FIFA World Cup

Saudi Arabia to host 2034 FIFA World Cup

Saudi Arabia will host the FIFA World Cup 2034, the president of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Gianni Infantino announced through a social media post, late on Tuesday. Earlier, Football Australia on Tuesday opted out of the 2034 FIFA Men’s…

Messi’s Argentina win World Cup despite hat-trick from Kylian Mbappe

Lionel Messi’s once-in-a-generation career is complete. The Argentina superstar is finally a World Cup champion. Messi scored two goals and then another in a shootout as Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties Sunday to claim a third World Cup title…

FIFA may replace 4-team group to 3 teams in each group for 2026 World Cup

FIFA looks set to revise plans to introduce three-team groups for the 2026 World Cup, world football chief Gianni Infantino said on Friday. FIFA had previously indicated that the 2026 finals, which will expand to 48 teams from 32, would…

FIFA World Cup 2022: Gareth Bale rescue Wales with late penalty against USA

Gareth Bale rescued Wales with a late penalty to snatch a 1-1 draw with the United States in their World Cup Group B clash on Monday in Qatar. Welsh skipper Bale lashed home an 82nd-minute spot kick after earning the…

England announced 2022 FIFA World Cup squad, Maddison included

James Maddison has been rewarded with a call-up to England’s World Cup squad after his scintillating form for Leicester as Gareth Southgate showed faith in a series of players short on form or fitness. Manchester City duo Kyle Walker and…

Hacking Gang targeted 2022 World Cup Qatar critics

An India-based computer hacking gang targeted critics of the Qatar World Cup, an investigation by British journalists said on Sunday, as the Qatari government furiously denied it had played any part in commissioning the eavesdropping. A database leaked to Britain’s…

Mexico face injuries as tough road for Round of 16 at FIFA World Cup 2022

Will this be the year that Mexico finally overcomes the “quinto partido” World Cup curse? There are a lot of hurdles for El Tri to get there. Mexico has experienced both lackluster recent performances and a spate of key injuries…

“Forget controversies and focus on football at Qatar World Cup,” says Zidane

French World Cup-winning hero Zinedine Zidane said Monday it was “time to forget the controversies and focus on the football” at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, despite calls to boycott the tournament over the Gulf state’s rights record and…

2022 World Cup: France’s Frappart among among one of 3 women referees in the event

The presence of women referees at the 2022 World Cup will send “a strong sign”, said trailblazing French referee Stephanie Frappart on Thursday, one of three women officials selected for the tournament in Qatar. “It’s a strong sign from FIFA…

Key guide for FIFA World Cup 2022 viewers

A last chance for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé back on the biggest stage of all. Brazil bidding for a record-extending sixth title. One of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups in memory — as much for off-the-field…