World Cup

Dutch football team may miss World Cup for first time in 16 years

The Netherlands need a near miracle later if they are to qualify for Russia 2018. Despite finishing third at the last World Cup, the Oranje need to beat Sweden by seven goals to reach the play-offs.

FIFA

FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026

President Gianni Infantino's plan was unanimously approved on Tuesday by the FIFA Council.

Sport

Tax authorities raid German football federation

House of DFB president also searched in investigation linked to alleged 2006 World Cup payments for hosting rights.

Tax authorities raid German football federation

Sport

Nomads Syria, Iraq march on in World Cup qualifiers

Forced to play away from home, Syria thrash Cambodia while Iraq draw with Thailand.

Sport

FIFA confirms Qatar 2022 World Cup final on December 18

Football world governing body says final to be played on Qatar's national day, with start date to be decided on Friday.

FIFA confirms Qatar 2022 World Cup final on December 18

Talk to Al Jazeera

Hassan al-Thawadi: 'A clear bias' against Qatar

The man in charge of Qatar World Cup 2022 discusses allegations of FIFA bidding corruption and poor labour conditions.

Sport

In Pictures: Faces of the World Cup

World Cup fans from around the world came to Brazil to show their colours and team passion.

In Pictures: Faces of the World Cup

Sport

Infographic: Route to the World Cup final

Al Jazeera looks at the history between Germany and Argentina as they face off in the 2014 World Cup final.

Infographic: Route to the World Cup final

Sport

In Pictures: Brazil-Argentina rivalry

As Argentinian football fans arrive in Brazil to support their team, the long-standing rivalry with the host team grows.

In Pictures: Brazil-Argentina rivalry

The Listening Post

An alternative angle on the World Cup

News outlets get a red card from demonstrators unhappy with the way the protests were covered.

Sport

In Pictures: Copacabana in ecstasy

Brazil survived their nail-biting round of 16 match against Chile after a penalty shoot-out. Fans at Rio de Janeiro's Co

In Pictures: Copacabana in ecstasy

Sport

In Pictures: Algiers World Cup fever

Algerians are holding their breath as their country meets Russia on Thursday night for a chance at history.

In Pictures: Algiers World Cup fever

Sport

In Pictures: The 'Unrecognised World Cup'

Just before the World Cup, 12 teams from unrecognised or long-extinct states competed in a tournament of their own.

In Pictures: The 'Unrecognised World Cup'

Poverty & Development

In Pictures: Brazil poverty vs super stadia

Some 4,800 homeless people set up a protest camp near a $350-million stadium in Sao Paulo to demand housing.

In Pictures: Brazil poverty vs super stadia

Longform

Brazuca: Story of the football

Brazuca's been co-produced in Pakistan but story of the football goes deeper & wider than the production line.

Brazuca: Story of the football