You should never sign a player based on an international tournament, so the received wisdom goes. Liverpool was burned when it snapped up El Hadji-Diouf off the back of a successful 2002 FIFA World Cup with Senegal. Aston Villa thought...Show More Summary
London (AFP) – FIFA should warn Russia they could be stripped as hosts of the 2018 World Cup if they don’t take measures to root out their hooligan element, British lawmaker Damian Collins told AFP on Friday. Collins said it would be...Show More Summary
If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Ecuador in the Copa America Centenario, you’ve come to the right place. The US Men’s National Team faces its biggest game since the knockout stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup when it played Belgium. Show More Summary
Buenos Aires (AFP) – Former World Cup winner and national coach Diego Maradona said Wednesday he had no magic wand to solve Argentina’s football crisis but agreed to help organise talks to that end. FIFA president Gianni Infantino had...Show More Summary
The Russian president and Security Council members discussed preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
In late 2010, the international soccer federation FIFA announced that the 2022 soccer World Cup tournament would be hosted by Qatar (against all reason, and amid swirling corruption allegations). The only good I thought would come out...Show More Summary
Sepp Blatter’s FIFA was a world-historically corrupt organization that sold away World Cups and ran all sorts of illegal-ass schemes until the Justice Department shut them down and he got replaced by a new, not entirely different president . Show More Summary
FIFA remains committed to hosting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where a projected 7,000 slaves will die in the process of constructing facilities funded by Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Anheuser-Busch. But the atrocious human rights situation...Show More Summary
Russian authorities will take into account all the lessons learnt from UEFA’s Euro 2016 in terms of security while preparing for the 2018 FIFA World Cup taking into, a spokeswoman for FIFA said Sunday.
Zurich (AFP) – Kosovo and Gibraltar are to play 2018 World Cup qualifiers after being admitted as new members of FIFA, world football governing body confirmed on Thursday. “UEFA’s Emergency Panel has today decided that Kosovo will join...Show More Summary
Russia hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup is the main reason for the doping scandal involving Russian athletes, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Thursday.
Given the way that ESPN has raised the bar with its world-class coverage of FIFA World Cup 2014 and Euro 2012, it’s a tough ask for the network to not only better its already critically-acclaimed coverage with Euro 2016 but to also deal with issues that it can’t control such as weather, transportation strikes and terror threats. Show More Summary
Orlando (AFP) – “The United States could host the World Cup tomorrow,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said recently. But less than one week into the Copa America Centenario, being held across the US, it is clear that putting on a successful...Show More Summary
Germany's Euro 2016 campaign kicks off with a meeting with Ukraine in Lille, France, on Sunday. Having won the FIFA World Cup in Brazil two years ago, Joachim Low's men are among the favourites to win the tournament in France, but there's...Show More Summary
It ended after a treble, and yet in a way, the treble is still on. For Spain, though the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil brought an end to their historic run in major international tournaments that featured three successive titles, inShow More Summary
Sir Geoff Hurst, scorer of a hat-trick in the 1966 FIFA World Cup final, believes the England squad going to UEFA Euro 2016 is the most exciting since the last side to bring England glory. England last tasted major international success...Show More Summary
50 years after England?s triumph against West Germany in the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final, Sotheby?s in London is set to offer for sale the England No. 10 football jersey worn by the key goal-scorer, Sir Geoff Hurst, during one of the most lauded performances in football history. Show More Summary
Qatar, the small Persian Gulf nation that is inexplicably hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022, doesn't exactly have the best record when it comes...
UEFA Euro 2016 will be Mesut Ozil's fourth major tournament with Germany. Despite his involvement in three largely successful tournaments, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup that brought the long-awaited first trophy since 1996, and earning...Show More Summary
USA take on Japan for the second time in a matter of days after drawing 3-3 last time out in Denver. Now, the winners of the last two FIFA World Cups will meet in Cleveland on Sunday. The first encounter was breathtaking, and given the talent of the U.S. Show More Summary