FIFA World Cup

    FIFA World Cup

    North America emerging as leading candidate to host 2026 World Cup FIFA president Gianni Infantino explains the options available to create an expanded World Cup competition. The ESPN FC crew discuss some of the potential pitfalls of an expanded FIFA World Cup. The FC panel discuss one change they would each make on a global scale in football. ZURICH --...

    World Cup expansion increases CONCACAF's hopes of hosting in 2026 FIFA President Gianni Infantino has proposed an expansion to a 48-team format in the World cup, FC's Gab Marcotti breaks it down. Expanding the World Cup to 48 teams will enhance North America's credentials in the 2026 bidding contest, CONCACAF hopes. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has unveiled plans to increase the number...

    Italy, Russia to play two friendlies before 2018 World Cup After trailing by a goal late, Ciro Immobile scored two goals in the final 15 minutes to lift Italy over Macedonia. Italy will play Russia in two friendlies to get ready for the World Cup. ROME -- Italy and Russia will play two friendlies before the 2018 World Cup following a...

    Humility needed from English-speaking world to end corruption - FIFA VP FIFA President Gianni Infantino has proposed an expansion to a 48-team format in the World cup, FC's Gab Marcotti breaks it down. LONDON -- Officials in the English-speaking world should try to be humble rather than pompous when they talk about ethics and ending corruption in football, a FIFA...

    Trending: Michael Keane gets England call, Mario Balotelli on Jurgen Klopp Here are five things you may have missed from last weekend's Ligue 1 action, incliuding a return to form for Mario Balotelli. Here are the latest stories for Tuesday. ENGLAND: Burnley defender Michael Keane has been called up to the England squad as a replacement for Glen Johnson. - Captain Wayne Rooney has...

    Kick It Out chief wants to improve attitudes toward race in Russia Raphael Honigstein joins the FC crew to break down the proposed changes to the World Cup by FIFA president Gianni Infantino. There have been ongoing concerns about discriminatory bahaviour in Russia. Kick It Out campaigner Paul Elliott hopes the 2018 World Cup can improve attitudes to race in Russia...

    USMNT Russia Board: Youth takeover gaining momentum Christian Pulisic and Jozy Altidore could be a lethal combination for the USMNT in the 2018 World Cup. The U.S. national team has already turned the page following Tuesday's 1-1 draw against New Zealand. Next month's high-stakes World Cup qualifiers are now the singular focus for Jurgen Klinsmann and his squad. The battle...

    Boiling Point: Watered down World Cup ESPN FC's Craig Burley starts steaming up after learning that FIFA has plans to possibly expand the World Cup to 48 teams.

    World Cup expansion is reasonable, as long as it works for everyone Raphael Honigstein joins the FC crew to break down the proposed changes to the World Cup by FIFA president Gianni Infantino. ESPN FC's Craig Burley starts steaming up after learning that FIFA has plans to possibly expand the World Cup to 48 teams. New FIFA president Gianni Infantino...

    FIFA blocks stadium rock concerts ahead of 2018 World Cup FIFA president Gianni Infantino explains the options available to create an expanded World Cup competition. The ESPN FC crew discuss some of the potential pitfalls of an expanded FIFA World Cup. FIFA has blocked rock concerts from being staged in World Cup stadiums in the weeks before the 2018 tournament...

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