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Cruising around the interwebs the other day as I’m apt to do, I popped across a major media outlet, can’t quite remember which one, pimping its WAGs gallery ahead of the World Cup. It was a swift reminder – well, swift after I’d finished cruising through the gallery – that the football makes up but a small portion of the World Cup – it’s all about the ladies.

These are Umbro’s ladies in one of the least subtle advertising ploys ever – a reward for being subjected to Vanity Fair’s men. The most worthy of attention,… Continue reading


Mario Balotelli, Edinson Cavani, Neymar, and Paul Pogba star in’s latest stats review, along with a rapid goal, some on-song Lions, and an all-time Barça-Real record being under threat. [read]

At the fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit of the 2017/2018 series in Amsterdam, representatives from 21 FIFA member associations held discussions on the FIFA Forward Programme, the future of youth a [read]

The Hamburg District Court has issued a preliminary injunction against Switzerland-based viagogo AG, banning the company from offering tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ via its on [read]

Karen Duggan speaks to about Republic of Ireland's quest to make the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ their first major tournament and explains why she has opted against turning profe [read]

In the build-up to Russia 2018, will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week we look back to 1974 and the spectacular scenes that greeted the beaten Netherlands team on [read]

With just 22 matches played, all friendlies, since the December edition, it is no surprise to see few significant changes in the first FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of 2018, with Germany remaining on t [read]

Presidents and general secretaries from 21 FIFA member associations and three confederations (AFC, CONCACAF and UEFA) debated issues, including the FIFA Forward Programme and the future of youth and w [read]

Two-time FIFA World Player of the Year and FIFA World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from professional football, bringing to an end a two-decade career on the pitch adorned with medals, trophies an [read]

Trinidad and Tobago will be the setting for the ninth edition of the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship, which begins on Thursday, with three places at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup up for [read]