Alexei Sorokin, the man in charge of organising the World Cup in Russia, is considering running for a spot on the FIFA Council.
CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani is confident of a co-hosted 2026 World Cup in the region.
The UEFA qualifiers for World Cup 2018 reach their halfway stage at the weekend but who has one foot in the finals already, and who has it all to do?
The FIFA Council unanimously approved the expanded 48-team World Cup at a meeting in Zurich on Tuesday.
Spartak Moscow fans unfurled a banner in response to the BBC's documentary, Russia's Hooligan Army, branding the organisation "Blah Blah Channel."
Russia defender Vasily Berezutsky retired from international football on Friday, one year before his country hosts the World Cup.