Some 20,000 Mexicans to Visit Rostov-on-Don During FIFA World Cup – Official

“For example, the Mexican ambassador has informed us that the majority of Mexicans who will visit us, there will be about 20,000 people, will have no English language skills. We should inform them not only about transport-related issues, but also legal and medical ones,” Vasily Zyryanov said in a report.

FIFA partners Qatar to deliver 2022 FIFA World Cup

H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, who will combine his role as SC Secretary General with Chairman of the joint venture, said: “The formation of this new joint venture comes at a strategically important time on Qatar’s World Cup project as we complete our various infrastructure projects, such as stadiums and training sites, and turn our attention […]

Ronaldo at the double, France see off Croatia in World Cup final repeat

Southgate can use that distraction and a lack of match fitness ahead of the start to the Premier League season on Saturday as excuses for the Three Lions’ lack of sharpness going forward, in sharp contrast to their free-scoring form in qualifying for Euro 2020 prior to the coronavirus shutdown.

FIFA, Twitter ‘In Panic’ as English Team May Boycott 2018 World Cup

 “I don’t think the idea of pulling the team, or encouraging the FA to pull the team out of the World Cup on its own is seriously being considered at the moment, but times change of course,” publication The Week reported Davies as saying.

North American qualifying for 2022 World Cup delayed

ZURICH (AP) — The start of World Cup qualifying for lower-ranked teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean was postponed Tuesday until next year, which means there aren’t enough remaining dates in the current FIFA calendar to complete the program.

CONCACAF postpones World Cup qualifiers to March

Under CONCACAF’s qualifying format, the winners of each of the six first-round groups will play a two-legged knockout tie for a place in the last phase. Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras have already secured a place in the final round by virtue of their rankings.

FIFA WC 2018 preview: Portugal v Morocco: Hat-trick hero Ronaldo hunts stricken Atlas Lions

Portugal coach Fernando Santos opted to pair Goncalo Guedes with Ronaldo from kick-off in the thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain in Sochi, where the captain of the Euro 2016 winners netted a stunning 88th-minute free-kick to deny one of the favourites, who were reeling from the shock sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve […]

What can traditional sports learn from the Fortnite World Cup?

Many more are keeping up to date with sporting events via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and to appeal to these audiences, sports tournaments will have to keep an eye on esports and continue to diversify and innovate in their use of these channels. The recent Fifa Women’s World Cup was a good example, with several […]

Football’s first fa’afafine: trans rights trailblazer Jaiyah Saelua on stardom and sisterhood

The first openly transgender woman and fa’afafine to compete in a Fifa World Cup qualifying match for men, she has become a global champion for the rights of transgender and fa’afafine athletes, and now – almost disbelievingly – finds her life portrayed in an upcoming Hollywood film, directed by Oscar winner Taika Waititi, to be […]

Santos on Ronaldo: Portugal cannot be better without the best in the world

“We started to improve, we started to have the ball and the game became easier for us, but then we had Bernardo’s issue – a forced substitution – and, from then on, I realised that we were going to have more difficulty.