FIFA World Cup (Men's)

A Look Into The CONMEBOL Qualifiers: What Does Each Country Need To Make The Next World Cup?

Last stop in the CONMEBOL qualifiers, and there are still a few spots for the 2022 World Cup up for grabs. Brazil and Argentina are already on the plane, while Ecuador, Uruguay, Perú, Chile and Colombia are still fighting for two direct tickets and one inter-confederation playoff slot. 

What do they need to fulfill their dreams? Here we have a guide with the results that could send them to Qatar.

Canada One Win Away From Qualifying For World Cup (And Helping USMNT Too)

TORONTO — Canada can complete phase one of a remarkable rebuild when they visit Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday knowing a victory would see the country secure a place at the global showcase for the second time.

Canada's World Cup history so far makes dreadful reading.

Only once have they qualified for the World Cup - in 1986 when they lost all three group games and failed to score.

The nearly four decades since have been filled with cringe-worthy displays and epic failures.

World Cup Tickets Are On Sale Now, And They’re Surprisingly Affordable

Tickets to the Qatar World Cup are now on sale. As with any major event, reserving a seat to one of the globe’s biggest shows is not quite as simple as just loading up your favorite ticket app and clicking a couple of buttons. Here’s everything you need to know about how to buy World Cup tickets for Qatar 2022, which start at just $11.

Ageless Ibrahimovic Set To Play With Elanga On Sweden… He Played With Elanga’s Dad 20 Years Ago

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's all-time record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic is preparing to pass the torch to a new generation of young players such as Anthony Elanga as his side prepare for their World Cup playoff semifinal against the Czech Republic on Thursday.

The 40-year-old striker recalled playing with the Manchester United winger's father Joseph for Malmo FF over 20 years ago and he is now sharing a dressing room with his son.

USMNT Injuries Are Piling Up — Here’s All The Latest Ahead Of World Cup Qualifying

The three most important USMNT matches of the last half-decade are scheduled for March 24-30, seven days that will define whether the Americans qualify for the 2022 World Cup or watch from home. Nearly five years after the debacle in Trinidad and Tobago left the U.S. out of the 2018 World Cup, several USMNT injuries are threatening to derail the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Portugal And Ronaldo’s World Cup Dream Takes Big Hit As Veteran Defender Pepe Is Out With Covid

Portugal defender Pepe will miss their World Cup playoff semi-final against Turkey on Thursday after testing positive for COVID-19, the Portuguese Football Federation said.

The 39-year-old's absence means the former European champions will be without their two first-choice centre backs for the clash at Porto, with Ruben Dias ruled out due to a hamstring injury.

Louis Van Gaal Calls Qatar World Cup ‘Bullshit’ And Goes Off On FIFA

With its spot in the World Cup already clinched, the Netherlands is using the March international window for a pair of friendlies against Denmark and Germany in Amsterdam. 

While Virgil van Dijk, Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay were arriving at the KNVB Campus in Zeist on Monday, 70-year-old manager Louis van Gaal was giving a customarily unfiltered press conference on player selection, his choice for national team successor and the prospect of a World Cup in Qatar. 

Van Gaal didn't hold back when asked to discuss the host nation.

Es Ahora O Nunca: Los Tres Partidos En Los Que México Buscará Su Boleto Al Mundial

El fin del camino está en el horizonte. Las eliminatorias de la Concacaf para Catar 2022 se acaban con la serie de tres partidos que se disputarán a partir de este jueves 24 de marzo. México aún no tiene los boletos en el bolsillo y tendrá que dar lo mejor que tiene ante Estados Unidos, Honduras y El Salvador para poder cumplir el sueño. 

Para la misión, Gerardo Martino tiene un plantel casi completo, con la excepción de los lesionados Andrés Guardado, Julio César Domínguez y Rogelio Funes Mori.

Team Named After LGBTQ+ Community Says ‘Gay’ Too Political For Banner

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The Orlando Pride are, by their very name, a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community. Many of the Pride’s most prominent players have been gay, and Exploria Stadium includes 49 rainbow-colored seats as a memorial to the victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub mass shooting. But apparently, the word “gay” is too political for the team.