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Last week in this space I wrote about the expanded, 48-team FIFA World Cup and how the change will impact on the tournament, football in general and on Australia.
FIFA's expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 has been welcomed by David Gallop and Football Federation Australia.
FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams was met with criticism, but Australians should avoid hypocrisy when joining in as expansion has been in our...
Outrage was the immediate reaction across Football's traditional powerhouse nations as FIFA announced the World Cup would expand to 48 teams by the 2026, but it's...
FIFA’s councillors have voted unanimously to expand the World Cup finals from 32 to 48 teams.
UEFA has backed FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams from 2026.
The European Club Association (ECA) has reaffirmed its stance against FIFA approving plans for the World Cup to be expanded to 48 teams for the 2026 finals.

Two Weeks In June

This SBS documentary tells the story of the Socceroos historic 2006 FIFA World...

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Tombides in the fight for his life

In 2011, Australian teenager Dylan Tombides was on the verge of a Premier...

Shootout

Bash and Zdrila dissect Australia's 2-2 draw with Oman, which has left the...

Bresciano and Zdrila sit down

Zdrila chats with Socceroos midfielder Mark Bresciano about his return to the...

Lucas Neill on the Socceroos

Australia captain Lucas Neill talks to Les Murray about the 2014 World Cup...

Some tips from the Beach Socceroos

TWG's very own David Zdrilic takes us through some elements of beach...

Australia's Futsal quest

The Futsalroos are representing Australia at the FIFA Futsal World Cup in...

Futsalroos farewelled

Australia's national Futsal team is off to Thailand to take on the world...

Futsalroos ready for World Cup challenge

Australia's national Futsal team is headed to the Futsal World Cup in...

Futsalroos: Steven Knight

The Futsalroos coach tells TWG about his squad headed to next month's...

Futsalroos: Lachlan Wright

The Futsalroos veteran tells TWG about his comeback from injury, the...

Iraq v Australia - 1st Half

World Cup qualifier: Iraq 1-2 Australia - 1st Half

Iraq v Australia - 2nd Half

World Cup qualifier: Iraq 1-2 Australia - 2nd Half

Extensive Osieck one-on-one

Australia coach Holger Osieck gives TWG's Scott McIntyre his time and...

Socceroos feeling the heat in Doha

TWG's Scott McIntyre is in Doha with the Socceroos and has all the latest...

Zico in a relaxed mood

TWG's Scott McIntyre had a slightly amusing chat with Iraq coach Zico...

Shootout: Nashat Akram

TWG's Scott McIntyre chats with star Iraq midfielder Nashat Akram ahead of...

Socceroos preview: Mark Bresciano

Star Australia midfielder Mark Bresciano discusses the Socceroos' crucial...

Socceroos preview: Mark Schwarzer

Veteran Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer discusses the Socceroos'...

Latest News

The FIFA Council have voted unanimously to expand the World Cup to a 48-team format - with 16 groups of three - for the 2026 finals, which is likely to be held in...
FIFA is set to ignore the old adage about not messing with a winning formula by approving president Gianni Infantino's plans to expand the World Cup.
Germany's football president Reinhard Grindel is against expanding the FIFA World Cup from 32 teams to 40 or 48.
A 48-team FIFA World Cup has the backing of global football federations, according to FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
FIFA official Marco van Basten has listed the governing body's goals to reduce poor behaviour from players during matches.
The European Club Association (ECA) has written to FIFA imploring global football's governing body not to proceed with plans to expand the World Cup.
UEFA are not happy about the way FIFA are pushing through plans to expand the 2026 World Cup.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is 'a bit sceptical' by FIFA's plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said a proposal to expand the World Cup finals to 48 teams, with 16 groups of three teams, received enthusiastic backing at a...
Adelaide Oval will host Australia's crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying clash with group leaders Saudi Arabia next June.
FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura is confident Qatar have concerns over their suitability to deliver the 2022 FIFA World Cup firmly under control.
Brazilian club Corinthians have offered assurances they are taking action after a report revealed their stadium, a host venue for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, could...
Gerard Pique insists he will retire from Spain duty in 2018, and says he nearly walked away from football entirely two years ago.
The World Cup could be set for a return to North America in 2026 after FIFA decided bids from European and Asian countries will be 'ineligible' to host the...
Franz Beckenbauer has been accused of misleading the public by the president of the German Football Association (DFB) over a payment he received from a sponsor of...
Brazil attacker Douglas Costa believes his nation have the quality to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Stanislav Cherchesov, who is Russia's new head coach, has dampened expectations of challenging to win the FIFA World Cup.
The World Game's monthly feature pays tribute to Australia's heroes of yesteryear - personalities that left their mark on the game Down Under. Socceroos striker...
It is hard to believe that it is 50 years since England overcame West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final to win their one and only major honour.
Sam Allardyce has voiced his delight at being handed the England job and is determined to make people proud of the national team once again.