USMNT coach Berhalter reveals aim to emulate England’s success after World Cup draw pairing

DOHA, Qatar — After being paired together in Friday’s World Cup draw, Gregg Berhalter has revealed he contacted Gareth Southgate following his appointment as US men’s national team coach with the aim of emulating England’s recent success. Southgate initially took an interim charge of England in September 2016 before taking the job on a permanent … Read more

Qatar World Cup organiser slams human rights criticism from Norway FA

The Qatar World Cup’s top organiser, Hassan Al Thawadi, has accused the Norway FA President Lise Klaveness of failing to educate herself on the country’s human rights record after she delivered a damning address at Thursday’s FIFA Congress in Doha. Klaveness took to the stage at the 72nd FIFA Congress to condemn the organisation’s 2010 … Read more

World Cup warns director rainbow flags could be taken away from supporters in Qatar

Rainbow flags could be taken off fans at the World Cup in Qatar to protect them from being attacked for promoting gay rights, a senior leader overseeing security for the tournament told The Associated Press. Major General Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Ansari insisted that LGBTQ+ couples would be welcomed and accepted in Qatar for the Nov. … Read more

LIVE: 2022 World Cup draw

Follow the draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup live with ESPNstarting with all the build-up before the ceremony itself begins at 4 pm GMT, midday ET. LIVE BLOG NB: Please refresh the page to get the latest updates….. 12.29 ET / 16.29 GMT: It’s time! Here’s a remember of your draw pots. The pots … Read more

FIFA president Gianni Infantino rejects claims organization pushed for biennial World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has rejected claims that the organization pushed for a biennial World Cup. Speaking at the 72nd FIFA Congress in Doha, Infantino said FIFA had merely explored the possibility of halving the four-year World Cup cycle despite Chief of Global Football Development and former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger a series of interviews … Read more

Who has qualified and who is still in contention?

World Cup qualifying has entered its final stretch, with 20 of the 32 finalists now known. But who could take the 12 places that remain? We take a closer look. – World Cup 2022 qualifying: How it works around the world Europe Qualified (10/13):GermanyDenmarkBelgiumFranceCroatiaSpainSerbiaEnglandSwitzerlandNetherlands Olley: England is still a work in progress Still in contention … Read more

What it means, how it works

On Monday, FIFA announced that it was indefinitely suspending Russian representative teams (men’s and women’s). (In a joint statement, UEFA announced they were removing club sides from all competitions.) This means Russia will almost certainly not be participating in the Qatar World Cup in November. The previous day, FIFA had condemned the “use of force … Read more