World Cup 2018

FIFA mulls legal action against BeoutQ pirate and its enablers

BeoutQ has pirated World Cup streams belonging to beIN Sports, which owns broadcast rights in the MENA region.

FIFA mulls legal action against BeoutQ pirate and its enablers

Football

Morocco launches fifth bid to host World Cup

Football fever in the country has never been higher.

US & Canada

United 2026: US, Canada and Mexico's World Cup bid

If the joint bid - officially named United 2026 - succeeds, it would be the first time the tournament is hosted in three different countries.

World Cup

Morocco competes to host FIFA World Cup 2026

Morocco stands alone against a coalition of North American countries in 2026 FIFA World Cup bid.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi official hints Riyadh may not support Morocco 2026 FIFA bid

Sports Authority's chairman says Saudi Arabia's decision will be based on what serves Riyadh's best interest.

Saudi official hints Riyadh may not support Morocco 2026 FIFA bid

Sport

Russia to use Pakistan's footballs in 2018 world cup

Pakistani famous thermo bonded footballs will be used in the World Cup matches.

 Russia to use Pakistan's footballs in 2018 world cup

Reporter's Notebook

Russia 2018: Hosts try to cast off shadow

The draw for the football World Cup takes place on December 1 but on-field issues remain a worry for the hosts.

FIFA

Palestinians to appeal over Israeli settlement teams

The Palestinian Football Association is challenging FIFA's decision not to vote on a proposal on Israeli football clubs.

Palestinians to appeal over Israeli settlement teams

Reporter's Notebook

Countdown to World Cup 2022: Five points

Despite blockade, the man in charge has no regrets about bringing the football tournament to the Middle East for the first time.

LGBT

FIFA urged to step up fight against homophobia

Rights groups and football experts call for stronger measures against anti-gay discrimination during matches.

FIFA urged to step up fight against homophobia

Palestine

FIFA will not take action on Israeli settlement teams

FIFA says it will remain 'neutral' on issue of six Israeli football teams located in illegal West Bank settlements.

FIFA will not take action on Israeli settlement teams

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo world’s best male footballer for fifth time

Cristiano Ronaldo, world-famous Portuguese striker, has been named the world's best male footballer for the fifth time at the FIFA Awards.

Sport

beIN refutes Swiss accusations of corruption

Prosecutors open corruption probe against BeIN's Nasser Al-Khelaifi and FIFA's Jerome Valcke over sale of media rights.

beIN refutes Swiss accusations of corruption

Football

FIFA whistle-blower Chuck Blazer dies at 72

Banned US football official was at the centre of a global corruption scandal that toppled ex-FIFA boss Sepp Blatter.

Sport

FIFA publishes full 2014 report on World Cup bidding

Decision by football body to release 430-page dossier follows the document's leak to Germany's Bild newspaper.

FIFA publishes full 2014 report on World Cup bidding