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FIFA President Gianni Infantino slams the United States' pay-to-play system

Infantino is the latest soccer personality to criticize the United States’ infamous pay-to-play system.

During the 2024 Milken Institute Global Conference held in Los Angeles, FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed an observation that has surprised him about soccer in the United States: the prevalence of the pay-to-play system. 

According to the head of FIFA, for American soccer to achieve its maximum potential, the nation must get rid this significant obstacle to participation in the youth ranks.

The top 6 goals scored during a Mexico vs. USA game that made our jaws drop

Sparks tend to fly when the United States and Mexico meet on the same field. The rivalry between North America’s two best national teams always produces entertainment and golazos. Some of the best USA vs Mexico goals have been scored in the last 20 years.

2022 World Cup winner Exequiel Palacio’s ex-wife sells jersey used in the final to cover rent payments

A World Cup winner’s jersey worn in the final and gold medal have been sold by his ex-wife after he refused to cover rent payments. Yes, this has happened.

Exequiel Palacio's ex-wife sells jersey worn in World Cup final to cover rent payments

The estranged wife of Bayer Leverkusen and Argentina player, Exequiel Palacios, has made headlines after incredibly selling his World Cup memorabilia to settle debts amidst a messy divorce. 

1990 World Cup winner with Germany Andreas Brehme dead at 63

BERLIN — World Cup winner Andreas Brehme, whose late penalty in the 1990 final against Argentina in Italy handed Germany their third world title, has died at the age of 63, his family said.

The attacking full back and dead-ball specialist became an instant Germany football great when his spot kick earned them a 1-0 victory over Diego Maradona's Argentina in the World Cup final in Rome.

World Cup Vs Super Bowl By The Numbers: Viewers, Revenue, Ratings

In 2022 the USMNT’s group stage game vs. England had a record U.S. viewership of 19.9 million people tuning in across English and Spanish broadcasts. Although the NFL and the Super Bowl continue to hold the top ratings spot in the U.S., overall World Cup viewership dwarfs that of American football.

During the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar, a record 1.5 billion tuned in to see Lionel Messi’s Argentina knock off defending world champion France. 

A KARDASHIAN IN THE USMNT? — Kim K ‘hopes’ to see son play for U.S. in future World Cup

Kim Kardashian was in charge of announcing the stadium in which the USMNT will play their first game of the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup on Sunday.

The global superstar along with her son Saint West (wearing the 2023-24 away Real Madrid jersey) were brought onto the Fox Soccer studio to break the news that SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles will host the USMNT's first group stage match on June 12.

FIFA announce 2026 World Cup schedule and reveal MetLife Stadium in New Jersey will host final

The 2026 World Cup final will be held in New Jersey at the home of the National Football League's New York Giants and New York Jets, world soccer's governing body FIFA announced on Sunday, along with the entire schedule for the global soccer showcase.

The 48-team World Cup, which will conclude on July 19 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, is being co-hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada.

2026 World Cup final stadium

BREAKING — 2026 World Cup Final to be played at AT&T Stadium in Dallas

Jerry World is hosting the biggest game in the world.

It was reported on Thursday that the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is set to become the host of the 2026 FIFA World Cup final.

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Six of Lionel Messi’s 2022 World Cup jerseys sold for nearly $8 million at auction

The first place a match-worn soccer jersey usually goes is the washing machine, however that wasn’t the case for six Lionel Messi shirts worn at the 2022 World Cup. A Messi shirts auction saw six of the Argentine’s World Cup jerseys sold for a staggering $7.8 million.

Messi shirts auction

New York based auction house Sotheby sold the six jerseys for a price tag higher than nearly any other jersey in history. The most expensive in sports history was a Michael Jordan jersey from the 1998 NBA Finals that sold for $10.1 million.