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FIFA: Video tech 'definitely' at World Cup, finding sponsor

A FIFA executive says video replays will be used at the World Cup for the first time and talks are underway with potential sponsors of the new technology        

Bid leader for 2026 World Cup implies Trump policies are impacting North American chances

PHILADELPHIA — The chairman of the North American bid seeking to stage the 2026 World Cup said Thursday that political factors are complicating the campaign ahead of FIFA’s vote this summer. The joint effort of the United States, Mexico and Canada has been heavily favored to defeat Morocco for the hosting rights. But, Sunil Gulati said: “This […]

Should Seattle Host the World Cup? Consider Grass, Corruption and Immigration Policy

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

And should the U.S. even host the World Cup? by Spike Friedman Good stadium, bad field Eric Broder Van Dyke / GETTY In a non-binding move, Seattle’s City Council voted unanimously on a resolution to try to bring the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup to Seattle as part of the North American joint bid for the event. Show More Summary

Column: A World Cup fix & flaws in referee integrity checks

FIFA ordered a World Cup qualifier to be replayed after establishing goals were scored as a result of crooked refereeing        

Why Germany will win the World Cup: 10 reasons why

1.) The Jogi Löw factor Joachim Löw has taken Germany to five major tournaments: UEFA EURO 2008, the FIFA World Cup 2010, UEFA EURO 2012, the FIFA World Cup 2014 and UEFA EURO 2016. In every single one of those tournaments, Germany  have reached at least the semi-finals. Winning the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 […]

Fifa lifts lid on fixed 2018 World Cup qualifying tie and banned referee

Fifa reveals that it banned Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey for life after he took decisions 'to make certain bets successful' during a 2018 World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal.

World Cup ref banned by FIFA had 6-year match-fixing history

A FIFA investigation linked a referee accused of match-fixing a World Cup qualifier to "numerous publicly documented scandals" since 2010        

On This Day in Football: N. Ireland beat Italy to qualify for the World Cup

On This Day in Football: N. Ireland beat Italy to qualify for the World Cup - originally posted on On this day in 1958, Northern Ireland beat Italy 2-1 in Belfast to qualify for their first ever FIFA World Cup. Northern Ireland were paired with Italy and Portugal in what was a fiercely contested qualifying group. Show More Summary

Despite all she's won, Carli Lloyd still has something left to prove

Carli Lloyd has won a lot of things in her long soccer career, including a pair of Olympic gold medals, a World Cup and two FIFA player-of-the-year awards. Now she’s chasing a more modest prize by trying to win back her job on the national team. A midsummer ankle injury limited Lloyd to eight starts...

Fox Sports Announces Daily Livestream Show on Twitter During 2018 FIFA World Cup

No U.S.? No problem: Fox Sports is soldiering on for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, announcing a livestreamed 30-minute daily show on Twitter and a tournament-long Publisher Story on Snapchat. Fox Sports won the bidding in 2011 for the English-language broadcasting rights to all FIFA events from 2015 to 2022, including the 2018...

City of Baltimore to approve agreement with FIFA, USSF to host 2026 World Cup matches

last weekNews : USAToday: News

Baltimore is among 25 U.S. cities that are potential hosts for 2026 World Cup games.        

Baltimore could host matches during 2026 FIFA World Cup

Baltimore could play host to 2026 FIFA World Cup soccer matches if the sport's international governing body selects a joint North American bid        

World Cup 2018 bracket: Free PDF download features kickoff times and TV info

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

World Soccer Talk has created a bracket for the 2018 FIFA World Cup that is a free, printable download. The most eagerly-anticipated sports tournament of 2018 will be hosted in Russia from June 14 to July 15. Featuring 32 of the best...Show More Summary

Critics Say FIFA is Stalling a Doping Inquiry as World Cup Nears

In failing to contact a key witness FIFA faces accusations of slowing its inquiry into allegations of failed doping tests by Russian soccer players.

Fifa investigates Brewster's Under-17 World Cup racism claim

Fifa launches an investigation into England striker Rhian Brewster's claim a team was racially abused at the Under-17s World Cup.

The sporting year ahead: 18 dates for your diary in 2018

Russia’s ethical World Cup adventure, Nigeria’s bobsleigh stars at the Winter Olympics, and a welcome helping of London 2012 nostalgia Russia 14 June - 15 July Related: Fifa removed investigator on trail of Russia World Cup chief Vitaly...Show More Summary

USA, Mexico, Canada World Cup bid is “positive message”: Infantino

3 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Dubai (AFP) – FIFA chief Gianni Infantino said Thursday the joint bid by Canada, Mexico and the United States for the 2026 World Cup sends a “positive message”. Speaking at a sports business conference in Dubai, Infantino also admitted that the decision to award two World Cups simultaneously (Russia in 2018 and Qatar 2022) was a mistake. Show More Summary

A-League's video review system tweaked after complaints

With FIFA expected to make a decision in March on whether Video Assistant Refereeing will be used at next year's World Cup, A-League officials have issued new guidelines in Australia in an effort to reduce the number of interventions and speed up play        

Peru's Guerrero set for World Cup after doping ban gets cut

Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero will be eligible for next year's World Cup after FIFA reduced his suspension for doping from one year to six months        

Peru’s Guerrero cleared for World Cup as ban cut

last monthSports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has had his one-year drugs ban reduced to six months, FIFA said in a statement sent to AFP on Wednesday, allowing him to play at next year’s World Cup. “The FIFA Appeal Committee after taking...Show More Summary

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