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FIFA President, Clearly Delusional, Says Soccer Will Be No. 1 Sport In America By 2026

NEW YORK — North America's historical ambivalence to soccer is no match for the spectacle of the 2026 World Cup, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday, as he bids to make the world's "beautiful game" the preeminent sport in the region as well.

Denver Not Selected For 2026 World Cup, And It's Unclear If FIFA Ever Knew The City's Exact Location

The host cities for the 2026 World Cup in Canada, United States and Mexico were chosen on Thursday. A total of 16 cities were selected to be hosts from a field of 22 potential candidates. The 2026 World Cup host cities are as follows.

2026 World Cup Host Cities

All 2026 World Cup Stadiums In U.S., Mexico And Canada

From Mexico City to Vancouver, Los Angeles to New York, the men’s 2026 World Cup co-hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada will be one of the greatest spectacles in the history of sport. It’s never too early to start looking ahead to the next World Cup, especially when it will be held in our backyard. Here’s a preview of all 2026 World Cup stadiums.

The Evolution Of Official FIFA World Cup Posters Through The Years

Dating back to the inaugural FIFA World Cup held in Uruguay in 1930, each rendition of the tournament has been accompanied by an official poster from FIFA. Artists who’ve worked on these gorgeous designs include Guillermo Laborde (1930), Joan Miro (1982) and Annie Leibovitz (1986), to name just a few. Today, FIFA unveiled the official poster for the 2022 event in Qatar.

It's created by Qatari artist Bouthayna Al Muftah and depicts traditional headwear being thrown in the air — a symbol of celebration and fandom across Qatar and the Arab world.

FIFA Considering Body Cameras To Protect Referees

DOHA — FIFA is confident semi-automated technology to assist with quicker Video Assistant Referee decisions could be ready for the World Cup in Qatar later this year, world football's governing body president Gianni Infantino said on Monday. Additionally, body cameras are in consideration to prevent referees from being attacked.

Trials on the AI technology will continue in the coming months, but Infantino said there was significant progress.

Ecuador World Cup Spot Is Safe: FIFA Rebuffs Chile Legal Efforts Trying To Go To Qatar

Ecuador fans can breathe again after the national team's spot in the 2022 World Cup has been confirmed. 

On Friday, FIFA Disciplinary Committee rejected a formal complaint from the Chilean soccer federation accusing Ecuador of fielding an ineligible player during the CONMEBOL qualifiers.

Chile Or Ecuador, Who's Going To The World Cup? 5 Possible Scenarios Ahead Of FIFA Decision

FIFA decides on Friday, June 10, if Ecuador should be disqualified from the 2022 World Cup or not — all in the context of a formal complaint filed by Chile questioning the nationality of defender Byron Castillo.

Disgraced Ex-FIFA Boss Sepp Blatter Too Ill To Testify At His Fraud Trial

BELLINZONA, Switzerland - The trial of former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and French footballing legend Michel Platini over alleged corrupt payments ground to a halt on Wednesday when Blatter said he was too ill to testify.

Swiss prosecutors accuse the pair, once among football's most powerful figures, of unlawfully arranging a payment of $2.08 million in 2011. Blatter and Platini both deny the charges. But Blatter, looking frail during the hearing at the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, said he was unable to address the court due to chest pains.

It’s Pride Month; How Is Soccer Celebrating?

It is June 1, a day that across the world rings in a month of Pride celebration, visibility and advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights. These celebrations will surely make their way into the beautiful game. In soccer, pride month traditionally is accompanied by stadium “pride nights,” themed jerseys and fundraisers for equal rights organizations. Above all else, these celebrations are an affirmation that soccer should be inclusive of all. I would argue that such acceptance, at least philosophically, is the very nature of the sport.

The Man Who Could Leave Ecuador With No World Cup Cries And Asks His Coach To Sub Him Out After A PK Call

It's not common to see a player crying and asking his coach to sub him out after committing a penalty kick. But that's how life is going for Byron Castillo, the man who could potentially result in Ecuador getting kicked out of the 2022 World Cup.