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Two more African places for World Cup - Infantino

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

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

FIFA president hopes Africa gets two more World Cup slots

2 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

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

FIFA bans ex-German football boss Niersbach over World Cup bid

2 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

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

FIFA bans ex-German football boss over 2006 World Cup bid

2 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

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

No Reason to Deprive Russia of World Cup Amid Doping Scandal - Minister

The Russian sports minister said he saw no reasons do cancel the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the country amid the ongoing doping scandal.

FIFA says Russia'a Alfa Bank is first regional World Cup sponsor

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

Jordan women take to football pitch to end stereotypes

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

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

Didier Deschamps Is the Right Man to Lead France to 2018 World Cup in Russia

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

While not perfect, ESPN gives viewers top notch Euro 2016 coverage

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

Wales boss Coleman calls for World Cup focus after Euro 2016 run

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

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

S. Korea’s Chung vows to fight FIFA ban to the end

3 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

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 tickets breach $1,000 for first time

Fifa World Cup ticket prices for the 2018 final in Moscow breach the $1,000 mark for the first time.

FIFA 2018 In Russia Still On, Ticket Prices Upwards Of $1,100

Despite backlash against Putin and his "friend" Sepp Blatter, the FIFA World Cup in 2018 is on in Moscow.

FIFA reveal ticket prices for 2018 World Cup; Cheapest available are £80

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) […]

Cheapest tickets for 2018 World Cup priced at $105

3 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

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

Vladimir Putin Offers Visa-Free Entry Into Russia For FIFA World Cup 2018 – County Amends Laws After UEFA Euro 2016 Fiasco

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: This Is Why England Failed At Euro 2016

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

Predicting the USMNT's 2018 World Cup Squad After the Copa America

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

Russian Federal Council Proposes to Ban Rowdy Fans From 2018 World Cup

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.

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