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Fifa proposes six-team World Cup play-off for 2026

Fifa proposes six-team World Cup play-off for 2026

Germany won the 2014 World Cup with victory over Argentina in Brazil Fifa is proposing a six-nation play-off tournament to decide the last two slots at the 48-team World Cup in 2026. Football’s world governing body has revealed its plans for how the 48 places will be allocated, with 16 Europeans teams set to qualify. […]

Ozil & Sanchez want to stay at Arsenal – Wenger

Ozil & Sanchez want to stay at Arsenal – Wenger

Media playback is not supported on this device Wenger future ‘not completely sorted out yet’ Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil want to stay at the club but says his own future is “not sorted completely”. Contract talks with Ozil, 28, and Sanchez are on hold until the summer. Sanchez, […]

Fifa investigates Taylor’s leg-break tackle on Coleman

Fifa investigates Taylor’s leg-break tackle on Coleman

Wales captain Ashley Williams comforted Everton team-mate Seamus Coleman as he was taken off on a stretcher Fifa has opened proceedings against Wales full-back Neil Taylor after his leg-breaking challenge on Republic of Ireland’s Seamus Coleman. The Everton defender, 28, was taken off on a stretcher after the tackle which saw Taylor sent off during […]

Arsene Wenger thinks Sanchez & Ozil want to stay but is coy on own future

Arsene Wenger thinks Sanchez & Ozil want to stay but is coy on own future

Media playback is not supported on this device Wenger future ‘not completely sorted out yet’ Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil want to stay at the club but says his own future is “not sorted completely”. Contract talks with Ozil, 28, and Sanchez are on hold until the summer. Sanchez, […]

Empathy, clarity, honesty – how Dyche is building more than just team spirit

Empathy, clarity, honesty – how Dyche is building more than just team spirit

Spend any time with Burnley boss Sean Dyche and you will want to become a manager – I know I did after a couple of hours in his company. I went to meet Dyche to find out how his style of leadership has helped him build the Clarets’ fantastic team spirit, and ended up learning […]

Erik Lamela: Tottenham midfielder out for the season

Erik Lamela: Tottenham midfielder out for the season

Erik Lamela had scored two goals and provided seven assists in his 14 appearances for Tottenham this season before injuring his hip Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a hip injury. The 25-year-old Argentina international has not played for Spurs since October because of the […]

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger should stay on as manager, says Alex Iwobi

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger should stay on as manager, says Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi has made 35 appearances for Arsenal this season, scoring four goals Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi wants Arsene Wenger to remain as manager and says criticism of the Frenchman is “unfair”. Wenger, 67, has been criticised by some fans after Arsenal slipped to sixth in the Premier League following four defeats in their past […]

Tottenham may play at White Hart Lane in 2017-18

Media playback is not supported on this device Tottenham Hotspur are due to move into their new stadium next year Tottenham could continue playing at White Hart Lane next season, according to chairman Daniel Levy. Spurs are having a new stadium built next to their existing home and had been expected to play at Wembley […]

Video assistant referees could be used in EFL Cup next season

Video assistant referees could be used in EFL Cup next season

Video assistant referees are currently being trialled worldwide, including in Germany as seen here Video assistant referees could be used in English football as early as August, bringing forward the start of a planned trial by several months. The Football Association has said the technology could be trialled in the FA Cup in January 2018, […]

Kante: How a small, humble & quiet boy became one of world’s best midfielders

Kante: How a small, humble & quiet boy became one of world’s best midfielders

N’Golo Kante’s route to the top has not been easy or straightforward, but he has always had a quiet and steely determination Listen to Creating N’Golo Kante on Wednesday, 29 March at 19:30 BST on BBC Radio 5 live He may be just 5ft 6½in, but N’Golo Kante is a giant of the Premier League. […]