Football

World Cup: Fifa to expand competition to 48 teams after vote

The World Cup will be expanded to host 48 teams, up from 32, Fifa has decided. An initial stage of 16 groups of three teams will precede a knockout stage for the remaining 32 when the change is made for

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Ronaldo bags FIFA’s best player award after `dream` year

Zurich [Switzerland], Jan.10 :Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world’s best player for the fourth time at the FIFA’s annual awards ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland. Ronaldo, who inspired Zinedine Zidane’s side to the Champions League glory

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I don’t play football to win Ballon d’Or: Neymar

Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.27: Barcelona star striker Neymar has said that although winning the Ballon d’Or award is one of his goals, he will not `die` even if he never lifts the coveted individual prize in his career. When asked

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Fifa fines England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland over poppies

Fifa has fined all four home nations for displaying poppies during World Cup qualifiers around Armistice Day. England and Scotland players wore armbands featuring the symbol when they met at Wembley on 11 November. Wales and Northern Ireland’s respective games

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FIFA is not the `world doping police`: Infantino

ohannesburg [South Africa], Dec. 19 : In the wake of the latest findings of the McLaren report, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has ruled out taking the 2018 World Cup from Russia. In July, measures against the country were imposed after

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ISL 2016 Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters 4-3 on penalties

Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters 4-3 in a thrilling penalty shootout to win their second Indian Super League title in Kochi on Sunday. The two teams had previously met in the 2014 ISL final, when ATK had also beaten

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ISL LIVE Score, Delhi Dynamos FC vs Kerala Blasters FC: Kerala win on penalties

Delhi Dynamos will clash with Kerala Blasters in the second leg of the semi-final. .@KeralaBlasters emerge victorious in an intense penalty shoot-out, sealing a place in the #HeroISL 2016 final! #DELvKER #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/7mG1azsmte — Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) 14 December

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Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward meets Afghan boy who became viral star

An Afghan boy who became an online hit after wearing a homemade shirt bearing Lionel Messi’s famous number 10 has finally met his hero. A photograph of six-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi wearing the shirt made from a striped blue plastic bag

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FA reform: Former chiefs say ‘elderly white men’ block change

The Football Association (FA) is outdated, held back by “elderly white men” and unable to counter the power of the Premier League, say five former executives of the governing body. David Bernstein, David Davies, Greg Dyke, Alex Horne and David

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Chelsea 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

Chelsea moved back to the top of the Premier League and made it nine successive league wins as Diego Costa scored the winner against a stubborn West Brom at Stamford Bridge. The Spain striker took advantage of a mistake by

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Football abuse claims extend to 98 clubs

There are now 83 potential suspects and 98 clubs involved in the inquiry into child abuse in football, police chiefs have said. The investigations span all tiers of football, “from premier clubs through to amateur”, the National Police Chiefs’ Council

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Ronaldo and Mourinho accused of tax avoidance

#Cristiano Ronaldo and #Jose Mourinho have avoided paying tax on millions of dollars of earnings by channelling money abroad, according to claims based on a huge document leak. Ronaldo, the Real Madrid star, and Mourinho, the Manchester United manager, allegedly

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Chapecoense plane crash: Survivor ‘may play football again’

A Brazilian football player who survived a plane crash in Colombia on Monday is recovering and may be able to resume his career, his father says. Helio Hermito Zampier Neto, a 31-year-old defender for Chapecoense, was in a stable condition,

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Hundreds report football child abuse to police

About 350 victims have reported child sexual abuse within UK football clubs, police chiefs have said. The National Police Chiefs’ Council said a “significant number of calls” were made to forces after several former players made allegations of abuse against

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BREAKING:Plane carrying football players from Brazil crashes in Colombia :AFP reports

A plane carrying a Brazilian football team has reportedly crashed in Colombia. The flight was transporting the Brazilian side Chapecoense to Medellin airport when it disappeared off radar, according to reports. The jet is believed to have been carrying 80

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