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Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022: a guide to the finals and play-offs
The Fifa World Cup trophy on display at the draw for Qatar 2022
The big match

Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022: a guide to the finals and play-offs

Everything you need to know about the festival of football in Qatar
27 May 2022
North Macedonia shock Italy: one of football’s biggest ever upsets? 
North Macedonia players celebrate their victory over Italy in the World Cup play-off
View from the terraces

North Macedonia shock Italy: one of football’s biggest ever upsets? 

European champions will miss out on the Fifa World Cup for the second successive time 
25 Mar 2022
Russia kicked out: even the ‘charlatans’ from Fifa ‘got there in the end’
Russian fans at a 2018 Fifa World Cup match in Moscow
View from the terraces

Russia kicked out: even the ‘charlatans’ from Fifa ‘got there in the end’

Russian clubs and national teams are suspended from all Fifa and Uefa competitions 
1 Mar 2022
Qatar’s tainted World Cup
Workers at the site of the Lusail Stadium in 2019
Why we’re talking about . . .

Qatar’s tainted World Cup

In a year’s time, the most controversial World Cup in recent history will kick off
3 Dec 2021
A World Cup every two years - for football and rugby union?
Football’s Fifa World Cup and rugby union’s Webb Ellis Cup trophies
Pros and cons

A World Cup every two years - for football and rugby union?

Governing bodies of both sports are discussing the option of biennial tournaments 
14 Sep 2021
Has Wembley chaos wrecked Britain and Ireland’s 2030 World Cup bid?
Supporters packed Wembley Way ahead of the Euro 2020 final
In Depth

Has Wembley chaos wrecked Britain and Ireland’s 2030 World Cup bid?

Boris Johnson remains confident of the joint bid despite the ‘scenes of mayhem’ at Euro 2020 final
13 Jul 2021
‘We’re keen to bring football home’: Johnson targets a trophy double 
Fifa World Cup trophy
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘We’re keen to bring football home’: Johnson targets a trophy double 

PM supports 2030 World Cup bid and offers to host all Euro matches this summer 
2 Mar 2021

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Back pages: ‘No excuses’ for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
In Brief

Back pages: ‘No excuses’ for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 10 December
10 Dec 2019
Back pages: British and Irish FAs set for 2030 World Cup bid
Fifa World Cup trophy
In Brief

Back pages: British and Irish FAs set for 2030 World Cup bid

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 2 December
2 Dec 2019
England expects: Southgate’s job is on the line at Euro 2020
Gareth Southgate led England to the semi-finals of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia
In Depth

England expects: Southgate’s job is on the line at Euro 2020

Three Lions boss plans ahead for the 2022 World Cup - even though he may not be in charge
19 Nov 2019
Back pages: back me or sack me now, says Chelsea boss Sarri
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is under pressure after a number of defeats
Daily Briefing

Back pages: back me or sack me now, says Chelsea boss Sarri

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 23 May
23 May 2019
Gordon Banks: tributes paid to World Cup-winning goalkeeper
gordon_banks_england_1966_world_cup_winners.jpg
In Depth

Gordon Banks: tributes paid to World Cup-winning goalkeeper

Legendary No.1 will also be remembered for making ‘that save’ from Pele
12 Feb 2019
Fifa World Cup ban for European Super League players
Gianni Infantino was elected Fifa president in February 2016
In Brief

Fifa World Cup ban for European Super League players

Infantino warns clubs and stars linked with the breakaway league
8 Nov 2018
Qatar 2022 World Cup: Fifa plan expansion to 48 teams
Gianni Infantino was elected Fifa president in February 2016
In Brief

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Fifa plan expansion to 48 teams

Infantino backs the proposals - but it would require Qatar to share hosting duties
1 Nov 2018
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