Fifa president Gianni Infantino defends the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams, saying the change is based on "sporting merit" not money.
The FIFA Council voted on Tuesday to back President Gianni Infantino’s plan to expand the World Cup from 32 teams to 48 nations for the 2026 edition. Regardless of how critics may react, the politics of soccer have already moved on to the new reality: The horse-trading starts now. The impact of this change goes […]
Fifa President Gianni Infantino tells BBC Sport expanding the World Cup to 48 teams will make it a 21st century competition.
Zurich (AFP) – FIFA voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 in a victory on Tuesday for its president Gianni Infantino but derided by critics as driven by money and politics. In a deeply divisive move which will enrich scandal-tainted...Show More Summary
Zurich (AFP) – FIFA’s decision Tuesday to expand the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026 will allow more countries to “dream” of qualifying for the globe’s top sporting event, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said. “We have to shape the World...Show More Summary
ZURICH, Jan 10 (Reuters) - FIFA’s council has unanimously backed plans by President Gianni Infantino to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 32 starting in 2026, the global soccer body said on Tuesday. The new format will be made up...Show More Summary
President Gianni Infantino's plan was unanimously approved on Tuesday by the FIFA Council.
FIFA says it will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament. President Gianni Infantino's favored plan — for 16 three-team groups with the top two advancing to a round of 32 — was unanimously approved by the FIFA Council. It meets Infantino's election pledge...
The move, pushed by FIFA’s president as a chance to include more countries and to increase fan engagement, is expected to bring an additional $1 billion in revenue every four years.
Fifa will vote on plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 on Tuesday, in line with the vision of president Gianni Infantino.
Zurich (AFP) – After much discussion, argument and counter-argument, FIFA will determine Tuesday whether president Gianni Infantino can force through his vision of an enlarged World Cup. Infantino’s credibility will be on the line as the world body looks to revamp the four-yearly moneyspinner, potentially opening its door to 48 teams in 2026. Show More Summary
48 team World Cup Talk of a 48 team World Cup first surfaced a few months ago, and it originally sounded like an early April Fool’s Joke. But new President Gianni Infantino is deadly serious about it, with the Italian intent on making his mark and creating a legacy for his presidency. He’s determined to […]
When the United States Women’s National Team visited the White House in October 2015 to celebrate winning the Women’s World Cup, President Barack Obama didn’t mince words when sharing his excitement. “This team taught all of America’s...Show More Summary
On Tuesday, the 37-member FIFA Council will vote on whether to expand the World Cup from 32 to either 40 or 48 teams starting in 2026, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the measure now has “overwhelming support,” according to Reuters. Expanding world soccer’s biggest tournament was one of Infantino’s campaign promises in the election […]
The president’s 13 annual amateur hockey league is set to finish on Saturday.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to create 16 groups.
NDSU President Dean Bresciani announces a $4.5 million endowment during a 1 Million Cups talk at the Stage at Island Park on June 8, 2016. File photo. Matt Hellman / The Forum I hope North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani gets this job in Ohio. Show More Summary
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A true American icon The man behind the ubiquitous party vessel, the red Solo cup, Robert Hulseman, has died. He was 84. Hulseman served as president and chief executive of Solo Cup Co. He worked with the foodservice packaging company, which was originally started by his father Leo, for almost 60 years. Show More Summary
Robert Leo Hulseman, the man credited with inventing the iconic red Solo cup, died last week. He was 84 years old. The former president and chief executive of Solo Cup Co. died on Dec. 21 at his home in Northfield, Illinois, according to Donnellan Family Funeral Services. Show More Summary