Category Archives: FIFA World Cup

Wednesday Kickoff: England not interested in 2026 World Cup bid; Ronaldo facing celebration sanctions; and more

English FA chairman Greg Dyke says England will refrain from bidding for a World Cup while Sepp Blatter is in power. Continue reading »

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Host for 2026 World Cup to be announced in May 2017

FIFA announced Friday that the decision for who will host the 2026 World Cup will be made in May 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Continue reading »

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Midday Ticker: 2022 World Cup final date set; France to host 2019 Women’s World Cup; and more

FIFA has confirmed the date of the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar, and more news from around the world of soccer. Continue reading »

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Monday Kickoff: Blatter tells Qatar to improve work conditions; Ukraine pres calls for boycott of Russian World Cup; and more

Sepp Blatter has called on Qatar to continue to improve work conditions, while Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has stated his belief in a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Continue reading »

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Wednesday Kickoff: CONMEBOL backing Blatter; Inzaghi on the hot seat; and more

CONMEBOL are set to back Sepp Blatter in the upcoming FIFA presidential elections, while AC Milan manager Filippo Inzaghi could be fired as soon as this weekend. Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: Fox pays 10 percent more for 2026 WC; Osvaldo leads Boca in Libertadores; and more

Fox reportedly paid 10 percent more for rights to the 2026 World Cup than they did for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments. Continue reading »

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Wednesday Kickoff: No club compensation for 2022 World Cup; 2021 Confederations Cup moved from Qatar; and more

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says that clubs will not be compensated for the 2022 World Cup, while the 2021 Confederations Cup will not be played in Qatar. Continue reading »

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Evening Ticker: CONCACAF backs winter World Cup; top FIFA official cleared of wrongdoing; and more

CONCACAF has backed the FIFA task force’s proposal to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November-December of that year. Continue reading »

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