Miami, Toronto, Mexico City named among 2026 World Cup co-hosts | WorldCup

Miami, Toronto, Mexico City named among 2026 World Cup co-hosts |  WorldCup

FIFA unveils list of 16 cities in United States, Canada, and Mexico that will host matches in 2026 World Cup. FIFA has unveiled the 16 cities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico that will host matches during the 2026 World Cup — the first time in history that three nations will co-host the international … Read more

Toronto named a Canadian host city for FIFA World Cup 2026

Toronto named a Canadian host city for FIFA World Cup 2026

Nothing like a Friday morning to-do list to suddenly make things feel real. The cities of Toronto and Vancouver got the parties started on Thursday evening and were dead right to. Being confirmed as host venues for the world’s biggest sporting event is more than enough reason to pop a few corks. But now the … Read more

Heartbreak for Peru as ‘ecstatic’ Australia qualify for World Cup | Qatar 2022 News

Heartbreak for Peru as ‘ecstatic’ Australia qualify for World Cup |  Qatar 2022 News

Doha, Qatar – Peru’s football fans were left in tears after their team missed out on World Cup 2022 qualification following a 5-4 loss on penalty kicks to Australia. Substitute goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne saved the final penalty from Alex Valera to send Peru packing, much to the disappointment of the vocal 10,000-strong support in the … Read more

Platini payment followed ‘gentleman’s agreement’

Platini payment followed ‘gentleman’s agreement’

Sepp Blatter was FIFA President between 1998 and 2015. Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images Ex-FIFA President Sepp Blatter denied approving fraudulent payments to French football legend Michel Platini, telling a Swiss court on Thursday that a cash transfer followed a “gentleman’s agreement” between the pair. Swiss prosecutors accuse the two men, once among … Read more

Canada men’s national team to return to practice after Panama match canceled over stalled contract negotiations

Canada men’s national team to return to practice after Panama match canceled over stalled contract negotiations

The Canadian men’s national soccer team said on Monday it will return to training after refusing to play a friendly against Panama over stalled contract negotiations with Canada Soccer. Just two hours prior to kickoff on Sunday in Vancouver, the Canadian men informed Canada Soccer they would not play the friendly, demanding changes to their … Read more

Ukraine loses 1-0 to Wales in World Cup qualifying match | World Cup News

Ukraine loses 1-0 to Wales in World Cup qualifying match |  World Cup News

It was an agonizing end to Ukraine’s mission to qualify for Qatar while remaining under invasion by Russia. Ukraine missed out on qualifying for the World Cup after the war-disrupted team was beaten 1-0 by Wales in the European playoff final for the FIFA football showpiece. Andriy Yarmolenko inadvertently headed the ball into his own … Read more

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy charged with additional rape | Soccer News

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy charged with additional rape |  Soccer News

Mendy, 27, has now been accused of eight counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape. Manchester City and France footballer Benjamin Mendy has been charged with a further count of rape. The latest allegation, which relates to a new complainant, means the 27-year-old has now been accused of … Read more

Ukraine stuns Scotland in World Cup qualifier to give war-torn country a moral boost

Ukraine stuns Scotland in World Cup qualifier to give war-torn country a moral boost

The emotional victory, that brought many watching Ukrainian fans — sporting yellow and blue colors — to tears, puts Ukraine just one win away from qualifying for the Qatar World Cup later this year. Wednesday’s playoff had originally been scheduled to take place in March, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine forced the match’s postponement. Ukraine … Read more

Scotland vs Ukraine: War-torn country pins hopes on World Cup quest to lift spirits

Scotland vs Ukraine: War-torn country pins hopes on World Cup quest to lift spirits

Ukrainian Taras Berezovets, who worked as a political analyst before the Russian invasion started on February 24 but has since joined Ukraine’s special forces, would disagree. If Ukraine does get past Scotland at Hampden Park and then beats Wales in Cardiff on Sunday, the country will have remarkably secured qualification for the World Cup in … Read more

Chile files legal challenge over Ecuador’s World Cup place

Chile files legal challenge over Ecuador’s World Cup place

ZURICH (AP) — A World Cup legal dispute flared Thursday with Chile challenging Ecuador’s place at the finals tournament over an alleged ineligible player. The Chilean soccer federation asked FIFA to investigate its claim that Ecuador player Byron Castillo is actually Colombian and not entitled to have played in qualifying games. The complaint comes more … Read more