FIFA World Cup

Brazilian-born striker Elkeson has changed his name as he prepares to help China qualify for the 2022 World Cup. The 30-year-old, who has played in the Chinese Super League since 2013, became a naturalised citizen earlier in August and was named on Wednesday in China’s squad for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier at The
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Jose Luis Brown sails above England’s Terry Butcher in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal. World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown, who scored Argentina’s opening goal in the 1986 World Cup final against West Germany, has died at the age of 62, local media reported on Monday. The country’s football association confirmed the former central defender’s
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Australia has held discussions with Indonesia about making a joint bid for the 2034 FIFA World Cup, Football Federation Australia said on Thursday. “Football Federation Australia confirms it has held discussions with the Indonesia Football Association (PSSI) about the possibility to jointly bid for the 2034 FIFA World Cup,” the FFA said in a statement
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Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. Michel Platini, the former UEFA president, was detained in Paris early on Tuesday morning as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in the Qatar 2022 World Cup bidding process. Since 2015 FIFA has been embroiled in scandal and controversy, but who is
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With the prospect of the 2022 World Cup now involving 48 teams becoming increasingly likely, Craig Burley thinks it will ‘dilute’ the quality of the tournament. FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants Qatar to have a co-host and will present an expansion proposal at June’s congress in Paris. It has not even been 11 months since
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Valencia denied Lionel Messi and Barcelona a fifth straight Copa del Rey victory with a thrilling 2-1 win in Seville. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was awarded the Creu du Sant Jordi, an award given to an individual who has served Catalonia in defense of its identity, either civically or culturally. Dani Alves recalls what it’s like
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