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World Cup: Fifa drops plans to expand Qatar 2022 to 48 teams

France won the 2018 World Cup in Russia Plans to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams have been abandoned by Fifa. Fifa president Gianni Infantino said last year the expansion from 32 teams could be brought forward from 2026 to the 2022 tournament in Qatar. The change would have required Qatar to share […]

Robin van Persie: Ex-Arsenal & Manchester United striker on career highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup moments: Van Persie’s spectacular header After 20 minutes of near breathless conversation, Robin van Persie falls silent. He has agreed to finish our chat by answering some rapid-fire questions – a quick, light-hearted concept that interviewees tend to find easy and enjoyable. Or at least […]

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea manager to discuss future with club bosses

Maurizio Sarri led Chelsea to a third-place finish in the Premier League Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says his future should not be decided by the Europa League final result – adding if that was the case “I want to go immediately”. He did say that he will discuss his future with the club “to know […]

Ada Hegerberg: ‘When we all stand together on equality’

Media playback is not supported on this device Ada Hegerberg on equality: ‘One day the men in suits will understand’ Ada Hegerberg is officially the best player in women’s football. The 23-year-old won the first women’s Ballon d’Or in December and on Saturday capped a remarkable season by scoring a hat-trick to lift her fourth […]

Ada Hegerberg: ‘When we all stand together on equality’

Media playback is not supported on this device Ada Hegerberg on equality: ‘One day the men in suits will understand’ Ada Hegerberg is officially the best player in women’s football. The 23-year-old won the first women’s Ballon d’Or in December and on Saturday capped a remarkable season by scoring a hat-trick to lift her fourth […]

Raheem Sterling: Social media & T-shirts not enough to combat racism

Sterling has become a role model for speaking out against racism England and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling says boycotting social media and wearing T-shirts is “not enough” to combat racism and there must be “harder punishments”. Sterling, 24, was speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival in New York on Tuesday […]

Daniel James: Manchester United in talks for Swansea City winger

Media playback is not supported on this device FA Cup: Daniel James puts Swansea ahead with wonderful solo goal against Brentford Manchester United are talking to Swansea about Wales winger Daniel James, but a fee is yet to be agreed. James, 21, has been targeted by a number of Premier League teams. And United are […]

Women’s World Cup: Fifa ‘doing everything they can’ to seat families together

The Women’s World Cup runs from 7 June to 7 July in France Fifa says it is “doing everything it can” to ensure families will be seated together at next month’s Women’s World Cup in France. Fans claim they have not been allocated seats together due to a ticketing error, with some saying they have […]

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Europa League final situation ‘unacceptable’ say Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has decided not to play in the Europa League final in Baku over security fears Arsenal are to meet Uefa after midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan opted against playing in the Europa League final in Baku over of security fears. Gunners managing director Vinai Venkatesham says the situation is “unacceptable”. The Armenian’s safety was a […]

Ada Hegerberg named BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2019

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch the moment BBC surprises Hegerberg with award Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg has been voted the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2019. The award, voted for by fans across the world, comes four days after she scored a hat-trick in the Champions League final as her […]

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