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FIFA to push for Club World Cup expansion

World’s football governing body will meet this week to discuss the expansion of the Club World Cup. President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on a plan that has been staunchly rejected by European organization UEFA.Ahead of this week's FIFA Council meeting in Rwanda, president Gianni Infantino plans to propose an expanded annual Club World Cup, …

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FIFA eWorld Cup 2018: How does it compare to the ‘real’ game?

It has millions watching around the world and some of football’s biggest stars on show. But everything is a little different in the world of eSports. DW’s Matt Pearson went to watch the FIFA eWorld Cup to find out more.As midday approaches in the midst of a London heatwave, small clusters of people mill about …

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Match officials in 2018 FIFA World Cup

The FIFA referees committee announced a list of 36 referees and 63 assistant referees, representing 46 different countries, on 29 March to officiate the 2018 FIFA World Cup games in Russia. The FIFA committee also selected 13 referees who will act solely as video assistant referees (VARs), during the tournament. The selection criteria for these …

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EFA appreciates FIFA’s efforts to facilitate following World Cup

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) thanked the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) for its efforts to allow Arab fans, especially Egyptians, to follow the World Cup, according to a statement on Saturday. A disagreement had erupted between Egypt’s Competition Authority (ECA) and FIFA recently over the tournament’s broadcasting​ rights. The ECA said that FIFA …

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FIFA World Cup: Nike refuses to provide shoes to Iranian team

US sportswear firm Nike says it cannot supply boots and other equipment to Iran’s national football team players due to sanctions on the Islamic country. Iran faces Morocco in its first match at the FIFA World Cup.Carlos Queiroz, the head coach of Iran’s national team, has called on Nike to apologize after the US sportswear …

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COMESA opens investigation into FIFA over World Cup broadcast rights

The Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA), in an official statement released Tuesday, said that the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) opened an investigation into the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) for not terrestrially broadcasting the World Cup’s matches that will kick off on Thursday in Russia. The ECA explained that based on …

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Russia World Cup is safe and secure, promises FIFA security chief

Football fans can travel to the World Cup in Russia without fear of hooliganism or terrorism, according to FIFA head of security Helmut Spahn. He insists the country is “very, very well” prepared.The port of Kaliningrad has long been the home of Russia’s Baltic Fleet, but not even Peter The Great could have imagined the …

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Tales from the history of the World Cup

The FIFA World Cup is the most important football competition in the world. It has been held 20 times so far. The first world football event was held in 1930 in Uruguay, which then took the world title. The Egyptian team was the first African and Arab team to participate in the World Cup. For …

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Germany back on top in FIFA ranking for first time in two years

Germany’s triumph at the Confederations Cup has catapulted them back to the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time in two years. Joachim Löw’s side leapfrogged Brazil and Argentina, second and third respectively.Germany’s 1-0 victory over Chile in Sunday’s Confederations Cup final in Saint Petersburg means the world champions rise two places and …

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Opinion: Donald Trump sends his regards

The FIFA president and Council have prevented the re-election of the organization’s top ethics officials. This shows that the FIFA boss has mastered the art of high-stakes politics, writes DW’s Andreas Sten-Ziemons.Sometimes browsing through the online encyclopedia Wikipedia can turn out to be quite fruitful. For example, if you do a search on the term …

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FIFA suspends Mali from international football due to government meddling

FIFA has suspended Mali from international competition after determining that the government had meddled in its football association’s affairs. Mali are not due to play their next World Cup qualifying match until August.World football’s governing body, FIFA, announced in a statement on Friday that it had suspended all of Mali’s teams and officials from international …

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FIFA increases number of football teams to 48 in 2026 World Cup 

In the past years, it was common that 32 football teams participate in the FIFA World Cup, which will also happen in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. However, the president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, previously suggested increasing the number …

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Cristiano Ronaldo named player of the year at new FIFA awards

There were no surprises as Ronaldo won player of the year at FIFA’s rebranded awards. Other notable winners were Claudio Ranieri, who won coach of the year, and Germany’s Silvia Neid, named women’s coach of the year.Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned world player of the year at FIFA’s new ‘The Best’ awards. Ronaldo adds FIFA’s showpiece …

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