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 Fans of FC Bayern Muenchen  show a banner against billionaire Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp during the Bundesliga match the sides at PreZero-Arena on February 29th in Sinsheim, Germany. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty

On Saturday evening, a humdrum match between Hoffenheim and Bayern took a turn for the strange. The trouble started in the 67th minute, when Leon Gore(...)

PFAI general secretary Stephen McGuinness: “As things stand we don’t have a full-time academy; not a single one that mirrors anything of that nature in the UK.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Fifa says the exception to its rules that allows the transfer of 16- and 17-year-olds between EU states will apply to Britain until the end of the yea(...)

Chelsea will be allowed make transfers in January after the Court of Arbitration for Sport found in their favour. Photograph:  Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images

Chelsea have launched a stinging attack on Fifa after winning their appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the second half of their two-(...)

FIFA president Gianni Infantino:  ‘We still face challenges to tackle this problem in our sport, as we do in society.’ Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has demanded “new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football” in the wake of the abuse suffered(...)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has hinted that World Cup hosting rules may be changed. Photo: Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images

FAI president Donal Conway has suggested that a final decision on whether to mount a joint British and Irish bid to host the 2030 World Cup may not be(...)

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(...)

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