Africa will get two extra World Cup places should the tournament expand to 40 teams from 2026, says Fifa boss Gianni Infantino.
FIFA bans Wolfgang Niersbach for World Cup scandal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Wolfgang Niersbach, a member of Fifa’s ruling council, was banned from football for one year on Monday after Fifa's ethics committee found him guilty in the investigation into Germany’s 2006 World Cup bid. From Soccerlens.com - Football News | Football Blog
Abuja (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Monday he hopes Africa gets two more spots at the World Cup if his proposal for the tournament to be expanded to 40 teams goes through. There are presently 32 finalists for the World...Show More Summary
Geneva (AFP) – FIFA’s ethics committee on Monday banned Wolfgang Niersbach, former president of the German Football Association (DFB), for one year over misconduct surrounding the country’s successful 2006 World Cup bid. “Mr. Niersbach...Show More Summary
Geneva (AFP) – FIFA’s ethics committee on Monday banned Wolfgang Niersbach, former president of the German Football Association, for one year over misconduct surrounding the country’s successful 2006 World Cup bid. “Mr. Niersbach has...Show More Summary
The Russian sports minister said he saw no reasons do cancel the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the country amid the ongoing doping scandal.
By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA, which has struggled to find commercial partners since it was battered by a corruption scandal last year, named a Russian bank as its first regional World Cup sponsor on Monday. The global soccer...Show More Summary
Amman (AFP) – Line’s dream is about to become a reality, the 14-year-old Jordanian girl will make history later this year when she takes part in her first ever football world cup. FIFA’s U-17 Women’s World Cup will kick off on September 30 in Jordan, the first time a Middle Eastern country hosts an international women’s football competition. Show More Summary
With the 2016 UEFA European Championship now over, beaten finalists France can turn their attention towards the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Les Bleus qualified automatically for this summer’s tournament as hosts and will need to advance...Show More Summary
Once it was revealed that Fox bought the rights to the FIFA World Cup, ESPN has transitioned their soccer coverage to make the UEFA European Championship their top tournament. And they showed that over the past month, sparing no expense in sending reporters all over France as well as the world. Show More Summary
Dinard (France) (AFP) – Wales will climb to 11th in the FIFA rankings following their stunning semi-final showing at Euro 2016, but manager Chris Coleman said on Friday that the team must now focus on the World Cup. Gareth Bale and his...Show More Summary
Seoul (AFP) – South Korean tycoon Chung Mong-Joon on Wednesday said he would use every available avenue to fight a FIFA ban imposed over his lobbying for Seoul’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup. The former FIFA presidential candidateShow More Summary
Fifa World Cup ticket prices for the 2018 final in Moscow breach the $1,000 mark for the first time.
Despite backlash against Putin and his "friend" Sepp Blatter, the FIFA World Cup in 2018 is on in Moscow.
Fifa FIFA urge fans to dig deep into their pockets FIFA has today revealed the ticket prices for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the cost of the cheapest tickets for foreign fans up more than 16 percent since the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The cheapest tickets for foreign fans are $105 (£80) […]
Moscow (AFP) – The cheapest tickets for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will cost $105 (94 euros, £80.50), with a place in the stands for the final costing at least $455, FIFA announced on Tuesday. For Russian residents, a special price is in place of $19.75 for the group stages, and $109 for the final. Show More Summary
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed multiple laws that ensure the FIFA World Cup 2018 could proceed with minimum hassles. The country has made it simpler for foreigners to enter the country, while weeding out the issues faced during the ongoing UEFA Euro 2016 championship. Show More Summary
Steven Gerrard, the former England captain, believes the national team is being stymied by a culture of fear following half a century of futility. Gerrard, England’s captain during its ill-fated FIFA World Cup of 2014 under Roy Hodgson,...Show More Summary
With the Copa America Centenario in the rearview mirror, the focus of the United States men's national team has shifted to qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Barring a meltdown of epic proportions in CONCACAF World Cup...Show More Summary
The speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament suggested that fans involved in previous criminal incidents should be banned from attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup.