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 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(...)

People stand outside the building housing the offices of Orbis Business Intelligence  where former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele works, in central London, Britain, on Thursday. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Christopher Steele, who wrote reports on compromising material Russian operatives allegedly had collected on US president-elect Donald Trump, is a for(...)

The ruling council of Fifa has voted unanimously to expand the World Cup 2026 to 48 teams. Photo: Bernd Weissbrod

On Tuesday morning the Fifa Council met in Zurich and voted unanimously to expand the World Cup from 32 teams to 48 teams from 2026 onwards. While th(...)

Diego Maradona has endorsed Fifa President Gianni Infantino’s proposals for a 48-team World Cup. Photograph: Epa/Walter Bieri

Diego Maradona is delighted by plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams and Argentina’s former captain said on Monday that it would rekindle interes(...)

Austin Stack (c), son of Brian Stack, a prison officer murdered by the IRA in 1983, at a Sinn Féin press conference in Dublin, where he confronted Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Staging a disruption at a media conference or event - as Austin Stack, whose father was murdered by the IRA, did during a press conference featuring S(...)

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter will learn on Monday whether his appeal against a six-year ban from football has been successful. Photograph: Getty Images

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter will discover on Monday whether he has won his appeal against a six-year ban from football imposed for ethics viola(...)

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(...)

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