The Federation Internationale de Football Association (Fifa) is the governing body of association football. Fifa is responsible for the organisation of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991. Fifa was founded in 1904. Headquartered in Zurich, its membership now comprises 209 national associations. Member countries must each also be members of one of the six regional confederations into which the world is divided: Africa, Asia, Europe, North & Central America and the Caribbean, Oceania and South America.
Kiss for player after Spanish Women’s World Glory has turned into a crisis and become a #MeToo moment for the sport.
Biggest graft scandal in a decade threatens to drag Chinese men’s football to an even lower level with investigations also spreading to other sports.
The Brazilian great, who died on December 29 aged 82, personified everything good about football and transformed the sport into the beautiful game.
Cliff Buddle says the tournament hosted by Qatar will be the most controversial yet, but when it begins, billions of fans will be gripped.
It is one thing to impose sanctions against Putin and his enablers, quite another when ordinary Russians are penalised through no fault of their own.
Tottenham superstar Son Heung-min admits he was upset by opponents saying ‘they don’t care about me and know how to stop me’.
Supporters in Tottenham jerseys with Son Heung-min’s name subjected to physical and verbal abuse in the stands in Shenzhen and escorted out by police amid ugly scenes.
Kathryn Mayorga claims Cristiano Ronaldo sexually assaulted her in his Las Vegas hotel suite in 2009 and is seeking millions of dollars more than the US$375,000 in hush money he paid her.
Tottenham star silences a sell-out crowd of more than 40,000 in Shenzhen with two goals in the first half.
Auction house Sotheby’s announces sale of six jerseys Argentina star wore on way to historic win in Qatar, including one from final against France.
Two countries face each other in Shenzhen on Tuesday in qualifying for 2026 tournament, with Son Heung-min warning teammates to keep their cool in front of sell-out crowd.
Tempers flare in the stands after visitors come away from Bangkok with a 2-1 victory in their Fifa World Cup qualifier clash.
‘I can’t give up just because I’m hurt,’ says Tottenham superstar Son Heung-min, who stars in 5-0 Fifa World Cup qualifying victory.
Australia have opted out of bidding for the 2034 Fifa World Cup, with Saudi Arabia being the sole bidders, but the CEO of Football Australia says growing the Club World Cup is an ‘exciting’ prospect.
The Palestinian and Israeli national football teams are preparing for several qualifiers of major tournaments amid the ongoing Israel-Gaza war.
Group’s founder and CEO Sergio Aguero says new co-owner Lionel Messi can make ‘great contribution’ to esports.
The country is ‘ready for all possibilities’ about hosting the 2034 tournament in winter or summer, Saudi Arabian Football Federation president says after Australia’s pull-out leaves it as the only bidder.
Australia’s chances of hosting event seemed slim after Asian football bosses backed Saudi bid.
Lionel Messi edges out Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappé, dedicates award to Argentina teammates.
Luis Rubiales, who kissed footballer Jenni Hermoso following Spain’s win in the Women’s World Cup final, is banned from all football-related activities, governing body says.
Spanish media publish video where home supporter appears to call Real Madrid star ‘monkey’ as object that looks like banana skin is thrown.
Lionel Messi also becomes all-time top scorer in South American World Cup qualifying with both goals in Argentina’s 2-0 win over Peru.
Head coach Jorn Andersen’s team are left rocking during their play-off second leg in Thimphu, losing 2-0 but advancing on aggregate to the group stage.
Hopes of reaching first Fifa showpiece since 2002 low among supporters after daunting draw for first round of Asian qualifiers.
Norwegian says second-half performance was again unsatisfactory in 4-0 win, and return leg at 2,000m above sea level will not be easy without injured striker Everton Camargo, and defender Vas Nunez.
The 2026 2026 World Cup, which will feature 48 teams, will be hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico, while the 2030 edition will be divided between Africa, Europe and South America.
Bid is latest step in a campaign to turn the kingdom into a global sports powerhouse, and ‘intends to deliver a world-class tournament’.
The tournament will be hosted by Morocco, Spain and Portugal, with opening games in Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay.
It would have been ‘very reckless’ to include the talisman, coach Gerardo Martino says after Miami, second from bottom in the MLS’ Eastern Conference, lose 5-2 to Atlanta United.
Clearing up stadiums at World Cups had given Japan’s football fans a glowing reputation, but they also include a darker element drawn to violence and vandalism.
Fans vent anger at full-time of 1-0 friendly defeat, while there were vast swathes of empty seats at stadium in Chengdu.
National team defender Li Shuai also suffers a concussion and cervical spine injury in clash of heads with Malaysian player.
Frustrated Chinese football fans seemingly voting with their feet – and refusing to open their wallets – after dire 1-1 draw with Malaysia.
Assistant Zheng Zhi reacts angrily as crowd voice their displeasure, with head coach Aleksandar Jankovic admitting ‘we didn’t deserve to win’.