Sunil Gulati says winning the 2026 World Cup hosting rights "will be a tough battle," and he's concerned external political forces will affect the bid
Villa, who was recalled for the first time in three years in August, was omitted from the squad a month later because of an injury.
The Morocco 2026 World Cup bid, which has presented scarce details with five months until the vote, has hired international strategy consultants.
Benjamin Mendy has no doubts that he will recover in time from a cruciate knee ligament injury to be back for this summer's World Cup.
England will face Costa Rica and Nigeria ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Harry Kane says England hope to use low expectations to spring a surprise in next summer's World Cup -- just as Portugal did at Euro 2016.
Carlos Tevez says he is determined to make Argentina's World Cup squad after returning to play for Boca Juniors for the third time in his career.
Shinji Okazaki, Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda will make peace with coach Vahid Halilhodzic, as Japan football thrives in 2018, wishes John Duerden.
Baltimore is expected to approve a deal to host 2026 World Cup matches if FIFA selects a joint North American bid, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Argentina will play an international friendly against Spain in March in preparation for the World Cup, the AFA president Claudio Tapia has confirmed.
Australia youngster Ajdin Hrustic hopes the under-23 Asian Championships can kickstart his year with a World Cup looming.
Mario Gomez says he is targeting a spot in the Germany squad at the 2018 World Cup after returning to Stuttgart, the club where he began his career.
Russia's deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko has formally been removed as chairman of the committee organising this summer's World Cup.
Video replays to correct mistakes are set to be recommended for the 2018 World Cup, and everywhere else next season, at a key meeting this month.
Manchester City keeper Ederson says teammate Gabriel Jesus' tears were understandable after his fellow Brazilian feared he would miss the World Cup.
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has embarked on a long tour of Europe to monitor national team players and those on the cusp of selection.
Mexico and West Ham striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is reluctant to set limits on what success at Russia 2018 would look like for El Tri.