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Los Angeles won’t host 2026 World Cup games after Stan Kroenke’s dispute with FIFA per report

Los Angeles is no longer a host city for the 2026 World Cup due to an ongoing dispute between FIFA and the owners of SoFi Stadium, ESPN reported.

The home of the NFL's Rams and Chargers was originally thought to be one of three contenders to host the World Cup final, along with MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.) and AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas).

Previous reports indicated that Stan Kroenke, owner of SoFi Stadium and the Rams, is unhappy with the proposed financial split between FIFA, the city and the stadium.

Australia prepared to challenge Saudi Arabia for 2034 World Cup hosting bid

Football Australia chief executive James Johnson said on Thursday they are still exploring a bid to host the 2034 World Cup, despite the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) having declared support for Saudi Arabia.

After naming Morocco, Spain and Portugal as 2030 World Cup hosts on Wednesday, with Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay hosting the opening matches to mark the tournament's centenary, FIFA then invited countries from the Asia and Oceania regions to submit bids for 2034.

FIFA announces 2030 World Cup hosts: Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay

Morocco, Spain and Portugal have been named hosts of the 2030 soccer World Cup, while Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay will host the opening matches to mark the tournament's centenary, world soccer body FIFA said on Wednesday.

USWNT drop to their lowest FIFA ranking in history following World Cup disappointment

The latest edition of the FIFA women’s world rankings was released on Friday and the big news is that the USWNT have dropped two places. For this first time in history the U.S. sit third in the world, their lowest ever ranking.

USWNT FIFA rankings

More upsets and shock exits at Women’s World Cup a sign of progress in women’s soccer says FIFA

SYDNEY — The unpredictability of results at the Women's World Cup, with former champions bowing out early and debutants advancing, is evidence that playing standards are improving across the board, FIFA's Technical Study Group (TSG) said on Friday.

The TSG analyzed data from the first 48 matches of the tournament and have concluded that defensive organization is better and goalkeepers are better positioned and making more saves, while fewer goals are being scored.

Barcelona, Man United among clubs fined over financial fair play rule breaches

Barcelona and Manchester United have been fined by UEFA for breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, European soccer's governing body said on Friday.

Barcelona have been fined $561,000 for wrongly reporting "profits on disposal of intangible assets" in 2022.

United have been fined $267,000 for "minor break-even deficits".

One is not enough: USWNT names two captains for the World Cup

U.S. midfielder Lindsey Horan and forward Alex Morgan were named on Friday as captains of the team that will begin their quest for a third consecutive Women's World Cup title in two weeks.

The duo are assuming the captain's role as defender Becky Sauerbrunn will miss the July 20-Aug. 20 tournament in Australia and New Zealand due to a foot injury. When the players are on the field at the same time, Horan will wear the armband.

FIFA confirms that the USMNT is the 11th best national team in the world

Of all the men’s national soccer teams in the world, the United States has the 11th best according to the latest FIFA rankings.

This is the highest ranking for the U.S. since December 2021 when they were also 11th. August 2021 was the last time the USMNT were among the top 10.

The latest edition of the rankings that everyone definitely takes seriously and certainly doesn’t laugh at has the USMNT above the likes of Germany, Morocco, Switzerland and Uruguay.

¿Efecto LamborJimmy? México sube un puesto y desplaza a Alemania en el ránking FIFA

México es mejor que Alemania. No lo digo yo, sino que los dioses del ránking FIFA.

Parece de no creer, sobre todo considerando las pobres actuaciones que tuvo El Tri en los últimos dos meses bajo el mando de Diego Cocca.  

Sin embargo, todo tiene una explicación.

Lugar de México en el ránking FIFA

México escaló un puesto en comparación al ránking de abril, ubicándose en el lugar 14 a nivel mundial y desplazando en el camino a Alemania, hoy en el puesto 15.

FIFA names USA as host of the first 32-team Club World Cup in 2025

The first edition of FIFA's new 32-team Club World Cup will be held in the United States in 2025, world soccer's governing body said on Friday.

FIFA had confirmed in March that the revamped Club World Cup will be played every four years from June 2025. The FIFA Council unanimously appointed the United States as the competition's hosts for the first edition of the expanded format.

The United States are also co-hosts of the 2026 World Cup along with Mexico and Canada.