The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.
South Korea's national soccer federation has asked the sport's continental body to consider action against North Korea for staging their 2022 World Cup qualifier behind closed doors, according to a.. Reuters - Published
Qatar's government said on Thursday it adopted a new minimum wage law and will scrap mandatory exit visas for all workers, part of a broad labor reform program ahead of its hosting of the 2022 World.. Reuters - Published
England manager Gareth Southgate says he expects a tough task in their Euro 2020 group when they play Croatia and the Czech Republic. The Three Lions lost their World Cup semi-final to Zlatko Dalic's..
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Ireland's Johnny Sexton admits that the memory of their World Cup failure will "live with us for a long time". His comments came during the launch of the Champions Cup in Cardiff, which Saracens failed..
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Long-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but no fans were allowed in the stands and Pyongyang refused to.. Reuters - Published
Long-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but fans were left in the dark with Pyongyang refusing to broadcast.. Reuters - Published
South Korean football fans will be left in the dark as their national team play in North Korea for the first time in 30 years on Tuesday, with Pyongyang refusing to broadcast the World Cup qualifier.. Reuters - Published
Anti-government protests that have roiled Hong Kong for more than three months spread to the sports field on Tuesday, as many local fans defied Chinese law to boo the country's national anthem ahead of.. Reuters - Published
Iran's soccer players have nothing to fear from anti-government protests in Hong Kong, said the head coach of the city's representative team, despite an unsuccessful bid by the visitors to play.. Reuters - Published
Iranian women fans will be allowed to attend a men's soccer World Cub qualifying match in the Islamic Republic in October, the official IRNA news agency quoted a Sports Ministry official as saying on.. Reuters - Published
The Matildas have had a heartbreaking end to the FIFA Women's World Cup, beaten 4-1 in the penalty shootout against Norway. Earlier Elise Kellond-Knight drew the Matildas level in the second half,.. SBS - Published
It’s time for the Matildas to get their World Cup campaign back on track after their last minute loss to Italy. It could have caused a crisis of confidence, instead it has provided much-needed.. SBS - Published