#Fifa World Cup


European Club Association slams 'destructive' FIFA World Cup plans

Europe's leading clubs have accused FIFA of attempting to "railroad" through plans for a biennial World Cup that they claim would have a "destructive" impact on the club game. The European Club Association, which represents 234 clubs and is chaired by Paris Saint-Germain owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi, believes there has been a clear lack of consultation over proposed reforms to the International Match Calendar (IMC).
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European Club Association Slams FIFA Plan for Biennial World Cup

The European Club Association released a statement Friday saying proposed changes to soccer's international match calendar (IMC), including a plan to make the FIFA World Cup a biennial event, has raised "grave concern and alarm" among its members. "ECA has been clear in its position that changes are needed to...
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Clubs say FIFA World Cup plan would have "destructive impact"

MANCHESTER, England, Sept 24 (Reuters) - FIFA's plans for a biennial World Cup would lead to a "direct and destructive impact on the club game", Europe's top clubs organisation said on Friday. The European Club Association (ECA) said FIFA's approach to the reforms of the international match calendar were in...
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Soccer notebook: ECA slam biannual FIFA World Cup plan, Neymar's Paqueta rant and more under-the-radar stories

It has been another busy week in European soccer and that is just the midweek slates in leagues such as Serie A and Ligue 1. Away from the pitch, plenty has been going on too with FIFA and the European Club Association (ECA) clashing, Neymar ranting about French referees, an update on the progress of the San Siro project and Turkey getting a new national team coach.

World Cup Eyeballs MetLife Stadium for 2026

East Rutherford NJ, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted officials from FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, who concluded their visit today after touring MetLife Stadium and other area venues as they continue the site selection process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Brazil to name a squad including Premier League players TODAY as football authorities try to strike deals to avoid more quarantine chaos... with talks ongoing over safe 'bubbles' for stars heading to red-list countries

Brazil, Premier League, Colombia, FIFA World Cup, Emerson Aparecido Leite de Souza Junior, South America, Mira que te como hermano, Cristian Romero, Roberto Firmino. Brazil will announce a squad today for their next three World Cup qualifiers as football’s authorities try to strike a deal with Governments to avoid a repeat of last month’s shambles.

Micho announces final 23 for Regional Tour game

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic ha named the final 23 man team slated to play the Eastern region select at the Mbale Municipal Stadium on Stadium. The team had a single training session in Kampala on Thursday afternoon and will conduct the final training on Friday at the Mbale Municipal Stadium.

Milovan Rajevac Appointed New Black Stars Coach, Tasked to Qualify Ghana to The World Cup in 2022

Milovan Rajevac has returned to train the Black Stars for the second time having been in charge of the West African giants 13-years ago. Following Charles Kwablan Akonnor’s dismissal on September 14, 2021, a three-member committee was appointed and tasked with finding the country a new manager and the onus fell on the Serbian to lead the four-times African Nations Cup winners to the Mundial.

Qatar: Covid-19 vaccine compulsory for players at World Cup 2022

Qatar, host of next year FIFA World Cup, has requested that all players listed for the tournament must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, reports say. The decision follows a previous directive by the Gulf country indicating that anyone willing to visit the tiny country for the world’s largest football event much be vaccinated.

De Sa: Why coaching Liverpool star Salah will be 'easy' with Egypt

The tactician will be guiding the attacker after being appointed to serve as an assistant to coach Carlos Queiroz. Egypt assistant coach Roger De Sa has stated it will be exciting and easy to coach Liverpool star Mohamed Salah. The 56-year-old former Orlando Pirates coach will be working with Carlos...

Report: South Americans from the Premier League can play in upcoming World Cup qualifiers

South American players of the Premier League will be given exceptions from quarantine during the next FIFA international break allowing them to play for their national teams. After the controversy of the last FIFA World Cup qualifying cycle involving players from CONMEBOL, the Premier League is set to announce that players will be given exceptions from completing United Kingdom quarantine protocol upon arrival.

Barcelona will keep contact with two coaches until ‘the big decision’ is taken

Another game, another dour draw, and Ronald Koeman takes another step towards the exit doors at Barcelona. Coming into the game against Cadiz on the back of two disappointing results, a win was of paramount importance for Koeman and Barca. However, what followed was yet another limp display lacking any clear ideas or plan.