Canadian men advance to final round of World Cup qualifying

Helped by an own goal and strikes by Cyle Larin and Junior Hoilett, Canada dispatched Haiti 3-0 on the night and 4-0 on aggregate to advance to the final round of World Cup qualifying in CONCACAF.

Australia, New Zealand showcase 2023 World Cup bid to FIFA

New Zealand Football and Football Federation Australia are proposing the first ever co-confederation World Cup, the first FIFA World Cup in the Pacific region and the first Women's World Cup in the Southern Hemisphere.

FIFA probes Myanmar for suspected World Cup match-fixing

FIFA is investigating suspected match-fixing in Myanmar's 7-0 loss at Kyrgyzstan in a World Cup qualifier last year.

France coach Deschamps signs new contract until end of 2022

France coach Deschamps signs new contract until end of 2022

France coach Didier Deschamps has extended his contract until 2022, giving him a chance to defend the World Cup title.Since taking charge after the 2012 European Championship the former France captain has guided Les Bleus to the Euro 2016 final on home soil before winning the World Cup in Russia last year.

Belgium retains year-end No. 1 spot in FIFA rankings

Belgium retains year-end No. 1 spot in FIFA rankings

As expected, Canada has dropped out of the top six of CONCACAF countries in the latest FIFA rankings. The 73rd-ranked Canadians, who slipped four spots in the November numbers, will hope to gain ranking points during the next two international windows to catch No. 69 El Salvador and shorten their World Cup qualifying road.

Nishino aims to make Thailand regional soccer power

Nishino aims to make Thailand regional soccer power

Former Japan head coach Akira Nishino says he wants to help Thailand's national team become a regional power as its new manager. The 64-year-old Nishino was named head coach on Wednesday. He will also lead the Under-23 team.

CONCACAF limits direct World Cup qualifying to top six

CONCACAF has announced its qualifying format for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with the confederation's six top-ranked teams handed a shorter road to the sport's showcase tournament. Those elite teams, which had to play an extra round in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, will compete for three places in Qatar in 2022 in one round-robin phase.

CONCACAF limits direct World Cup qualifying to top six

Platini, a soccer great now touched by scandal

The Frenchman instantly recognizable for his unruly mop of hair and his often grumpy demeanour in his later years went on to become European soccer's top administrator as president of UEFA. Now his lofty reputation in the so-called beautiful game has been tainted by corruption scandals.

Former FIFA head Blatter: Sarkozy meeting key to Qatar vote

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the arrest of soccer great Michel Platini as part of a French corruption probe lends weight to his version of how the United States lost the 2022 World Cup vote to Qatar.

FIFA, Qatar to work on 48-team World Cup

FIFA, Qatar to work on 48-team World Cup

The FIFA Council has approved working with Qatar to explore expanding the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams by adding at least one more country in the Persian Gulf to host matches.

FIFA: 3.5 billion people watched World Cup

FIFA: 3.5 billion people watched World Cup

More than 3.5 billion people viewed some of the 2018 World Cup action, with 1.12 billion watching at least one minute of France beating Croatia 4-2 in the final, according to FIFA.

US grouped with Sweden again in 2019 Women's World Cup

U.S. national coach Jill Ellis was asked before the Women's World Cup draw whether she thought her team would be grouped with Sweden for the fifth straight time.

FIFA picks women's World Cup referees; no video review yet

Canadian referees Marie-Soleil Beaudoin and Carol Anne Chenard have been named to the 75-woman list of match officials for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.

World Cup winner France tops FIFA rankings

World Cup winner France tops FIFA rankings

World Cup winner France tops the FIFA rankings for the first time in 16 years. France beat Croatia 4-2 last month for its second World Cup title, and jumped up six places to reclaim the No. 1 spot it last held in May 2002.

Pique confirms retirement from Spain national team

Pique confirms retirement from Spain national team

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique confirmed Saturday he has retired from Spain's national team. The 31-year-old Pique says he has told new Spain coach Luis Enrique that the World Cup was his last tournament with "La Roja."

France the betting favourite for Qatar 2022

Pencil in France as the favourites for the 2022 World Cup, at least according to bookmakers. The 2018 FIFA World Cup champions have been named by Bodog as 5/1 favourites for the next tournament which will be held in Qatar.

France the betting favourite for Qatar 2022