Gianni Infantino

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 Martin O’Neill: victory over Denmark for his Republic of Ireland side could prove  very lucrative for the FAI. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Fifa has confirmed a 12 per cent increase in the prize money for next summer’s World Cup with the FAI standing to gain a minimum of around €7 million (...)

FAI Chief Executive John Delaney pictured at the FAI Football For All Strategic Plan Launch. The organisation will receive over €7 million should Ireland beat Denmark and reach the World Cup. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

The FAI stands to gain around €7.75 million in guaranteed prize money if Martin O’Neill and his players can beat Denmark over the two legs of their Wo(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: Inpho

There are a fair few moments recalled in David Conn’s remarkable book on football’s governing body The Fall Of The House of Fifa that you find yoursel(...)

 Fifa president Gianni Infantino. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

The six Arab countries who last month cut ties with Qatar have written to world soccer’s governing body Fifa to demand it be stripped of hosting the (...)

 Fireworks over Khalifa International Stadium during its  official opening ceremony in May. It’s the  the first completed 2022 Fifa World Cup venue, five years before the tournament begins. Photograph: Qatar/Getty

The prospects of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups being hosted by Russia and Qatar have been strengthened after Fifa dramatically published in full the i(...)

Hans-Joachim Eckert has been ousted as Fifa chief ethics judge. Photograph:

Fifa has given no explanation for ousting the two heads of its Ethics Committee, but the move has led some to point the finger at president Gianni Inf(...)

An aerial view of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, during the 1994 World Cup final. Photograph: Mike Powell/Getty Images

A joint bid from the US, Canada and Mexico to host the enlarged 2026 World Cup is expected to be finalised this year for submission to Fifa, according(...)

Afghanistan’s women’s national football team members take a break from training as a US Black Hawk helicopter lands on the pitch at a military club in Kabul. Photo: Getty Images

Khalida Popal has paid a high price for becoming the face of the Afghanistan women’s football team. “Sometimes I still have nightmares,” she says qui(...)

Fifa president  Gianni Infantino: “Teams who qualify for a World Cup need to have access to the country, otherwise there is no World Cup.” Photograph: Dennis adrian/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump’s travel ban could prevent the US from hosting the World Cup in 2026, Fifa has warned. Gianni Infantino, the president of world football(...)

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin has suggested Donald Trump’s travel restrictions could hinder the USA’s chances of hosting the 2026 World Cup. Photograph: Oleg Nikishin/Getty

There were probably some cornflakes spluttered across Fifa breakfast tables as the game’s top ranked blazers read the New York Times interview on Mond(...)

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