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 Netherlands’ Danielle van de Donk, right, in action with Sweden’s Hanna Glas during the semi-final clash in Lyon. “We are European champions, not just anyone.” Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Fifa president Gianni Infantino wants to expand the women’s World Cup to 32 teams from 24 for the next edition in 2023, he said on Friday. Ahead of(...)

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(...)

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad has been detained and questioned by French authorities in Paris. File photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

The Fifa vice-president Ahmad Ahmad has been detained and questioned by French authorities in Paris, a day before the start of the Women’s World Cup. (...)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino delivers a speech at the 69th Fifa Congress in Paris. Photograph: Getty Images

British and Irish hopes of hosting the 2030 World Cup were plunged into doubt on Wednesday when Fifa president Gianni Infantino said he hoped the rule(...)

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter. Photograph: Inpho/Getty

Sepp Blatter, the former boss of football’s world governing body Fifa who was ousted during a corruption scandal, has said money risks ruining the spo(...)

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(...)

Neymar confronts the assistant referee after his goal was disallowed during the Champions League final between Juventus and Barcelona in 2015. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Goals will be disallowed for accidental handball from next season after the game’s lawmakers reworded the rules. Previously, goals would have been al(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

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