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Lugano lifts spirits at West Brom as Everton miss out

The World Cup will be held in Middle East for the first time ever. The Doha Port stadium is pictured in this artists impression

Calls grow for 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be staged in winter

The 2022 World Cup should be played in the winter, one of the men who helped Qatar win the bid to host it admitted today.

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But the most astonishing story will always remain the fact that Fabrice Muamba ‘died’ for 78 minutes – and lived to tell the tale.

Sepp Blatter invites Fabrice Muamba to discuss role with Fifa

Cardiac arrest survivor Fabrice Muamba has been invited by Fifa president Sepp Blatter to Zurich next month to discuss a possible role with world football's governing body.

Mohamed bin Hammam is determined to disprove corruption allegations

Mohamed bin Hammam vows to clear name as Fifa investigation opens

Mohamed bin Hammam has vowed to clear his name after FIFA's ethics committee opened investigation proceedings against him.

Rio Ferdinand pictured with Lewis Hamilton, enjoying some time off

Bernstein: FA must take a tough line on discrimination

The Football Association chairman, David Bernstein, last night issued a stern warning to players reminding them of their responsibilities to act appropriately and vowed strong sanctions against guilty individuals.

FA takes tough line over discrimination

The Football Association chairman, David Bernstein, last night issued a stern warning to players reminding them of their responsibilities to act appropriately and vowed strong sanctions against guilty individuals.

World Cup bids for inspection

Fifa's new ethics investigator has not ruled out looking at the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process in his probe into corruption allegations.

Gareth Bale in action for Tottenham

BOA criticises Sepp Blatter over suggestions Gareth Bale could be banned from playing for Tottenham

British Olympic Association chairman Lord Moynihan today criticised Sepp Blatter for suggesting Gareth Bale could be banned from playing for Tottenham during London 2012.

Mohamed bin Hammam (left) and Sepp Blatter are now best of enemies

Mohamed Bin Hammam has Fifa ban annulled by Court of Arbitration for Sport

Mohamed Bin Hammam's lifetime FIFA ban imposed for allegedly paying bribes has been annulled by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The Qatari was ousted from Fifa for trying to buy votes while challenging Sepp Blatter for presidency of football's world governing body last year

Mohamed bin Hammam suspended by Asian Football Confederation

The Asian Football Confederation accused its disgraced president Mohammed bin Hammam of bribery after an internal audit revealed fresh allegations of financial wrongdoings by the Qatari football official.

Blatter suggested the vote for the host of the 2006 World Cup had not run smoothly and he suspected malpractice

Franz Beckenbauer hits back at Fifa president Sepp Blatter over 2006 World Cup 'malpractice' claim

Franz Beckenbauer has hit back at suggestions by Fifa president Sepp Blatter that there was irregularity in the decision to award the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

Clean cut?: John Terry leaves court having been found not guilty of racism. But he still has questions to answer and now football is in the dock

The Last Word: The day John Terry gave me a ring

He talked a good game but his behaviour only fuels the notion that football is a death star

Push and shove: Aston Villa's Charles Nzogbia battles with Burton Albion's Marcus Holness during yesterday's pre-season friendly

Capello 'is new Russia coach'

Fabio Capello has been appointed Russia's new coach, according to the national team captain Andrei Arshavin. The Arsenal player announced the news on his personal website. "Russia's national coach has been appointed – he is Fabio Capello. We wish him success in his new job," Arshavin said.

John Terry clears the ball

Goal-line technology approved in historic change to football

Goal-line technology has been approved as part of the laws of football in an historic decision by the International FA Board (IFAB).

John Terry clears the ball away

Goal-line technology set for go-ahead

Goal-line technology is certain to get the go-ahead from football's law-makers next week, according to sources on the International FA Board (IFAB).

<b>Marko Devic: </b> Brought the main talking point in the match. Replays showed his effort appeared to have crossed the line before being cleared by John Terry despite being right in front of one of the goal line officials. 6

Official sent home after Ukraine's goal-line howler

The decision of the Hungarian fifth official Istvan Vad to wave play on when Ukraine's Marko Devic looked to have scored against England on Tuesday night has prompted the tournament's governing body Uefa to send him and the rest of the Hungarian team home from the competition.

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