Bruce Arena says the USMNT’s World Cup qualifying failure in 2017 did not factor into his decision to take the head coaching job with New England. ESPN FC’s Jeff Carlisle reports from the FIFA council meeting in Miami, which opened the door for a 48-team World Cup in Qatar in 2022. FIFA has given up
ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol and Ross Dyer predict a few notable fixtures from Serie A this weekend with the race for top four at fever pitch. FIFA has extended agent Mino Raiola’s three-month ban imposed by the Italian FA to be worldwide, the sport’s governing body announced on Friday. “The Chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary
Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin moved from Seattle Sounders in MLS to Tottenham in 2014. FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) has ruled against Redmond, Washington based youth club Crossfire Premier in its bid to receive solidarity payments related to the 2014 transfer of DeAndre Yedlin from the Seattle Sounders to Tottenham Hotspur, according to documents acquired by
FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants Qatar to have a co-host and will present an expansion proposal at June’s congress in Paris. ESPN FC’s Jeff Carlisle reports from the FIFA council meeting in Miami, which opened the door for a 48-team World Cup in Qatar in 2022. The draw for the first phase of Asia’s qualifying
Gianni Infantino believes Russia 2018 is the benchmark for Qatar to live up to at the 2022 World Cup. The FIFA Council has approved working with Qatar to explore expanding the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams by adding at least one more country in the Persian Gulf to host matches. FIFA President Gianni Infantino
Gianni Infantino believes Russia 2018 is the benchmark for Qatar to live up to at the 2022 World Cup. MIAMI — FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced on Friday that it is “feasible” to expand the 2022 World Cup, but that any plans to do so will need to be approved by the FIFA Congress in
A meeting of the International Football Association board has led to several rule changes. Handballs in goal-scoring situations will no longer have to be deliberate following a decision made by world football’s rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) said on Saturday. IFAB’s annual general meeting in Aberdeen ruled that intent would no longer
A decision on the expansion of the 2022 World Cup will be made by March, says Gianni Infantino. FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that a majority of national football federations were in favour of expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams. Infantino said a decision would be made by March,
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is confident the club can keep their star players now that they are regularly challenging for trophies. English champions Manchester City are the biggest beneficiaries from the $209 million handed out by FIFA to clubs who released players for the 2018 World Cup, the global football body said on Tuesday.
The biggest names in football would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday. Infantino, speaking to a small group of reporters at FIFA headquarters, said the governing body would punish players at clubs like Barcelona, Manchester City and Bayern Munich
FIFA has set up a task force to examine president Gianni Infantino’s plans for a new Club World Cup and Global Nations League, a member of the FIFA Council told Reuters after a meeting on Friday. Infantino’s plans had been opposed by the major European club leagues. “On the question of Club World Cup and
UEFA’s nine representatives on the FIFA Council will walk out of Friday’s meeting and boycott proceedings if FIFA president Gianni Infantino forces a vote on his proposal to organize a full-fledged summer Club World Cup and a new Nations League-style tournament, sources told ESPN. Last-ditch attempts at mediation were unsuccessful Thursday night, when Infantino met
With reports that Girona are set to face Barcelona in Miami this coming January, the FC crew share their varying opinions on La Liga coming to the U.S. La Liga may not get permission from FIFA to hold Girona’s home game against Barcelona in Miami on Jan. 26, 2019, with president Gianni Infantino expressing doubt.
One man, 365 days and a whole lot of football: Tomasz Mortimer has completed an epic challenge that took him all over the world — without really leaving his bedroom much. From the Premier League to La Liga, the Argentina second tier, Chilean cup and Peru top flight, Tomasz has watched a match somewhere in the world
President Donald Trump met with the leaders of FIFA and the U.S. Soccer Federation in the Oval Office on Tuesday. FIFA’s Gianni Infantino and U.S. Soccer’s Carlos Cordeiro visited the White House to discuss the 2026 World Cup, which the U.S. will be hosting alongside Canada and Mexico. “We very much appreciate the fact that we have
Infantino’s public calls for transparency helped get him elected, but the recent ethics code update shows that he is interested in the opposite. Last week, FIFA published a new ethics code. You might think this a positive step, one that strengthens the corporate governance of an organisation healing itself after years of scandal. You would