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Ecuador Loves This: FIFA Denies Chile's World Cup Dream (Again)

Millions of Chileans are gearing up for an Independence Day weekend full of celebrations. Choripanes, grilled meat and empanadas will be part of the menu, as well as bottles and bottles of red wine — mostly cabernet sauvignons, merlots and carménères — which will come in handy to swallow the devasting news coming from FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. No, Chile is not going to the World Cup.

Iran's Hopes Of USA World Cup Upset Threatened By Infighting, Coaching Uncertainty

HONG KONG - Iran hopes history will repeat itself at this November's World Cup in Qatar, 24 years after overcoming a fractious build-up to score a memorable triumph over the United States — the country's decades-long geopolitical rival — in France.

As the teams prepare to clash again, and their governments wrangle over reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear pact, the Iranian side's preparations have been thrown into turmoil by a divided squad and maneuvering over its leadership.

The World Cup Is The Biggest, Greatest Sporting Event On The Planet — Just Ask Your Customers And Employees

This holiday season, for a 28-day period beginning Nov. 20 and ending with the final on Dec. 18, the FIFA World Cup is going to captivate the United States to a degree never before seen in the tournament’s 92-year history.

Instead of the usual talk of politics at the Thanksgiving table, get ready to listen to grandma wax lyrical about the strength of the Spanish midfield and the overlooked quality of Serbia’s attack as the national conversation turns global while the world's greatest sporting event unfolds in Qatar.

FIFA's 11-Day Ban Of India Has Disastrous Consequences For Women's Team At Asian Championship

BENGALURU - India's soccer fraternity breathed a sigh of relief as FIFA lifted the suspension imposed on it after 11 days, but the decision came too late for Gokulam Kerala FC whose hopes of playing at the AFC Women's Club Championship were shattered.

FIFA suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Aug. 15 for undue third-party influence leading to Gokulam Kerala being banned from the club championship — a pilot tournament before the launch of the AFC Women's Champions League in 2024.

Now Would Be The Opportune Time To Steal The World Cup Trophy, But Don't Do That

I wouldn't want to tell you to steal the World Cup trophy. I would probably get in trouble with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy of the Qatar World Cup for saying something like that, and you don't want to be on those guys' shit list, so I'm not saying that. 

FIFA Reveals Leading World Cup Ticket Sales By Country With 2.45 Million Sold

Organizers have sold 2.45 million tickets for this year's World Cup in Qatar, world soccer governing body FIFA said on Thursday, with more than half a million of them sold in the last sales period from July 5-16.

FIFA said the biggest number of allocated tickets were for group stage matches like Cameroon vs. Brazil, Brazil vs. Serbia, Portugal vs. Uruguay, Costa Rica vs. Germany and Australia vs. Denmark.

FIFA Vuelve A Echarle Gasolina A La Discusión De Chicharito En La Selección Mexicana

A estas alturas de la vida todos sabemos que las posibilidades de que Javier Hernández represente a México en el Mundial de Catar son practicamente nulas, que Tata Martino no lo quiere en su escuadra. El memo, sin embargo, parece no haber llegado a la FIFA, que con un simple tuit volvió a echarle gasolina a las discusiones en torno a la ausencia de Chicharito en el Tri.

Alexandra Pinell Scores Ridiculous Goal At U-20 Women's World Cup

Alexandra Pinell has set the internet ablaze with one of the most incredible and mind-boggling goals in recent memory. 

Costa Rica is hosting the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, and the home side played its first match against a talented Australian team. Setting up a free-kick from some 40 yards out, no one in the stadium expected Pinell to shoot. And yet, filled with adrenaline and confidence, the Costa Rica captain stood over the ball and knew exactly what was about to happen. 

Source: Qatar Wants World Cup To Begin A Day Early

The World Cup in Qatar will kick off a day earlier than scheduled if FIFA's ruling bureau agrees to a plan to hold the opening ceremony and the host nation's first match on Sunday, Nov. 20, a source close to the discussions told Reuters.

The original plan was for the opening ceremony to be held before Qatar's game on Nov. 21 against Ecuador — which created the unusual situation of two matches being held before the ceremony.

Normally the ceremony is conducted before the kickoff of the first game of the tournament.

The 10 Best Defenders At The 2022 World Cup

A well-oiled defense can be the difference between going out in the group stage and winning a tournament. Scoring four goals in a game is well and good until you turn around are realize the other team scored five. Every successful team needs to be able to keep the ball out of its own net. Defending is an art, and at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, many artists will be on display, putting their bodies on the line to ensure their team advances to the next round. But not all defenders are created equal.