CONCACAF to change World Cup qualifying schedule

“Many parts of the region continue to have very challenging public health situations, and that has been a key factor in this decision. Additionally, several countries across the confederation have travel restrictions and quarantine requirements, which would make international football involving 30 national teams extremely difficult.”

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.

CONMEBOL clears Messi to play in opening World Cup qualifier

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — Lionel Messi will be free to play in Argentina’s opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ecuador next month after the forward’s suspension was deemed to be no longer valid, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Thursday.

‘I was screaming like crazy’: Sunil Chhetri reveals goalless draw against Qatar in World Cup Qualifiers stands out for him

“I would a thousand times prefer to be on the pitch helping my team than be a spectator from outside.”Towards the end, both sides started pushing aggressively for the go-ahead goal, even my volume levels went up and I was screaming like crazy. The tension was too much to take!” Chhetri wrote for the All […]

Israel Plans to Broadcast 2018 World Cup to Arab States as Gesture of Respect

Israel named the decision to broadcast the 2018 World Cup “a historic step,” that confirms the status of the Arabic language and the respect that Israel has for it, as Arabs amount to 20 percent of the country’s population. The FIFA World Cup 2018 will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15. The matches will take place at 12 venues in 11 cities […]

Michael Cheika quits as Australia head coach after crashing out of Rugby World Cup

“I have no regrets making that call, but yes, I would love to stay on. I really feel attached to the team and it is an honour to have this role as the coach of Australia. I take it with a lot of pride and a lot of honour. But, like I said, I made […]

Putin critical of Russia’s soccer team ahead of World Cup

Russia has won just one of its last 10 games and crashed out of this summer’s European Championship without winning a game. Despite all this, the team has been set a target of reaching the semifinals in 2018.

North American qualifying for 2022 World Cup delayed

Thirty lower-ranked nations were due to play four qualifiers each this year but those games should now start in March 2021. Only three of those teams will advance to join the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras in a final eight-team group, from which three teams will qualify directly for the 2022 tournament […]

Vietnam suspends national team call-up as World Cup Asian qualifiers delayed again

“With the aim of protecting the health and safety of all participants, FIFA and the AFC will continue to work together to closely monitor the situation in the region and to identify new dates for the respective qualifying matches,” the statement said.

Ubisoft announces first-ever Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six World Cup

French game developer Ubisoft has announced the first ever Rainbow Six World Cup, a new and independent layer of competitions featuring the best national teams from 45 countries and regions across the world in Summer 2021. This would be the first world cup ever in the history of Rainbow Six Esports. International athlete Tony Parker […]