Neymar nears Pele’s Brazil mark, Messi leads Argentina: South America’s World Cup stars shine

South America’s four World Cup-bound squads — Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Ecuador — all played friendlies on Monday as they prepare for Qatar. Brazil and Uruguay earned respective wins over teams that will also be at the World Cup (5-1 over Tunisia and 2-0 over Canada) while Ecuador played a scoreless draw with Qatar-bound Japan. … Read more

Crouch ‘The Robot’: FIFA 23 Ultimate Team turns legends into Marvel superheroes

EA Sports and Marvel have joined forces to introduce some exciting new additions to the FIFA 23 Ultimate Team experience. A whole new cast of footballing superheroes are to be added to the FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) roster featuring real-life legends reimagined as their Marvel Comics alter egos, all with superpowers relating to defining moments … Read more

Tite hits back at Mbappe over WC qualifiers

Brazil manager Tite hit back at France striker Kylian Mbappe‘s claim that World Cup qualifying is more difficult in Europe than in South America. Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe said in May that European teams, who have won the last four World Cups, have an advantage over their South American rivals because they play “high-level matches.” … Read more

100 days to 2022 World Cup: Why your team will (and won’t) win in Qatar

Your team is going to lose the World Cup. Probably. Almost every team is going to lose the World Cup. That’s just the way the World Cup works. One team wins, and most teams lose. The odds are not in your favor. 2 Related But the World Cup is officially only 100 days away, which … Read more

FIFA clears 26-man squads for 2022 World Cup

FIFA has approved bigger 26-man squads for the World Cup in Qatar, deciding Thursday to extend football’s relaxation of rules that help coaches and players during the COVID-19 pandemic. The move was expected from the FIFA Bureau — comprising the presidents of FIFA and football’s six confederations — after 23-player rosters were expanded for recent … Read more

Enjoy the break, because the 2022-23 Premier League season is jam-packed

Are you missing football already? It’s been less than a week since the final whistle blew on the 2021-22 European season with the last of the UEFA Nations League fixtures, but the new campaign is coming around quicker than you think. Some Premier League clubs are already preparing to return to preseason training at the … Read more

World Cup 2026 host cities confirmed: What you need to know about the 16 venues

After months of anticipation and years of preparation, we finally have our 16 host cities and venues for the 2026 World Cup, which will be hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico. The major takeaways: 11 U.S. cities were selected from the candidate pool, with three cities in Mexico and two Canadian cities joining … Read more

Barca need the fire Eto’o gave to them as a player and now to Cameroon as FA president

Samuel Eto’o has been an uncompromising leader for Cameroon since taking over as Fecafoot president, but those qualities will yield results in the long run. How Barcelona could do with a similarly strong voice in the squad. -/AFP via Getty Images This brief respite in the packed calendar before the next European season means the onset … Read more

Ecuador primed for a big World Cup after overcoming Chile’s protest

After a 1-0 win over Nigeria in New Jersey and a 0-0 draw with Mexico in Chicago, Ecuador concluded their mini-tour of the United States with another 1-0 victory over African opposition, this time Cape Verde Islands, in Fort Lauderdale. The scorelines are narrow and unremarkable, and outside Ecuador and its U.S.-based community, not many … Read more

Argentina, Brazil favourites for WC – Spain coach

Argentina and Brazil went unbeaten in World Cup qualifying. Photo by Andre Borges/picture alliance via Getty Images Spain manager Luis Enrique has said he considers Argentina and Brazil the favourites heading into the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Argentina lifted last year’s Copa America title with a 1-0 win in the final over Brazil at the … Read more