Zurich (AFP) – Football’s world governing body FIFA said Friday it had evidence that North Korean workers had been employed on 2018 World Cup venue construction in Russia. A FIFA inspection tour to Saint Petersburg in November uncovered information that workers from the Stalinist state were engaged on stadium construction, it said. Show More Summary
>> Josh Sargent, a 17-year-old striker from the St. Louis area, scored his third goal in two matches as the United States defeated Senegal, 1-0, to move atop Group F at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea. The Americans (four points) will close group play Sunday against Saudi Arabia (three). Sargent struck in […]
The USMNT youths need to avoid another early breakdown against a tough Senegal side if they’re going to get their first group win. The FIFA U-20 World Cup has gone fairly well for the United States so far, earning a big draw in their first match. Show More Summary
Russia is set to reclaim the spot on the FIFA Council stripped from the country's deputy prime minister. UEFA says 2018 World Cup organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin is the … Click to Continue »
FIFA President Gianni Infantino was in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday, visiting the stadium of the city’s Russian Premier League side and surveying the scene in the country ahead of the upcoming Confederations Cup....Show More Summary
Moscow (AFP) – FIFA chief Gianni Infantino told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday he was satisfied with Russia’s preparations ahead of hosting the Confederations Cup in June and the 2018 World Cup. “I’ve always been convinced thatShow More Summary
A unique system to keep football fans and players cool at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, which was co-designed by engineers from the University of Sheffield, has been officially unveiled at the newly renovated Khalifa stadium.
The USNT youths have high hopes for the biggest tournament in the world. The FIFA Under-20 World Cup is in full swing, and the United States U-20 national team is finally ready to take the pitch in South Korea with dreams of winning the biggest youth soccer title in the world. Show More Summary
South Korea 3 – Guinea 0 The under-20 FIFA World Cup has begun in South Korea, and the hosts got off to a perfect start beating Guinea 3-0. Barcelona’s 19-year-old striker Lee Seung-Woo opened the scoring in the 36th minute, while late goals from Lim Minhyeok and Paik Seungho sealed the victory. Lee Seung-Woo stars […]
When the FIFA Under-20 World Cup kicks off in South Korea on Saturday, some of the planet's most talented young players will be looking to emulate legends such as Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi and win the tournament MVP award ...
Seoul (AFP) – The FIFA Under-20 World Cup kicks off in South Korea on Saturday and looks wide open after the 2015 champions Serbia and beaten finalists Brazil both failed to qualify. Some of the world’s top young footballing talent will...Show More Summary
FOX Sports (English-language rights) and NBC Sports (Spanish-language rights) present the 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup Tournament taking place in South Korea from May 20 to June 11. Twenty-four teams are divided into 6 groups of 4 teams, including the USA Under-20 team which has been paired up with Ecuador, Saudi Arabia and Senegal in Group F. Show More Summary
New Delhi (AFP) – Spanish football legend Carles Puyol launched ticket sales for the Under-17 World Cup in New Delhi Monday, as India prepares to host the FIFA event — its first ever — in October. The former Barcelona defender is onShow More Summary
The U.S. moved a big step closer to landing the 2026 World Cup during last week’s FIFA Congress in Bahrain. But at the same time, the organization that governs world soccer may have taken a step back from its pledge of transparency and reform. Although the ruling council voted to extend the bidding...
The U.S.-led North American bid for the 2026 World Cup earned 93 percent of the 209 votes in FIFA Congress today. In March, the North American soccer federations requested an exclusive window to begin submitting technical specifications, which would give them a head start in the planning process. But this week, FIFA,… Read more...
The favorites could be awarded the cup earlier than we originally thought
Manama (AFP) – Football fans heading to next year’s World Cup in Russia will receive a “hospitable” welcome, the head of the body organising the tournament told the annual FIFA Congress in Bahrain on Thursday. Shrugging off fears of potential hooliganism surrounding the tournament, Alexei Sorokin insisted the event would be a success. Show More Summary
FIFA isn’t quite ready to award the 2026 World Cup to North America, but that outcome seems inevitable. At meetings in Bahrain, FIFA’s ruling council recommended allowing three more months for rival bids to come forward. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada effort had pushed for a fast-track decision this week. Realistically, however, no other substantial bids are likely […]
Even after a year under new leadership, FIFA is still pleading with the world: Trust us. The message is proving as hard to sell as sponsorship of the World Cup. … Click to Continue »
Manchester City has allowed FIFA Player of the Year Carli Lloyd to miss a Women's Super League game, breaking off from preparations for the FA Cup final, to fly to the Middle East to promote world soccer's governing body