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  • UEFA wants extra World Cup spot

    UEFA has announced it wants an extra place to be given to a European country at World Cup finals.

    Monday March 23 2015, 13:20 GMT
    Germany won the 2014 World Cup
  • Blatter backs Russia World Cup

    Sepp Blatter does not want the World Cup in Russia to be boycotted, claiming the tournament can “stabilise” the region.

    Saturday March 21 2015, 10:50 GMT
    FIFA President Sepp Blatter: Dismissed calls to boycott the 2018 World Cup
  • Figo in favour of live debate

    Luis Figo would jump at the chance to take part in a live televised debate with the other candidates for the FIFA presidency.

    Monday March 2 2015, 15:26 GMT
    Luis Figo: Wants live televised debate
  • FIFA rules out compensation

    FIFA's Jerome Valcke has claimed UEFA are one of many wanting December 23 as the date for the 2022 World Cup final.

    Wednesday February 25 2015, 10:40 GMT
    Jerome Valcke: Dismissed talk of compensation
  • Qatar World Cup plans spark outcry

    The threat of a winter World Cup in Qatar in 2022 could affect the traditional festive period for club matches.

    Wednesday February 25 2015, 09:15 GMT
    England assistant coach Gary Neville has questioned the awarding of the tournament to Qatar
  • Dyke keen to protect festive games

    English football's chiefs have lined up to vow they will fight to protect the traditional festive period for club matches in 2022.

    Tuesday February 24 2015, 16:42 GMT
    Greg Dyke: Warned about a congested football calendar
  • Boyce opposes festive final date

    Jim Boyce will oppose any move to hold the final as late as December 23 after a FIFA task force recommendation.

    Tuesday February 24 2015, 14:23 GMT
    FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce against a World Cup played two days before Christmas
  • FA support for Prince Ali

    The FA has formally nominated Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein as a candidate to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

    Thursday January 29 2015, 18:17 GMT
    Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein: Gets support from the FA
  • FIFA agrees to reveal report

    FIFA's executive committee has agreed unanimously that an "appropriate" form of the Garcia report should be published.

    Friday December 19 2014, 13:02 GMT
  • Garcia quits FIFA position

    US lawyer Michael Garcia has resigned as FIFA's independent ethics investigator.

    Wednesday December 17 2014, 17:29 GMT
    Michael Garcia
  • Clubs push for May Qatar kick-off

    The Qatar World Cup in 2022 could be played safely between May 5 and June 4 rather than in the winter, it has been argued.

    Tuesday December 16 2014, 18:37 GMT
    Temperatures were high when Germany beat Portugal in Salvador, Brazil
  • FIFA lodges criminal complaint

    FIFA has lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over "possible misconduct" in the World Cup bidding.

    Tuesday November 18 2014, 17:16 GMT
    Sepp Blatter: FIFA president
  • Dyke critical of World Cup report

    Football Association chairman Greg Dyke described the decision to clear Russia and Qatar as World Cup hosts as "a joke".

    Thursday November 13 2014, 16:12 GMT
    Greg Dyke
  • FA rejects World Cup bid criticism

    The Football Association has rejected "any criticism" of England's bid for the 2018 World Cup.

    Thursday November 13 2014, 14:53 GMT
    The Football Association have responded
  • World Cup row continues

    The decision to clear Qatar and Russia to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has been called into question.

    Thursday November 13 2014, 16:01 GMT
    Michael Garcia: FIFA's chief ethics investigator
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