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From 2026, 48 teams will take part in the soccer World Cup finals. FIFA President Gianni Infantino says it gives new countries a chance to play in the World Cup. @NalanSipar says: "It's not about sport for the soccer mafia but about business."
Former England manager Graham Taylor has died at the age of 72. He is remembered for managing Watford to multiple promotions, but also for failing to lead England to qualification for the 1994 World Cup.
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FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams has been met with widespread disapproval in Germany. The head of the German FA and the national team coach Joachim Löw were among the sharpest critics.
FIFA has approved the expansion of the World Cup, something that will be feted in some quarters and met with disgust in others. The arguments from both sides have often been hypocritical, writes Andreas Sten-Ziemons.
The FIFA Council voted on Tuesday to expand the World Cup to 48 teams beginning with the 2026 edition of the tournament. This came during a meeting of the Council in Zurich.
The FIFA Council meets on Tuesday to discuss the expansion of the World Cup from 32 to as many as 48 teams. With its vocal opposition to the plans, German football is beating a fairly lonely drum.
The FIFA Council has voted to increase the number of teams at the World Cup to 48. This will not be the first major change in the tournament's format since the first World Cup was held in 1930.
A Swiss court has rejected a claim lodged against FIFA by several trade unions for alleged abuses of workers' rights in 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar. Football's world governing body welcomed the news.
The head of Germany's FA has warned FIFA against being too hasty in its plans to expand the World Cup. Reinhard Grindel also said the DFB believed the 'tried and tested' 32-team format was still the best.
From the ice hockey and handball world championships to the women's Euro and the Africa Cup of Nations, 2017 will be jam-packed with sporting highlights. Here's the pick of what to look out for in the next 12 months.
Switzerland is synonymous with the Alps and some of the most spectacular peaks can be seen in the Canton of Valais. We visit the Saas-Fee ski resort and find out what the Swiss Alps have in store for visitors.
Germany coach Joachim Löw has criticized FIFA's plans to expand the World Cup to as many as 48 teams. Löw said the world governing body needed to be careful not to damage a good product.
German football club Wolfsburg has confirmed the transfer of World Cup-winning midfielder Julian Draxler to Paris Saint-Germain. The player will complete his move to the French club in the January transfer window.
England's national soccer association is to appeal the $44,000 fine from FIFA after displaying poppies during World Cup qualifying matches in November.
FIFA has imposed sanctions on several of its members over incidents that occurred in the most recent international break. Some of the highest-profile incidents involved the display of the poppy by British national teams.
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