National Teams

10 Players Who Desperately Need Transfers Ahead Of The World Cup

Ahead of the World Cup, there is always an influx of transfers featuring players who are on the fringes of their national teams and want to secure a roster spot for the tournament. Many players who sit on the bench for bigger clubs and get limited minutes desperately need quality playing time to be noticed by their national team managers. With so many rumors and confirmed deals happening every day, let's take a look at 10 players who need a transfer ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.

Qatar Announces Sex Ban Ahead Of World Cup

Qatar has been in the headlines recently as another of its rules for visiting fans ahead of the World Cup in late November has caught the public’s attention. After the recent reminders about Qatar’s ban on homosexuality, any single individuals who still wish to watch their team play in person have been warned to not have sex during their stay.

USMNT Schedules Final Friendly Games Before World Cup Against Two Asian Opponents

The United States men’s national team only has two more games to gear up for the 2022 World Cup. Those final two opponents for USMNT friendlies were revealed on Tuesday. The U.S. will be playing Japan and Saudi Arabia, two teams also competing at the 2022 World Cup.

USMNT Friendlies Announced

The USMNT Only Has 2 More Games Before The World Cup

The U.S. men’s national team can breathe a sigh of relief after finishing World Cup qualifying in March with just enough points (and goals) to ensure its spot among the 32 teams in Qatar. The team can also take a bit of a break, as there are just two matches remaining on the 2022 USMNT schedule before the start of the 2022 World Cup in November.

Ryan Giggs Steps Down As Wales Coach Five Months Before World Cup

Ryan Giggs confirmed on Monday that he has resigned as coach of Wales' national team.

The former Manchester United winger is awaiting trial after being charged with controlling and coercive behaviour and assault against his ex-girlfriend and her sister.

Giggs has pleaded not guilty to all charges and remains on bail. The trial at Manchester Crown Court had been due to start on Jan. 24, but has been delayed until Aug. 8 — a factor that lead to the 48-year-old deciding to step down now.

Alex Morgan’s Incredible Scoring Form Has Her On Pace To Shatter NWSL Record

After all she’s been through, some might expect Alex Morgan to be slowing down at this point in her career. A two-time World Cup winner and an Olympic gold medalist, Morgan gave birth to her first child in 2020 and at the age of 32 moved to a new club in a new city to be the face of the expansion club San Diego Wave.

Instead of taking it easy a couple of weeks from her 33rd birthday, Morgan is hitting a new gear.

Study Finds Over Half Of Players In Euro And AFCON Finals Were Subjected To Abuse Online

More than half of all players at the finals of last year's European Championship and Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) were subjected to some form of discriminatory abuse online, a report published by global soccer governing body FIFA has revealed.

Delirium And Despair: Watch The Moment U.S. Cities Found Out If They Were 2026 World Cup Hosts

Thursday was either a brilliant or brutal day for some U.S. soccer fans across the country as they learned if their city would be a host for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The 16 host cities were selected with six locations not getting chosen. Here were the reactions to cities learning they were going to be hosts or if they got snubbed.

The reactions from watch parties at cities learning they got the gig are full of excitement, but watching the cities learn they won’t get to host is just as interesting to watch.

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