BERLIN: Once hailed as a prize-winning example of integration in Germany, Mesut Ozil has quit international duty amid bitter accusations of racism, levelled at German Football Association (DFB) chief Reinhard Grindel. "In the eyes of…
World Cup 2018
PARIS: FIFA ethics chief Hans-Joachim Eckert will make a public statement Thursday over the inquiry into the controversies plaguing the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
MOSCOW: Russia has rejected a FIFA recommendation to cut the number of host cities for the 2018 World Cup from 11 to nine and stadiums from 12 to 10, according to Russia sports minister Vitaly Mutko.