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From The42 Welsh FA hold talks over 'Home Nations' bid for 2030 World Cup It's Coming Home

Welsh FA hold talks over 'Home Nations' bid for 2030 World Cup

A ‘Home Nations’ tournament held across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a possibility, with discussions being held.

From The42 Trump gives media red card after meeting Fifa boss Infantino Political Football

Trump gives media red card after meeting Fifa boss Infantino

The head of football’s governing body met the US president on Tuesday to discuss the 2026 World Cup.

From The42 'Wantonly greedy' former Brazil federation president Marin given four-year jail term Corruption

'Wantonly greedy' former Brazil federation president Marin given four-year jail term

He’s the first person to be imprisoned as the result of the U.S. investigation into Fifa corruption.

From The42 England preparing bid to host 2030 Fifa World Cup First Steps

England preparing bid to host 2030 Fifa World Cup

Having missed out in 2006 and 2018, the FA are looking into the possibility of securing the finals in 12 years’ time.

From The42 Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim Smear Campaign

Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim

Allegations of nefarious schemes by the successful bid team for the 2022 World Cup have been strongly denied.

From The42 No room for Neymar as Fifa name 10 Player of the Year contenders The Best

No room for Neymar as Fifa name 10 Player of the Year contenders

Don’t worry, Kylian Mbappe, Mo Salah and Raphael Varane all made the cut this time.

From The42 Fifa wants TV cameras to avoid any 'suggestions of sexual connotations' Guidance

Fifa wants TV cameras to avoid any 'suggestions of sexual connotations'

Football’s world governing body sent AFP a statement about its policy.

From The42 Fifa confirms no positive World Cup doping tests, starts investigation into England chants Statement

Fifa confirms no positive World Cup doping tests, starts investigation into England chants

The governing body has confirmed that all doping tests from the tournament have come back negative.

From The42 Croatia sack former international over Vida's 'pro-Ukraine' video Controversy

Croatia sack former international over Vida's 'pro-Ukraine' video

The pair came under scrutiny after releasing what was construed as a politically motivated message across social media

From The42 Croatia star Vida could be in hot water over allegations of anti-Russian comments Investigation

Croatia star Vida could be in hot water over allegations of anti-Russian comments

The defender appeared in a social media video after last night’s World Cup quarter-final win over Russia.

From The42 Fifa president Infantino invites trapped Thai soccer team to World Cup final Thai Cave Rescue

Fifa president Infantino invites trapped Thai soccer team to World Cup final

Gianni Infantino is hopeful the children and their coach can be rescued and taken to the showpiece event.

From The42 Maradona apologises to Fifa over England 'monumental theft' claim El Diez

Maradona apologises to Fifa over England 'monumental theft' claim

Referee Mark Geiger was slammed by the outspoken Argentina legend, who has now admitted he went too far in his criticisms.

From The42 Fifa rebukes Maradona's 'inappropriate' referee claims El Diez

Fifa rebukes Maradona's 'inappropriate' referee claims

The Argentina great said Colombia were victims of a “monumental theft” against England.

From The42 Senegal complain to Fifa over fair play rule Crying Foul

Senegal complain to Fifa over fair play rule

‘Japan literally refused to play when it learned that Colombia had just scored a goal against Senegal… which is contrary to the principles governing football.’

From The42 'He said in football there were 2 types of people - those who pay bribes and those who accept them' Red Card

'He said in football there were 2 types of people - those who pay bribes and those who accept them'

Buzzfeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger chats about his acclaimed new book on the Fifa corruption scandal.

From The42 Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter would back a UK and Ireland World Cup bid Claim This post contains videos

Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter would back a UK and Ireland World Cup bid

The controversial figure also believes a 48-team tournament is a bad idea.

From The42 Fifa to take action over Palestinan FA chief's Messi comment RETORT

Fifa to take action over Palestinan FA chief's Messi comment

Jibril Rajoub had demanded that the Barcelona star not take part in the pre-World Cup friendly against Israel.

From The42 Tomorrow Fifa will choose between North America and Morocco to host 2026 World Cup Decisions Decisions

Tomorrow Fifa will choose between North America and Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

On the eve of the World Cup in Russia, 207 Fifa member nations will cast their vote in a congress of world football’s governing body.

From The42 Talks for 48-team World Cup put on hold - Infantino Qatar 2022

Talks for 48-team World Cup put on hold - Infantino

Plans for the 2022 Qatar tournament to feature 48 teams have been shelved according to the Fifa president.

From The42 Fifa files criminal complaint against Viagogo over World Cup ticket sales Russia 2018

Fifa files criminal complaint against Viagogo over World Cup ticket sales

World football’s governing body says it is attempting ‘to protect the fans and prevent unauthorised ticket resales’ at this month’s tournament in Russia.

From The42 Almost 23 years after Bosman rule, Belgian court to hear appeal on third-party ownership Transfer Rules

Almost 23 years after Bosman rule, Belgian court to hear appeal on third-party ownership

Fifa has banned third-party ownership of players, but a Belgian club has received backing to challenge the rule.

From The42 Fifa dismiss Brewster racism complaint from U17 World Cup final FIFA

Fifa dismiss Brewster racism complaint from U17 World Cup final

An investigation into alleged racial discrimination of Morgan Gibbs-White has been dropped.

From The42 Fifa plans to scrap the Confederations Cup and replace it with a bigger Club World Cup New Plans

Fifa plans to scrap the Confederations Cup and replace it with a bigger Club World Cup

The expanded competition will take place every four years instead of the current World Cup warm-up tournament.

From The42 Fifa open disciplinary proceedings against Russia over alleged monkey chants Probe

Fifa open disciplinary proceedings against Russia over alleged monkey chants

Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele were targeted by racist taunts while playing for France against the World Cup hosts last month.

From The42 Ibrahimovic: Fifa can't stop me playing in the World Cup Defiant

Ibrahimovic: Fifa can't stop me playing in the World Cup

Zlatan makes the rules.

From The42 World Cup referees selected - Two from MLS, none from Premier League Russia 2018

World Cup referees selected - Two from MLS, none from Premier League

FIFA has announced its referees for the 2018 World Cup, and none are English.

From The42 Fifa say they attempted to contact whistleblower amid doping in football claims Controversy

Fifa say they attempted to contact whistleblower amid doping in football claims

In an interview to the Associated Press, Grigory Rodchenkov’s lawyer said his client had information that could be of interest.

From The42 Fifa threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup over political interference Russia 2018

Fifa threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup over political interference

The issue centres on the Spanish football federation presidency.

From TheJournal.ie A Dublin games giant has bought the firm that helps develop the FIFA series Media And Arts

A Dublin games giant has bought the firm that helps develop the FIFA series

Keywords Studios is splashing out €23 million to acquire US-based Sperasoft Studio.

From The42 Kevin Jonas, of Jonas Brothers fame, just testified in the Fifa trial for some reason Trying Times

Kevin Jonas, of Jonas Brothers fame, just testified in the Fifa trial for some reason

Jonas testified that a Paul McCartney concert did indeed take place on a certain date in 2010.

From The42 2018 World Cup tainted as chair Vitaly Mutko gets lifetime Olympics ban but Fifa say little Damning

2018 World Cup tainted as chair Vitaly Mutko gets lifetime Olympics ban but Fifa say little

Mutko is the country’s deputy Prime Minister and president of the Russian Football Union.

From The42 Disgraced trio banned for life by Fifa Corruption

Disgraced trio banned for life by Fifa

Rafael Esquivel, Julio Rocha and Richard Lai have been found guilty of taking bribes by a US court.

From The42 Ex-Argentine football official takes his own life hours after corruption accusations in Fifa trial Bribery

Ex-Argentine football official takes his own life hours after corruption accusations in Fifa trial

Jorge Delhon allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for TV rights to broadcast matches.

From The42 'I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass': Hope Solo accuses ex-Fifa boss of sexual assault Allegation

'I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass': Hope Solo accuses ex-Fifa boss of sexual assault

The former United States goalkeeper alleges the incident took place at the Ballon d’Or award in January 2013.

From The42 England warned over paper planes in latest Fifa clamp-down And Take Your Money

England warned over paper planes in latest Fifa clamp-down

FIFA has punished five nations in Central and South America following homophobic chants in recent World Cup qualifiers.

From The42 Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales request permission to wear poppies FIFA

Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales request permission to wear poppies

The four nations were fined by Fifa in 2016 for displaying poppies on their shirts.

From The42 Who should be crowned the world's best footballer at the Fifa Awards ceremony tonight? Poll This post contains a poll

Who should be crowned the world's best footballer at the Fifa Awards ceremony tonight?

Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite to beat Lionel Messi and Neymar to the prize.

From The42 How a €7m Italian mansion is at the centre of bribery scandal involving PSG's owner Corruption

How a €7m Italian mansion is at the centre of bribery scandal involving PSG's owner

Nasser al-Khelaifi and Jerome Valcke are under investigation by Swiss prosecutors.

From The42 Good news for Ireland as no action will be taken against Robbie Brady for alleged 'headbutt' Relief This post contains videos

Good news for Ireland as no action will be taken against Robbie Brady for alleged 'headbutt'

The Burnley winger is now free to play for the Boys in Green in next month’s play-offs.

From The42 Criminal proceedings opened against PSG president Al-Khelaifi in World Cup bribery case FIFA

Criminal proceedings opened against PSG president Al-Khelaifi in World Cup bribery case

Nasser Al-Khelaifi will be investigated as part of criminal proceedings brought by the Swiss attorney general’s office.