Jamaica sends Reggae Girlz to France for World Cup debut | AFP

Five years ago, Jamaica’s women’s football team had no funding and was and out of the official FIFA rankings. But now they are heading to the World Cup in France, to become the first women’s team from the Caribbean to make the cut. Their salvation came from an unlikely source — the daughter of the country’s most famous son, Bob Marley.

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Football: Gianni Infantino re-elected FIFA president | AFP

Gianni Infantino was re-elected by acclamation for a second term as FIFA president at the Congress of world football’s governing body in Paris on Wednesday. The 49 year-old, who took charge of FIFA in February 2016 after the departure of the disgraced Sepp Blatter, stood unopposed for re-election for a new four-year term which will run until 2023. IMAGES

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Infantino arrives at FIFA Council meeting in Kigali

Fifa boss Gianni Infantino, UEFA’s Alexander Ceferin and other officials arrive at the Kigali Convention Center for a FIFA council meeting in Rwanda. IMAGES

Marin’s lawyer arrives in court for FIFA scandal sentencing

The US lawyer for former Brazilian national football federation president Jose Maria Marin arrives at court in New York. His client, the first bigwig convicted in the United States in the FIFA corruption scandal that disgraced world football, is to receive his sentence later in the day. IMAGES

FIFA boss Infantino: ‘This is the best World Cup ever’

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said two days ahead of the final this has been so far the ‘best World Cup ever’ and that he believes the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system is ‘cleaning’ football, by turning it into a more ‘transparent’ and just’ competition.