CONCACAF unveils rejigged qualifying format for 2022 World Cup

The second-round winners will join the top-five sides in the CONCACAF rankings — Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras — in the eight-team final round where each team plays 14 matches, home and away, against the other seven.

Qualifying congestion affects draw plans for 2022 World Cup

The draw for the tournament has long been slated for late April 2022, likely in Doha. However, the delay in qualifying means FIFA will have to decide whether to postpone the draw as well, or hold it before knowing the complete lineup of teams.

Xavi sure ‘competitive beast’ Messi will play 2022 World Cup, talks Barca ambitions

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 1, 2020 Xavi won eight league titles and the UEFA Champions League four times during a glittering Barca career. His name was heavily linked with the coaching vacancy at Camp Nou when Ernesto Valverde was sacked and while Quique Setien got the job, there is now speculation over his future […]

Dalic to stay on as Croatia coach for 2022 World Cup

Dalic’s contract was to expire this summer and the federation agreed with him to prolong it until the end of 2022 when the World Cup in Qatar is due to be held, a Croatian Football Federation (HNS) statement said.

Qatar 2022: Third World Cup Stadium is ready

Promising victory against Qatar will be suicidal but we will play not to lose: Stimac

The USMNT now knows its World Cup qualification path

“It’s good that we have clarity regarding the format and scheduling, which allows us to chart the course ahead. We are looking forward to the challenge that this new World Cup Qualifying format will present. We have a busy 2021 that gives us the opportunity to compete for trophies and also take a big step […]

World Cup 2022 schedule released with FOUR matches a day starting at 10am and final week before Christmas Day

And Three Lions fans will already be dreaming of watching Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Co lifting the trophy there… even if they may struggle to get hold of any booze to celebrate.

Bay Area Host Committee Submits Bid For Hosting 2026 World Cup Games

FIFA is expected to select the final 10 U.S. host cities in 2021, along with confirming the final host cities in Canada and Mexico. The 2026 World Cup will feature 48 teams, up from the 32 teams to compete in 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The U.S. will host 60 matches, including the quarterfinals, […]

World Cup 2018: Iran snatch victory over Morocco with late own goal

Despite the dominance of the men in red, Iran offered a threat on the break and should have taken the lead on the stroke of half time. Carlos Queiroz’ side won possession in the middle third and Sardar Azman was played through on goal. But the forward dwelt far too long and allowed goalkeeper Munir […]

Landmarks to highlight Australia-New Zealand World Cup bid

“It’s a far more transparent process than what the processes were last time we were in this situation in 2010,” Johnson told AAP. “Our focus has been on the merits and not the politics, that’s the way we have been from day one.”