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November 22, 2014

2018 World Cup logo
22:20 GMT

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has said that a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be nonsense.

Chelsea 2-0 West Brom: Costa & Hazard lead Blues to victory
17:18 GMT

Jose Mourinho's side cruised past the Baggies, whose afternoon was made all the more difficult after Claudio Yacob's first-half red card for a two-footed lunge on Spain star Costa

Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City: Yaya Toure seals hard-fought turnaround
17:17 GMT

The Ivorian linked up well with Fernandinho to help Manuel Pellegrini's men come from a goal down to beat Garry Monk's men at the Etihad Stadium

November 21, 2014

FIFA logo
18:42 GMT

In a latest development to the controversy revolving around World Cup bidding process, FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and lawyer Michael Garcia have agreed to release full copies of probing reports into the WC bidding corruption to the organisation's compliance chief.

November 20, 2014

Yaya Toure
23:05 GMT

The Ivory Coast international says he would "never close the door to a big club", while he believes his current club's poor form can be put down to post-World Cup fatigue

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
16:46 GMT

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has accidently revealed the potential new name of the club's iconic Bernabeu stadium as either IPIC Bernabeu or CEPSA Bernabeu.

Angel Di Maria
16:12 GMT

Manchester United are reportedly ready to sell their new star winger Angel di Maria to Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in order to fund a transfer deal for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale.

Sepp Blatter
12:52 GMT

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has discarded demand made by the English Football Association (FA) head Greg Dyke to publish the report into the long-standing allegations of corruption surrounding the bidding process for 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Tunisia's forward Kharzi (13) vies with Egyptian forward Alniny (17) during the 2015 AFCON qualifying match between Tunisia and Egypt
02:17 GMT

A 2-1 defeat to Tunisia dashed the hopes of the tournament's most successful side while Mali booked their place

November 19, 2014

Louis Van Gaal
21:15 GMT

The Barcelona and Real Madrid stars are favourites to win the award, but the Manchester United manager feels one of Germany's World Cup winners should receive the honour

Daniel Sturridge
21:13 GMT

The 25-year-old pulled up with a thigh strain at Melwood on Tuesday and is now unavailable to face Crystal Palace, though the extent of the problem has not been disclosed

FIFA file 'criminal complaint' post two-year investigation into alleged WC corruption bid
14:19 GMT

Switzerland's attorney general has received a criminal complaint from FIFA after a two-year investigation into possible World Cup corruption, individually linked to awarding hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

November 18, 2014

Scotland 1-3 England: Rooney closes in on Charlton & Lineker
22:35 GMT

Roy Hodgson's side made it six wins out of six since their disappointing World Cup showing in Brazil, by beating the 'Auld Enemy' in their own backyard.

Lionel Messi
15:07 GMT

The Argentine attacker says he is focused on winning trophies with the Catalan club this season, but admits he is no longer sure about his long-term future at Camp Nou

England FA logo
13:54 GMT

England's Football Association's former chairman David Bernstein has urged the board to lobby UEFA to organise a European boycott for the next World Cup unless FIFA reforms itself.