Conmebol president   Alejandro Dominguez speaks during a press conference in Buenos Aires. Photograph:   Agustin Marcarian/Getty Images

Fifa is exploring the possibility of staging the World Cup every two years, rather than every four, the president of South American soccer’s governin(...)

Gianni Infantino holds the World Cup trophy after France’s final victory over Croatia in Russia. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

The Fifa president Gianni Infantino has said that he hopes the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be expanded to 48 teams, saying such an expansion is “poss(...)

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(...)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino is pressing forward with a plan for two new global tournaments that could reshape soccer’s international calendar but Uefa are fiercely opposed. Photo: Marco Rosi/Getty Images

Gianni Infantino, the president of Fifa, is pressing forward with a plan for two new global tournaments that could reshape soccer’s international cale(...)

Lazio fans at the Stadio Olimpico during a fixture against Internazionale. Photograph: Paulo Bruno/Getty

It was the best of times, it was arguably not really the worst of times. Either way we once again have football public relations to thank for a tale o(...)

Young fans watch a friendly amateur football match  at  Red Square in Moscow on  the eve of the World Cup final  between France and Croatia. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

More than anything, Boris Belenkin was excited by the prospect of finally being able to get his hands on some good, quality chewing-gum. As the 1980 (...)

Marion Graham greets RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey. Photograph:  ©INPHO/James Crombie

“Let me treat you to an ice-cream,” says Marty Morrissey, and we go to Doyle’s Corner, a shop beside Semple Stadium. “You have to have an ice-cream fr(...)

The big screen inside the stadium displays a VAR penalty review during the  Group A match between Saudia Arabia and Egypt at Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Never mind whether Serbia should have had a penalty when Stephan Lichsteiner and Fabian Schaer wrestled Aleksandar Mitrovic to the ground in Kaliningr(...)

Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter speaks to the media as he arrives to the hotel St Regis in Moscow during the 2018 World Cup. Photo: Vasily Maximov/Getty Images

England deserve to host the World Cup finals in 2030 and should mount a joint bid with Ireland, banned former Fifa president Sepp Blatter said on Wedn(...)

 A banner displayed  during the Group B World Cup meeting between Iran and Morocco at  Saint Petersburg Stadium on Friday. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The envelope might have been kept securely in her bag, but she still checked it every few minutes, just to make sure that the most precious of things (...)

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