TUES, 2:45PM ET
MILL0
SOU2
TUES, 2:45PM ET
CEL0
MAR1
TUES, 2:45PM ET
POR2
LIL0
TUES, 3PM ET
DONS4
MUFC0
WED, 2:45PM ET
ARS
BES
WED, 2:45PM ET
BRA
LUFC

Archives: World Cup 2018

Like Sochi, the West’s Smear Campaign Against Russia’s 2018 World Cup Won’t Work

Posted on by Ilija Trojanovic
Russia-2018

In the latest of brewing Cold War sentiments between the US and Russia, controversial Republican Senator John McCain recently reissued a demand to pull the plug on Russia’s right to host the World Cup in 2018. Speaking to ESPN/ABC podcast … Continue reading

FIFA Investigation Into Bidding Process For World Cup 2018 and 2022 Delayed

Posted on by Jord Willis
fifa-world-cup

FIFA’s official investigation into the World Cup bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in Russia and Qatar has been delayed until September of this year. Initially due to be submitted during this month, FIFA’s ethics committee now say … Continue reading

FA Chairman Greg Dyke To Give Evidence Regarding Qatar World Cup Bidding Process

Posted on by Peter Quinn
greg-dyke

On Tuesday, England FA chairman Greg Dyke will give evidence to members of Parliament regarding the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Qatar defeated bids from the United States, Japan, Australia and South Korea to win the … Continue reading

Germany Has Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 In Its Sights

Posted on by Matthias Suuck
Germany 2014 Champions

It’s been a few days now since Germany deservedly won their fourth World Cup title. The team is back in Germany, was celebrated live by over 500,000 fans in Berlin and is now off on vacation. So now that we’ve … Continue reading

What Will FOX Sports’ World Cup Coverage Look Like?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
fox-world-cup-doomsday

On Sunday night, ESPN wrapped up its World Cup coverage — it’s eighth World Cup since 1982 — with a beautiful closing montage before presenter Mike Tirico said that ESPN was handing off future World Cup coverage to a network … Continue reading

Russia Unveils Official Posters For World Cup 2018 Host Cities [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Alex Muller
Russia-2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that his country will spend $20 billion on hosting the 2018 World Cup, which will see 11 host cities building stadiums and infrastructure spanning 1,500 miles across the country. With the 2018 World Cup only … Continue reading

Ireland’s Young Footballers That Could Make an Impact at World Cup 2018

Posted on by Kyle Cotter
Ireland-2014-Home-Kit

There has been a lot of talk lately about the lack of talent coming through in Irish soccer. People seem to look at the senior team and when they don’t see any players under the age of 23 like England’s … Continue reading

Time For FIFA To Reform: Anger At Soccer’s Governing Body Reaching Tipping Point

Posted on by Thariq Amir
fifa-logo

The Sunday Times’ report into alleged corruption surrounding Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid is yet another unwanted body blow to FIFA’s credibility as the custodians of world soccer. The central allegation revolves around former Asian Football Confederation President Mohammed Bin … Continue reading

BBC and ITV Will Win UK Broadcast Rights to World Cup 2018 and 2022, Says Report

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
fifa-world-cup-2018

The BBC and ITV will split broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the UK per a report in the Telegraph.  The other contenders, including Sky Sports and BT Sport, have dropped out of the running. For ITV, … Continue reading

WATCH Russian Police Sing ‘Get Lucky’ At Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
russian-police-get-lucky

The best moment of the 2014 Winter Olympics has already happened today with members of the Russian Police singing and dancing to Daft Punk’s hit Get Lucky The song was sung as part of the opening ceremony to the games, … Continue reading

FOX Sports Opposed to Switching 2022 World Cup to Winter, Says Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
fox-sports-logo

FOX Sports opposes FIFA’s plan to move the 2022 World Cup from the summer to winter, according to a report in Bloomberg. In 2011, FOX agreed to pay FIFA $425 million for the US media rights to the 2018 and … Continue reading

FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia Should Focus On Soccer, Not Politics

Posted on by Jeffrey Poling
fifa-world-cup-2018

The debate on gay marriage — whether it should be legal, whether it is right, whether it is normal, whether it is important — is arguably the biggest of the last year, or maybe longer. It rages on with fundamentalist … Continue reading

World Cup 2018 Gives FIFA an Opportunity to Take a Stand On LGBT

Posted on by Robert O'Connor
russia-world-cup-2018

With World Cup 2022 dominating opinion columns and threatening to destabilize a competition still nine years away from us, the World Cup has never faced such an uncertain future. With the embers still warm from the fires that accompanied the … Continue reading

Report: UEFA Planning to Adopt MLS Scheduling

Posted on by Robert Hay

Recently we’ve shared that various soccer luminaries such as Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson has advocated a spring-to-fall schedule change in advance of the 2022 World Cup.  Now we find out that UEFA itself is advancing well past the … Continue reading

Will FIFA Bribery Scandal Endanger US Bid?

Posted on by Robert Hay

When the United States dropped its bid for the 2018 World Cup, it was seen as a move to placate FIFA’s desire to have the World Cup held that year in soccer’s birthplace (literally, if England wins the bid).  By … Continue reading

Why the US is a Lock to Host the 2022 World Cup (or Maybe 2018)

Posted on by Eric Altshule

There is some real drama about which European country will host the next World Cup.  Both England and Russia have submitted solid bids, and FIFA is going to have to think very deeply about which country will get to host … Continue reading

World Cup Bid Final Cities Announced (UPDATED)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’ll have much more later on the final decisions, but the below map courtesy of US Soccer will tell you which cities have been selected. Since yesterday’s announcement of the eighteen World Cup host cities that the US World Cup … Continue reading

World Cup Bid Host Cities Finalist Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

When US Soccer and the US World Cup Bid Committee, launched “The Game is in US” campaign at the beginning of the fall, the 27 potential host cities for World Cup games were asked have petitions signed to show local … Continue reading