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Overwhelmed By Opposition, Gianni Infantino Says FIFA Never Proposed A Biennial World Cup

DOHA - Gianni Infantino has stepped sharply back from hotly contested plans for a biennial World Cup, telling world soccer’s leadership that FIFA had never proposed such an idea.

The FIFA president has been under fire for the past year, particularly in Europe, for proposals to increase the frequency of the global extravaganza from every four years, to every two.

Americans Snapping Up World Cup Tickets Faster Than Most Countries

Fans have bought 804,186 tickets for matches at the World Cup in Qatar later this year in the first phase of sales, soccer's world governing body and tournament organisers FIFA said on Wednesday.

FIFA said interest in tickets mainly came from Qatar, the United States, England, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, India, Brazil, Argentina and Saudi Arabia.

It's Time To Bring Back The Magic To The U.S. Open Cup

After a three-year delay, the most prestigious competition in American soccer is finally back. Now in its 107th iteration, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is older than the Coupe de France, Coppa Italia, NFL and NBA.

It features 91 semi-pro and professional American soccer teams from four divisions and seven leagues, plus a further 12 amateur clubs — good for a total of 103 entrants. 

North Macedonia PM Offers Players 500,000 Euros If They Beat Portugal In World Cup Playoff

PORTO, Portugal — North Macedonia's surprise win away to Italy in their World Cup playoff semifinal last week set up an unexpected clash against Portugal, with the country's Prime Minister offering the squad 500,000 euros ($549,300.00) if they reach the 2022 tournament.

The result shocked the soccer world and derailed a possible clash between the last two European champions Italy and Portugal, who both surprisingly missed out on automatically qualifying from the group stage for the World Cup in Qatar.

¿Aló Necaxa? ¿Aló MLS? Mesut Özil Se Peleó Con Su Técnico Y Ya Le Buscan Un Nuevo Club

Mesut Özil vive días turbulentos en el Fenerbahçe y no faltan aquellos que especulan con un nuevo destino para el talentoso volante, entre ellos el Necaxa de México y la MLS.

Pelea de Mesut Özil con su técnico

El seleccionado alemán arribó al club turco en enero de 2021, luego de una tóxica relación con el Arsenal.

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.

FIFA Doubles Down On Support For Ukraine With $1 Million Allocation For Humanitarian Aid

FIFA has sent medical supplies to the Ukrainian Football Association (UAF) and allocated $1 million to the FIFA Foundation for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, soccer's world governing body said on Saturday.

More than 3.3 million refugees have already fled Ukraine through its western border, with around 2 more million displaced inside the country following Russia's Feb. 24 invasion.

MLS Reportedly Wants $300 Million For Its New TV Deal; Does 2022 Viewership Back That Up?

Major League Soccer is reportedly eyeing a new $300 million TV rights deal, more than triple its previous agreement with ESPN, Fox and Univision. With a deal expected to be announced in April, MLS viewership to open the 2022 season has sparked a debate on just how much MLS TV rights should be worth, and whether MLS can make a major impact on the sports TV landscape ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Who's Going To Win The World Cup? The Latest Odds Show The Favorites And Dark Horses

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar begins on Monday, Nov. 21, with the curtain-raiser at Al Bayt Stadium between the host nation and a TBD opponent that's been fortunate enough to land in Group A alongside them. Why is that country fortunate? Because, as the latest World Cup odds 2022 show, Qatar will be by far and away the worst seeded team of the eight groups.

Women’s FA Cup Prize Money Increased So It’s Not So Damn Depressing Anymore

The Women's FA Cup prize fund will increase to three million pounds ($3.92 million) from next season, England's Football Association said on Monday.

The FA did not specify how the new amount will be allocated but said a disproportionate part of it will be invested in the early rounds of the competition.

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