Arsène Wenger, Fifa’s chief of global football development, has suggested a new football calendar could be decided by December, with alternate World Cups and Euros played from 2028 onwards. Photograph: Andrew Powell/Getty Images

It sounds so enticing, doesn’t it? A World Cup or European Championship every summer, allowing us to gorge like a footballing Augustus Gloop almost al(...)

 France’s coach Didier Deschamps greets the fans after his team’s win against Germany at the Allianz Arena in Munich on Tuesday. Photograph: Matthias Schrader/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

If Didier Deschamps were to sit down and design the perfect cannon-fodder opponent for his French team, the result would look a lot like Joachim Löw’s(...)

 Flares are lit by PSG fans in the stands during the  Champions League Group C  match against  Red Star Belgrade at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

France’s financial prosecutor’s office said on Friday it was investigating suspicions of match-fixing in the Champions League match between Paris St G(...)