Despite reports of deadly conditions for foreigners on construction sites for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, football's governing body sees no reason to move the tournament elsewhere. When it will be held is still unknown.
No African soccer team has ever reached the World Cup semi-finals. For the 2018 tournament in Russia, five strong teams could change that. But it's not going to be an easy feat.
Africa has many good footballers, but because of the key role played by politics, national teams are performing way below their potential. Lack of trust among stakeholders has hampered progress, said coach Volker Finke.
Ahead of hosting the World Cup, excitement among football fans in Russia is growing with all eyes on Friday's draw. Moscow has been spruced up for the draw and next year's tournament.
Former US goalkeeper Hope Solo has said ex-FIFA boss Sepp Blatter groped her backside during the 2013 Ballon d'Or ceremony. Sexual harassment wasn't just a problem in Hollywood but in women's football as well, she said.
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