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Amilcar Henriquez, a Panamanian international, was shot dead on Saturday. Henriquez had played for his country in a World Cup qualifying match as recently as March, and his is not the first murder of a Panamanian player.
The corruption involving Brazil's largest constructor has spread into the sports world. Nearly 100 politicians are currently under investigation in connection with the ongoing scandal.
The US, Mexico and Canada are to put together a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup. However, although it is technically a joint bid, the plan the three football associations envisage is very much a US affair.
Kevin Grosskreutz, a member of Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning team, has agreed to join the Bundesliga's bottom club Darmstadt in the summer. This comes just weeks after he said he wanted to take a break from the game.
The expanded World Cup means an expanded bid from North America. The only previous successful joint bid came from South Korea and Japan, which together hosted the tournament in 2002.
FIFA's account records have revealed a $369 million net loss for 2016, as it fights American and Swiss corruption charges. FIFA has said it expects to rebound with a $1 billion profit after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The empowerment of women through football has been a key battleground in the sport for decades. Some progress has been made but recent events show there's a long way to go.
Just hours after a controversial four-match ban for star attacker Leo Messi, Argentina have lost 2-0 against Bolivia in La Paz. Were they missing the Barcelona star, or simply struggling with the altitude?
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has criticized plans for a 48-team World Cup in 2026, saying FIFA should think "more about football and not financial and political issues." However, he defended an overhaul of the Champions League.
FIFA has banned Argentina star Lionel Messi from four World Cup qualifying fixtures. Messi insulted a match official during a 1-0 victory over Chile. Argentina is upset, and plans to appeal.
Germany kept their perfect qualifying record intact as they beat Azerbaijan 4-1 in Baku. Andre Schürrle, Thomas Müller and Mario Gomez all found the net for the world champions.
Christian Pulisic has impressed in Germany as one of Dortmund's array of young stars. But his latest performance for his country saw fans, media outlets, players and coaches from the USA rushing to eulogize his talent.
His team haven't conceded since Euro 2016 and have a perfect World Cup qualifying record but coach Joachim Löw still wants more. An improving Azerbaijan hope to throw a spanner in the works on Sunday.
The road to Russia is nearing the end with holders Germany in pole position in their group. Click here for all the latest results from the World Cup qualifiers in Europe.
German news magazine 'Der Spiegel' has reported further revelations in the alleged bribes-for-votes scandal surrounding Germany’s hosting of the 2006 World Cup. A consultancy contract has raised several questions.
Lionel Messi was the difference as Argentina edged a crucial World Cup qualifier against Chile. Elsewhere, an unlikely hattrick hero inspired Brazil to an emphatic win over Uruguay that moved them closer to Russia 2018.
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