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(...)

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(...)

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