FIFA president Gianni Infantino to speed up new Club World Cup plans, scrap Confederations Cup in meeting, claims report
Gianni Infantino wants to speed up plans for a new Club World Cup and abolish the Confederations Cup at next week's FIFA council meeting in Miami
FIFA World Cup 2018: Coach Juan Carlos Osorio insists Mexico will be fearless against champions Germany
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio pledged his team would go on the attack against defending World Cup champions Germany when the two sides meet in their opening game
FIFA World Cup 2018: Mexico's match against Germany is just another football game, insists coach Juan Carlos Osorio
Underdogs Mexico are ready to cause a major upset and beat Germany for the first time in a tournament on Sunday, provided the central Americans realise the World Cup clash is just another football game, coach Juan Carlos Osorio said.
Wagner progressed through the youth system at Bayern and made his senior debut in 2007, featuring in eight games that season before leaving the Allianz Arena in 2008.
Regional politician Igor Albine said the change was necessary to deliver a pitch that could "withstand all challenges" during the World Cup.
FIFA Confederations Cup may be replaced with new world club competition, says president Gianni Infantino
FIFA Confederations Cup is held in the year before a World Cup and features the respective national team champions of each continent.
Cristiano Ronaldo could feature against his former club Manchester United in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup after being included in the Real Madrid squad
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Tuesday fully backed the video assistant referee (VAR) system in future football games, including the World Cup and European Champions League.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Tuesday insisted that unsettled striker Alexis Sanchez is going nowhere, saying he expected him to honour his contract and potentially sign an extension.
Confederations Cup 2017: Journalists assess their country's performance and Russia's hosting capabilities
With Germany emerging victorious at the conclusion of the Confederations Cup, Firstpost asked a journalist from each participating country to assess their team's performance. Here's what they said:
Germany were at their best in their semi-final, matching simple execution with a frightening directness, exalting all the fine traits of the modern game.
Confederations Cup 2017: Germany coach Joachim Loew says his youthful side can beat Chile to claim trophy
Joachim Loew hailed Germany's "brilliant" 4-1 win over Mexico in the Confederations Cup semi-final and said his youthful squad are ambitious enough to beat Chile in the final.
Cristiano Ronaldo has posted a heartwarming picture of his new twins after they were born via a surrogate mother before the start of the Confederations Cup.
Germany booked their place in the Confederations Cup final as Leon Goretzka scored twice in a devastating opening spell to Thursday's 4-1 semi-final win over Mexico.
Ronaldo’s new penalty box presence can’t obfuscate Portugal need for renewal. Nani, Ricardo Quaresma and Joao Moutinho belong to the CR7 generation, but Fernando Santos has been slow in ensuring quality succession in the Portuguese squad
Confederations Cup 2017: Emre Can, Shkodran Mustafi look forward to 'tough' semi-final against Mexico
Germany's duo of Emre Can and Shkodran Mustafi expect a tough battle against Mexico in Confederations Cup semi-final as the world champions chase more silverware in Russia.
Timo Werner said, "Mexico will be tough to play, but we have also been good so far and I think we have a chance to go beyond the semi-finals."
Confederations Cup 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo fires Portugal into semis; Mexico progress with win over Russia
Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his delight at firing Portugal into the Confederations Cup semi-finals after netting his 75th international goal in Saturday's 4-0 thrashing of New Zealand.
Confederations Cup 2017: Portugal may rest Cristiano Ronaldo against New Zealand, Russia take on Mexico
The Kiwis will breathe a slight sigh of relief if Ronaldo is rested, with the Portugal star netting 15 times in his last nine matches for club and country.
After their opening 2-0 win over Cameroon, Chile took the lead against Germany with just six minutes gone.