“I don’t need any more applause,” André Schürrle told a German magazine after being released from his contract with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.
Brazil withdraws from race to host 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, backs Colombia to organise tournament
Brazil has withdrawn its candidacy to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, with the Brazilian Football Confederation saying the government did not consider it wise to offer financial guarantees in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
FIFA World Cup 2022 organisers fear fans won't be able to afford travelling to Qatar if coronavirus pandemic causes recession
Organisers of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar are concerned that many fans won't be able to afford travelling to the tournament if the coronavirus pandemic causes a global recession.
US women’s national soccer team's Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe vow to push forward after legal setback to equal pay case
US women’s national soccer team co-captains Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe said they were shocked after their team’s claims for equal pay were dismissed by a court.
Swiss investigation reveals former FIFA president Sepp Blatter's mismanagement in 2005 broadcasting deal
Swiss federal police believed Blatter knew in 2007 that Warner had breached and would personally profit from a Caribbean rights deal for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups that was sold to a Jamaica-based broadcaster
First trial in Swiss investigation into 2006 World Cup corruption ends without decision due to COVID-19 crisis
The first trial in Switzerland’s five-year investigation of corruption in football ended Tuesday without a judgment, seemingly beaten by the coronavirus pandemic and an expiring statute of limitations.
Swiss prosecutors planning to drop one of two cases against controversial former FIFA president Sepp Blatter
In a legal victory for former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, federal prosecutors in Switzerland plan to drop one of two cases open against him for suspected criminal mismanagement.
According to the prosecutors, representatives working for Russia and Qatar bribed FIFA executive committee officials to swing votes in the crucial decision of world football’s governing body.
FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Neymar back in Brazil squad after missing games last year due to thigh injury
Neymar is back in Brazil's squad after a left thigh injury that sidelined him from the national team at the end of last year. Forwards Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo were, however, left out.
Will Russia be thrown out of Tokyo Olympics 2020? A primer ahead of WADA executive committee meeting on Monday
Will Russia be thrown out of the Olympics on Monday? A primer
FIFA World Cup 2022: UEFA announces revamped playoff system for qualifiers to showpiece event in Qatar
UEFA is to introduce a new-look playoff system for its 2022 World Cup qualifying competition which will avoid the need to compare results of teams in different groups.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Uninspiring India salvage pride against Afghanistan through Seiminlen Doungel's late equaliser
Similar to their home match against Bangladesh, a late equaliser, this time by Seiminlen Doungel from a corner, salvaged a point for Igor Stimac's India against Afghanistan.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India coach Igor Stimac hopes players recover in time to be fit for Afghanistan clash
Stimac stated that recovering as quick as possible is of paramount importance ahead of the all-crucial games next week.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar to expand Hamad International Airport to handle 60 million passengers annually
Qatar has been under a land, air and sea embargo since June 2017 by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, as well as Egypt, over its alleged support of radical groups.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri says India's performance was no match to atmosphere at Salt Lake Stadium
India captain Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday said the team's underwhelming draw in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh was no match to the electrifying atmosphere at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Sluggish India escape with a point in disappointing draw against Bangladesh
Instead of building upon their morale-boosting performances against Oman and Qatar, India faltered against a side ranked 85 spots below them thereby seriously jeopardising their World Cup qualifying hopes.
FIFA 2022 World Cup: Transgender and gay fans 'welcome' but they need to respect our customs, says Qatar
A top Qatari World Cup official has said that transgender and gay fans would be welcomed to the 2022 tournament, but stressed that visitors would have to respect Qatari customs.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar unveils 2022 World Cup logo around the globe in a ceremony that began at 20:22 local time
The design is a stylised Arabic white unisex shawl with maroon patterning, which is displayed in a figure-of-eight symbolising infinity while creating a heart shape above the words 'FIFA WORLD CUP Qatar 2022'.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: India coach Igor Stimac says Oman tie is 'not going to be easy' but his team will aim for win
Igor Stimac, who took charge of the team in May, predicted a tough match on Thursday, considering that India has not won any official match against Oman.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Udanta Singh says qualifying matches will be 'real test' for Indian football team
Winger Udanta Singh says the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches will be a real test for the Indian football team but the recent good performances, especially in the Asian Cup, will give the players confidence to take on the best in the continent.