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 By Reuters

FIFA accuses BeoutQ of illegally broadcasting World Cup matches

MOSCOW -- Football's governing body FIFA on Friday accused television channel BeoutQ, which is widely available in Saudi Arabia, of illegally broadcasting the opening games of the World Cup.

Following FIFA's announcement, officials from Qatar -- where a TV station holds the regional rights to air the tournament -- traded barbed comments online with allies of Saudi Arabia in the latest episode of a long-running feud.

FIFA said in a statement that it was "exploring all options to stop the infringement...

 By Reuters

FIFA Congress won't discuss 48-team 2022 World Cup in Qatar this week

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has revealed discussions about the potential of a 48-team World Cup in 2022 have been put on hold
FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says the governing body would not discuss the possibility of having a 48-team World Cup in Qatar in 2022 at its congress next week, saying it would first discuss the matter with the host country.

"The FIFA administration will discuss with the hosts and then we will see," Infantino told reporters in Moscow. "For the moment, what there is is a World Cup with 32 teams."

Infantino, who said it was premature to discuss the issue at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday,...

 By Ian Holyman

FIFA president Gianni Infantino: Enlarged World Cup 'not selling football's soul'

FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said he is "not selling football's soul" with plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams in 2022.

Infantino has been criticised after announcing that the 2022 tournament, rather than the 2026 finals as originally planned, could see 16 teams added to the format.

"I'm not selling football's soul. I don't have the right to do it and if I had it, I wouldn't do it, of course. No-one is selling anything," he told L'Equipe.

"I ask you to judge when it's done. It's at...

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England thrash Qatar at Toulon but must wait on semifinal spot

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England's under-21s defeated Qatar 4-0 at the Toulon Tournament but must wait to see if they advance to the knockout stage.

England took the lead in the 38th minute when Ahmed Suhail redirected Lukas Nmecha's header into the net for an own goal.

Ronaldo Vieira and Tammy Abraham added goals in quick succession in the second half, before Adam Armstrong added a fourth in the 67th minute.

England, who beat China 2-1 in their opener before drawing 0-0 with Mexico, finished second in Group...

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Japan, Qatar to dispute 2019 Copa America, no North American squads

SAO PAULO -- The 2019 Copa America in Brazil will feature Japan and Qatar and no teams from North America.

South America football body CONMEBOL said in a statement on Friday the two guest sides were included in the 12-nation tournament because of close links with the Asian Football Confederation.

"The 2019 Copa America in Brazil will be an emotional competition, in which anyone can win the title," said CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez. 

"In addition to the national teams of our member...