France and Belgium have become the first-ever joint ranked leaders in the FIFA rankings.
The latest published rankings show the two European nations exactly level on 1,729 points, something that has not in its 25-year history. Since winning the World Cup, France picked up a draw and win against Germany and Netherlands respectively in the UEFA Nations League, while Belgium beat Scotland 4-0 and Iceland -- though the former was a friendly.
Brazil remain third, ahead of World Cup finalists Croatia,...
The Republic of Ireland will join England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in exploring a potential bid for the 2030 World Cup.
The English Football Association had already announced plans to assess a bid with Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and Football Association Ireland said in statement released Wednesday that it would join the feasibility study "following recent positive discussions."
England, who hosted the 1966 World Cup, failed in bids to host the event in 2006 and 2018.
One of the protesters who invaded the pitch during the 2018 World Cup final is seriously ill and in hospital, members of the Pussy Riot protest band with whom he collaborated have claimed while suggesting he may have been poisoned.
The president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has reportedly sought the backing of Spain's government for a bid to host either the 2028 European Championship or the 2030 World Cup.
On Wednesday, Luis Rubiales attended a protocol meeting between FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at La Moncloa, the official residency of Spain's head of government.
El Pais reported that among the issues raised was the possibility that Spain could stage a major...