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Then French president Nicolas Sarkozy with Uefa boss Michel Platini in Geneva on May 28th, 2010, after France was named host of the Euro 2016 football championships. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

On November 23rd, 2010, French football icon Michel Platini arrived at the Elysée Palace for lunch with president Nicolas Sarkozy and found he was not(...)

 Chile fans  before the Women’s World Cup match against Sweden in Rennes. Photograph:   Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

World soccer’s governing body Fifa has defended its ticketing policy at the 2019 Women’s World Cup despite seeing average attendances at the first nin(...)

Republic of Ireland manager, Mick McCarthy says his team are not distracted by the ongoing crisis at the FAI. Photograph: Sportsfile

Mick McCarthy has dismissed the suggestion that the Irish players might be in any way affected by the ongoing crisis at the FAI with the Republic of I(...)

 Maurizio Sarri:  “We need to work. Probably we’d need something from the market. So it’s not easy because the level of the top two is very, very high.”  Photograph:   Mike Egerton/PA

Europa League semi-final second leg: Chelsea (1) v Eintracht Frankfurt (1) Venue: Stamford Bridge. Kick-off: 8pm. On TV: Live on Virgin Media Sport E(...)

The 2022 World Cup could consist of 48 teams. Photograph: Reuters

The chances of Fifa increasing the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48 is 50/50, the president of soccer’s governing body Gi(...)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino is set to serve a second term. Photograph: Getty Images

Fifa president Gianni Infantino will not face a challenger in June’s elections to the head of world soccer’s governing body, the organisation said on(...)

The Premier League is aware a Neil Warnock Little Englander image can be damaging. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Suddenly it feels like an accelerator has been pushed and Brexit is surging towards us, its only certainty uncertainty, its impact a matter of guesswo(...)

Rafael Salguero: pleaded guilty to multiple corruption charges in 2016. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Fifa via Getty Images)

A former Fifa executive said he was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in return for his vote for the 2018 World Cup, newly released US court d(...)

Fifa president  Gianni Infantino  during a press conference on Friday, after a Fifa council meeting  in Kigali. Photograph: Cyril Ndegeya/AFP/Getty Images

The plans of Fifa’s president, Gianni Infantino, to launch a lucrative new Club World Cup and Nations League have been delayed by intense European opp(...)

Kyle Lafferty: had been selected for two crunch Nations League matches for Northern Ireland. Photograph: Ian Rutherford/PA Wire

The Irish FA has invoked Fifa’s five-day rule, which will prevent Kyle Lafferty playing for Rangers against Hamilton on Sunday. Northern Ireland mana(...)

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