The draw for the first phase of Asia's qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup finals featuring the continent's lowest-ranked nations was made on Wednesday, even though FIFA has yet to decide how many teams will participate in the tournament.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino continues to promote his plan to expand the tournament from 32 to 48 teams and potentially share the hosting duties originally awarded to Qatar with other nations in the Middle East.
Oman and Kuwait have been approached as potential...
A refugee footballer who fled Bahrain and was held in a Thai prison for months has condemned Australia's support for the re-election of Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa.
Australia's players union also denounced the decision to back Sheikh Salman, who was criticised for his inaction during Hakeem al-Araibi's detention after he was arrested and imprisoned due to an Interpol notice issued at Bahrain's request.
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has revealed the full wording of the new handball law in an attempt to add greater clarity for players, officials and supporters.
The change to the handball law was one of a series of updates to the Laws of the Game, which come into effect on June 1 and are likely to be used at all this summer's major tournaments -- such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, Copa America and CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Handballs in goal-scoring situations will no longer have to be deliberate following a decision made by world football's rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) said on Saturday.
IFAB's annual general meeting in Aberdeen ruled that intent would no longer be a factor in situations involving goals or goal-scoring opportunities from next season.
"A goal scored directly from the hand/arm (even if accidental) and a player scoring or creating a goal-scoring opportunity after...