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Fifa president  Gianni Infantino: wants to increase the number of teams at the World Cup to 48.  Photograph: Michael Buholzer/AFP/Getty

Fifa president Gianni Infantino’s plans to expand the World Cup have run into serious opposition from the organisation which represents Europe’s bigge(...)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino is pushing for an expansion of the World Cup in 2026 to 48 teams. Photo: EPA

Fifa president Gianni Infantino is pushing for an expansion of the World Cup in 2026 to 48 teams, with his preferred format being 16 groups of three t(...)

A coffin carrying  the remains of the victim’s of Monday’s plane crash in Colombia arrives back in   Chapeco, Brazil on  Saturday. Photograph: Andre Penner/AP

Brazil’s president on Saturday bestowed honours on the victims of an air crash as Air Force troops unloaded 50 coffins flown in overnight from Colomb(...)

Barcelona are the current Club World Cup champions. Photograph: Getty Images

Fifa president Gianni Infantino wants to radically expand the Club World Cup and move the tournament from December to June, he was quoted as saying on(...)

A file picture from 2011 of an England player wearing a black armband with a poppy symbol. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

England players will wear black armbands bearing poppies in the November 11th World Cup qualifier against Scotland, despite Fifa general secretary Fat(...)

Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin is open to the Champions League final being held outside of Europe. Photograph: AP

The new Uefa president has suggested the Champions League final could be contested in New York or elsewhere outside Europe for the first time. Aleksan(...)

Kyle Lafferty scores his second and  Northern Ireland’s fourth goal late on in the  World Cup qualifier against San Marino at Windsor Park. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Northern Ireland 4 San Marino 0 Substitute Kyle Lafferty scored twice as Northern Ireland recorded a 4-0 victory over minnows San Marino in the first(...)

 Marco Van Basten, who has been appointed as Fifa’s chief officer for technical development. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Former Dutch striker Marco van Basten has been appointed as Fifa’s chief officer for technical development. The world’s governing body said the three(...)

Uefa’s newly elected president, Slovenian Aleksander Ceferin, is congratulated by FAI chief executive John Delaney  at their extraordinary congress in Athens, Greece. Photograph:  Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Slovenia’s Aleksander Ceferin has been elected as Uefa’s seventh president at an extraordinary congress in Athens. The 48-year-old lawyer, almost unh(...)

 Slovenian football boss and nominee for president of Uefa Aleksandar Ceferin. He is the favourite to win the vote.  Photograph: Ale Beno/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

To some, he will resemble a ghost at the feast – a reminder to football’s twisted and dysfunctional family of the sins of their fathers. But for many (...)

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