Men's World Cup

2022 World Cup Preparation Is Costing Qatar $500 Million Per Week

Qatar, the small country on the Arabian Peninsula with a population less than that of Nevada, is spending almost half a billion dollars per week in preparation for the 2022 World Cup according to the country’s finance minister.

As reported by World Soccer’s Jamie Rainbow, this will amount to more than $200 billion by the time the tournament rolls around. 

Bruce Arena's USMNT Return Begins With Friendly Against Serbia On Sunday

USMNT head coach Bruce Arena named the 23-man roster for the team’s friendly against Serbia on Sunday. An initial player pool of 32 has been trimmed following January camp, which took place between January 10 and 27 at the National Training Center in Carson, California. It served as Bruce Arena's first look at his domestic-based players since returning to the USMNT helm.

South America May Have Less Places Than North America And The Caribbean At 2026 World Cup

After FIFA’s decision to increase the number of participants at the 2026 World Cup to 48 nations, a lot of questions arose with regards to the qualifying process for that particular tournament. How would the 16 extra places be rationed? Which federations would benefit most? How would this impact the quality of the qualifiers themselves and, ultimately, teams preparations for the finals?

FIFA Unanimously Approves 48-Team World Cup Expansion

The FIFA World Cup is set to undergo its first expansion since the current format of 32 teams was employed at the 1998 World Cup in France. The 2026 World Cup, as unanimously approved by members of the FIFA Council on Tuesday, will feature 48 teams.

The 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will stick to the 32-team format, meaning that the expanded tournament will likely make its debut in the CONCACAF region come 2026.

The Greatest Goals Of All Time Are Just Toe Pokes

You don’t ever work on your toe poke, admit it. It’s not a skill you frequently pull off after telling your mates which corner your about to put your shot in during warmups. You’d be called a child and laughed off the pitch, your ambitious toe punt looking nothing like a clean hit off the laces or a swerving effort with the instep. 

But contrary to accepted reasoning, the toe poke is actually the hallmark of a genius. Legends like Ronaldo, Romario, Ronaldinho, Andriy Shevchenko and Diego Maradona all had the infamous action down cold. 

Gianni Infantino Is Devising New And Exciting Ways To Ruin The World Cup

When Jack Skellington grew tired of organizing Halloween Town’s Halloween celebration in Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, the ghost skeleton proceeded to plot and scheme over how he could take charge of Christmas as well. Unable to understand the spirit of the holiday and personally impulsive to a fault, Jack almost ruined Christmas for everyone.

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