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 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(...)

Michael Garcia’s report into the decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively has been released by Fifa. Photograph: Walter Bieri/EPA

Fifa has taken the dramatic step of publishing a controversial internal report into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups after it was leaked t(...)

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(...)

John Delaney and Emma English. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

John Delaney’s election to the Executive Committee of Uefa guarantees his place at the international game’s top table for the next four years, but may(...)

Former Uefa president Michel Platini. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Michel Platini has accused Sepp Blatter of making him “his last scalp” as Fifa president in the affair which saw both banned from football. Platini w(...)

 Former Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to have his 10-year ban from football overturned. Photograph:   Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) to have his 10-year ban from football overturned.(...)

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(...)

Israeli youth players from the Aroni Ariel football club attend a training session at their stadium in the Israeli West Bank settlement of Ariel. At an average match, Ariel City attract fewer than 100 spectators at home in a West Bank settlement -- yet they have been called one of Israel’s ‘most important’ football clubs. That’s because they, along with five other Israeli clubs, play their matches in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, considered occupied land by the international community. Photo: Joe Guez/Getty Images

In the first of a new weekly series, Irish Times soccer correspondent Emmet Malone looks at some of the issues concerning the beautiful game In the y(...)

John Delaney: batted away the issue of the €5 million rather casually, insisting  concluding that the FAI  had issued a detailed statement about it at the time. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

John Delaney would have known from experience that he had nothing much to fear from his date with the members of the Joint Committee on Transport, To(...)

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