Category Archives: FIFA World Cup

Monday Kickoff: Spanish federation challenges 2022 winter World Cup; Jara suspended from Copa America; and more

The Spanish federation has challenged FIFA’s ruling of a winter World Cup, while Chile’s Gonzalo Jara has earned a three-game suspension as details of his incident with Edinson Cavani have come to light. Continue reading »

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Monday Kickoff: Russia cuts $500 million from WC budget; Maradona to reportedly run for FIFA presidency; and more

Russia has cut the nation’s World Cup budget by $500 million, while Diego Maradona will reportedly run for FIFA’s presidency. Continue reading »

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Swiss investigators looking into 53 cases of potential money laundering from FIFA

Swiss investigators are looking into 53 potential cases of money laundering and 104 incidents of suspicious activity regarding FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
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Wednesday Kickoff: World Cup 2026 bidding delayed; Messi heading to trial for tax fraud; and more

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke confirmed to reporters in Russia that FIFA was delaying their bidding process for the 2026 World Cup due to recent allegations over the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding process. Continue reading »

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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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