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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Howard Webb 'gutted' to miss Nigel de Jong red card in 2010 World Cup final Xabi Alonso is caught in the chest by the boot of Nigel de Jong. Howard Webb has described how he was "gutted beyond belief" to miss the flying kick by Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong when he refereed the 2010 World Cup final. De Jong had crashed...

    Plan for 48-team World Cup 'complete insanity' - BVB's Hans-Joachim Watzke Raphael Honigstein joins the FC crew to break down the proposed changes to the World Cup by FIFA president Gianni Infantino. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has proposed an expansion to a 48-team format in the World cup, FC's Gab Marcotti breaks it down. FIFA president Gianni Infantino is expecting...

    FIFA to study expanding 2026 World Cup to 40 or 48 teams FIFA president Gianni Infantino explains the options available to create an expanded World Cup competition. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has proposed an expansion to a 48-team format in the World cup, FC's Gab Marcotti breaks it down. FIFA is to take a closer look at the options for...

    FIFA council 'rather positive' toward 48-team World Cup - Gianni Infantino Raphael Honigstein joins the FC crew to break down the proposed changes to the World Cup by FIFA president Gianni Infantino. The prospect of an expanded World Cup 40 or 48 teams moved a step closer on Thursday after FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed that the organisation's highest decision-making...

    FIFA's Gianni Infantino unveils plan for 48-team World Cup with play-in round Raphael Honigstein joins the FC crew to break down the proposed changes to the World Cup by FIFA president Gianni Infantino. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has proposed an expansion to a 48-team format in the World cup, FC's Gab Marcotti breaks it down. FIFA president Gianni Infantino is...

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