Human Interest

2022 World Cup Draw: Who’s In, How It Works, When It Is

The World Cup draw, more than any other moment, marks the true start of FIFA’s quadrennial tournament. The draw is when things get real, when players and fans can start plotting their path to the final, when it really hits home that the World Cup is here. 

So, when is the World Cup draw? How does the draw work? Who’s in and who’s out? Here’s everything you need to know about the World Cup draw, including in which pot the USMNT will be placed.

USMNT World Cup Qualifiers Will Be On Up To 15 Different Channels — Here’s How To Find The Matches

The U.S. men’s national team competes in World Cup qualifying from September 2021 to March 2022, and fans are both excited by the squad’s results this summer and nervous about getting their hearts broken again. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch USMNT World Cup qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.

Megan Rapinoe To Harder & Eriksson: ‘Because You’re Both Beautiful, You’re Not Gay Looking, It Does Break Barriers’

Pernille Harder and Magdalena Eriksson are icons in the women’s soccer world, not just for their accomplishments on the pitch but for the way they’re openly gay in a world that isn’t always accepting of LGBTQ+ people. But even they have heroes, and this week they spoke with one of their role models, USWNT star Megan Rapinoe.

Pulisic Hailed By Global Chess Community After Getting Ass Kicked By 10-Year-Old

Christian Pulisic was involved in an awesome charity event from the USMNT's training base in Houston, Texas, before the team's crucial World Cup qualifier against Mexico on Thursday night. Partnering with PUMA and the Champions Chess Tour, Pulisic played against a 10-year-old version of reigning five-time World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen using the "Play Magnus" mobile app. 

For every move that Pulisic made before his inevitable demise, PUMA donated $500 to UNICEF. Very few people reading this article will appreciate how difficult a task that truly is. 

Mexico vs. USA Predictions: How We Think The World Cup Qualifier Will Play Out

This is it. This is the final Mexico vs USA soccer match in World Cup qualifying that will really matter. After this, the teams will (presumably) be given automatic berths to the 2026 World Cup as co-hosts before Concacaf qualifiers are be rendered largely meaningless when FIFA expands the field to 48 teams. 

But now, this Mexico vs USA soccer match is the biggest sporting event in the world this month — or at least in North America. 

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.

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.

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

Editor’s Note: See update at bottom.

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.

David Beckham Uses His 71M Instagram Followers To Raise Money For Ukrainians Giving Birth During War

Former England soccer captain David Beckham handed over his Instagram account on Sunday to a doctor helping women give birth in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.

Beckham, the 46-year-old former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder and current co-owner of Major League Soccer team Inter Miami, told his 71.6 million Instagram followers to look at his profile to see the work of Irina, a child anaesthesiologist, and her team amid the conflict.

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