 2021
Argentina football fans share their excitement over watching their national team and star Lionel Messi play against Bolivia in the World Cup qualifiers. Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to overtake Pele as the top international goalscorer in South American football history on Thursday as Argentina cruised to a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in their 2022 World Cup qualifier.
12 Oct 2021
Libya’s national team slid in the ranks in the group stage for the World Cup qualifiers after suffering a 3-0 defeat against Egypt on Monday. Fans packed squares in the country’s east and west, heartbroken as a defeat on the home front was sealed by a third goal from Ramadan Sobhi in the second half. Egypt scored twice near halftime in Benghazi through Ahmed Fotouh and Mostafa Mohamed, the team’s second straight win over Libya at the start of new coach Carlos Queiroz’s tenure.
15 Oct 2021
Amid reports that EA may be severing ties with FIFA, and are looking to rename their annual football series, it has come out that FIFA are asking for more money to retain the license.
19 Nov 2021
Labourers on World Cup projects being given more protection, needs to extend to all workers says human rights group.
22 Nov 2021
FIFA held an official ceremony on Sunday (November 21) to mark one year to go until the opening match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with the tournament, played for the first time in a northern hemisphere winter, rapidly taking shape. The opening match will take place on Nov. 21 in the 60,000 capacity Al Bayt Stadium. Kickoff will no doubt come as some relief to organizers as the football takes centre stage, shifting the limelight away from the numerous off-pitch issues, such as labour rights for migrant workers, that have surrounded the event.
8 Dec 2021
Architects from Spain have completed a novel design for the upcoming FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Named the 974 Stadium, the 40,000-seater facility it's designed to be relatively easy to disassemble and rebuild, and was constructed using almost 1,000 shipping containers.
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A video in which US basketball star Steph Curry appears to make five impressive full-court shots in a row has gone completely viral on Twitter, reaching more than 30 million views in a post by Sports Illustrated. We tell you where the video really comes from in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Microsoft's planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to Microsoft's Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business.
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The execution of an Iranian man on Thursday, the first linked to nationwide protests since September, has drawn sharp Western criticism. The UK also announced sanctions against individuals linked to Iran's judiciary.
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Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a run-off vote in Georgia. It was the final Senate seat left undecided from the 2022 midterms. While the Democrats already held the majority, Warnock's victory now gives the party an outright, 51-seat hold on the Senate.
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Out to prove they can compete with Europe's elite, Bayern Munich's women celebrated a famous victory in front of a record-breaking crowd. The defeat of Barcelona shows progress continues to be made on and off the pitch.