Opinion

FIFA and the politics of a Gulf feud

FIFA is being dragged into the Gulf's internal rivalries and that does not bode well for the federation.

Bill Law

by Bill Law

Bill Law

Qatar 2022

Campaign to sabotage 2022 Qatar World Cup unveiled

Political strategist Lynton Crosby asked for $6.7m to get football event awarded to another country, news report says.

Guardian: Lynton Crosby offered to undermine 2022 Qatar World Cup

Qatar 2022

Blockade 'not hindering' Qatar's World Cup preparation

Qatar is hoping the Middle East region benefits from the 2022 football World Cup, organising committee head says.

Qatar 2022: Blockade 'not hindering' World Cup preparation

Football

FIFA urges Thailand to release Bahraini footballer

FIFA secretary-general calls for 'humane outcome' as concern grows over extradition of detained refugee player.

FIFA urges Thai PM to free Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

FIFA

FIFA hints at expanding Qatar 2022 World Cup to wider Gulf region

As blockade continues, FIFA head considers possible shared hosting rights in other Gulf countries and increasing teams.

FIFA hints at expanding Qatar 2022 World Cup to wider Gulf region

Sport

Mohamed Salah makes FIFA shortlist for 2018 Ballon d'Or

Salah, who netted 44 goals for Liverpool last season, is a finalist along with Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Mohamed Salah makes FIFA shortlist for 2018 Ballon d'Or

Sport

Mbappe and Salah shortlisted for FIFA player of the year award

World football governing body announces names of 10 shortlisted nominees for the 2017-2018 season.

Mbappe and Salah shortlisted for FIFA player of the year award

World Cup 2018

FIFA World Football exhibit launched in Moscow

As World Cup 2018 comes to a climax and Russia reflects on its unexpectedly deep run into the tournament, a FIFA exhibit wants fans of all nations to remember their favourite experiences.

World Cup 2018

Rising homophobia in Russia and the World Cup

LGBT football fans going to Russia receive threats, as groups voice concern over increase in anti-gay chants in country.

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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

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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