Football's World Cup tournament is to be expanded from 32 teams to 48. FIFA's governing council voted to move to 16 groups of three from 2026. African and Asian federations have been in favor of the move while European nations are less enthusiastic.
Qatar's World Cup preparations have veered from controversy to controversy over the past four years. With another five to go until the first ball is kicked, we take a look at one of football's most complex sagas.
The head of the Italian football association has resigned after the country's national team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in decades. Italy's coach had been sacked last week.
German football is mourning the loss of 1954 FIFA World Cup winner Hans Schäfer. The former FC Cologne and West Germany international passed away on Tuesday, at the age of 90, surrounded by his family.
The nine remaining places at World Cup 2018 will be decided in the next week. A serial winner, a pair of Africa’s greatest powers and a potential first timer are among those who have it all to play for. DW takes a look.
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