Luis Enrique steps down from Spain

Luis Enrique departs La Roja for personal reasons Robert Moreno will replace him Moreno: “It's a bittersweet day" Luis Enrique has officially left his position as head coach of Spain for personal reasons, as confirmed by RFEF president Luis Rubiales on 19 June. Enrique will be replaced by assistant coach Robert Moreno. Moreno

Platini detained as part of 2022 World Cup probe

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been detained on suspicion of corruption.Michel Platini, the former UEFA president, was detained in Paris early on Tuesday morning as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in the Qatar 2022 World Cup bidding process.The detention and questioning of the former French football star

Brazil opener means more for Moreno Martins

Copa America reconnecting Marcelo Moreno Martin's to Brazilian roots "Playing in Brazil against Brazil makes this the Copa of my dreams." Bolivian striker faces hosts on 14 June Marcelo Moreno Martins is about to enjoy one of the highlights of his career. When he runs out at the Estadio Morumbi on Friday

Quintet through as Mongolia make history

Five teams progress to the second round Mongolia seal maiden progression Sri Lanka-Macau match cancelled The curtain was brought down on Asia's first round of qualifying for Qatar 2022 on Tuesday, with five teams prevailing over two legs to progress to the next stage.  Of the six teams that won their first

Spain and Portugal to assess 2030 World Cup bid

Spain and Portugal will undertake 'an in-depth analysis' of a possible joint bid.Spain and Portugal will start an analysis of whether to bid for the 2030 World Cup, the countries' football federations said on Saturday.They did not make any mention of Morocco, who were previously also said to have been

Rasid thrives as Malaysia hit seven

Malaysia made all but sure of a place in the second round of Asian qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ with a 7-1 win over Timor-Leste in their first round, first leg at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. The return will be played

1,264 days until Qatar: WC qualifying begins

With the prospect of the 2022 World Cup now involving 48 teams becoming increasingly likely, Craig Burley thinks it will 'dilute' the quality of the tournament. FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants Qatar to have a co-host and will present an expansion proposal at June's congress in Paris. It

Berizzo: Paraguay must use possession well

New Paraguay coach Eduardo Berizzo chats to FIFA.com He wants them to adopt a new, attacking style of play Berizzo discusses the Copa America and Qatar 2022 At the age of 49, Eduardo Berizzo has taken on his first job as an international head coach. Paraguay, after failing to reach back-to-back FIFA

Qatar 2022 qualifying begins in Asia

The road to Qatar 2022 begins with six ties in Asia Will Malaysia and Safawi Rasid be too much for Timor-Leste? Can Pakistan pocket their first World Cup qualifying win in 30 years? A little less than a year after the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the quest to