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FIFA Said to Be Close to TV Deal With Apple for New Tournament

The agreement would give the tech company worldwide rights for a monthlong World Cup-style competition between top teams set to…

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To Lure FIFA, France Floats the Promise of a Tax-Free Home

A plan to persuade sports federations to move to the country could save them millions. Supporters and critics of the…

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FIFA Will Host 2030 World Cup on Three Continents

Soccer’s biggest championship will celebrate its centenary by placing games in South America, Europe and Africa, with most of the…

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FIFA Will Allow Rainbow Armbands at Women’s World Cup

Captains will be offered choices reflecting several anti-discrimination efforts. The rainbow-colored design is similar to one banned at the men’s…

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FIFA Silenced One World Cup Protest but May Face More This Year

FIFA threatened to suspend men’s captains if they took part in a social justice campaign in Qatar. Will the same…

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How Anti-Israel Protests Cost Indonesia a FIFA Soccer Championship

Preparations for the tournament were thrown into disarray when a governor asked Indonesia’s sports ministry to bar Israel’s team from…

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Saudi Sponsorship Catches Women’s World Cup Hosts by Surprise

Officials from Australia and New Zealand were blindsided by reports that FIFA would make Saudi Arabia’s tourism authority a partner…

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FIFA Trial Could Implicate Fox, a Major Player in Soccer

Two former executives are accused of paying bribes to obtain broadcast rights, including for the World Cup. Testimony could reveal…

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Fresh Off World Cup, FIFA Faces a Legal Challenge From Ukraine

A hearing will be held over a rule that allows overseas players to suspend their contracts with Ukrainian teams during…

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As the World Focuses on Soccer, a Women’s Team in Exile Aches to Play

When the Afghanistan women’s national soccer team watches the men’s World Cup, every image on the TV screen feels bittersweet.…

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