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1:14 PM ET Associated Press Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo took their usual places on FIFA’s annual awards list with last year’s winner, Robert Lewandowski, to be voted as FIFA’s best men’s player in the 2020-21 season. – ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)–
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4:30 PM ET FIFA President Gianni Infantino attended Formula One’s Qatar Grand Prix on Sunday as the World Cup’s one-year countdown begins. Hasan Bratic/picture alliance via Getty Images FIFA President Gianni Infantino insisted that “all are welcome in Qatar” on Sunday as a digital countdown clock went on display in Doha to mark one year until
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6:42 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Diogo Jota won a FIFA 22 tournament including several professional footballers. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images Liverpool forward Diogo Jota won the first two vs. two FIFA 22 Challenge tournament by beating Barcelona‘s Pedri in the final. The tournament included several professional footballers such as
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2:21 PM ET FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings looking into the clashes at Wembley Stadium between police and Hungarian supporters at Tuesday’s game against England, saying it has “zero tolerance against such abhorrent behaviour”. – ESPN+ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more (U.S.)– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Don’t have ESPN?
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2:50 PM ET A biennial World Cup will not dilute the “magic” of the tournament as its frequency would have no bearing on its quality and prestige, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday. Soccer’s world governing body FIFA is conducting a feasibility study into the practicalities of staging a World Cup every two years,
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5:09 AM ET FIFA 22 has attracted 9.1 million users since its release, EA Sports have said. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images EA Sports has said it exploring idea of renaming its annual video game franchise FIFA, just one week after its latest game FIFA 22 was released. The move comes after Konami renamed its
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10:51 AM ET Associated Press After playing one game for the United States, defender Julian Araujo has been cleared to change his national eligibility to Mexico, FIFA said on Monday. The 20-year-old LA Galaxy defender made his debut for the U.S. last December, starting at right back in a 6-0 win over El Salvador. –
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5:23 AM ET Europe’s leading clubs have accused FIFA of attempting to “railroad” through plans for a biennial World Cup which they claim would have a “destructive” impact on the club game. The European Club Association, which represents 234 clubs and is chaired by Paris Saint-Germain owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi, believes there has been a clear
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6:42 AM ET Associated Press ZURICH — FIFA will finally start speaking to soccer clubs, leagues and players’ unions this month, in the latest steps announced Monday, in its push to organize a men’s World Cup every two years. All 211 member federations have also been invited to online talks on Sept. 30 as part
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9:51 AM ET FIFA said it has fan backing for the much-criticised plan to shift to a biennial World Cup after releasing a summary of the results of an opinion survey of supporters. The proposals, which have been outlined by FIFA’s head of global football development, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, have been met with
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7:24 PM ET Associated Press Premier League clubs which blocked South American players from traveling to World Cup qualifiers will be able to play them this weekend after the threat of a five-day ban from FIFA was lifted on Friday. Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay agreed to waive their right to trigger a FIFA regulation
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8:10 AM ET Jurgen Klopp has said that FIFA’s plan to reshape the football calendar and stage a World Cup every two years is “all about money” and fails to consider the impact on the players who the Liverpool manager describes as “the most important ingredient.” A FIFA feasibility study into biennial World Cups, overseen
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3:09 PM ET FIFA has appointed former World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis to lead the technical advisory group on the future of women’s football, the sport’s world governing body said on Sunday. Ellis, who lifted the World Cup with the United States women’s national team in 2015 and 2019, will work with various stakeholders to
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4:53 AM ET FIFA are investigating racial abuse aimed at England players during their 4-0 World Cup Qualifier win over Hungary at the Puskas Arena on Thursday. England players were booed when they took a knee before the match in a protest against racism while Raheem Sterling was pelted with cups and bottles when he
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11:14 AM ET United States or Mexico could face a winner-takes-all World Cup tie against a team from the Oceania region after the draw for the intercontinental playoffs was held on Friday. The top three teams in CONCACAF qualifying will go direct to the World Cup, while the nation in fourth place will play a
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11:24 AM ET Either European champions Italy or Cristiano Ronaldo‘s Portugal will miss out on World Cup after being drawn in the same playoff path in Friday’s draw. It means either Ronaldo and the 2016 European champions, or four-time World Cup winners Italy, will miss out on the tournament next year. Italy finished as runners-up
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6:16 AM ET FIFA president Gianni Infantino accused those opposed to altering the frequency of the World Cup to every two years of being scared of change and wanting to keep their elevated status in the game as Africa backed the plans on Friday. In a veiled dig at confederations in Europe and South America,
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