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Marcello Lippi Named China Manager: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Marcello Lippi has been appointed manager of China, per the Associated Press (h/t the Guardian). T he Chinese Football Association confirmed the 68-year-old's new position on Saturday. Lippi, who won the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Italy,...Show More Summary

U.S., Mexico both tumble in FIFA world rankings

Mexico and the U.S. both fell two spots in the current FIFA world soccer rankings, dropping to 17th and 24th respectively, as they prepare for the final round of World Cup qualifying, which begins next month with the two nations meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Argentina retained its spot atop the monthly rankings,...

Russia Slumps to Historic Low FIFA Ranking Before Hosting Football's World Cup 2018

Russia’s national football team has slumped to a record low in the world ranking after a disastrous showing at the European Championship and ahead of hosting the World Cup in 2018. The Russian national side fell to 53rd place in the latest ranking by the world football governing body FIFA. Show More Summary

Kosovo & Croatia face Fifa hearings over chants

Croatia and Kosovo both face Fifa disciplinary hearings over anti-Serbian chanting by fans during their 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Gerard Pique Reveals He Almost Quit Football After 2014 World Cup

Barcelona’s star defender Gerard Pique has revealed how he came close to quitting football following Spain’s elimination from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. After winning the competition in 2010, La Roja were eliminated in the group stages four years later in Brazil, losing 2-0 to Chile and 5-1 to the Netherlands. Show More Summary

Cartoon 158: Football match goes ahead despite religious objections

The World Cup qualifying match between Iran and South Korea coincided with the Tasoua religious holiday in Iran, prompting some religious and military factions to demand the match be canceled. Four years ago FIFA had turned down Iran’s request to change the match date. With great popular support, the match went ahead despite efforts by […]

This Week In Soccer Biz: Why Expansion Of 2026 World Cup Finals Is A Certainty But Not The Format

Infantino realized that although the World Cup Finals is perfectly balanced at 32 countries from a sport perspective, politics and expediency will always win out. With FIFA comprising over 200 countries every four years nearly 85% of...Show More Summary

After FIFA Lifts Hijab Ban, Muslim Women Soccer Players Hit the Field

FIFA, soccer Shireen Ahmed Soccer player Tasneem Abu-Rob, as seen in a promotional video for the Under-17 Women's World Cup. During the inaugural match of the 2016 Under-17 Women’s World Cup, hosted by Jordan on September 30, an event...Show More Summary

FIFA Decision Boosts U.S.’s Chance to Host 2026 World Cup

The governing body of soccer voted on Friday to bar Europe and Asia from bidding because those regions are hosting the next two World Cups.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino announces World Cup expansion plans

Fifa president Gianni Infantino outlines his plan to expand the World Cup to as many as 48 teams after a council meeting in Zurich, but not everybody is convinced by the idea.

The United States is now the heavy favorite to win 2026 World Cup bidding

FIFA is keeping its rotational policy. Want Backheel Breakfast in your inbox? Sign up for the email version here. If you're hoping the United States gets to host the 2026 World Cup, we've got some good news. FIFA will continue its rotation policy, making European and Asian countries ineligible to bid for the 2026 edition of the World Cup. Show More Summary

FIFA boss makes gains on World Cup expansion

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Zurich (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino built momentum towards expanding the World Cup Friday as some powerbrokers appeared to back the move, while sceptics will have to be convinced before a final call in January.  Growing the...Show More Summary

U.S. now has clear path to host 2026 World Cup after FIFA ruling

The United States’ hopes of hosting the 2026 World Cup — possibly in conjunction with Mexico and Canada — were galvanized Friday after the FIFA Council ruled that countries from the European and Asian soccer confederations would not be allowed to stage the tournament because they will have hosted the preceding two tournaments: Russia in […]

World Cup: Europe barred by Fifa from bidding for 2026 tournament

European countries will not be able to host the 2026 World Cup because of Fifa's rotational policy.

Neymar Comments on Playing Style, Yasmani Duk Elbow and More

Neymar has insisted he will not change the way he plays despite being elbowed in the head by Bolivia's Yasmani Duk while playing for Brazil last week. During the Selecao's 5-0 thrashing of Bolivia in a FIFA World Cup qualifier in Natal,...Show More Summary

FIFA President Gianni Infantino unveils plans for new World Cup format (Video)

FIFA World Cup trophy By Dov Rawson Friday, October 14th, 2016 11:09 New FIFA president on World Cup’s new format The FIFA World Cup is the most iconic competition in world football and could be set for some major changes in January, according to its new president Gianni Infantino. Speaking at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich, […]

FIFA to Decide on Expanding the World Cup in January

FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino, has pushed to expand the field to as many as 48 nations from its current size of 32.

FIFA to decide on World Cup reform in January

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Zurich (AFP) – FIFA executives will make a final decision on World Cup reform in January after weighing up three proposals on Thursday, as president Gianni Infantino pushes plans to grow the lucrative tournament.  Infantino said it was...Show More Summary

FIFA probe Aurier throat slit gesture

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Paris (AFP) – Controversial Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier is under investigation by FIFA after making a throat slitting gesture duing a World Cup qualifier last weekend. Ivory Coast international Aurier celebrated a goal against Mali by turning to the crowd and dragging his finger across his throat. Show More Summary

48-team World Cup faces test at FIFA meet

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Lausanne (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plan to expand the World Cup faces a key test from Thursday at a meeting of world football’s top executives. Infantina wants to expand the tournament to 48 teams, a contentious moveShow More Summary

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