Category Archives: FIFA World Cup

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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Midday Ticker: European clubs want compensation for winter World Cup; Matic ban reduced to two games; and more

European clubs are seeking additional compensation for losses that come as a result of the scheduling changes for the 2022 World Cup. Continue reading »

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Report: Qatar World Cup to be moved to winter

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held during November and December as FIFA closes in on approving the plan, according to a new report. Continue reading »

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Midday Ticker: FIFA extends FOX’s World Cup TV deal; Ivanovic cleared following altercation; and more

FOX Sports has been given an extension by FIFA for broadcast rights to another World Cup cycle; and much more. Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: Diego Costa suspension upheld; Ronaldinho on special training program; and more

The FA has upheld a three-match ban for Diego Costa, while Ronaldinho has been placed on a special training regiment with Queretaro due to the Brazilian’s disdain for running. Continue reading »

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