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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(...)

There is more than a hint of buffoonery about the English FA asking Fifa to allow them to be an exception to a rule they themselves asked the game’s w(...)

US president Barack Obama said: “My commitment to being early isn’t just good for me. It’s good for the nation. It’s good for the world.”  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

I was sitting in Heathrow Terminal 2 last Wednesday, having arrived a couple of hours early for a short flight to Dublin. I had installed myself in Ea(...)

Sepp Blatter’s appeal against his six-year ban began on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Disgraced former Fifa president Sepp Blatter appeared before sport’s highest tribunal, the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), on Thursday to appeal(...)

Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It seems the gloves are off in the war of words between St Patrick’s Athletic and the Football Association of Ireland after both organisations release(...)

 Diana Ross performs at the 1994 World Cup opening ceremony at Soldier Field in Chicago. Photograph: David Cann/Getty Images

Football has never got the hang of opening ceremonies. The most memorable opening ceremony in the history of World Cups and European Championships occ(...)

Should Russia still host the 2018 World Cup in the wake of the McLaren report? Photograph: Getty.

At least one thing became clear on Tuesday as the International Olympic Committee placed Russia’s athletes in a holding pattern high above Rio: it doe(...)

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