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FIFA set for talks with clubs, leagues, player unions on biennial World Cup
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FIFA set for talks with clubs, leagues, player unions on biennial World Cup

A "new phase of consultation" will start with organisations representing players, clubs, leagues and the six continental governing bodies, FIFA said Monday in a statement.

Germany, Portugal criticise FIFA's plan to hold football World Cups every two years
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Germany, Portugal criticise FIFA's plan to hold football World Cups every two years

The DFB warned on Friday it means players risk more injuries and that women's competitions will be overshadowed

FIFA poll claims majority of fans want World Cups to be held 'more frequently'
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FIFA poll claims majority of fans want World Cups to be held 'more frequently'

According to the IRIS/YouGov study carried out among 15,000 people "with an interest in football", 55 percent of respondents want to see the top international competition more often than every four years, says FIFA.

Champions League matchday 1: How to watch, schedule, fixtures, live streaming in India
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Champions League matchday 1: How to watch, schedule, fixtures, live streaming in India

UEFA Champions League: When and where to watch the matchday 1 games as European football league season gets underway.

Firstpost Explains: What is FIFA's biennial World Cup plan and why the opposition
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Firstpost Explains: What is FIFA's biennial World Cup plan and why the opposition

FIFA are studying the feasibility of hosting the World Cup every two years instead of the current four year cycle with an international tournament every summer. Who is saying what about the proposal and who is behind it?

European Leagues 'unanimously oppose' biennial FIFA World Cup plans
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European Leagues 'unanimously oppose' biennial FIFA World Cup plans

On Wednesday, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said the extensive shake-up would cut out "too many meaningless matches".

England manager Gareth Southgate 'open-minded' about World Cup every two years
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England manager Gareth Southgate 'open-minded' about World Cup every two years

Former Arsenal manager Wenger, who is now director of development at world governing body FIFA, has called for football's showpiece competition to become a biennial event.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says biennial FIFA World Cup will 'dilute' showpiece event
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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says biennial FIFA World Cup will 'dilute' showpiece event

Former Arsenal boss Wenger, who is now director of development at FIFA, on Saturday called for football's showpiece competition to become a biennial event.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin expresses 'grave concerns' over biennial FIFA World Cups
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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin expresses 'grave concerns' over biennial FIFA World Cups

The push by Infantino to transform the international calendar so every year would feature a men's or women's World Cup is opening up a new rift with UEFA.

FIFA open inquiry into racist abuse suffered by England players in Hungary
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FIFA open inquiry into racist abuse suffered by England players in Hungary

World governing body FIFA issued a statement which read: "Following analysis of the match reports, FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings concerning the incidents last night at the game Hungary-England.

Barcelona sweep UEFA women's player of the year shortlist, Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, Kevin de Bruyne in men's list
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Barcelona sweep UEFA women's player of the year shortlist, Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, Kevin de Bruyne in men's list

The winner will be revealed at a ceremony in Istanbul next Thursday, 26 August, when the draw for this season's Champions League will also take place.

Former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter remains 'optimistic' amidst ongoing investigation
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Former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter remains 'optimistic' amidst ongoing investigation

FIFA's ex-president Blatter is being investigated over a two million Swiss franc ($2.2 million, 1.85 million euro) payment in 2011 to Platini, who was then in charge of European football's governing body UEFA.

UEFA open disciplinary proceedings against English FA for fan chaos at Euro 2020 final
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UEFA open disciplinary proceedings against English FA for fan chaos at Euro 2020 final

Fans without tickets forced their way into the stadium and there were ugly scenes in the stands during the 11 July game, which Italy won 3-2 on penalties.

UEFA Champions League: Istanbul to host 2023 final,  Munich bumped to 2025
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UEFA Champions League: Istanbul to host 2023 final, Munich bumped to 2025

The 2020 competition was disrupted heavily by the pandemic, and concluded with a 'Final Eight' tournament in Lisbon after it was forced to move away from Istanbul.

UEFA compensates dropped Euro 2020 hosts with Europa finals
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UEFA compensates dropped Euro 2020 hosts with Europa finals

Dublin will host the 2024 Europa League final and Bilbao the 2025 climax.

UEFA explores expanding European Championship to 32 teams from 2028 edition
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UEFA explores expanding European Championship to 32 teams from 2028 edition

It was only in 2016 that the tournament jumped from 16 to 24 teams. But UEFA is starting to analyse the feasibility of 32 of its 55-member nations contesting the European Championship from 2028

Euro 2020 final: Excitement builds in England ahead of 'biggest moment' against Italy
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Euro 2020 final: Excitement builds in England ahead of 'biggest moment' against Italy

Beyond Wembley, expectant England supporters will also converge on fan zones and pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs in towns and cities across the country as the country comes to a temporary standstill at 8pm.

Euro 2020: English Football Association fined 30,000 euros over fan disturbances, laser pointed at Kasper Schmeichel
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Euro 2020: English Football Association fined 30,000 euros over fan disturbances, laser pointed at Kasper Schmeichel

Photos in the British press showed a laser being pointed at Schmeichel's face before the match-deciding penalty in extra time, which the Leicester 'keeper saved only to see Harry Kane score the rebound.

Euro 2020: UEFA orders Hungary to play next three home games behind closed doors for fans’ discriminatory behaviour
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Euro 2020: UEFA orders Hungary to play next three home games behind closed doors for fans’ discriminatory behaviour

European football's governing body had opened an investigation into alleged homophobic banners and monkey noises during Hungary's group-stage matches in Budapest and Munich.

Euro 2020: UEFA charges England for fans' laser pointing during semi-final win over Denmark
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Euro 2020: UEFA charges England for fans' laser pointing during semi-final win over Denmark

Photos in the British press showed the green light of a laser being pointed at Schmeichel's face just before Harry Kane's extra-time penalty.