National Teams

How The Women's World Cup Works: A Guide For Everyone

In many ways, the Women’s World Cup is a lot like its male counterpart. In many ways, it isn’t. So with the tournament set to arrive this summer in France, we thought we’d explain how the Women's World Cup works in 2019.

The men’s World Cup has been around since 1930, but the women’s World Cup didn’t start until 1991. The men’s World Cup has 32 teams, the women’s just 24. The U.S. sucks at the men’s World Cup; the U.S. dominates at the Women’s World Cup.

What Countries Have Qualified For The World Cup? Complete And Updated List

Before expanding to 48 nations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the 2022 competition in Qatar represents the final tournament with 32 competing teams and the cutthroat qualifying cycle that comes with it. With just under a year until kick off on Nov. 21, 2022, what countries have qualified for the World Cup?

Including the host nation of Qatar, we already know 14 of the competing teams at the 2022 World Cup, and the remaining 18 spots are going to fill up quickly over the coming months. We’ll keep this list updated and current for your reading pleasure.

Flying Kicks, Avant-Garde Linesmen's Flags And Other CONMEBOL Qualifiers Highlights

Here it's a pill hard to swallow: Concacaf doesn't have the monopoly on absurdity. Sorry. Other confederations also have a fair share of the industry, and they are not shy when it is time to demonstrate it. 

And yes, we are looking at you, CONMEBOL.

Thursday night there were three games in the South American qualifiers, and all of them brought goals, emotions but also a good amount of WTF moments.

You don't have time; I don't have time, so let's go to the point.

How Many Points The USMNT Needs To Qualify For The 2022 World Cup

After the debacle of failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the focus and attention on the U.S. men’s national team’s qualification efforts for Qatar 2022 have been greater than ever. What was once taken for granted is now the source of constant anxiety. As we near the end of Concacaf qualifying, we explain exactly what USMNT needs to qualify for World Cup 2022. 

USMNT World Cup Qualifiers Will Be On Up To 15 Different Channels — Here’s How To Find The Matches

The U.S. men’s national team competes in World Cup qualifying from September 2021 to March 2022, and fans are both excited by the squad’s results this summer and nervous about getting their hearts broken again. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch USMNT World Cup qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.

With No TV Broadcast Available In English, We Explain How To Watch USA-Canada World Cup Qualifier

The USMNT has never faced such a daunting trip north of the border. For the first time since 1997, the U.S. men’s national team travels to face Canada in a World Cup qualifier. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch USMNT vs Canada World Cup qualifier on Sunday, Jan. 30. 

The U.S. and Canada sit atop the Concacaf qualifying table through nine matches, with five games to go. Both are getting close to qualifying but can’t afford to slip up now, especially with Costa Rica potentially surging up the table.

How Popular Is Soccer In Canada? A Lot More Than You Might Think

Most people would think of ice hockey as the most popular sport in Canada, and in a sense, you wouldn't be wrong. Hockey is among the most common Canadian stereotypes, along with maple syrup, Tim Hortons and those great Candian accents (oh yah?).

At the professional sports level, this assumption holds true as well. Canada has seven teams in the NHL versus a combined five teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB and MLS.

Alisson Praises VAR After Two Red Cards Rescinded

QUITO — Alisson said the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) had prevented his side from being "punished unfairly" after the Brazil goalkeeper had two red cards rescinded in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier.

Alisson was shown a red card after 25 minutes for a fierce tackle and another in stoppage time for felling Ayrton Preciado as he attempted to punch the ball, but on both occasions the referee consulted VAR and changed his mind.

"I think this was the first time this has happened in the history of football," the Liverpool keeper said.

Antonee Robinson Ruptures His Hamstring . . . Just Kidding He's A National Treasure

Prior to the USMNT's World Cup qualifier against El Salvador on Thursday night, left back Antonee Robinson was asked to discuss his recent attacking form for Championship-leading Fulham, which has just rattled off four straight wins while scoring an incredible 22 goals. 

During that run, Robinson's hit one from 20 yards out and provided two assists while going the full 90 in every match. 

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